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Kelly condemns police brutality, institutional racism; state passes 10,000 cases of COVID-19, but data continues to improve
June 4, 2020
As protests continue across the country highlighting racial inequality and police brutality in the United States, Gov. Laura Kelly said Monday that Kansas should use the time of unrest to reflect on how it can operate in a more equitable way for all citizens.
Workouts start June 15 for Tonganoxie High student-athletes
June 4, 2020
Summer strength and conditioning programs in the Tonganoxie school district are set to begin in Monday. The programs at Tonganoxie high and middle schools are to get started June 15. All students in grades 7-12 who plan to participate in athletics during the 2020-21 school year are eligible to participate.
Tonganoxie City Council continuing virtual meetings
June 4, 2020
The Tonganoxie City Council will continue to conduct virtual meetings for the time being. City Manager George Brajkovic presented potential precautions for resuming in-person council meetings moving forward, but council members eventually decided to continue with a virtual meeting for the June 15 meeting.
KSHSAA expects Wichita’s Cessna Stadium to host state track meet for at least one more year
June 4, 2020
Plans to tear down Wichita State’s Cessna Stadium have been approved by the Kansas Board of Regents, but the venue may not have hosted its last state high school track meet. The stadium was empty this past weekend, when the 2020 all-classes state track and field meet was supposed to take place. But Bill Faflick, executive director of the Kansas State High School Activities Association, said he expected the 51-year-old stadium to still be standing for the 2021 meet.
His next step: Tonganoxie High AD looking to start new chapter in Peru
June 4, 2020
Brandon Mellen’s vision when he took over as Tonganoxie High’s athletics and activities director was to help move THS forward. Teams recorded various firsts and reached new heights for their prospective programs during Mellen’s three years in Tonganoxie.
KU coaches, former Jayhawks speak out about racism
June 4, 2020
Amid the nationwide protests against racism and police brutality that were sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, University of Kansas athletics leaders and several other sports figures with KU ties are speaking out. In a joint statement issued Saturday by the athletic department, 13 KU coaches and Athletic Director Jeff Long called for an end to racial divides and violence. “We join together as an athletic department, united in hopes to end the unconscionable acts of racism,” the statement said.
Sheriff’s Office adds deputies to patrol division
June 4, 2020
The Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office added six deputies to its patrol division. New deputies are John Dunlap, Emily Whitehead, Bradley Brandon, Alex Hancock, Matthew Haugh and Adam Turner. Patrol deputies are responsible for law enforcement activities, traffic enforcement, investigations, assisting other law enforcement agencies, service of court papers and other duties relating to public safety and service. Although each deputy is certified, they will spend the next few months in a field training officer program before being released to independent patrol duties.
Kansas Senate rejects Gov. Kelly’s appeals court nominee, a Tonganoxie alum; ‘sounds like politics,’ Kelly says
June 4, 2020
The Kansas Senate did not confirm Gov. Laura Kelly’s nominee for the Kansas Court of Appeals, a Lawrence resident and Tonganoxie High School alum, on Wednesday.