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Tonganoxie superintendent’s first court appearance is later this month in Linn County
March 8, 2017
A Tonganoxie USD 464 administrator will appear in court later this month for suspicion of failure to report abuse. Superintendent Chris Kleidosty is set for a first appearance at 9 a.m. March 22 in Linn County Court in Mound City.
Gallagher Park progress in Tonganoxie
March 8, 2017
A sign and a brick-laden gathering spot have helped Gallagher Park take shape, but more upgrades are planned for the Tonganoxie landmark. Kay Soetaert, part of the park’s citizen task force, said a kiosk and flagpole are in future plans, as are park benches. She said workers also will “level off some of the ground where it slopes and keep it open green space for events.”
Irish time in Tonganoxie with St. Pat’s Parade on tap Saturday
March 8, 2017
Tonganoxie eyes of all shades will be smiling Saturday. The community’s St. Patrick’s Parade returns with an 11 a.m. start time. The parade will take the traditional downtown route, starting at Main and Fourth streets and moving west along Fourth Street. A traveling trophy will be given out for the best overall float, while bobble head trophies will be given for the best boys and girls youth entries.
Taxes, education dominate legislative forum in Tonganoxie
March 8, 2017
Taxes and education dominated the first legislative update of the latest Statehouse session Saturday at Tonganoxie VFW Hall. Sen. Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City, Rep. Jim Karleskint, R-Tonganoxie and State School Board Member Janet Waugh of Kansas City, Kan., spoke during the forum.
Weather in Tonganoxie causes outages, postponement
11:51 p.m., March 6, 2017 Updated 09:15 a.m.
Crews worked overnight to fix power outages in Tonganoxie and elsewhere in northeast Kansas, thanks to severe weather Monday night. Westar Energy’s website reported five outages in Tonganoxie still affecting about 1,800 customers just before 11 p.m.
Leavenworth County under tornado watch; red flag warning set for Tuesday
March 6, 2017
Tonganoxie is under a tornado watch until 10 p.m. Monday, while a wind advisory is set to end at 6 p.m. Monday.
Super science for Tonganoxie Olympiad
March 3, 2017
Tonganoxie High has another regional medal to its credit for Science Olympiad. This year’s team placed third at its regional this past Saturday at Johnson County Community College. There were 20 teams that competed, with the top six in each event medaling. Here’s a list of THS teams and their placings:
Piper boys end Tonganoxie’s season at PHS
March 3, 2017
The Tonganoxie High boys basketball team hoped a third meeting with state-ranked Piper would provide the upset charm, but THS couldn’t pull off the victory. Piper prevailed, 67-50, ending Tonganoxie’s season in a Class 4A Division I substate tournament game at PHS in Kansas City, Kan.
Unanimous decision by Kansas Supreme Court: School financing system does not meet constitutional requirements
March 2, 2017
The Kansas Supreme Court on Thursday declared that funding for public schools in the state is unconstitutionally low, and it gave the Legislature until June 30 to come up with a response, setting up another possibility that it could order the closing of public schools if lawmakers fail to come up with a satisfactory solution.
Suspect linked to threatening note at Tonganoxie school
March 2, 2017
Threatening notes were discovered on consecutive days at Tonganoxie Middle School and then Tonganoxie Elementary School last week. Authorities still are investigating the TMS note, but the issue has been resolved at TES, according to interim Superintendent Tonya Phillips.
Candidate forum Saturday at Tonganoxie VFW
March 2, 2017
Tonganoxie VFW Post 9271 will host a legislative update next month. The forum will start at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Tonganoxie VFW Post Home. The venue traditionally has been the venue for candidate forums, a city polling site and legislative updates. This will be the first legislative update for state Rep. Jim Karleskint, R-Tonganoxie. Karleskint, a retired educator and school superintendent, defeated longtime Republican incumbent Connie O’Brien of Tonganoxie in the primaries and then Democrat and Toganoxie City Council Member Kara Reed in the general election this past November. Karleskint represents the 42nd District in the Kansas House of Representatives.
