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Kansas man driving combine leads law enforcement on chase
September 23, 2015
Authorities say a central Kansas man has been arrested after stealing a large piece of farm equipment and hitting power poles and law enforcement vehicles as he fled.
Wichita State reviving master’s degree in physics
September 23, 2015
Wichita State University is reviving its master’s degree in physics.
Kansas AG obtains order to protect funding for state courts
September 23, 2015
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt obtained a judicial order Tuesday preserving the state court system’s funding amid a legal dispute over an administrative policy imposed on it by legislators.
Jackson Heights football rolls against McLouth, 46-8
September 23, 2015
The McLouth High football team will look to bounce back from its 46-8 setback Friday against Jackson Heights. The Bulldogs weren’t able to get much going against the Cobras in a game played on the JHHS campus near Holton. Now 1-2 on the season, MHS will look to bounce back with Friday’s home game against Royal Valley at the Stan Braksick Sports Complex in McLouth.
Basehor-Linwood escapes Tonganoxie with 5-set victory; THS 7th at Rossville
September 23, 2015
Anyone wanting to take in some thrilling sporting events might want to check the Tonganoxie High volleyball home schedule. Though the Chieftains lost another tough match in five sets last week, the squad had archrival Basehor-Linwood on the ropes last week at the THS gymnasium.
Tonganoxie High soccer outlasts Piper, falls to Mill Valley
September 23, 2015
Seconds after the whistle blew signaling a 3-1 victory for the Tonganoxie High soccer team against Piper High, lightning could be seen in the distance. Had the Chieftains not turned it on early in the second half, the two could have waited to finish the game or find a different day to resume play if it had gone to extra time.
Hyped up at homecoming
September 23, 2015
Tonganoxie High School still had candidates in a convertible as part of homecoming festivities Friday. Candidates Dalton Trimble and Megan Zerrer rolled onto the THS gymnasium floor in a battery-operated miniature Cadillac convertible. With potential inclement weather on the way Friday, school officials postponed the downtown homecoming parade until Monday.
McLouth FFA mud volleyball Saturday
September 23, 2015
The McLouth FFA Chapter will have a mud volleyball tournament Saturday at the McLouth Threshing Bee Grounds. For more information about the event, contact the high school at 913-796-6122. Now just known as FFA, the national organization formerly was known by it sfull name, Future Farmers of America.
Tonganoxie High debate squad takes second place at St. James Academy
September 23, 2015
The THS Debate Squad started the 2015-16 season with a second-place overall finish Saturday at St. James Academy in Lenexa. The event hosted eight schools from northeast Kansas. In the open division, seniors Spencer Finkbiner and Dawson Jones finished in third place with a 4-1 record. Seniors Emma DeMaranville and Josh Lingo also finished 4-1 and placed fourth. Other debaters in the open division included sophomores Ethan Sandburg, Sierra Staatz, Dylan Tavis and Alan Hinds.
Tonganoxie family continues to be without gas services
September 23, 2015
A Tonganoxie family continues to wait for results from state officials on gas found underneath its home. Scott Wogomon and his family, who live in the Jackson Heights subdivision, have been without gas service since Aug. 18 when Kansas Gas Service investigated a gas leak at the home. The leak was addressed, but in the process, Kansas Gas Service officials found a gas foreign to what they provide beneath the soil of the Wogomon home.
Tonganoxie Hall of Fame class recognized Friday at Myers Hotel
September 23, 2015
Ken Mark recalled when retired Tonganoxie High School science teacher Pat Wakeman would wear some very “loud” overalls to some THS track events. Those overalls definitely screamed “school spirit” with their red and white stripes. Mark mentioned the overalls during a reception Friday afternoon for the latest Tonganoxie USD 464 Education Foundation Hall of Fame inductees.
Tonganoxie Middle School cross country opens season
September 23, 2015
The Tonganoxie Warrior Cross Country Team traveled earlier this month to Shawnee Mission Park for the Lexington Trails Invitational. This meet has traditionally been a nice follow-up to the large season opener hosted by Basehor-Linwood, giving the middle school runners some competition against smaller schools. This year was no different, as several Warriors placed in the top 10 and the grade-level teams fared well also at the Sept. 10 invitational.
Tonganoxie mural provides new attraction downtown
September 23, 2015
A mural in the downtown Tonganoxie pocket park drew many passersby last week. Kelly Poling, a muralist from Chillicothe, Mo., painted the mural much of last week on the west side of the Dr. Phil Stevens medical office. The mural, which Poling started Sept. 15, shows “books” with various titles depicting people and things that are part of Tonganoxie’s history.
Tonganoxie’s curbside recycling growing
Drop-off site still popular with residents
September 23, 2015
Tonganoxie will be completing its first year of curbside recycling later this fall. The city approved opt-in recycling about a year ago and services through Honey Creek Disposal started last November. Randy Sheldon with Honey Creek said about 250 Tonganoxie households utilize the service, which costs $4 monthly. That’s charge is on top of the base trash service fee for Tonganoxie residents, as the company is the city’s trash service provider.