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Police seek help in burglary case involving Tonganoxie High School
May 3, 2016
Tonganoxie Police responded Thursday to a burglary from the maintenance shop behind the Tonganoxie High School. The theft is thought to have occurred between the hours of 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, and 6 a.m. the next morning.dvc v
Alumni banquets are Saturday for Tonganoxie, McLouth
May 3, 2016
The Tonganoxie High School and McLouth High School alumni banquets are this weekend. This year’s THS banquet starts with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Chieftain Room on Tonganoxie High School’s east campus.
Brownback predicts ‘a lot of strain that’s going to be continuing’ for Kansas
May 3, 2016
Gov. Sam Brownback said Tuesday that there were a number of big items on his legislative agenda this year that lawmakers did not address, namely changing the way Supreme Court justices are chosen and enacting a new school funding formula.
Tonganoxie City Council’s Reed to challenge O’Brien for Kansas House seat
KCKCC instructor looks to unseat local incumbent first elected in 2008
May 3, 2016
A Tonganoxie City Council member will be challenging a long-standing incumbent at the state level. Democrat Kara Reed filed April 22 to challenge incumbent Connie O’Brien, R-Tonganoxie, in House District 42 in the November election.
Moratorium continues for certain land south of Tonganoxie
May 3, 2016
Leavenworth County’s moratorium on development south of Tonganoxie continues. Tonganoxie City Manager Nathan McCommon said the county commissioners opted to continue the status at a recent commission meeting McCommon attended.
Tonganoxie woman best tall-tale teller in Kansas
May 3, 2016
A story about her daughter’s lost cat helped Keyta Kelly become the best tall tale story teller in the state. Kelly, a Tonganoxie attorney, won the Tall Tales Contest at the Kansas Storytelling Festival on April 23 in Downs. The event usually draws about 250 people from across Kansas, Iowa, Colorado and Oklahoma. Kelly and another member of First City’s Performers and StoryTellers, Laura Elkins were two of four finalists who competed for the tall-tale title.
Tonganoxie High provides assistance throughout area with annual Community Service Day
May 3, 2016
Tonganoxie High School students did their part helping out around town Thursday. Whether it was tending to a flower garden, helping senior citizens with chores or serving breakfast to firefighters and police officers, THS students were lending hands. Thursday was the annual Community Service Day.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie High school’s Mary Welsh
May 3, 2016
This week’s Face to Face is Tonganoxie High School’s Mary Welsh.
The beetle hunter: KU entomologist on quest to identify insects of Peru
She’s also researched poison arrow beetles used by generations of Namibian bushmen
May 2, 2016
Caroline Chaboo clutches a small jar of what appears to be slimy, brownish-yellowish-blackish sludge, with a label indicating it’s from somewhere in Peru.
Rain puts damper on Tonganoxie softball game in 10-7 loss to Spring Hill
Chieftains to play second contest at later date
May 2, 2016
After being rained out for the previous week, the Tonganoxie High softball team was finally able to get back on the field on Friday. However, the weather wasn’t much better in the team’s 10-7 loss to the Spring Hill Broncos. With a constant rain for more than two hours, conditions were far from ideal for a softball game. The infield resembled a mud pit and there were multiple instances where the ball slipped through players’ hands.
Kansas Legislature narrowly passes unbalanced budget, ending 2016 session
May 2, 2016
Kansas lawmakers worked into the wee hours of the morning Monday to end the 2016 session after passing a $6.3 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year, a budget that is roughly $22 million out of balance.
Golfers place 5th at Hayden Invitational
April 27, 2016
Tonganoxie High golfers finished fifth out of nine teams at last week’s Hayden Invitational. THS shot a 361 as a team in finishing in the middle of the pack. Piper won the meet with low score of 323. Mill Valley placed second with 340, while Ottawa was third with the same score. Hayden placed fourth with 354. De Soto (370), Cornerstone (373), Basehor-Linwood (406) and Lansing (426) placed last.
Furious rally helps Chieftain baseball split with turner
April 27, 2016
The Tonganoxie High baseball team bounced back in exciting fashion Thursday in Kansas City, Kan. The Chieftains, down 8-4 heading into the final inning, plated five runs in the top of the seventh and pulled ahead 9-8. THS held on in Turner’s half of the seventh for the 1-run victory. Tonganoxie’s thrilling comeback win came after a tough loss in game 1. It was almost a turnabout move after the first game.
Tonganoxie High track athletes holding their own
Members compete at track
April 27, 2016
Tonganoxie High athletes got a taste of the state track atmosphere with last weekend’s Kansas Relays. A handful of Tonganoxie track and field athletes qualified for the 89th annual Kansas Relays. Dylan Staatz had the highest finish for THS boys qualifiers. Staatz took fifth in the triple jump with a leap of 42 feet, 6.25 inches.
Doubleheader sweep helps Tonganoxie High softball move to 8-2
April 27, 2016
The Tonganoxie High softball team just keeps rolling along. THS swept Turner on Thursday, 8-0 and 16-3, in games at Kansas City, Kan. The sweep helped Tonganoxie move to 8-2 on the season.
Patrons weigh in on Tonganoxie superintendent search process during stakeholder meeting
April 26, 2016
Tonganoxie USD 464’s next superintendent should have a good relationship with faculty and staff and be heavily involved in the community. The new top administrator should also be a team player and trustworthy. Those were some of the qualities patrons said were important for a new superintendent to be successful. Roughly people attended the stakeholder meeting Thursday at the Chieftain Room on the Tonganoxie High School east campus.
Tonganoxie FFA offers annual Day at the Farm for some 160 third-graders
April 26, 2016
Nearly 160 Tonganoxie Elementary School third-graders got a better glimpse of life on the farm, thanks to Tonganoxie High FFA students. The local chapter, which has been offering Day at the Farm for several years at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds, had this year’s event on Friday.
Tonganoxie student finds giant morel mushroom after heavy rain
April 26, 2016
Heath Martin tries to go morel hunting every year near his family’s house in rural Tonganoxie. The Tonganoxie High School senior started the activity about four years ago “I just went down in the woods and found them,” Martin recalled about his first hunt. He checked with his mother, Jennifer, whether the mushrooms were the kind that were safe to eat. His mother gave him the green light and he was on his way with a new hobby of gathering small morels. Last week, though, the soon-to-be THS graduate found a whopper.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie Planning Commission member Grant Watson
April 26, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profile is Tonganoxie Planning Commission’s Grant Watson.
Souvenir buttons can also win residents prizes at Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial
April 20, 2016
The Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial is still about 2 1/2 months away, but a chance to have a memento of the festival — and possibly some cash in one’s pocket — is now available at a few locations around town. Sesquicentennial buttons are available at various venues throughout Tonganoxie: Community National Bank, First State Bank and Trust, Gambino’s Pizza, Flashbacks, Talette’s Cafe, The Downtown Drugstore, Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce and City Hall.

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