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How do you plan to vote in the Tonganoxie USD 464 mail-in ballot bond issue for $51.4 million in improvements to THS?

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Colvert makes history as 1st Tonganoxie High girls wrestling team member to earn state bid
02:10 a.m., February 15, 2020 Updated 11:38 a.m.
A Tonganoxie High freshman made history Saturday.
Spontaneous wish upon a star for Tonganoxie couple
February 14, 2020
The stars seemed to align just right for a magical football season in Kansas City for the Chiefs Kingdom. The same could be said for Steve and Paula Gish as they got to see the Chiefs’ biggest star shine bright in the Magic Kingdom. The Tonganoxie couple had made plans months ago to spend the first weekend in February in Florida for Steve’s birthday. Paula’s sister lives near Sarasota, Fla., and it’s become a nice getaway and place to celebrate Steve’s birthday, which is Feb. 6.
Mellen stepping down as Tonganoxie High AD, assistant principal; another THS grad taking over volleyball program
February 12, 2020
There were several resignations approved at Monday’s Tonganoxie USD 464 school board meeting. Brandon Mellen is stepping down as Tonganoxie High School assistant principal and activities director. Mellen said Tuesday morning that he was resigning to take an activities director position at an American school in Lima, Peru. Mellen will finish up his third and final year at THS in a few months.
Tonganoxie USD 464 board offices to have interim home space at local church
February 12, 2020
The Tonganoxie USD 464 district office will have a temporary home at West Haven Baptist Church while construction work takes place on the high school campus. With demolition of the board office coming later this year, the central office will be displaced. West Haven officials offered space at their church in the interim. The school board approved a memorandum of understanding with West Haven, 7-0, at Monday’s regular meeting.
Tonganoxie High powerlifters compete at Basehor-Linwood
February 12, 2020
The Tonganoxie High powerlifting team had several medalists at the 13th annual Bobcat Invitational on Jan. 26 at Basehor-Linwood. On the women’s side, Haley Robinette placed fourth at the 123-pound division with 3.613 points. Destiny Dishman placed ninth in the same division, but missed out on scoring for the Chieftains.
Kansas Supreme Court to conduct special evening session in Concordia
February 7, 2020
The Kansas Supreme Court will conduct a special evening session April 7 in Concordia as part of its ongoing outreach to familiarize people with the Kansas judiciary. The court will be in session from 6:30 p.m. to about 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, in the Concordia High School auditorium, 436 W. 10th St. It will be the Supreme Court’s first visit to Concordia in the court’s 159-year history, and it will be only the 12th time that the court will hear cases in the evening.
Longtime Tonganoxie resident George Cooper turns 100
February 5, 2020
Longtime Tonganoxie resident George Cooper will have two celebrations serve as bookends for a momentous birthday. Cooper turns 100 today.
Super Bowl Stories: Readers encouraged to share memories and stories from their experiences surrounding the Chiefs’ 1st world championship in half-century
February 5, 2020
Did you head to Miami or have a superb Super Bowl party? Did your superstitions work? Are you one of the brave souls participating in the Chiefs Kingdom Champions Parade? We’d love to hear your stories and see your photos as we put together the final reports for our series of localized Chiefs coverage. Tell us what the championship means to you and your family or group of friends. You can email memories, with subject line: CHIEFS to or interact with us on social media. You can comment on this story on our Facebook page or Twitter account. Readers also can mention us at @tonganoxie on Twitter.
Mahomes Sweet Mahomes: Tonganoxie USD 464 joins other metro school districts in canceling Wednesday classes for victory parade
February 5, 2020
Tonganoxie USD 464 opted to cancel school today for a more cheerful reason than some crummy winter weather, but the latter might factor into the schedule before this week concludes. District officials announced via social media Monday that today’s classes would be canceled so that families could attend the Kansas City Chiefs victory parade that morning in Kansas City, Mo. Unfortunately, the weather just might rain — or snow or drizzle — on said parade.
Tonganoxie USD 464 canceling Wednesday classes for Chiefs parade; winter weather advisory also issued this week
February 3, 2020
Tonganoxie USD 464 is canceling school Wednesday for a more cheerful reason than some crummy winter weather, but the latter might factor into the schedule before this week concludes. District officials announced via social media that Wednesday classes are canceled so that families could attend the Kansas City Chiefs victory parade that morning in Kansas City, Mo. Unfortunately, the weather just might rain — or snow or drizzle — on said parade.
