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McLouth Happenings: Circus coming Thursday, USM band members welcome, Sept. 11 flag display
September 4, 2019
Culpepper & Merriweather Circus is coming this week to the McLouth Threshing Bee Grounds There will be two performances of 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Linwood News: Math homework assistance, bluegrass concert, OWL volunteers needed
September 4, 2019
Children and teens of all ages can now come to the Linwood Community Library 4-5 p.m. Monday afternoons for Math Mondays with Ms. Stefanie.
Opinion: Reviewing Leavenworth County budget discussion for FY 2020
September 4, 2019
The battle of the budget for fiscal year 2020 is now over. The debate during the past few weeks has been on how to prioritize spending levels, and whether to give the taxpayers any kind of reduction in the mill levy in light of the enormous property valuation increases and resulting tax increases. Overall, the county budget is about $61 million but this number includes nearly $10 million in carry-over and transfer budget amounts, including pass-through state and federal grants.
Car perk with Mr. Van’s big award
September 4, 2019
Tonganoxie High band director Charles Van Middlesworth gets to ride in style for a year — and has a little more cash in his pocket to boot. Van Middlesworth, known as “Mr. Van” throughout Tonganoxie, was named Midco Sports Network’s 2018-19 Educator of the Year.
McLouth, Tonganoxie fall sports teams all getting into start of schedules
September 4, 2019
Fall sports are getting into full swing this week. Tonganoxie High boys soccer opened the season this past Friday and THS football had its “preseason” contests with its first jamboree, but the rest of the sports will be getting the season started for real this week. John Tollefson’s THS cross country team opens the season at 9 a.m. Saturday against Lansing at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds. The Chieftains’ first meet is Sept. 14 at Wamego. The Tonganoxie Invite is Sept. 24.
Tough start: Tonganoxie High soccer drops close match against state contender
September 4, 2019
The Tonganoxie High boys soccer team didn’t get to christen the new Beatty Field turf as it had hoped Friday, but the Chieftains still played a strong match against a quality opponent. THS fell behind, 2-0, in the first half to Kansas City Christian, last year’s Class 4-3-2-1A third-place team. The Panthers scored with 25:28 left in the first half and then about 3 minutes later with 22:19 left on the clock. Tonganoxie, though would respond later in the half.
Veteran squad: Tonganoxie High football returns numerous starters
September 4, 2019
Tonganoxie High entered 2018 in some unchartered territory. The squad was coming off an undefeated regular season, the program’s first in 55 years. Trying to emulate that would be no easy task. THS opened the season 0-2 against two salty opponents in Basehor-Linwood and Louisburg.