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Embracing, bracing for Grinter sunflowers near Tonganoxie
August 31, 2017
A stretch of U.S. Highway 24-40 has the potential for jubilation and anxiety all wrapped into a couple weekends. The popular Grinter Farms sunflower fields look to be on schedule for prime viewing Labor Day Weekend and into the following weekend. With the August weather looking to be mild this year, it’s shaping up to be another massive tourism time at Grinter Farms. Crowds have grown each year, with last year’s crowds thought to be pushing some 150,000 for the entire viewing period. That meant traffic troubles on U.S. 24-40, some fender benders and even message boards on Interstate 70 announcing the fields were closed to visitors for a time.
Still no decision on Tonganoxie USD 464 superintendent; hirings and resignations approved
August 31, 2017
The Tonganoxie USD 464 school board gave final approval to its 2017-18 budget, but members still have not made a decision on the future of Superintendent Chris Kleidosty. The board met this past Thursday in two special meetings, the first to have a budget hearing and the second to discuss non-elected personnel in executive session. The executive sessions last a total of 90 minutes, but no decisions were made after the board returned to the regular meeting.
Tonganoxie High volleyball opens season with loss against Lansing, plays Eudora tonight
August 31, 2017
The Tonganoxie High volleyball season opened Tuesday with a 4 p.m. dual match against Lansing at THS. The match did not meet The Mirror’s print deadline. The match marked the first for the Christina Jeannin era, as she takes over for longtime Chieftain coach Tiffany Parker, who also coached Jeannin when she was in high school at THS. The team again is in action at 4 p.m. Thursday with a dual against Eudora.
Tonganoxie High girls golf nabs first medals
August 31, 2017
The Tonganoxie High volleyball season opened Tuesday with a 4 p.m. dual match against Lansing at THS. The match did not meet The Mirror’s print deadline. The match marked the first for the Christina Jeannin era, as she takes over for longtime Chieftain coach Tiffany Parker, who also coached Jeannin when she was in high school at THS. The team again is in action at 4 p.m. Thursday with a dual against Eudora.
Tonganoxie High girls golf gets first medals in school history
August 31, 2017
Savannah Adams and Morgan Brusven captured the first medals in school history for the THS girls golf team last week. They placed sixth at the season-opening meet. The season continues Thursday at the Lake Perry Country Club.
Tonganoxie High football season opens Friday at Spring Hill; 2 games to be on TV
August 31, 2017
It’s time. Tonganoxie High opens the football season on the road against Spring Hill with a veteran team. The Chieftains have some 20 seniors on the squad as they look to contend for a conference title in the final season of the Kaw Valley League.
Tonganoxie High cross country gears up with Red/White scrimmage; Lansing dual Saturday
August 31, 2017
The Tonganoxie High cross country team is ready to build on last year’s big finish at state. With both teams finishing in the top 5 in the same year at state — a feat the program hasn’t accomplished since the early 1990s — this year looks to be promising on paper. Gone are some top runners to graduation, such as Emily Chambers and Drew Cook. But John Tollefson’s team returns with a loaded senior class on the girls side and a boys team that features solid seniors and up and coming seniors.