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Do you participate in Black Friday, Small Business Saturday or Cyber Monday?

Response Percent
None of the above
 
57%
Yes, all of the above
 
14%
Black Friday and Cyber Monday
 
14%
Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday
 
14%
Black Friday only
 
0%
Small Business Saturday only
 
0%
Cyber Monday only
 
0%
Black Friday and Small Business Saturday
 
0%
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Tonganoxie Friends of Library silent auction underway
November 21, 2018
Tonganoxie Friends of the Library is having its annual Christmas Silent Auction. The event, which runs through Dec. 15, will take place at the library. Bidders can drop by the library or download the Bid Beacon app to bid on their items. Use the auction code Q2CMPQ to get started. Proceeds will benefit the library.
Breakfast with Santa coming Dec. 15
November 21, 2018
Youths will get a chance to have breakfast with Santa in December at Tonganoxie Middle School. The event will be 8:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 15 at the TMS commons area. Cost is $5 per person for both adults and children. The fee covers a pancake and sausage breakfast, photo with Santa Claus, craft tables for the children and a silent auction. Tickets will be sold at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Tonganoxie High School After Prom.
Tonganoxie High School senior named semifinalist for Coca-Cola Scholars Program
November 21, 2018
A Tonganoxie High School student has been named a semifinalist for the 2019 class of the Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Ahren Gann was one of 1,896 high school seniors selected as semifinalists from a pool of 95,715 applications nationwide. Semifinalists were selected based on academic excellence, leadership and service demonstrated in school and community activities. The semifinalists are in the running for 150 college scholarships worth $20,000. Gann also is one of 19 Kansas seniors in the mix. Also representing Leavenworth County is Leavenworth’s Austin Shoffner. With the addition of the 2019 class, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation will have provided more than 6,150 Coke Scholars nationwide with over $69 million in scholarships during the course of 31 years.
McLouth Happenings: Festival of trees starts Friday
November 21, 2018
Participants may start setting up and decorating trees Friday in McLouth’s Downtown City Park for the Ninth Annual Festival of Trees. Setup, decorating and removal will be the responsibility of the tree owner. Party and Tree Lighting Festivities will be 4-6 p.m. Dec. 1.
Linwood News: Holiday closing; Nighttime story time; Santa visit; Author to speak about WWII
November 21, 2018
Kids can go on a bear hunt early next week at the Linwood Community Library. The library’s children’s librarian Ms. Stefanie will read the book “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. Kids will then get to use a map to follow a trail through the library to find the bear in his secret hiding spot! There will also be a bear themed craft to do.
Crowd flocks to Perry-Lecompton High School to see tree headed for U.S. Capitol grounds
November 21, 2018
Barb McGoyne, of Topeka, made a confession Tuesday as she lifted her 7-year-old niece, Sophia Hoppas, so the girl cold sign the tarp of a semitrailer flatbed parked in front of Perry-Lecompton High School. “We played hooky to come here,” she said. “It looked like fun.”
Miege wins state soccer
November 21, 2018
Bishop Miege won this year’s Class 4-3-2-1A state boys soccer title Nov. 2 at Piper. Miege (14-5-2) defeated Buhler (16-3-2), 4-0, in the title. Kansas City Christian (11-8-2) defeated Thomas More Prep-Marian/Ellis (9-9) for third place. Olathe East (17-3-1) won the 6A title with a 3-0 victory against Manhattan (18-3) in Olathe. Shawnee Mission east (13-4-4) won third with a 2-0 shutout of Derby (15-6) in the consolation match. And in 5A, Blue Valley Southwest (16-4) blanked Maize South (17-4), 6-0 for the state title in Topeka. St. James Academy (11-9-1) won the consolation match, 2-1, in overtime against Bishop Carroll (15-6).
Bishop Miege wins 20th state title in volleyball
November 21, 2018
