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What should the trackless children's train at the Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial be called?

Response Percent
Chugga Chugga Chieftain
 
37%
Tongie Toot Toot
 
25%
T-Town Train
 
18%
Chieftain Choo Choo
 
13%
Chief Choo Choo
 
4%
Total 43
Note: This is not a scientific poll. Vote
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Tonganoxie Community Band to have practices next 2 weeks
Group inviting musicians to join in preparation for Sesquicentennial performance
May 26, 2016
The Tonganoxie Community Band will have rehearsals in the next couple weeks in preparation for the Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial.
Boatwright gives keynote speech at Tonganoxie Chamber event
May 24, 2016
Danni Boatwright reminisced about her hometown, shared her continued pride for the community and even got a bit emotional talking about family and friends. The clothing store owner who has created a line of sports team attire gave the keynote speech at last week’s Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet.
Tonganoxie selects Prairie View administrator as latest schools superintendent
May 24, 2016
An administrator with ties to the area will be the superintendent for Tonganoxie USD 464. The Tonganoxie School Board unanimously approved the hiring of Chris Kleidosty as its next superintendent. Kleidosty, who graduated from Valley Falls High School in neighboring Jefferson County, comes to Tognanoxie from Prairie View USD 362 in La Cygne. He served as superintendent the past nine years in that Linn County district.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Nikki Beach
May 24, 2016
This week’s Face to Face features Team Tongie board member Nikki Beach
Tonganoxie area groups support national veteran motorcycle ride on Interstate 70
May 23, 2016
Nearly 40 American flags were unfurled — including a 20-foot-by-30-foot version towering above the overpass — to greet motorcyclists Monday passing through the Heartland. Tonganoxie American Legion Post 41 and its women’s auxiliary, the Tonganoxie Motorcycle Association, Christian Motorcycle Association and the Ozawkie American Legion Riders joined together for the annual event.
Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office investigating body found near Tonganoxie
May 23, 2016
The Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a body found Friday between Tonganoxie and McLouth.
Tonganoxie bids farewell to Class of 2016 with Saturday graduation
May 17, 2016
Tonganoxie High School valedictorian Spencer Finkbiner thanked some of his teachers for their great mentoring at Saturday’s commencement exercises, but at one point during his speech, he admitted that he wasn’t the foremost authority on giving thoughtful and inspiring speeches to his peers. “Just this week my mom had to remind me how to sort my laundry,” Finkbiner said. “And you want me to give you worthwhile, life-directing advice? I’m just a kid.
Tonganoxie School Board again tables contract decision for Parker; 200 attend meeting
12:11 p.m., May 17, 2016 Updated 01:58 p.m.
The Tonganoxie School Board again has tabled a decision on whether to renew a teacher’s contract as roughly 200 patrons looked on at Monday’s special meeting. The board voted, 4-3, to table the item until the state decides next month whether to censure the teacher. Board Members Bryan Kemp, Michelle McGhee and Kris Grinter voted against the measure. The board originally scheduled the special meeting to discuss selection of finalists for the district’s new superintendent Monday at the Tonganoxie Middle School library.
Tonganoxie City Council approves hiring legal counsel for potential proceedings with RV resort group
May 17, 2016
The Tonganoxie City Council has approved hiring counsel for any potential work with a group looking to build luxury RV resort just east of Tonganoxie. The council approved, 4-0, an agreement with Shannon Marcano to negotiate any development agreements. Mayor Jason Ward and Council Member Andy Gilner were absent from Monday’s meeting.
Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial organizers asking for residents to show up Sunday for lip dub video
May 17, 2016
Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial organizers are looking to promote the event this Sunday, but they need the community’s help. With assistance from Tonganoxie High School video production students and Gab Local TV of Topeka, organizers are trying to put together lip dub segment for the community. Lip dub is a form of lip syncing to music in a video.
Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development graduates 12 students for 2015-16
May 17, 2016
This year’s Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development Class had 12 graduates. The students received their graduation awards during a luncheon May 4 at the Bob Wiley Memorial VFW Post 11499 in Basehor. Class members hail from Tonganoxie, Basehor and Lansing and were recognized for completing the eight-month course.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Lindsay Eccles
May 17, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profiles Lindsay Eccles.
Mental health advocates question Kansas ‘step therapy’ bill
May 17, 2016
Mental health advocates are raising concerns about a bill passed by Kansas lawmakers that would require doctors to try cheaper drugs before more expensive ones for Medicaid recipients, but the bill’s backers say the concerns are overblown.
Tonganoxie High girls track takes 3rd, boys 4th at KVL meet
May 16, 2016
Two gold medals for each the girls and boys Tonganoxie High track teams helped the teams to third- and fourth-place finishes, respectively, at last week’s Kaw Valley League Meet at Piper. Mill Valley won first in both the boys’ and girls’ divisions. MVHS scored 197.5 points on the girls’ side. Lansing placed second with 121 and THS had 96.5 for third. Piper took fourth (84.5), Bonner Springs fifth (56.5), Basehor-Linwood sixth (41), Turner seventh (7) and Bishop Ward eighth (1).
Tonganoxie USD 464 special meeting tonight for superintendent search, teacher contract
12:43 p.m., May 16, 2016 Updated 01:03 p.m.
The Tonganoxie USD 464 School Board is expected to make a decision on whether to renew a teacher’s contract and also continue with its superintendent search. Monday’s special meeting, along with subsequent ones scheduled for Tuesday through Thursday and Friday if needed, will be at 6 p.m. in the Tonganoxie Middle School library.
Tonganoxie baseball regional postponed due to weather
May 16, 2016
Monday’s Tonganoxie High Class 4A Division I regional play-in game at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds has been postponed. The updated schedule has Bishop Miege and Tonganoxie now playing at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The winner of that game plays Sumner at 4 p.m. and then Piper and Basehor-Linwood are to play at 6 p.m. The championship game now is set for 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Tonganoxie man charged with capital murder in KCK detective’s death
Charges also filed in Leavenworth County
05:14 p.m., May 11, 2016 Updated 05:28 p.m.
A Tonganoxie man accused in the fatal shooting of a Kansas City, Kan., police detective was charged with capital murder today, a day after Missouri authorities charged him with shooting a woman during a failed attempt to steal a car and escape law enforcement.
Flood warnings, severe thunderstorm watches for Leavenworth, Jefferson counties
May 11, 2016
Leavenworth counties.
Kansas man wrongly imprisoned for murder, rape sues sheriff, district attorney
May 11, 2016
Floyd Bledsoe, an Oskaloosa man who was wrongly imprisoned for 15 years for murder, filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Jefferson County, including the offices of the sheriff and district attorney.
Tonganoxie High soccer ready for Senior Night salute
May 10, 2016
Tonganoxie soccer had its Senior Night festivities Tuesday with its regular-season finale Tuesday at the Chieftain Park Sports Complex.

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