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For LOVE of pizza
February 13, 2019
Sawyer Vestal’s favorite menu item at Gambino’s is pepperoni pizza. His love of said food was on display this week at his Valentine party in Stephanie Lang’s third-grade class at Tonganoxie Elementary School. As the tradition of Valentine’s Day goes, elementary school children exchange V-Day cards.
My spare, with care: Tonganoxie man receives kidney just in time for Valentine’s Day
February 13, 2019
Michael Kelly has two Valentines this year in a February he likely never will forget. The Tonganoxie attorney, who has battled kidney problems much of his life, successfully accepted a donated kidney from Deb Simmons of Lawrence last week. Kelly, who had been on dialysis for years and had to have a hand amputated due to other health issues, said he felt like a new person after his five-hour surgery Wednesday, Feb. 6 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
Fundraising under way for proposed field turf at Tonganoxie High
February 13, 2019
An ambitious funding campaign that would bring artificial turf to Tonganoxie High School’s Beatty Field already is gaining steam. Tonganoxie USD 464 School Board Member Kaija Baldock reported that $137,500 in pledges already have come in for field turf at THS. The total price tag for artificial turf is $700,000, $450,000 would come from donors. The school board has pledged up to $250,000 in capital outlay funds for the project if the anticipated donor money level is reached. If $250,000 is raised by March 1, per a recent school board vote, the project can proceed with turf being installed by August and ready for the 2019-20 school year. The donation levels include advertising on the field, banners at the stadium or other advertising opportunities at Beatty Field.
Riedel, Sonntag lead Chieftains at Frontier League meet
February 13, 2019
A Tonganoxie wrestler will take an undefeated record into the postseason next weekend. THS senior Korbin Riedel won a Frontier League title Saturday with an 8-3 decision against Bonner Springs senior Joe Tapia (32-7) in the 152-pound division at Paola. The victory moved Riedel to 34-0 on the season. His quest for a state title will continue with competition Friday and Saturday in a Class 4A regional, also at Paola.