Kansas crowned its volleyball state champions Oct. 27. Lawrence (38-2) won the 6A title, while St. James Academy (34-8) nabbed the 5A crown.Bishop Miege won 4A (26-16) and Silver Lake won 3A (37-6). Garden Plain (35-10) took the 2A title and Centralia (47-0) finished perfect on the season and won the 1A title. Centralia won its third consecutive title and fifth out of the last six, while St. James Academy won its second straight. Miege has the most overall state titles with 20, Lawrence 16 and Centralia 15.
Piper wins state cheer championship
November 21, 2018
Piper won this year’s KSHSAA Game Day Spirit Showcase competition Saturday. The Pirates spirit squad team finished with a final score of 82.75 points. PHS won the 4A state competition finishing just ahead of Osawatomie (81). Fort Scott took third (78) and Pratt fourth (77). Bishop Miege placed sixth (75.25) and Coffeyville sixth (67.5) in the finals. Winners in other classes were Blue Valley North (6A), Shawnee Heights (5A), Cheney (3A) and Ellis (2-1A).
State football titles to be decided Saturday
November 21, 2018
State championships will be decided across the state Saturday in high school football. Blue Valley North (9-3) takes on Derby (12-0) at 1 p.m. Saturday at Emporia State’s Welch Stadium in the Class 6A title game. In 5A, St. Thomas Aquinas (11-0) takes on Wichita Northwest (12-0) at 1 p.m. at Pittsburg State’s Carnie Smith Stadium. Bishop Miege (10-2) will try to win its fifth consecutive state title with its 4A showdown against Goddard (10-2) at 1 p.m. Saturday at Topeka’s Hummer Sports Complex.
Sporting Kansas City playing Portland Timbers in MLS Conference Finals
November 21, 2018
Sporting Kansas City’s quest to win its first Major League Soccer Cup since 2013 continues this weekend. SKC plays Portland at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan., in the first leg of the Western Conference Finals. The Leg 2 match will be 8:30 p.m. Nov. 29 in Portland. If Sporting KC can win against Portland, the team would play Atlanta United or New York Red Bulls. The winners of the two conference final clashes will meet Dec. 8 in the MLS Cup. The team with the highest regular-season point total will host the championship match. Sporting KC is the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, while Portland is No. 2. New York is the top seed in the Eastern Conference, with Atlanta the No. 2 seed. SKC is 18-8-8 on the season. Sporting KC also won the MLS Cup in 2000 along with 2013, the Supporters’ Shield in 2000 and the U.S. Open Cup in 2004, 2012, 2015 and 2017.
Remember When: A Community Review for Nov. 21, 2018
November 21, 2018
Monday night, the Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce proposed that the chamber become a permanent part of the city’s budget. The chamber has been an organization promoting city businesses and having events that promote the city, but lately they have been putting in a lot more hours trying to raise funds to keep programs such as the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting afloat.
Tonganoxie High student-athletes named to all-league teams
November 21, 2018
Tonganoxie High landed several players on multiple fall teams this year in its first inaugural year in the Frontier League. For the football team, the Chieftains had seven players earn 10 spots on the all-league team. First-team All-Frontier League selections were Drake Pray (linebacker), Cole Sample (defensive line and offensive line), Korbin Riedel (running back) and Elijah Tyner.
Tonganoxie City Council approves fire department pumper truck
November 21, 2018
The City Council approved the purchase of a fire pumper truck for the Tongnoxie City Fire Department. Council members approved, 4-0, the purchase for $300,449.46 from Conrad Fire Equipment. The price included trade-in value of $105,000 and the additional cost of $23,128.84 for extrication rescue tools. Total cost is $346,923.37 through 10-year lease purchase agreement at 2.95 simple interest (First State).
Patterson appointed to Tonganoxie City Council
November 21, 2018
Lisa Patterson is the latest appointment to the Tonganoxie City Council. Members appointed the Tonganoxie, 5-0, at Monday’s regular council meeting. The council chose Patterson, a senior communications manager with H&R Block, to the post. She will be sworn in at the Dec. 3 meeting. Patterson replaces Kara Reed, who is moving out of city limits.