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Leavenworth County Commisssion candidates announced; more expected this week
January 17, 2019
The candidate field continues to take shape for the upcoming Leavenworth County Commission races. The new Fifth District, which includes Tonganoxie and Linwood, so far has two candidates and the new Fourth District, which includes the city of Lansing, Delaware Township and a portion of southeast Leavenworth, has one. Per state statute, Democratic and Republican conventions select party candidates for such a special election. Democrat selected Stuart Sweeney, rural Linwood, for the Fifth District and Troy Smith, Leavenworth, for the Fourth District candidate, at a special convention Thursday in Basehor. Tonganoxie freelance writer David Frese will be running in the Fifth District as an independent. He is running for the first time, but is heavily involved in the Tonganoxi community, as he serves on Tonganoxie Public Library and Tonganoxie Recreation Commission boards and is an assistant coach for the Tonganoxie High School boys soccer team.
Trophy time: Tonganoxie High debate team takes 3rd place at state
January 17, 2019
The tradition continues at Tonganoxie High School. This year’s group of debaters brought home another state trophy for the THS debate team. This year, the four-speaker team did its part to add to the trophy collection. The team of Lauren Lawson, Payton Lynn, Blake Phillps, Bryn Reed, Jakob Edholm and Katherine Wombwell placed third at the Class 4A championships in Fort Scott. THS placed third with an 11-3 record.