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Tonganoxie volleyball hopes to build on state tournament appearance
August 28, 2016
The Tonganoxie High School volleyball team had one of the most successful seasons in school history in 2015. The Chieftains finished the season with a 29-14 record and a fourth pace finish in class 4A Division I. Junior Lauren Willson and senior Emily Hummelgaard both headline the returners from the 2015 team. Both players earned all-league honors last season, and they will be heavily relied on once again this season.
Older kids on the block for Tonganoxie High football
August 28, 2016
“Grow up,” “fought hard” and “ excited for the future” were all common phrases used by Tonganoxie head coach Al Troyer when discussing his youthful Tonganoxie High School Football team last season. The Chieftains struggled to a 3-6 record in a season full of lessons. Eight sophomores were regular starters, and more importantly, the Chieftains only lost seven seniors off last year’s team. “It’s always a progression when you’re rebuilding with a young squad,” Troyer said. “We started eight sophomores last season and they’ve matured. The outlook is good.”
Face to Face: Tonganoxie High School counselor Tara George
August 28, 2016
This week’s Face to Face takes a closer look at Tonganoxie High School counselor Tara George:
Lesbian Methodist pastor leaves Edgerton church on involuntary leave to avoid trial
August 28, 2016
A lesbian pastor has agreed to go on involuntary leave from her United Methodist Church in Edgerton to avoid a church trial over her sexual orientation. Cynthia Meyer and Methodist officials agreed in early August that her leave will begin Wednesday. Her final sermon in Edgerton was Sunday. No other United Methodist church will be able to appoint her as a pastor but churches could hire her to “perform functions equivalent to a lay staff person,” according to the agreement.
Letter to editor: Trainer praised for stance on treatment
August 28, 2016
I am writing to commend Mr. Mark Padfield on his attitude and practice regarding cupping (Mirror 8/17). This “ancient Chinese therapy” has been popularized by recent Olympic events, but is worthless as a performance enhancer and has many possible negative effects, including potentially serious infections as well as looking like the victim of a squid attack.
Police teaming up with USD 464, GCA on crisis kits
Officials asking for donations to fill 400 buckets
August 28, 2016
Tonganoxie police have been working with local educators on a crisis plan for Tonganoxie schools. It’s a plan that, with enough donations, could provide kits for 400 classrooms in Tonganoxie USD 464 and at Genesis Christian Academy.
Chief scholarship for Tonganoxie High graduate
Shelton wins Len Dawson award
August 28, 2016
It’s not everyday a person gets recognized front and center in an 80,000-seat stadium. Tonganoxie’s McKinna Shelton, though, stood earlier this month at midfield during a Chiefs home football game to receive an esteemed award.