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Do you recycle?

Response Percent
Yes, but I utilized the community recycling dropoff and am content to take recycling elsewhere instead of pay for curbside service
 
72%
No, I don’t recycle. Trash is trash
 
16%
Yes, I have a Tonganoxie curbside bin and you should opt in, too
 
5%
Yes, but I live in the county and want to opt in for curbside service
 
5%
Yes, I have a Tonganoxie curbside bin, but it should be mandatory for all city households
 
0%
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0%
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Tonganoxie superintendent’s case headed to jury trial
Alleged failure to report sexual abuse case continues next month
April 26, 2017
Tonganoxie public school Superintendent Chris Kleidosty will stand trial before a jury in Linn County for a case involving alleged failure to report sexual abuse at his former school district. Kleidosty appeared Wednesday in Linn County District Court. His attorney, Alan Fogleman, asked for a bench trial, but Linn County Attorney James Brun requested the jury trial.
Loading the schedule in McLouth
April 26, 2017
In 11-plus seasons under coach Ballard Patterson, lopsided wins have become a theme for the McLouth High softball program. With a roster full of young talent and the team’s first-ever state championship in mind, the longtime coach decided it was time for a change of pace. Patterson has loaded the Class 2-1A Bulldogs’ schedule with traditional powerhouses from larger classes, giving his team a steady diet of stiff competition leading up to next month’s regional tournament.
Coach K’ stepping down at Tonganoxie
Kroll ending stint as THS’ winningest soccer skipper
April 26, 2017
In 2008, Brian Kroll arrived at Tonganoxie High as an assistant boys soccer coach, joining a program that had experienced some success in its first 16 seasons, but very little since the turn of the century. He took the reins as head coach two years later and has since transformed the Chieftain program into one of the area’s elite. Now, after rewriting the THS history books for nearly a decade, the man known to his players as “Coach K” has decided it’s time to pass the torch.
Tonganoxie baseball getting ready for Butch Foster Classic at CommunityAmerica Ballpark
April 26, 2017
The Chieftains head into the Butch Foster Classic at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 1-8. They play Perry-Lecompton (7-2) at 5 p.m. Thursday. If the Chieftains win that game, they play at 7:30 p.m. Friday. A loss puts them at 5 p.m. Friday. They then will play at noon, 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Saturday depending on how the fared Thursday and Friday. Other teams in the tourney are Spring Hill (7-5), Baldwin (5-5), Paola (7-4), Basehor-Linwood (4-7), Holton (1-8) and Bonner Springs (9-4).
Tonganoxie High girls soccer blanks Ward, 10-0
April 26, 2017
Tonganoxie has another victory on the season after Friday’s 10-0 shutout of Bishop Ward. THS (2-5-1) swept Ward on the season with the victory, as Tonganoxie also shut out BWHS, 6-0, earlier this year.
Tonganoxie High softball moves to 9-1 after split with Turner
April 26, 2017
Tonganoxie is 9-1 on the season after getting shut out against Turner last week. The Chieftains held off Lansing, 7-6 and 9-7 on April 18 and then fell, 5-0, to Turner on Thursday. Trailing 2-0 late against Turner in Game 2, Tonganoxie rallied for 3 runs in the bottom of the seventh for the thrilling victory.
Tonganoxie track has some KU Relays representation
April 26, 2017
Tonganoxie track will be back to a more normal schedule heading into the final month of the season. Some THS track team members have competed at Wichita State University and Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, but the full team will return this week to competition on high school campuses.
Legislators expect extened session with ‘significant tax increase’ on horizon
April 26, 2017
With a “significant tax increase” on the agenda, Kansas legislators should be prepared for a long stay when they return to Topeka in May, Sen. Tom Holland told a town hall meeting Saturday in Tonganoxie. At a forum at the Tonganoxie Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, Holland, D-Baldwin City, and Rep. Jim Karleskint, R-Tonganoxie, said much remained on the Legislature’s plate for the 2017 session, including a new school finance formula, the state’s 2018 fiscal budget and the need to craft a tax policy needed to close a $800 million revenue gap for 2018. Holland said he thought there would be quick consensus on the first two items, but that finding agreement on taxes would be difficult.
