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KSHSAA classes to change in 2018-19
June 28, 2017
Classifications will be shifting for Kansas high school sports starting with the 2018-19 school year. Kansas High School Activities Association schools recently voted whether to adopt reclassifications for football and all other sports. The two proposals passed with the required number of votes, 145 for football and 177 for the other sports. For football, 6A and 5A will stay with 32 teams, while 4A no longer will have divisions. That class also will go to 32 teams. The 3A members will be the next 48 largest schools, the same number of teams that will be in 2A. Previously, football had a Class 2-1A level, but moving forward 1A will have its own 11-man level. All remaining 11-man teams will compete in 1A.
On to Dodge for Tonganoxie High standout Lee
June 28, 2017
Taylor Lee will be traveling to the opposite corner of the state to continue her basketball career. But it’s a familiar face on the open plains that played into her major decision. Lee, a Tonganoxie High standout who just graduated in May, decided earlier this year to sign with Dodge City Community College for basketball. “I decided to choose Dodge because my coach from AAU was an assistant at Dodge,” Lee said about DCCC assistant Sta’Nisha Garlington . “I really enjoy her as a coach. She taught me a lot of things. I would like to continue to work with her.” Lee said she also liked head coach Zach Loll, who recently took over at Dodge City after several successful seasons at an Illinois community college.
Rural recycling currently possible through Leavenworth County bins in Tonganoxie
June 28, 2017
County residents are continuing their efforts to retain a recycling option for rural residents. Honey Creek Disposal had a community recycyling drop-off location for several years near Triple Creek Realty along U.S. Highway 24-40 in Tonganoxie. Triple Creek wanted to utilize that property in a different manner earlier this year. In the spring, Honey Creek removed its recycling containers. The city and school district both looked at ways to offer recycling on their property, but officials determined it wouldn’t be practical.
Practicing procedure enhanced with simulator program at Tonganoxie Police Department
June 28, 2017
Tonganoxie Police Lt. Jarrod Gill watched Friday as one of his officers tried to stop an armed robbery in progress, handle a disgruntled driver and pursue a school shooter, all in a span of several minutes inside the police station’s conference room. Gill worked with Tonganoxie officers all of last week in simulating various situations officers could face. Midwest Public Risk, the city’s insurance provider, allowed the department to use its $30,000 Milo Range virtual program to help further train officers.
Tonganoxie Middle School’s Harrell named Kansas teacher of year
June 28, 2017
A Tonganoxie teacher has won a state award. Kathy Harrell, a teacher at Tonganoxie Middle School, has been named the 2017 Kansas History Teacher of the Year, an award presented annually by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to K-12 American history education.