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Brothers Market replaces B&J Country Mart
 
33%
Good Shepherd purchases building that once was home to Pelzl’s hardware, variety store
 
33%
THS principal Jamie Carlisle announces resignation midyear, will finish out school year
 
33%
Construction on new Tonganoxie Elementary School progresses
 
0%
Tonganoxie City Fire Chief Dave Bennett steps down after 27 years in department
 
0%
Incumbent Connie O’Brien defeats 19-year-old Tonganoxie challenger Austin Harris
 
0%
Jewel on Main opens in former country jubilee venue
 
0%
Lyn Rantz hired as new Tonganoxie USD 464 superintendent
 
0%
Former police station torn down; pocket park created in its place
 
0%
Chieftain Trail nearly doubles with connection to northeast area of Tonganoxie
 
0%
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Tonganoxie VFW recognizes local essay winners
Local students also district finalists
January 27, 2015
Several Tonganoxie students were recognized for their essays entries in this year’s Veterans of Foreign Wars writing contests. The national contests are known as the Voice of Democracy at the high school level and Patriot’s Pen at the middle school level.
Candidates file at last minute for Tonganoxie City Council, USD 464 races
January 27, 2015
Several residents have filed for Tonganoxie City Council and USD 464 school board positions. The deadline was noon Tuesday for City Council and mayoral filings, as well as school board. USD 464 school board incumbent Diane Truesdell is running for Position 1 against challenger Amelia C. Brusven. Truesdell joined the board in 2004.
Kansas House moves to stop wee-hours sessions, bill bundling
January 27, 2015
Kansas House members are moving to ban post-midnight sessions of their chamber and make it harder for their leaders to bundle multiple bills into a single piece of legislation.
Wichita council puts marijuana issue on April ballot
January 27, 2015
Wichita voters will get the opportunity to vote on easing marijuana penalties for first-time offenders.
Kansas measure would boost penalties for burglaries
January 27, 2015
Kansas would increase penalties for home burglaries under a bill being considered in the state Senate.
BLHS powerlifting meet biggest, best in Kansas
January 27, 2015
For several years, Basehor-Linwood has put together the best powerlifting program in Kansas, so it makes sense that the meet the Bobcats host is the biggest and best the state has to offer.
106 birthdays and counting
Tonganoxie resident Ann Jarrett celebrates another milestone
January 27, 2015
When President Barack Obama visited Lawrence last week, he became the first sitting president since William Howard Taft in 1911. Tonganoxie resident Ann Jarrett has been alive for both of these historic visits. Born Jan. 21, 1909, Jarrett, known by many as Aunt Ann, celebrated her 106th birthday last week at Vintage Park Assisted Living in Tonganoxie.
Filing deadline for Tonganoxie races noon today
Mail-in ballots for sales tax question due next Tuesday
January 27, 2015
Several residents have filed for Tonganoxie City Council and USD 464 school board positions, though two positions won’t have anyone running in this year’s school board election cycle.
Dalton Gang attraction among new historical site additions
January 26, 2015
A southwest Kansas roadside museum about a gang of bank and train robbers is among the newest properties added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Topeka district works with historically black colleges
January 26, 2015
The Topeka school district is working with several historically black colleges and universities in Texas to make its teaching staff more diverse.
Whereabouts of Thomas Hart Benton painting concealed
January 26, 2015
Some members of a class that donated a Thomas Hart Benton painting to a Shawnee Mission school in the 1950s are wondering where the gift is being kept.
Kansas governor proposes to backpedal on school funding, too
January 26, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback is proposing that Kansas backpedal on a much-ballyhooed increase in spending on public schools, just as he is asking fellow Republicans in the Legislature to slow down aggressive tax-cutting because of big budget shortfalls.
Kansas City Connection: Upgrades coming to downtown
January 25, 2015
With a new streetcar line currently being installed and dozens of new development projects in the works, the downtown development boom is already well underway.
Buzzer beater helps ignite Tonganoxie boys in second half
January 23, 2015
When a game is tied seven times and has five lead changes, that’s a decent indication the game is a good one. The Tonganoxie High Boys had a 31-22 lead Thursday against Metro Academy, but the game became was back-and-forth most of the night before THS won, 65-60.
Tonganoxie High girls drop Atchison, play Jeff West on Saturday
January 23, 2015
The Tonganoxie High girls experienced a roller coaster of a game Thursday against Atchison in a consolation bracket game in the Tonganoxie Invitational.
Holy-Field having Kansas Day celebration Sunday in Basehor
January 22, 2015
Holy-Field Winery in Basehor will get an early start on celebrating Kansas Day.
Author to speak about Quantrill era at Tonganoxie Community Historical Society
January 22, 2015
A psychosocial nurse will discuss Missouri Order No. 11 and the Civil War during the next Tonganoxie Community Historical Society meeting.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Toni Minor
January 22, 2015
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Tonganoxie resident Toni Minor.
Tonganoxie High debate takes 3rd at state
January 22, 2015
Tonganoxie High School is adding more accolades to its debate program’s list of achievements. THS placed third at the Class 4A state four-speaker debate tournament in El Dorado. The team also recorded a fourth-place finish in two-speaker debate.
Living the dream in Tonganoxie
Area residents join together for Martin Luther King celebration
January 22, 2015
The Jewel on Main Singers just finished performing “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” when Tonganoxie resident Laurence Hill offered a suggestion. The singers should replace “world” with “Tonganoxie.”

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