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Tonganoxie High girls roll past foes for back-to-back victories
February 4, 2016
The Tonganoxie High girls basketball team found itself in an enjoyable place last week: the win column. The THS girls defeated Heritage Christian, 57-34, Jan. 26 at the THS gymnasium. The squad followed up with a big victory Friday in Kansas City, Kan. Tonganoxie defeated Bishop Ward, 63-42, on the road and improved to 3-9 with the two-game winning streak.
Tonganoxie boys win another nail-biter, have won 3 of last 4
February 4, 2016
The Tonganoxie High boys won another nail-biter and then nabbed its first road victory last week. After starting 0-9, the team has won three of its last four games. THS defeated Heritage Christian, 32-30, Jan. 26 at home and then defeated Bishop Ward, 47-38, on Friday in Kansas City, Kan. The Chieftains were in a tight game all night against Heritage Christian. Tonganoxie had the largest lead at five points early (10-5). The game also saw four lead changes and six ties. Both teams also had similar runs, with THS’ longest being 11-3 and Heritage Christian’s 11-2.
Rank and file: Tonganoxie High wrestling takes 4th behind state powers at Baldwin
February 4, 2016
Tonganoxie High had arguably its best showing of the wrestling season Saturday at the Baldwin Invitational Tournament. The Chieftains finished fourth out of 16 teams, finishing behind a trio of ranked teams in Class 4A. Goodland, ranked No. 7 in 4A, won the meet with 216 points, while Santa Fe Trail, ranked No. 2, finished second with 172.5. No. 6 Baldwin took third with 159. THS wasn’t far behind at 146.5.
Father-son altercation leads to 5-hour Tonganoxie standoff
February 4, 2016
An incident Wednesday between a father and son involving a gun led to a standoff with police that lasted nearly five hours. Tonganoxie police were dispatched to the 600 block of River Street for a domestic disturbance involving a gun.
Kansas House rejects change in selecting high court justices
February 4, 2016
The Kansas House has rejected a proposal to give the governor and legislators more control over appointments to the state Supreme Court.
Kansas student says flying Confederate flag not meant to be racist
February 4, 2016
A Kansas high school student who was disallowed from flying a full-sized Confederate flag from a makeshift flagpole on his pickup truck said he has been unfairly “singled out” as being racist.
Kansas House vote shows weak support for constitutional amendment on judicial selection
February 4, 2016
The Kansas House voted Wednesday to advance toward final action a proposed constitutional amendment that would change the way state Supreme Court justices are selected, but the 69-53 vote was far short of the two-thirds majority, or 84 votes, needed to pass the measure.
Controversial Shawnee sex-ed poster lives on as Kansas House debates prosecuting teachers
February 3, 2016
Stemming from a 2014 Shawnee Mission school district controversy, Kansas lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow teachers and school administrators to be prosecuted for presenting material perceived as harmful to minors.
Kansas elderly population to double, outnumber children, forecast predicts
February 3, 2016
A university study projects the number of Kansans older than 65 will double in the next 50 years and outnumber children for the first time in state history.
Northwest Kansas digs out from major winter storm
February 3, 2016
Residents of northwest Kansas are digging out from a winter storm that dumped more than a foot of snow on some areas.
Tonganoxie Phil: Remembering the weather prognosticator with every Groundhog Day story written about him
03:34 p.m., February 2, 2016 Updated 06:54 p.m.
In what could be a foreshadowing of sorts — without the shadow — the area might be in for an early spring. After all, today is Groundhog Day, and with an overnight rain shower reminiscent of springtime precipitation, it could be a sign.
Tonganoxie USD 464 receives one bid for former elementary school
February 2, 2016
The future of Tonganoxie’s former elementary school could be decided Monday. Tonganoxie USD 464 is expected to make a decision on the winning bidder at Monday’s Tonganoxie School Board meeting, though only one bid was submitted, Superintendent Lyn Rantz said Tuesday.
Tonganoxie calls special meeting for further financing disucssion
February 2, 2016
The Tonganoxie City Council held off on financing for the city’s new police station and city hall at Monday’s meeting to go over some changes in the contract.
Kansas proposed juvenile justice changes would incarcerate fewer youths; some counties express concern
February 2, 2016
Kansas lawmakers are considering a bill that would dramatically overhaul the way juvenile offenders are handled, steering lower-level offenders away from juvenile detention centers and putting more emphasis on community-based intervention programs.
Tonganoxie Public Library picks winning name for humongous teddy bear
Adult reading is this month
February 2, 2016
The gigantic stuffed animal at Tonganoxie Public Library is now known as Shakesbear, a take, of course, on Shakespeare.
Kansas tax collections $7 million below expectations last month
February 1, 2016
Kansas is reporting that it collected about $7 million less in taxes than anticipated in January, with corporate income and sales taxes falling short of expectations.
Kansas minority groups push for same-day voter registration
February 1, 2016
Minority leaders in Kansas and other voting rights advocates are pushing for passage of a bill this year that they say would dramatically increase voter turnout by allowing people to register to vote on Election Day and still have their vote counted.
Kansas House GOP testing support for Supreme Court changes
February 1, 2016
Top Republicans in the Kansas House plan to test support this week for changing how state Supreme Court justices are selected.
Kansas lawmakers approve bill to keep state’s courts open
January 29, 2016
Kansas legislators have given final approval to a bill to keep the state’s courts open following a legal dispute involving their budget.
Kansas lawmakers discuss shortening legislative session
January 29, 2016
Kansas lawmakers say that legislative sessions need to be curtailed to expedite decisions and save taxpayer money.