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Kansas newspaper owner says he’s sorry for equating mask rule to Holocaust
July 8, 2020
A Kansas county Republican Party chairman who owns a weekly newspaper apologized Sunday for a cartoon posted on the paper’s Facebook page that equated the Democratic governor’s coronavirus-inspired order for people to wear masks in public with the mass murder of Jews by the Nazis during the Holocaust.
Linwood Community Library awarded CARES Act grant
July 8, 2020
Humanities Kansas has awarded a Humanities Kansas CARES Act Relief grant to the Linwood Community Library. These funds, which total $5,810, are earmarked to support a portion of the library’s personnel and utility costs for a two-month period. “This grant will help us out during these very difficult times,” said Sharon Moreland-Sender, Linwood library director. “Stefanie (Brown) and Kim (Downing) continue to develop creative and unique ways to bring the community engaging and fun programs.” Downing is adult programming coordinator and Brown is children’s services assistant at the library.
New York is now requiring people from three additional states to quarantine for 14 days as more individuals are testing positive for COVID-19 nationwide. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a Tuesday press rele
July 8, 2020
New York is now requiring people from three additional states to quarantine for 14 days as more individuals are testing positive for COVID-19 nationwide. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a Tuesday press release that Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma now join a total of 19 states that qualify under New York’s metrics for community spread. Cuomo’s advisory applies to states with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average, or states with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average.
Kelly stresses mask-wearing as Kansas records nearly 3,500 new COVID-19 cases in two-week stretch
July 8, 2020
The state of Kansas should continue to remain in Phase 3 of the recommended reopening process as new cases of COVID-19 continue to spike, Gov. Laura Kelly said Monday. In the past two weeks, Kansas has seen nearly 3,500 new cases of the potentially deadly respiratory virus — by far the biggest increase the state has seen during the pandemic, Kelly said. Since Friday alone, the state confirmed over 980 COVID-19 cases, the statewide cumulative case total sits at nearly 17,000, and the virus has killed 280 Kansans.
Tonganoxie Business Association meetings resuming this week around July 4 holiday
July 8, 2020
Second Harvest will have its next delivery to Tonganoxie later this week. Residents can stop by 10 a.m-noon Thursday at Cornerstone Family Worship, 205 E. U.S. Highway 24-40.
Second Harvest returning this week to Tonganoxie
July 8, 2020
Second Harvest will have its next delivery to Tonganoxie later this week. Residents can stop by 10 a.m-noon Thursday at Cornerstone Family Worship, 205 E. U.S. Highway 24-40.
McLouth High graduation July 25; MMS promotion also planned
July 8, 2020
The McLouth High Class of 2020 graduation is now planned for late July. The ceremony will be 8 p.m. July 25 at Stan Braksick Sports Complex. School officials are planning for a traditional ceremony, though it’s subject to change per any new guidelines announced during the COVID-19 pandemic. McLouth Middle School promotion is 8 p.m. July 24 at the stadium.­­
Clemson ROTC student from Fort Leavenworth earns new rank
July 8, 2020
A Fort Leavenworth resident now is a second lieutenant with Clemson University ROTC. Katharine Ahsley Bolen recently was appointed second lieutenant during a joint online ceremony for Clemson University’s Army and Air Force ROTC units.
Local students part of Washburn University 20202 graduating class
July 8, 2020
More than 600 students completed their courses for associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees this spring at Washburn University, including some graduates from Leavenworth County.
Meet-the-candidates forum is Saturday
July 8, 2020
Voters will have the opportunity to pose questions to local candidates running in the 2020 primary elections.
K-State players end threat of boycott over Floyd tweet
July 8, 2020
Kansas State football players have called off a threatened boycott in response to an insensitive tweet by a student about the death of George Floyd. The decision, announced on social media by several players, follows moves by the school to address diversity concerns.
Kansas football suspends voluntary workouts after 12 positive COVID-19 tests
July 8, 2020
An uptick in positive COVID-19 tests has led the Kansas football program to suspend its voluntary summer workouts, KU officials announced Friday morning. Twelve football players have now tested positive for COVID-19, and KU is requiring a 14-day self-quarantine for all football players and staff members. The number of positive tests is four times what the figure was on Monday morning, the last time the program released information about testing. “When we welcomed our young men back to campus a couple of weeks ago for voluntary workouts, even with the policies and procedures in place to try and protect them from becoming infected with the virus, events outside of our control (have) made the decision to pause these workouts necessary,” KU coach Les Miles said in a statement.
Together Tonganoxie Thrives business page for July 8
July 8, 2020
Together Tonganoxie Thrives is a page that highlights local businesses that are participating in a 13-week special advertising page that features those businesses different weeks.