Archive for Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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Kansas State Fair canceled amid pandemic concerns
July 15, 2020
The Kansas State Fair Board voted Monday to cancel this year’s fair amid the coronavirus pandemic. Its reversal came a week after the board initially voted to continue with the fair, sparking concern from vendors and the community about the COVID-19 pandemic, The Hutchinson News reported.
Together Tonganoxie Thrives business page for July 15
July 15, 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.
Minnesota scores two in stoppage time, stuns Sporting Kansas City for 2-1 win
July 15, 2020
Kevin Molino scored in the seventh-minute of second-half stoppage time as Minnesota United rallied with two late goals to beat Sporting Kansas City 2-1 on Sunday night in the MLS is Back tournament.
Indians, Chiefs, other teams pressured after Redskins drop nickname
July 15, 2020
CLEVELAND (AP) — The spotlight for change is shining on the Cleveland Indians. Now that the NFL’s Washington Redskins have retired their contentious nickname and logo after decades of objection and amid a nationwide movement calling for racial justice, the Indians appear to be the next major sports franchise that might assume a new identity.
Tonganoxie High student readies for KAMS program at FHSU
July 15, 2020
Brody Groves will be a Tonganoxie High School junior when the 2020-21 school year begins, whenever and however it starts and continues. But Groves will be continuing his high school education about 3.5 hours away. Groves recently was selected for the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science program at Fort Hays State University.
Tonganoxie school board schedules special meetings
July 15, 2020
The school board will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday for a special meeting to hear additional project updates for the Tonganoxie High School project.
THS project requiring extra ground testing as construction work progresses
July 15, 2020
The Tonganoxie school district will look to have a groundbreaking ceremony in October when workers begin construction of the new high school learning center, but officials first may have an issue to address near the site of the future section of the renovated high school.
Tonganoxie has 5 new COVID-19 cases
July 15, 2020
Tonganoxie has five new COVID-19 cases since Wednesday, July 8, according to Monday reports from the Leavenworth County Health Department. Tonganoxie had been at 17 confirmed cases, but was up to 22 as of Monday.
Governor to announce plans for schools today
July 15, 2020
The details of the fall semester for K-12 schools in Kansas will become clearer Wednesday, as Gov. Laura Kelly will announce her administration’s plan for how the state’s children will be educated amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kansas’ guidance for reopening schools includes handwashing, masks, classroom spacing
July 15, 2020
Draft safety guidelines for school this fall from the Kansas State Department of Education say students, teachers and staff should wear masks, but that students up to fifth or sixth grade shouldn’t be required to wear them unless local officials mandate it, the Kansas City Star and Wichita Eagle are reporting.