Archive for Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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Jayhawks oust McLouth; Garden Plain wins state
October 31, 2018
McLouth High won its first Class 2A substate quarterfinal match set against Jayhawk Linn on Oct. 20, but couldn’t hold off JLHS’s comeback. McLouth won the first set, 25-19, but Jayhawk Linn forced a third set after winning the second, 25-22. The Jayhawks then were able to take the decisive third set, 25-20.
Ground vs. air: Tonganoxie football survives high-scoring affair
October 31, 2018
Friday’s playoff game against Chanute seemed to go from a potential lock to shock for the Tonganoxie High football team in an absurd final two minutes of play before halftime. Tonganoxie went ahead, 19-7, on a 17-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Hayden Robbins to wide receiver Elijah Tyner with 2 minutes left before halftime and Tonganoxie getting the ball to start the third quarter.
McLouth freshman places 6th in 2A state meet
October 31, 2018
A McLouth High runner placed in the Top 10 at Saturday’s Class 2A state cross country meet in Wamego. Freshman Reagan Clark placed sixth in the girls race. She finished in 20 minutes, 46.1 seconds. Teammate Baylee Wolfe wasn’t far behind. The sophomore placed 12th with a time of 21:17.6.
Newcomer, political survivor contest for 42nd Kansas House District
October 31, 2018
The 42nd House District race pits incumbent Republican Jim Karleskint, of Tonganoxie, against Democrat Thea Perry, of rural Tonganoxie. The 42nd District includes Eudora and western Leavenworth County. Karleskint, 71, is seeking his second term in the 42nd District seat. Running as a moderate in 2016, he defeated conservative incumbent Connie O’Brien, of Tonganoxie, in the primary and survived against Democrat Kara Reed in the general election. He turned back a tough challenge in the August primary from conservative Lance Neelly.
Tonganoxie USD 464 board discusses fundraising for possible field turf
October 31, 2018
Tonganoxie school district officials are continuing to look into the practicality of installing artificial turf at Beatty Field. USD 464 board members met with Superintendent Loren Feldkamp and Assistant Superintendent Tonya Phillips and school administrators during a special meeting Monday in the Tonganoxie High School library. After a lengthy discussion about the merits of turf and how it should be handled as a priority with improving district facilities, the board agreed to look at the possibility of fundraising and the forming of a committee.
New U.S. 24-40 businesses open in Tonganoxie
October 31, 2018
Balloons, barbecue and a giant inflatable replica Blue Rhino propane tank all part of a celebration Friday for a new business center in Tonganoxie. Jeff Brandau, representing Tonganoxie Business Association, was on hand to help with a ribbon cutting for the new Lynch Real Estate and Ferrellgas offices in the business center, which is the former Sutton-Kolman Automotive building.