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Kansas private school tuition bill passes first hurdle
February 9, 2016
A bill that would expand a new state tax-credit system that pays for scholarships for low-income students to attend private schools has passed a hurdle.
Tonganoxie USD 464 transportation department commended; current pay-to-ride fees debated
February 9, 2016
Melissa Ostermeyer opened her transportation report Monday night at the Tonganoxie USD 464 school board meeting with a poem from a Quinter bus driver. The poem explains how bus driving sometimes can be a tedious and thankless job, but one that is well worth it.
Board approves sale of former Tonganoxie Elementary School
February 9, 2016
The former Tonganoxie Elementary School will serve a new purpose. Tonganoxie School Board members approved, 6-1, a bid for $76,101 from Pat Studer of the Kansas City area. According to district officials, Studer is looking to repurpose the property as a cabinetry business.
Tonganoxie High scholars bowl team takes 4th at regionals
February 9, 2016
The Tonganoxie High School scholars bowl team just missed out on a state berth last week at Spring Hill.
Kansas abortion rights activists hold reproductive health rally
February 9, 2016
Abortion-rights organizations, students and Kansas House members are rallying against legislation banning access to reproductive health care.
Former Tonganoxie City Council member receives certificate for municipal courses
February 9, 2016
Bill Peak stays busy these days. The Tonganoxie Community Historical Society soup and chili feed — one of the organization’s main fundraisers — and Peak is out and about selling $6 advance tickets for the meal ($7 at the door). Peak, the retired U.S. Postal Service official, is a TCHS member and on committees for the Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial and Gallagher Park Task Force.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie High alumnus Zack Pistora
February 9, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profiles Kansas Sierra Club lobbyist and 2006 Tongnaoxie High School graduate Zack Pistora.
Kansas Senate plan would hinder university’s bonding move
February 9, 2016
The University of Kansas could be forced to raise private funds to help pay off $327 million in bonds for construction projects under a measure a state Senate committee added Monday to budget legislation.
Kansas saw 5 percent growth in number of businesses in 2015
February 8, 2016
The Kansas secretary of state’s office says the number of businesses in the state grew by 5 percent last year.
Kansas school district realignment bill stalls, but educators still feeling the stress
February 8, 2016
After a tumultuous hearing last week, the chairman of the House Education Committee said it’s unlikely any action will be taken on a bill this year that would force the consolidation of more than half of the state’s school districts.
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society soup feed is Feb. 18
February 5, 2016
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society will have its annual soup and chili feed from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 18 at Tonganoxie United Methodist Church.
Father-daughter event RSVP deadline Monday at Genesis
February 5, 2016
The Light of My World Father-Daughter Banquet is later this month, but those attending are asked to RSVP by Monday.
Squirrel Scramble is Saturday in Tonganoxie
February 5, 2016
The 10th annual Tonganoxie Squirrel Scramble Hunting Tournament will be Feb. 6 at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds.
Tonganoxie High senior candidate for Presidential Scholar
February 5, 2016
A Tonganoxie High School senior is one of more than 4,000 candidates to be selected for this year’s U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
McLouth Happenings
February 5, 2016
The United Methodist Church Souper Bowl rival teams, McLouth United Methodist Church and Tonganoxie United Methodist Church will battle to tackle hunger.
Jarbalo Jottings
February 5, 2016
The Jaunty Jarbalonians red hat group ate Jan. 18 at the New China Inn in Leavenworth. Those in attendance were Betty Clark, Linda Barry, Jane Turner and Thamar Barnett. They would like to have new members. If interested, call Thamar Barnett at 913-727-1727.
McLouth FBLA nabs first at area competition
February 5, 2016
McLouth High School Future Business Leaders of America members placed third out of eight schools and McLouth Middle School FBLA members placed first out of two schools at a recent competition All participating students have qualified for the state FBLA competition on April 4 and 5. High school results are as follows:
Tonganoxie forensics team wins overall titles in frist weekend of competition
February 5, 2016
The Tonganoxie High School forensics team traveled for its first competition of the 2016 season. The squad captured two sweepstakes victories, winning both the Gardner-Edgerton Invitational and the McLouth Invitational. Additionally, the team had a solid two-day showing at the Lansing Invitational. There were 30 students who medaled during the weekend, including five events that finished in position to qualify for state at the end of the season.
Kansas House panel passes bill to balance state budget
February 5, 2016
A Kansas House committee has approved a bill that would eliminate a projected deficit of nearly $200 million in the state budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1.
Kansas school district consolidation draws opposition
February 5, 2016
Opponents of a measure that would consolidate school districts have expressed their opinions in a Kansas House committee meeting.