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Who will have more success at his new school: Chris Klieman or Les Miles?

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Tonganoxie sending 4 to state as Riedel sets, breaks school records
February 16, 2019
A school record fell Saturday as Tonganoxie High wrestlers won three gold medals at the Class 4A Paola Regional. THS qualified four wrestlers overall for the 4A state tournament, which will be Friday and Saturday at the Tony’s Pizza Events Center in Salina.
Tonganoxie High wrestling in 4th place at 4A regional heading into Day 2
February 15, 2019
Tonganoxie High was in fourth place Friday night at a Class 4A regional at Paola. The Chieftains were sitting at 88.5 points after the first day of competition. Ottawa leads the standings with 125 points heading into Saturday. Louisburg is second with 106.5 and Eudora third with 98. Piper is in fifth with 78.5 and Anderson County sixth with 65. From there, it’s Paola seventh (59), Perry-Lecompton eight (56), Prairie View ninth (50), Fort Scott 10th (48), Baldwin 11th (40), Bishop MIege 12th (27), Osawatomie 13th (20), Atchison 14th (18) and Bishop Ward 15th (3).
Scholar Athlete of the Month drops in buzzer beater in Tonganoxie boys basketball victory against Paola
February 15, 2019
February has been good to Calvin Morgan. First, the Tonganoxie High senior was named this month’s Midco Sports Network Scholar Athlete of the Month. The three-sport THS standout got some air time with Midco’s feature segment on him. Cameras again were on Morgan on Thursday night.
Public Works Department encouraging Tonganoxie residents to use off-street parking if possible
February 15, 2019
The Tonganoxie Public Works Department is asking city residents to use off-street parking as much as they can. Keeping the streets as clear as possible will benefit city workers as they work to keep clean streets as complete as they can. Snow started falling this morning. Tonganoxie is in a winter weather advisory as considerable snow is expected to fall today and tomorrow.
Tonganoxie poilce asking for assistance in auto burglary investigations
February 15, 2019
The Tonganoxie Police Department is reaching out to residents as it investigates a series of auto burglaries and a stolen vehicle.
For LOVE of pizza
February 13, 2019
Sawyer Vestal’s favorite menu item at Gambino’s is pepperoni pizza. His love of said food was on display this week at his Valentine party in Stephanie Lang’s third-grade class at Tonganoxie Elementary School. As the tradition of Valentine’s Day goes, elementary school children exchange V-Day cards.
My spare, with care: Tonganoxie man receives kidney just in time for Valentine’s Day
February 13, 2019
Michael Kelly has two Valentines this year in a February he likely never will forget. The Tonganoxie attorney, who has battled kidney problems much of his life, successfully accepted a donated kidney from Deb Simmons of Lawrence last week. Kelly, who had been on dialysis for years and had to have a hand amputated due to other health issues, said he felt like a new person after his five-hour surgery Wednesday, Feb. 6 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
Fundraising under way for proposed field turf at Tonganoxie High
February 13, 2019
An ambitious funding campaign that would bring artificial turf to Tonganoxie High School’s Beatty Field already is gaining steam. Tonganoxie USD 464 School Board Member Kaija Baldock reported that $137,500 in pledges already have come in for field turf at THS. The total price tag for artificial turf is $700,000, $450,000 would come from donors. The school board has pledged up to $250,000 in capital outlay funds for the project if the anticipated donor money level is reached. If $250,000 is raised by March 1, per a recent school board vote, the project can proceed with turf being installed by August and ready for the 2019-20 school year. The donation levels include advertising on the field, banners at the stadium or other advertising opportunities at Beatty Field.
Riedel, Sonntag lead Chieftains at Frontier League meet
February 13, 2019
A Tonganoxie wrestler will take an undefeated record into the postseason next weekend. THS senior Korbin Riedel won a Frontier League title Saturday with an 8-3 decision against Bonner Springs senior Joe Tapia (32-7) in the 152-pound division at Paola. The victory moved Riedel to 34-0 on the season. His quest for a state title will continue with competition Friday and Saturday in a Class 4A regional, also at Paola.
