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Chieftains bruise Bears, 41-8, as Tonganoxie stays undefeated entering district play
October 11, 2017
Tonganoxie jumped out to a 21-0 first-quarter lead and never looked back Friday in its homecoming game against Turner. THS won, 41-8, improving to 6-0 overall and 4-0 in Kaw Valley League play Tonganoxie got on the board first with 9:27 still left in the first quarter. THS quarterback Mason Beach found Elijah Tyner for a 20-yard touchdown pass.
Tonganoxie High boys soccer claims KVL crown
October 11, 2017
There were goals aplenty Monday for the Tonganoxie High boys soccer team. The Chieftains won, 10-0, on the road in Atchison against Maur Hill. The game ended about halfway through the second half when THS stretched its lead to 10. That’s the magic number to force the mercy rule. The game ended with about 26 minutes left in the match.
Tonganoxie girls golf puts finishing touches on inaugural season at Spring Hill regional
October 11, 2017
The Tonganoxie High girls golf team competed Monday in its first Class 4A regional. The Chieftains finished seventh out of eight teams at the regional. THS shot a 488 as a team. Hayden won the tournament with a 367. Spring Hill placed second (382), while Piper was third with a 383. Anderson County finished fourth with a 428 and Basehor-Linwood fifth with a 437. Jeff West finished just ahead of THS with a 460. Bishop Miege was eighth with a 551.
Tonganoxie cross country boys take 1st, girls 2nd at Pleasant Ridge
October 11, 2017
The Tonganoxie High cross country teams had a 1-2 punch at Saturday’s Pleasant Ridge Invitational near Easton. The boys won their meet with a first-place finish, while the THS girls placed second. Tonganoxie scored 37 points, compared to Basehor-Linwood’s 72 in second. Pleasant Ridge was a close third with 74. Perry-Lecompton placed fourth with 104. McLouth (145), Jeff County North (160), Valley Falls (170) and Maur Hill (179) rounded out the rest of the field.
Tonganoxie volleyball gets home victory against Bishop Seabury
October 11, 2017
Chrissie Jeannin’s Tonganoxie High volleyball team is back in the win column. THS swept Bishop Seabury, 25-13, 25-13, 25-13, Monday on the Chieftains’ home court. The victory moved THS to 12-18 on the season.
McLouth Happenings: Laughing Lunch next week at Gambino’s
October 11, 2017
The 1967 Class of McLouth High School will meet for its Laughing Lunch at noon Oct. 19 at Rice House in Tonganoxie. The restaurant is just off East U.S. Highway 24-40 next to Gambino’s. All classmates are invited to attend the regular gathering.
Linwood News: Bingo night Saturday; hydrant flushing reminder; breakout at library; fall garden exchange
October 11, 2017
Linwood Community Building will be the site for bingo Saturday. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Games will run 6-9 p.m. Cards are $10 each and concessions will be available. Proceeds will go toward maintaining the building.
Leavenworth woman convicted in rape case involving 16-month-old
October 11, 2017
A 41-year-old Leavenworth woman was convicted Thursday of one count rape of an 16-month-old girl. Mahogany Payne was convicted in Leavenworth County District court. For the purpose of this case, rape is defined as sexual intercourse with a victim younger than 14 when the offender is 18 or older. Sexual intercourse is defined as digital penetration of the female sex organ. Any penetration however slight, constitutes sexual intercourse.
Klemp back on Leavenworth County Commission with appointment
October 11, 2017
Louis Klemp is returning to the Leavenworth County Commission. Leavenworth County Republican Party officials selected Klemp from a field of three hopefuls. The appointment comes after longtime Commissioner Clyde Graeber announced last month he would be stepping down due to health issues. Klemp served previously on the Leavenworth County Commission. He takes over Graeber’s position serving the 2nd District, which covers Lansing and parts of Leavenworth.
This month’s Art Night Out is Thursday at Tonganoxie Public Library
October 11, 2017
Local artist Liz Daniel will lead her next Art Night Out later this month. The next program will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Tonganoxie Public Library community room. During the classes, which take place the second Thursday of each month, Daniel leads attendees in creating art masterpieces.
Tonganoxie candidate forum is Oct. 18
October 11, 2017
A candidate forum for local races will be next week at VFW Hall. The forum, which will feature candidates running for Tonganoxie city council and school board candidates, will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the hall. Local races for school board and city council will be decided next month. Polls will be open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 7.
Chieftain Cafe numbers continue to climb
October 11, 2017
Chieftain Cafe continues to be a hot spot for Tonganoxie youth while providing healthy food options after school. The Tonganoxie Public Library program started in January, growing to an average attendance of 50 youths by the end of the school year. The after-school program now is averaging 80-90 participants from 3:30-5 p.m. on weekdays.
Former Tonganoxie resident sentenced to 19 years in case involving KCK officer
October 11, 2017
A former Tonganoxie resident was sentenced last week to more than 19 years in prison for aggravated robbery and burglary in a case related to the death of a police officer in Kansas City, Kan. Curtis Ayers, 30, was sentenced Thursday in Leavenworth County District Court for events that transpired May 9, 2016. He was sentenced to 233 months for the aggravated robbery and 32 months for the aggravated burglary, which will run concurrently. He did run this case consecutively to his capitol murder case from the same day in Wyandotte County. Ayers pleaded guilty to these two counts Thursday. On May 9, 2016, Ayers was at the Hollywood Casino in Wyandotte County. Law enforcement officials were called to the scene. Detective Brad Lancaster attempted to stop Ayers from leaving, but Ayers pulled a handgun from his waistband and fired multiple shots into Lancaster’s car from about 8 feet away. Lancaster suffered seven gunshot wounds that would eventually kill him. Ayers then took Lancaster’s vehicle, but not before being rammed by another officer’s vehicle and engaging in a shootout in which that officer and Ayers were not hit. Ayers proceeded to 118th Street and State Avenue where he crashed Lancaster’s car into another vehicle driven by a woman with two children. Ayers pulled the woman out of her car, breaking her arm in the process. Ayers proceeded to drive that vehicle into Basehor at 141st Street, entering Leavenworth County in the process.
Happy Homecoming in Tonganoxie
October 11, 2017
Rain couldn’t put a damper on Tonganoxie Homecoming festivities Friday. With weather forecasts calling for severe weather Friday night, school officials moved up the coronation ceremony to 4:45 p.m. and the football game to 5:30 p.m. at Beatty Field. The 90-minute move in scheduling, it was hoped, would get everything out of the way before storms came. Though it was a rainy evening, the weather didn’t get to Tonganoxie until later. Gage Smith and Sierra Staatz were named Homecoming king and queen.
Tonganoxie USD 464 board accepts Kleidosty resignation, approves Tyson resolution
October 11, 2017
Chris Kleidosty will no longer be the superintendent at Tonganoxie USD 464. But when his resignation takes effect still is not clear. The board approved, 6-1, to accept Kleidosty’s resignation at the end of Monday’s meeting, with Phillip Welsh casting the dissenting vote. The full motion was to accept the Kleisdosty’s resignation, subject to the board’s discussion in executive session. Former school board member Diane Truesdell, who was in the audience, asked the board more particulars about the resignation. Board President Bryan Kemp declined to answer. Instead he told Truesdell she could request information through an open meetings request.