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County fair time is approaching. Do you attend the fair?

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Kansas attorney general: Don’t send us Guantanamo detainees
November 18, 2015
Top prosecutors in three states being assessed as potential future homes for Guantanamo Bay detainees implored the Obama administration on Wednesday not to send the prisoners to their states.
Kansas properties nominated for national historic register
November 17, 2015
Kansas authorities have nominated five Kansas sites for the National Register of Historic Places.
Kansas panel considers whether gays should be foster parents
November 17, 2015
A Kansas legislative committee’s chairman raised questions Tuesday about whether gays and lesbians should be allowed to serve as foster parents for abused and neglected children.
University of Kansas student leaders outline diversity plan
November 17, 2015
University of Kansas student leaders who are facing an attempt to oust them have outlined proposals for increasing diversity within student government.
Tonganoxie police station, City Hall discussion trudges on
Council approves appraisal bids, tentative budget
November 17, 2015
The Tonganoxie City Council approved the setting of a budget for an updated City Hall and police station, along with the appraisal bids for a church that could be the new home for the police department. About 20 people were in attendance, some voicing opposition to a police move to the current Cornerstone Family Worship at Sixth and Church streets.
Celebrating a Tonganoxie VFW milestone
November 17, 2015
Tonganoxie VFW Post 9271 got its start in 1985 in a Mutual Savings basement meeting room. There were 54 charter members there that night. It was the start of a second stint for the VFW in the community, as the late John Cass Lenahan served as commander of the previously established post several years earlier.
Morey reflects on years of Tonganoxie library involvement
Retirement reception is Wednesday
November 17, 2015
Jim Morey’s relationship with the Tonganoxie Public Library started when he was just 8 years old. “I’ve had a profound love and interest since the time I was a little kid,” he said. “I can remember very clearly picking up my library card. I was 8 years old and was really proud of that.”
Carriage rides, music highlight tree lighting event Saturday
Library festivities, pancake feed also planned
November 17, 2015
Tonganoxie Mayor Jason Ward hopes weather will cooperate for Saturday’s holiday festivities. The Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting is set for 3-6 p.m. that day in downtown Tonganoxie. Carriage rides will be offered for visitors attending the event, while vocalists from Tonganoxie elementary, middle and high schools will perform throughout the event. A DJ also will perform musical entertainment. Fourth and Delaware streets will be the hub of the event.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Carissa Welsh
November 17, 2015
This week’s Face to Face profile features Tonganoxie United Methodist Church’s Carissa Welsh.
Majority of Kansas precinct seats empty for both parties
November 16, 2015
Kansas has more than 7,000 precinct seats per party, but fewer than a fifth of Democratic seats are occupied and less than half of Republican seats are filled, according to a newspaper report.
Kansas court’s approval of death sentence not seen as shift
November 15, 2015
Even though the state Supreme Court recently upheld a death sentence for the first time under the state’s 1994 capital punishment law, Kansas isn’t likely to see executions anytime soon or a shift in how the justices handle capital murder cases.
Kansas City Connection: ‘Christmas Cheer’ from a new ‘Nutcracker’ to Charles Dickens
November 15, 2015
You’ve likely seen news reports and alarmist email forwards about an alleged “War on Christmas,” but what’s less publicized in the media is Kansas City’s perennially successful “Campaign for Christmas Cheer (And General Holiday Merriment).” Whether you prefer a secular or a nonsecular Starbucks cup, this year’s holiday arts preview includes KC holiday classics for people of all beliefs, interests and ice-skating abilities.
Tonganoxie High School presenting ‘Charlie Brown’ musical
November 13, 2015
Moviegoers might be set on seeing “The Peanuts Movie” in theaters, but Tonganoxie High School will be offering a live version of the popular cartoon gang. “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” will be staged Thursday through Sunday at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center. Several students will be playing the roles of popular “Peanuts” characters.
Kansas holding hearings on disability services
November 12, 2015
Kansas is holding hearings on proposed changes to how how disabled Kansans receive services.
Report says student scores rise and fall with funding
November 12, 2015
Kansas students’ scores on national reading and math scores tended to rise and fall along with school funding levels, according to a report by the Kansas Association of School Boards.
Tonganoxie sesquicentennial meeting scheduled for next week
November 12, 2015
Organizers for Tonganoxie’s sesquicentennial will have a call-for-volunteers meeting next week. Anyone interested in volunteering for the event can attend the meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 in council chambers, 321 Delaware.
Tonganoxie VFW to celebrate 30 years Nov. 21
November 12, 2015
Tonganoxie VFW Post 9271 will celebrate its 30th anniversary with festivities Nov. 21. The celebration will run from 2-4 p.m. that day at the post home.
Library to honor retiring Morey next week
Bingo, ‘thankful’ cards, Santa’s workshop also planned
November 12, 2015
Longtime Tonganoxie Public Library employee Jim Morey will be recognized for his work at the library with a retirement reception. Patrons can stop by from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, to help Morey celebrate his retirement.
Tonganoxie city officials readying for Mayor’s Christmas tree lighting; police station continues to be hot topic
November 12, 2015
City officials are preparing for the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting later this month. The event will run from 3-6 p.m. Nov. 21 in downtown Tonganoxie. Carriage rides and various entertainment are planned for this year’s event, along with the tree lighting as it gets dark that night.
Kobach seeks end to lawsuit against Kansas citizenship rule
November 12, 2015
Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s office has registered two prospective northeast Kansas voters and is asking a judge to dismiss their federal lawsuit against the state’s proof-of-citizenship requirement.