Senior Night celebrated at Tonganoxie High for winter sports
February 12, 2019
Senior night festivities took place Tuesday after The Mirror’s deadline. The special night recognized seniors in wrestling, cheer, dance and basketball. The Tonganoxie High girls basketball team played Bishop Ward in the Chieftains’ final home game of the season. The team finishes out the regular season with road games Thursday at Paola and Tuesday at Atchison. THS is 3-14 on the season.
Riedel, Sonntag lead Chieftains at Frontier League wrestling meet
February 9, 2019
A Tonganoxie wrestler will take an undefeated record into the postseason next weekend. THS senior Korbin Riedel won a Frontier League title Saturday with an 8-3 decision against Bonner Springs senior Joe Tapia (32-7) in the 152-pound division at Paola. The victory moved Riedel to 34-0 on the season. His quest for a state title will continue with competition Friday and Saturday in a Class 4A regional, also at Paola.
Tonganoxie USD 464, Genesis Christian Academy cancel Thursday classes due to icy weather
February 6, 2019
Tonganoxie USD 464 and Genesis Christian Academy will not have classes Thursday due to icy weather. This marks the third consecutive week that classes have been canceled due to inclement weather.
No shadow, better weather, says this year’s ‘Tonganoxie Phil’
February 6, 2019
Phil George didn’t see his shadow when he went to work Saturday. As this year’s honorary Tonganoxie Phil, that means an early spring in these parts, just as it did in Pennsylvania after Punxsutawney Phil saw no shadow back East. George said it was foggy and drizzly when he first went outside Saturday, but he probably wouldn’t have seen his shadow anyway.
Lansing man dies in motorcycle accident
February 4, 2019
A Lansing man was killed in a motorcycle fatality Sunday near Tonganoxie. Officers were dispatched to the accident at 5:22 p.m. Sunday near 207th Street and Tonganoxie Drive. Curtis Franklin Haskins, 58, Lansing, was driving 1990 Honda GL 1500 motorcycle northeast on Tonganoxie Drive, according to the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office.
21-year-old Lawrence resident killed in 5-vehicle crash on I-70
February 4, 2019
A 21-year-old Lawrence resident died in a multiple-vehicle accident Sunday on Interstate 70 in Leavenworth County, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol report. The 21-year-old, Tristan Kuritz, was driving a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze. Kuritz’s vehicle was one of five involved in the accident, which occurred shortly after 3:30 p.m. Sunday near mile marker 213, about two miles east of the Leavenworth County Road 1 exit. Multiple lanes of I-70 were closed most of Sunday evening as authorities worked the accident scene.
Leavenworth County investigating death of missing Basehor man found Saturday
February 3, 2019
Local authorities continue to investigate the death of a 27-year-old Basehor man who was last seen going for a run early Friday evening. Maj. James Sherley, spokesperson for the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office, said that Jordan Kenne had been found about 5 p.m. Saturday outside the Basehor city limits.
Souper Bowl Challenge between Tonganoxie and McLouth Methodist churches wraps up this weekend
February 1, 2019
Souper Bowl drive continuing until Saturday The annual Souper Bowl Community Soup Drive has started. The drive is a friendly competition featuring McLouth and Tonganoxie United Methodist churches to see who can collect the most cans to help those in need.
Topeka Sizzlers to play Saturday at McLouth
February 1, 2019
A blast from the past is back in new form and will be playing a basketball game at McLouth High School. The Topeka Sizzlers, a semi-pro basketball team from the Capital City, will play the Kansas City Grillers at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Tonganoxie, McLouth canceling Wednesday classes due to anticpated bad weather; classes still on at Genesis Christian Academy
08:27 p.m., January 29, 2019 Updated 08:47 p.m.
Tonganoxie USD 464, McLouth USD 342 and Genesis Christian Academy won’t have classes for the second Wednesday in a row due to inclement weather. This time it’s because of the extremely low temperatures expected Wednesday.
How well do you know your Kansas? Take our quiz in honor of the state’s birthday
January 29, 2019
Happy Kansas Day! In honor of the Sunflower State’s 158th birthday (Kansas was admitted to the Union on Jan. 29, 1861), The Mirror put together this short quiz to test your knowledge of the state. Sure, some questions might be obscure, but in case you ever are a contestant on “Jeopardy!” or trivia night, this information might come in handy. Besides, it’s a quiz. It needs to challenge you a little bit!