Tonganoxie girls fall to Atchison, preparing for substate clash with top-rated Piper
March 2, 2017
Once his team got in early foul trouble, Tonganoxie coach Matt Frost decided to play a 2-3 zone and pack the paint to force Atchison — known for punishing teams in the paint — to shoot jump shots. But Atchison made 9-of-14 three-pointers, and that was too much for Tonganoxie to overcome in a 58-46 road loss on Friday night. “They haven’t done that all year,” Frost said. “If they’re going to beat us making nine threes there’s not a whole lot you can do about that.”
Tonganoxie High boys can’t overcome early deficit in regular-season finale; Piper next in substate Friday
March 2, 2017
Facing a 13-point deficit just four minutes into the game and missing its starting point guard, Tonganoxie coach David Hillmon admitted it would have been easy for his team to fold. “If you look at our season overall, for guys to stay focused, locked in, and still be committed to the program and the process,” Hillmon said, “that means a whole lot to me as a first-year head coach. We have to continue to trust the process and develop a winning culture.”
Remember When: A Community Review for March 1, 2017
March 2, 2017
Weather has stalled the construction of Chieftain Trail in Tonganoxie. But once the ground thaws, work on the trail will begin in full force. The half-mile trail will extend from Fourth and Main streets to Chieftain Park and also will tie in with VFW Park. The new branch of First State Bank and Trust is open at 15506 Pinehurst Drive in Basehor. (10 years ago)
The Columnists: Jarbalo Jottings, Linwood News and McLouth Happenings
March 2, 2017
The upcoming pancake supper was discussed. It will be 5-7 p.m. March 18. It was decided to add fruit to the menu. Marilyn Oxley filled in for Rosie as program leader and Nila Denholm served as hostess and served ice cream sandwiches to members Elaine Gnasch, Marilyn Oxley, Faye Cleavinger, Frances Jeannin, Thamar Barnett and the Rev. Larry Grove. The next meeting will be March 17 and the group will set up tables and chairs for the supper.
Trio of medalists for Tonganoxie High wrestling
March 1, 2017
Tonganoxie High got off to a great start Friday in the first day of the Class 4A state wrestling tournament at Salina’s Bicentennial Center. THS, which qualified a school-record 10 wrestlers for state this year, ran into a buzz saw Friday night. The Chieftains had three wrestlers in the state semifinals, but all three lost. Still, THS, one of four regional champions the weekend before, advanced eight of its wrestlers to Saturday.
Kathy’s Kottage offers cozy craft opportunities in Tonganoxie
March 1, 2017
Kathy’s Kottage offers visitors the chance to buy or create crafts and gifts, but the Tonganoxie business also has an international feel. Kathy Link, who taught second grade at Genesis Christian Academy for nine years, retired from the school in June 2016. A longtime craft enthusiast, Link wanted to share her craft love with the community. This past October, Kathy’s Kottage opened at 120 Hatchell Road nestled near her home. Link’s husband, Bob, built the cozy building.
Tonganoxie school board member addresses events surrounding superintendent; attorney who filed charges is former USD 464 administrator
March 1, 2017
As Tonganoxie’s top administrator awaits his time in court for allegedly failing to report abuse at his previous school, a Tonganoxie School Board member explains the district’s timeline with hiring the administrator. The Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kleidosty on Tuesday on a warrant out of Linn County where he previously was superintendent at Prairie View USD 362.
Tonganoxie voters approve 20-year sales tax; Tonganoxie Days entertainment agreement approved; VFW Park news
March 1, 2017
A 3/4-cent sales tax will fund a new Tonganoxie Public Library. Tonganoxie residents voted, 776-429, to replace the current 3/4-cent sales tax with a new 20-year sales tax at the same rate, according to Leavenworth County Clerk Janet Klasinski. She noted voter turnout was nearly 42 percent. The “yes” votes won with about 64 percent of the vote.
Tongaoxie still has 8 wrestlers competing entering Day 2 of 4A state
February 25, 2017
Tonganoxie High got off to a great start Friday in the first day of the Class 4A state wrestling tournament at Salina’s Bicentennial Center. THS, which qualified a school-record 10 wrestlers for state this year, ran into a buzz saw Friday night. The Chieftains had three wrestlers in the state semifinals, but all three lost.