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Upset special opportunity missed for Tonganoxie High boys
January 18, 2017
Tonganoxie High has faced the gauntlet in the early going this season. First-year coach David Hillmon has had to prepare for five of the top six teams in Class 4A Division I so far this season in No. 2 Ottawa, No. 3 Piper, No. 4 Wamego, No. 5 Eudora and No. 6 Basehor-Linwood.javascript:DateTimeShortcuts.handleCalendarQuickLink(0,%200); The Chieftains still were searching for their first victory of the season Monday entering the Tonganoxie Invitational Tournament.
Leavenworth resident on Harding dean’s list
January 18, 2017
William Telgren, English education major at Harding University, is among more than 1,400 University students included on the dean’s list for grades achieved during the fall 2016 semester. The dean’s list is published each semester by Dr. Marty Spears, University provost, honoring those who have achieved high scholarship. To be eligible, a student must be carrying 12 or more hours with a 3.65 or higher grade-point average and no incompletes at the Searcy, Ark., private Christian university.
Area student on Ridgewater dean’s list
January 18, 2017
Ridgewater College is proud to announce Amanda Corbet of Leavenworth has been named to the fall semester 2016 dean’s list. To be named to the Dean’s list, a student must complete a minimum of 12 credits and earn a minimum of 3.50 grade point average. Ridgewater College is a community and technical college educating more than 6,000 individuals each year on its campuses in Willmar and Hutchinson, Minn.
Kansas Turnpike encourages work zone safety with contest for youths
January 18, 2017
Teen students throughout the state are encouraged to participate. The winner will receive a FitBit Blaze smartwatch or a $200 gift card. Additionally, he or she will get their art published in VYPE Magazine, a high school sports magazine for south central Kansas.
Community Blood Drive is next month in Tonganoxie
January 18, 2017
Community Blood Drive will have its next Tongnanoxie drive from 2-7 p.m. Feb. 3 at Tonganoxie VFW Hall, 910 E. First St.
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society’s Fourth Monday festivities are next week
January 18, 2017
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society will start out the 2017 Fourth Tuesday Programs at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the historical site, 201 W. Washington. Carrie Ritchey will present the program, “Little Stranger Church: A Place in History.” Join us for an interesting look at the work involved in the restoration of a historical building. TCHS programs are always free and always followed by refreshments. We hope you will join us.r3ssss
National speaker to discuss bullying with Tonganoxie schools, community
January 18, 2017
National speaker coming to Tonganoxie to discuss bullying with community drate count for dinner, child care and seating. to register, go to or contact Tonya Phillips at or 913-416-1400. The community is encouraged to attend the evening presentation. Coles will finish up with more school interaction Jan. 27.
Chieftain Cafe at Tonganoxie Public Libray welcomes volunteers
January 18, 2017
Youths are utilizing a Tonganoxie Public Library after-school program that also is in need of more volunteers. The Chieftain Cafe, a program that provides food and other assistance, is open to youths 18 and younger 3:30-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays in the library’s community room. Library director Nicole Holifield said she started kicking around the idea after observing younger patrons at the library.
Tonganoxie wrestlers ready to return to mat; postseason sites announced
January 18, 2017
The Tonganoxie High wrestling team hopes Mother Nature is its friend this week. Potential for inclement weather this past weekend forced the cancellation of the Basehor-Linwood invitational, marking the second time this season weather has thrown a wrench in schedule plans. The first happened the weekend of what was supposed to be the Randy Starcher Memorial Wrestling Tournament in December at Tonganoxie High.