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Tonganoxie holding off on any decision regarding water park season
April 22, 2020
Brajkovic told the council that he anticipated the summer pool season at Tonganoxie Water Park to be different than normal year of preparing the water park and opening for the summer, but he said he wanted to hold off on any decisions to cancel for the summer just yet.
Final County Road 1 payment from Tonganxoie expected to be made later this year
April 22, 2020
Tonganoxie’s 2020 budget calls for a final — and largest — single payment to Leavenworth County for its part in the County Road 1 project. Porter said current revenue projections show that the city’s capital outlay fund will be in good shape for making a $500,000 payment to the county in late fall. Tonganoxie’s total contribution to the project will be $1.5 million after the latest payment is made.
Tonagnoxie Days being moved to fall due to COVID-19
April 22, 2020
Tonganoxie Days will be moving to September this year. Mayor David Frese asked for the City Council’s blessing during Monday night’s regular meeting to announce the change.
Tonganoxie city officials anticipate insurance cost increases
April 22, 2020
The city could experience an increase in health costs, but the anticipated changes are expected to still fall in line with budget projections for 2021. Assistant City Manager Dan Porter told the Council that the city recently received health insurance renewals from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas, which runs from this July to the end of June 2021.
Kansas governor anticipates budget woes from coronavirus
April 22, 2020
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced Monday that she has directed state agencies to avoid filling open positions not essential to dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and to eliminate discretionary spending as she and other officials brace for a more pessimistic fiscal forecast. State officials, legislative researchers and university economists were expected Monday evening to slash the state’s official projections for tax collections for the rest of the current 2020 budget year, which ends June 30, and for the 2021 budget year that begins in July.
Governors push back on Trump, call for more federal virus help
April 22, 2020
A chorus of governors from both parties pushed back hard after President Donald Trump accused Democrats of playing “a very dangerous political game” by insisting there is a shortage of tests for the coronavirus. The governors countered that the White House must do more to help states do the testing that’s needed before they can ease up on stay-at-home orders.
Nearly 90 cases of virus had reported at Lansing prison
April 22, 2020
The coronavirus has arrived at a third correctional facility in Kansas, taking total infections among inmates and corrections staff statewide to 89, state officials said Tuesday. The Kansas Department of Corrections said a worker tested positive Monday for COVID-19 at the Topeka Correctional Facility, the state’s only all-female prison.
Tonganoxie Recreation Commission sponsoring free-throw competition through end of month
April 22, 2020
Tonganoxie Recreation Commission is encouraging youths in grades 2-8 to participate in its free free-throw competition. Guardians will watch and initial the form when the participant makes at least 25 free throws each day. The scoring is as follows: 1 day = 1 point, 5 points = prize and 15 points = entry into a drawing for a new basketball. The challenge ends April 30.
Good Shepherd weekly wish list: Cereal, meats and hand soap
April 22, 2020
The pantry at Good Shepherd Thrift Shop and Food Bank continues to be in need of more cereal, meat and hand soap as the food bank is open select times Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Organizers canceling this year’s Tonganoxie High alumni banquet
April 22, 2020
The Tonganoxie High School Class of 1995 recently announced that this year’s THS alumni banquet was being canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
1866 Bar and Grill offering free Monday lunches for seniors
April 22, 2020
Senior citizens can get free lunch pickup meals at 1866 Bar and Grill in downtown Tonganoxie. The restaurant recently announce on Facebook that it would be offering free meals to seniors from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays until further notice.
Rural Leavenworth woman dies in two-vehicle accident
April 22, 2020
A two-vehicle accident claimed the life of a rural Leavenworth woman Thursday. Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded at noon Thursday to the two-vehicle accident in the 15700 block of Fairmount Road just west of 155th Street.
Tonganoxie High athletes to be honored at statewide prep event
April 22, 2020
More than 20 celebrity athletes, including PGA golfer Gary Woodland, will present Best of Kansas Prep awards this summer to standout Kansas high school student-athletes in June during a virtual show. Several Tonganoxie High student-athletes have been invited to the show, which now will take place June 18 as a virtual event due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, in its third year, originally was scheduled for June 25 at the Stormont Vail Events Center in Topeka.
Website creates online bracket to detremine best high school helmet
April 22, 2020
A Kansas high school sports website is doing its best to keep some sort of sports activity going. Kpreps.com has created the 2020 Kansas Helmet Project with the Best Helmet Bracket. The website’s “selection committee” picked 60 teams for seeds 1 15 in four regionals. Online users decided the final four spots of the 64 team tournament through a Kpreps poll. The top four teams from that poll earned the No. 16 seeds.
Tonganoxie ranks No. 2, Basehor No. 3 for safe cities
April 22, 2020
Tonganoxie ranks No. 2 and Basehor No. 3 in HomeSnacks’ Top 10 Safest Cities in Kansas list. HomeSnacks, a website that has compiled best and worst lists for cities, counties and state for the last five years, “combines recent data from the Census, FBI, OpenStreetMaps and dozens of other sources into bite-sized studies to help you understand what it’s like to live in different communities across the country,” according to its website.