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Suspect identified in case involving threatening message at Tonganoxie Elementary School
February 24, 2017
A second threatening note has been discovered in as many days in the Tonganoxie School District, this time at Tonganoxie Elementary School. But this time, a suspect has been identified. A student reported at 10:30 a.m. Friday that a threat was written in the boys’ bathroom at TES. Tonganoxie police were called to Tonganoxie Elementary School to investigate the threat and assess the credibility.
A perfect 10 for Tonganoxie High wrestlers
February 24, 2017
After tying Bonner Springs for the Kaw Valley League title last week, the Tonganoxie wrestling team knew it would need its best performance of the season to claim the regional championship. The Chieftains did that and then some at a Class 4A regional Friday and Saturday at Santa Fe Trail High School. Tonganoxie broke its previous school record of eight state qualifiers by qualifying 10 wrestlers for the state tournament on Saturday afternoon. Four wrestlers placed first, three placed second, two placed third and one placed fourth, and Tonganoxie topped Bonner Springs by 13.5 points (195-181.5) to claim the regional championship.
Tonganoxie police investgating threatening note left in TMS bathroom
February 23, 2017
Officials have deemed Tonganoxie Middle School to be safe Thursday afternoon after a student reported a threat being written in a bathroom stall. The student reported the note being found in a boys’ bathroom about 11:45 a.m. Thursday, according to a statement from the Tonganoxie USD 464.
Tonganoxie USD 464 superintendent suspended with pay after arrest
07:59 p.m., February 21, 2017 Updated 09:55 p.m.
Tonganoxie USD 464’s superintendent has been arrested on a warrant out of another county for failing to report abuse from an alleged incident that occurred while he was superintendent of a district there. The Tonganoxie Board of Education released a statement after a special meeting Tuesday night.
Tonganoxie man sentenced to more than 3 years for drugs, robbery charges
February 17, 2017
A Tonganoxie man was sentenced earlier this week to more than 3 years in prison for drug possession and other charges. Joshua H. Pearson, 39, was sentenced Wednesday on one count possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, a severity level 5 drug felony, one count of robbery and one count of criminal threat. The defendant was sentenced to serve 41 months in Kansas Department of Corrections custody with 24 months of post-release supervision after completing his time. The defendant petitioned the court for probation but was denied.
TCHS soup feed at Tonganoxie United Methodist Church
February 15, 2017
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society will have its annual chili and soup feed this week. The meal will run from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday at Tonganoxie United Methodist Church, 328 E. Fourth St., Tonganoxie.
Remember When: A Community Review for Feb. 15, 2017
February 15, 2017
Feb. 24 marks the first anniversary of the new Tonganoxie Library, and what a great year it has been. Dr. Dean and family donated a magnifying machine for visual assistance for those who need it. The Friends of the Library and the Genealogy Society purchased a micro film machine. The library is open more hours thanks to Winnie Turner, Tonganoxie Librarian, and the volunteers who assist during the day.
The Columnists: Jarbalo Jottings, Linwood News and McLouth Happenings
February 15, 2017
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Tonganoxie FFA members compete in area events
February 15, 2017
Tonganoxie FFA members competed last month in various speech competitions. The local FFA chapter had nine members travel Jan. 18 to the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Gardner for the for the East Central District Speech Competition. Reciting the National FFA Creed by EM Tiffany freshmen Jake Edholm and Ellie Braun, who placed 10th and 11th respectively. Reciting original speeches in the freshman division, Demi Hull placed first and Jake Edholm ninth. In the sophomore division, Jackie Oelschlaeger placed fourth and Shawna Kirk 11th.
Tonganoxie wrestlers are KVL co-kings
Chieftains tie for league crown
February 15, 2017
It’s a league championship season for Tonganoxie High wrestling. THS and Bonner Springs tied for the Kaw Valley League title Saturday at Turner. Tonganoxie and Bonner both scored 165 points, with Basehor-Linwood third with 156.5. THS had five gold medals, four silver medals and one bronze. THS also had two fourth-place finishes.
Tonganoxie boys’ shots at victory just miss mark
February 15, 2017
Tonganoxie High came so close to two more victories in the win column. Instead, Lansing swept THS in season series in a span of four days. The teams played their regularly scheduled game Friday in Lansing and then squared off Monday in Tonganoxie for a rescheduled contest.
Tonganoxie USD 464 eyes early start to track renovations
February 15, 2017
Tonganoxie USD 464 expects to have a new track at Beatty Field later this year. Superintendent Chris Kleidosty told the school board at Monday’s regular meeting that the district would be seeking bids in hopes of the project starting in May.
Tonganoxie High girls struggle against Lansing
February 15, 2017
Back-to-back contests against Lansing weren’t fruitful for the Tonganoxie High girls basketball team. The teams played in consecutive games thanks to one game being rescheduled because of inclement weather on the originally scheduled date.`
About 800 Tonganoxie ballots mailed backed so far
February 15, 2017
If Tonganoxie residents haven’t seen their ballots for the sales tax question come in the mail yet, they should contact Leavenworth County Clerk Janet Klasinski. Informational meetings have taken place, but The Mirror continues to offer reminders about the mail-in election, which centers around whether to approve a 20-year 3/4-cent sales tax that would replace the current swimming pool sales tax of the same rate. A 3/4-cent sales tax was approved in 2007 to help pay for Tonganoxie Water Park.
Picture perfect in Tonganoxie
February 15, 2017
Sumo suits, horse-drawn carriages and governmental meetings. An interesting hodge podge, but all have been captured so far in 2017. The Mirror has been striving to capture a photo for all 365 days of this year.
Letters to the editor: New Tonganoxie library needed; Former board member favors new library
February 9, 2017
Editor’s note: The mail-in ballot question for Tonganoxie residents that is due back to the Leavenworth County Clerk’s Office by Feb. 28 asks whether the city should replace the current 3/4-cent sales tax for the Tonganoxie Water Park that is set to expire with a 20-year tax at the same rate. The tax would go toward building a new library, as well as infrastructure projects. There is a possibility that ground will be available on the former Tonganoxie Elementary School campus for a new library, but that is not yet settled.
Tonganoxie VFW celebrates winning essays from Tonganoxie students
February 9, 2017
Tonganoxie VFW Post 9271 and its Women’s Auxiliary sponsored a pizza dinner Thursday for its local Patriots Pen and Voice of Democracy winners. Students then presented their winning essays after the dinner.
Pickin and Grinnin event Friday
February 9, 2017
Join Tonganoxie Friends Church for a good family evening of “Pickin’ and Grinnin’” music and fellowship. Bring your guitar, fiddle, banjo, whatever, and share in the fun. It starts at 6 p.m. Friday at the church.
Jury convicts man in Fort Leavenworth indecent liberties case
February 9, 2017
A jury convicted a 24-year-old man of two counts aggravated indecent liberties with a child under the age of 14 and two counts aggravated indecent solicitation with a child after a week-long jury trial in Leavenworth County District Court. The jury heard evidence regarding Nicholas Clark, a former employee of the Youth Center at Fort Leavenworth, soliciting a then-13-year-old girl who attended the Center in August 2014.
Tonganoxie teacher to give presentation tonight on Great Backyard Bird Count
February 9, 2017
Interested in birds? Want to increase your knowledge about birds? If so, join Tonganoxie High School science teacher John Tollefson as he shares his knowledge about the Great Backyard Bird Count.

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