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Kansas private school tuition bill passes first hurdle
February 9, 2016
A bill that would expand a new state tax-credit system that pays for scholarships for low-income students to attend private schools has passed a hurdle.
Tonganoxie USD 464 transportation department commended; current pay-to-ride fees debated
February 9, 2016
Melissa Ostermeyer opened her transportation report Monday night at the Tonganoxie USD 464 school board meeting with a poem from a Quinter bus driver. The poem explains how bus driving sometimes can be a tedious and thankless job, but one that is well worth it.
Board approves sale of former Tonganoxie Elementary School
February 9, 2016
The former Tonganoxie Elementary School will serve a new purpose. Tonganoxie School Board members approved, 6-1, a bid for $76,101 from Pat Studer of the Kansas City area. According to district officials, Studer is looking to repurpose the property as a cabinetry business.
Tonganoxie High scholars bowl team takes 4th at regionals
February 9, 2016
The Tonganoxie High School scholars bowl team just missed out on a state berth last week at Spring Hill.
Kansas abortion rights activists hold reproductive health rally
February 9, 2016
Abortion-rights organizations, students and Kansas House members are rallying against legislation banning access to reproductive health care.
Former Tonganoxie City Council member receives certificate for municipal courses
February 9, 2016
Bill Peak stays busy these days. The Tonganoxie Community Historical Society soup and chili feed — one of the organization’s main fundraisers — is Feb. 18 and Peak is out and about selling $6 advance tickets for the meal ($7 at the door).
Face to Face: Tonganoxie High alumnus Zack Pistora
February 9, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profiles Kansas Sierra Club lobbyist and 2006 Tongnaoxie High School graduate Zack Pistora.
Kansas Senate plan would hinder university’s bonding move
February 9, 2016
The University of Kansas could be forced to raise private funds to help pay off $327 million in bonds for construction projects under a measure a state Senate committee added Monday to budget legislation.