Test your Sunflower State knowledge with our Kansas Day 2020 quiz
January 29, 2020
How much do you know about the state of Kansas? Sure, it’s the 34th state and it is celebrating its 159th birthday today (it was admitted to the Union on Jan. 29, 1861), but what do you know about the people, places and things that make up and relate to the Sunflower State?
Super Bowl light show in Tonganoxie
Local resident’s Christmas light show continues well past holidays with Chiefs’ historic run
January 29, 2020
Brandon Masur labored over his new love of a Christmas light show for a full year. Thanks to a dream season with one game to go for the Kansas City Chiefs, Masur is able to enjoy the fruits of his labor just a little bit longer. Masur, a Leavenworth City firefighter who lives in Tonganoxie, decided last Christmas that he wanted to be part of a growing hobby across the nation that takes holiday decorations to a new level with light shows. And then, 3,500 LED pixels, 1,000 feet of wire and “hours and hours and hours in the garage drilling PVC pipe” later, Masur had his masterpiece: a colorful light show set to Christmas songs and an added bonus — a Chiefs song.
Tonganoxie Invitational finishing Saturday with updated schedule
January 25, 2020
This week’s weather has caused some changes for the 61st annual Tonganoxie Invitational.
No school Friday for Tonganoxie, McLouth or Genesis Christian Academy
January 24, 2020
Inclement weather has forced the cancellation of Friday classes for the second consecutive week in Tonganoxie and McLouth. There will be no school Friday for Tonganoxie USD 464, McLouth USD 342 or Genesis Christian Academy. Other area school districts canceling classes are Basehor-Linwood, Lansing, Pleasant Ridge, PIper and Bonner Springs.
Searcy suffers first loss of season, but still takes 2nd for Tonganoxie wrestling; Heskett, Mitchell take 1st for girls
January 23, 2020
The Bobcat Classic always is one of the biggest tournaments of the year. Tonganoxie High finished in the middle of the pack at this year’s boys wrestling meet. THS placed 14th out of 23 teams with 82.5 points. St. Thomas Aquinas won the meet with 162 points. The Saints needed a tiebreaker to defeat Underwood (Iowa), which also had 162.
McLouth Invitational continues Thursday
January 22, 2020
The 33rd annual McLouth Invitational Tournament started Monday. In girls play, No. 1 Cair Paravel defeated No. 8 Kansas City Christian, 42-30, and No. 2 Maur Hill squeaked by No. 7 Wathena-Riverside, 41-39. In Boys games, No. 1 Maur Hill outlasted No. 8 Silver Lake, 57-47, while No. 2 McLouth defeated No. 7 Wathena-Riverside, 48-31.
Residential projects, upgraded high school expected to dominate city’s landscape in 2020
January 22, 2020
The calendar has turned, and with it a new year. But what might we expect in Tonganoixe moving forward into 2020? Officials have been promoting the Tonganoxie Business Park as the city grows to the south. Unilock is the lone occupant, but city officials hope that more companies will look to make it their business’ home.
Tonganoxie Invitational tournament champions to be crowned Saturday
January 21, 2020
The 61st annual Tonganoxie Invitational will continue Thursday and finsh up Friday. Teams with Tonganoxie on the boys side are Bonner Springs, De Soto, Eudora, Maranatha Christian Academy, Metro Academy, Olathe West and Wamego. Bishop Ward, Bonner Springs, De Soto, Eudora, Metro Academy, Sumner Academy and Wamego are on the bracket with THS on the girls side.
Chieftain girls fall short in Spring Hill game at Tonganoxie
January 20, 2020
Oh so close. The Tonganoxie High girls basketball team trailed Spring Hill, 32-28, late in a Frontier League game Thursday that had been back-and-forth all night. But then came an and-1 from Morgan Brusven that made it 32-31 after the junior’s old-fashioned three-point play.
Area schools cancel Friday classes due to anticipated inclement weather
January 16, 2020
Tonganoxie USD 464, Genesis Christian Academy and McLouth USD 342 are among many area schools canceling Friday classes due to anticipated inclement weather. All Leavenworth County public schools have canceled Friday classes, as have Lawrence, Eudora, Piper and Bonner Springs districts.