Archive for Thursday, February 9, 2017

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Letters to the editor: New Tonganoxie library needed; Former board member favors new library
February 9, 2017
Editor’s note: The mail-in ballot question for Tonganoxie residents that is due back to the Leavenworth County Clerk’s Office by Feb. 28 asks whether the city should replace the current 3/4-cent sales tax for the Tonganoxie Water Park that is set to expire with a 20-year tax at the same rate. The tax would go toward building a new library, as well as infrastructure projects. There is a possibility that ground will be available on the former Tonganoxie Elementary School campus for a new library, but that is not yet settled.
Tonganoxie VFW celebrates winning essays from Tonganoxie students
February 9, 2017
Tonganoxie VFW Post 9271 and its Women’s Auxiliary sponsored a pizza dinner Thursday for its local Patriots Pen and Voice of Democracy winners. Students then presented their winning essays after the dinner.
Pickin and Grinnin event Friday
February 9, 2017
Join Tonganoxie Friends Church for a good family evening of “Pickin’ and Grinnin’” music and fellowship. Bring your guitar, fiddle, banjo, whatever, and share in the fun. It starts at 6 p.m. Friday at the church.
Jury convicts man in Fort Leavenworth indecent liberties case
February 9, 2017
A jury convicted a 24-year-old man of two counts aggravated indecent liberties with a child under the age of 14 and two counts aggravated indecent solicitation with a child after a week-long jury trial in Leavenworth County District Court. The jury heard evidence regarding Nicholas Clark, a former employee of the Youth Center at Fort Leavenworth, soliciting a then-13-year-old girl who attended the Center in August 2014.
Tonganoxie teacher to give presentation tonight on Great Backyard Bird Count
February 9, 2017
Interested in birds? Want to increase your knowledge about birds? If so, join Tonganoxie High School science teacher John Tollefson as he shares his knowledge about the Great Backyard Bird Count.
Remember When: A Community Review for Feb. 8, 2017
February 9, 2017
“Tonganoxie Phil” saw his shadow Friday morning, and predicted another six more weeks of winter. Stevens began his career as Tonganoxie Phil several years ago when a KBEQ radio disc jockey contacted him. Stevens said he thinks it started because Tonganoxie sounds a bit like Punxsutawney and perhaps the DJ picked up a phone book selecting the first Phil he came across.
Tonganoxie Elementary School honor roll for second quarter announced
February 9, 2017
Tonganoxie Elementary School honor rolls for the second quarter have been released.