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Face to Face: Tonganoxie UMC minister Bill Gepford
July 7, 2015
This week’s Face to Face profile features Tonganoxie’s
Disaster, damage numbers rise in Kansas
July 6, 2015
Federal disaster declarations and damage costs are on the rise in Kansas, although it’s unclear whether more severe weather is the reason.
2 injured after car explodes on Kansas expressway
July 6, 2015
Authorities are investigating after a car explosion in Soldier Township in Topeka peeled back the roof of a car and sent two people to the hospital.
Flash flood watch issued for Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte Counties
July 6, 2015
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties from 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday evening.
Amtrak’s future in Kansas hinges on satisfying mandate
July 6, 2015
Kansas could lose its Amtrak service unless funding is found to satisfy a federal requirement to install positive train control systems along its lines by the end of the year.
Tonganoxie police reports, June 29-July 5, 2015
July 6, 2015
Tonganoxie police calls June 29-July 5, 2015:
Wineries, craft breweries experience growth in Kansas
July 5, 2015
The thirst for Kansas-produced alcoholic beverages is growing, with wineries multiplying and the state’s largest craft beer brewer moving into a larger facility.
Farmers eager for drones, but most can’t legally fly them
July 5, 2015
Mike Geske wants a drone. Watching a flying demonstration on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the Missouri farmer envisions using an unmanned aerial vehicle to monitor the irrigation pipes on his farm — a job he now pays three men to do.
Kansas City Connection: A tour of West 39th Street
July 5, 2015
This week, I’d like to take a brief tour of some of the classic, updated and new locations on one of my favorite walking/dining/shopping strips: West 39th Street.
Kansas gun dealer to pay $132K to woman for selling to felon
July 2, 2015
Owners of a southeast Kansas gun shop sued for selling a weapon that a man used to kill himself and his 8-year-old son have reached a $132,000 settlement with the child’s mother, according to lawyers in the case.
Aspiring Spire from Tonganoxie
July 2, 2015
Sarah Ahart wanted to extend her playing career into college. The 2015 Tonganoxie High School graduate had been looking at Baker University and Kansas City Kansas Community College to continue her days of playing basketball. Then came the opportunity to play two sports.
Celebration in July to mark National Day of American Cowboy
July 2, 2015
Tonganoxie will celebrate National Day of the American Cowboy with a parade, several country western music performances and vendors.
Cinderella’ to be staged later this month
July 2, 2015
This year’s summer youth theater production will be 6 p.m. July 17 and 11 a.m. July 18 Saturday at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center on the Tonganoxie High School campus.
Tonganoxie USD 464 has new telephone numbers
July 2, 2015
The Tonganoxie school district has new phone numbers starting today.
Troublesome zebra mussels found in Wellington lake
July 2, 2015
Wildlife officials say troublesome zebra mussels have been found in a lake in south-central Kansas.
Longtime Tonganoxie doctor dies after just celebrating 60 years of service
July 2, 2015
Dr. Phil Stevens, who just marked 60 years of service yesterday, died in his sleep overnight.
Kansas AG plans to appeal ruling blocking anti-abortion law
July 2, 2015
Kansas’ attorney general plans to appeal a judge’s ruling temporarily blocking the state’s first-in-the-nation ban on the most common second trimester abortion procedure.
Kansas governor signs bill clarifying new property tax law
July 2, 2015
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill clarifying that a new law aimed at reducing local property taxes doesn’t take effect until 2018.
Ag Hall’s Tractor Daze to include hall of fame inductions
July 2, 2015
The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 630 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, will conduct its annual “Tractor Daze and Touch a Truck” event from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. July 11.
Northrop Grumman event aimed at Kansas aviation suppliers
July 1, 2015
Representatives from Northrop Grumman will be in Wichita this week for a supplier’s symposium aimed at the bolstering the aviation industry in Kansas.