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Tonganoxie superintendent’s case headed to jury trial
Alleged failure to report sexual abuse case continues next month
April 26, 2017
Tonganoxie public school Superintendent Chris Kleidosty will stand trial before a jury in Linn County for a case involving alleged failure to report sexual abuse at his former school district. Kleidosty appeared Wednesday in Linn County District Court. His attorney, Alan Fogleman, asked for a bench trial, but Linn County Attorney James Brun requested the jury trial.
Loading the schedule in McLouth
April 26, 2017
In 11-plus seasons under coach Ballard Patterson, lopsided wins have become a theme for the McLouth High softball program. With a roster full of young talent and the team’s first-ever state championship in mind, the longtime coach decided it was time for a change of pace. Patterson has loaded the Class 2-1A Bulldogs’ schedule with traditional powerhouses from larger classes, giving his team a steady diet of stiff competition leading up to next month’s regional tournament.
Coach K’ stepping down at Tonganoxie
Kroll ending stint as THS’ winningest soccer skipper
April 26, 2017
In 2008, Brian Kroll arrived at Tonganoxie High as an assistant boys soccer coach, joining a program that had experienced some success in its first 16 seasons, but very little since the turn of the century. He took the reins as head coach two years later and has since transformed the Chieftain program into one of the area’s elite. Now, after rewriting the THS history books for nearly a decade, the man known to his players as “Coach K” has decided it’s time to pass the torch.
Tonganoxie baseball getting ready for Butch Foster Classic at CommunityAmerica Ballpark
April 26, 2017
The Chieftains head into the Butch Foster Classic at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 1-8. They play Perry-Lecompton (7-2) at 5 p.m. Thursday. If the Chieftains win that game, they play at 7:30 p.m. Friday. A loss puts them at 5 p.m. Friday. They then will play at noon, 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Saturday depending on how the fared Thursday and Friday. Other teams in the tourney are Spring Hill (7-5), Baldwin (5-5), Paola (7-4), Basehor-Linwood (4-7), Holton (1-8) and Bonner Springs (9-4).
Tonganoxie High girls soccer blanks Ward, 10-0
April 26, 2017
Tonganoxie has another victory on the season after Friday’s 10-0 shutout of Bishop Ward. THS (2-5-1) swept Ward on the season with the victory, as Tonganoxie also shut out BWHS, 6-0, earlier this year.
Tonganoxie High softball moves to 9-1 after split with Turner
April 26, 2017
Tonganoxie is 9-1 on the season after getting shut out against Turner last week. The Chieftains held off Lansing, 7-6 and 9-7 on April 18 and then fell, 5-0, to Turner on Thursday. Trailing 2-0 late against Turner in Game 2, Tonganoxie rallied for 3 runs in the bottom of the seventh for the thrilling victory.
Tonganoxie track has some KU Relays representation
April 26, 2017
Tonganoxie track will be back to a more normal schedule heading into the final month of the season. Some THS track team members have competed at Wichita State University and Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, but the full team will return this week to competition on high school campuses.
Legislators expect extened session with ‘significant tax increase’ on horizon
April 26, 2017
With a “significant tax increase” on the agenda, Kansas legislators should be prepared for a long stay when they return to Topeka in May, Sen. Tom Holland told a town hall meeting Saturday in Tonganoxie. At a forum at the Tonganoxie Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, Holland, D-Baldwin City, and Rep. Jim Karleskint, R-Tonganoxie, said much remained on the Legislature’s plate for the 2017 session, including a new school finance formula, the state’s 2018 fiscal budget and the need to craft a tax policy needed to close a $800 million revenue gap for 2018. Holland said he thought there would be quick consensus on the first two items, but that finding agreement on taxes would be difficult.
All for ‘1” in Tonganoxie High making music history
April 26, 2017
Members of the Tonganoxie High School Band and Vocal Music Department have much to chirp about right now. The department made school history April 13 when it received four “1” ratings at a Class 4A large-group state music festival in Atchison.