All for ‘1” in Tonganoxie High making music history
April 26, 2017
Members of the Tonganoxie High School Band and Vocal Music Department have much to chirp about right now. The department made school history April 13 when it received four “1” ratings at a Class 4A large-group state music festival in Atchison.
Tonganoxie Recreation Commission gearing up for 50-year celebration in June
April 26, 2017
Tonganoxie celebrated a big milestone last year with a sesquicentennial celebration. For a third of that time, there also has been a Tonganoxie Recreation Commission. TRC will celebrate 50 years with its annual summer kickoff the first Saturday in June.
Team Tongie painting night Saturday at VFW
April 21, 2017
Team Tongie is offering a painting night as a fundraiser later this month. At the event, visitors will paint a “love” picture led by Tonganoxie High School art teacher Amy Johnson starting at 6 p.m. April 22 at Tonganoxie VFW Post 9271, 910 E. First St. Cost is $30 per person, with proceeds helping area families facing serious health or medical crisis.
Undies drive and bingo at Tonganoxie Public Library
April 21, 2017
Folks were dropping their pants often this past month at Tonganoxie Public Library. Well, to be more specific, people were dropping off underwear at the local library. Don’t be alarmed. No one actually was disrobing March 15-April 15 at Third and Bury streets. Instead, it was the library’s Drop (off) Your Drawers drive.
Legislative update is Saturday
April 20, 2017
The next legislative update will be 9 a.m. Saturday at Tonganoxie VFW Post 9271, 910 E. First St., Tonganoxie. Area legislators have been invited to attend the event. VFW Post 9271 and First State Bank and Trust are sponsoring the forum.
Tonganoxie’s Johnson heaves best discus throw in state at WSU meet; MHS athletes join THS competitors in Wichita
April 19, 2017
A Tonganoxie thrower now leads the state in discus after his final throw this past weekend at Wichita State University. LeeRoi Johnson, competing with fellow Chieftains at WSU’s high school pre-state meet, launched the discus 176 feet, 2 inches on his sixth and final throw. That marks the top throw so far in the state and puts him near the top 50 nationally. That throw came in the elite division, one of three at the WSU meet. There also were 1A-3A and 4A-6A divisions. Johnson also won the shot put in the 4A-6A division with a 48-0.75 throw.
THS golf finishes 4th at Hayden Invitational; schedules change again for Chieftain baseball, soccer
April 19, 2017
Tonganoxie High girls soccer team got its first victory of the season with a 6-0 victory against Bishop Ward last week. THS (1-4-1) was supposed to play Baldwin on Monday at home, but field conditions forced the postponement. A makeup has yet to be scheduled.
Chemistry key for Tonganoxie High softball in early going
April 19, 2017
Early on in the 2017 Tonganoxie High softball campaign, coach Stephanie Wittman thought her team had its strengths, but one intangible continues to be the squad’s biggest asset. “I think our team chemistry is the top thing going for our team right now,” Wittman said. It’s hard to argue with Wittman there.
State speaker to discuss communities and better involvement tonight in Tonganoxie
April 19, 2017
A staff member of Public Square Communities, Inc., who is part of numerous statewide initiatives will speak tonight in Tonganoxie. Liz Sosa of Garden City will lead a community discussion from 5:30-7:30 p.m. today at the Chieftain Room on the Tonganoxie High School campus.
Building activity up in Tonganoxie
April 19, 2017
There’s a lot of building activity these days in Tonganoxie. Assistant City Manager Jamie Shockley presented numbers at Monday’s City Council meeting. She noted that Tonganoxie leads the county in single-resident building permits being issued so far this year. Shockley said many numbers are encouraging so far this year, including 26 percent of budget estimates have been collected for sales tax. That’s up from 13 percent at this time in 2016. Shockley said she wanted to research why that number has doubled from last year.
Mayors for Meals in Tonganoxie
April 19, 2017
To help raise awareness of this service and its demand in the community, each year, the Council on Aging participates in Meals on Wheels of America’s “March for Meals” campaign. Tonganoxie Mayor Jason Ward, as he has done often in recent years, helped deliver meals to homebound seniors last month in Tonganoxie as part of mayoral support acoss the country.
Tonganoxie High boys track 2nd at BLHS; team head Thursday to WSU
April 13, 2017
The Tonganoxie High boys track team finished as runner-up Friday in a meet at Basehor-Linwood.

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