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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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Town hall meeting to discuss local issues, including bond issue
August 23, 2019
Leavenworth County Commissioner Mike Stieben will lead a town hall meeting next week.
Sunflower Stroll, Plein Art Festival, cleanup days coming next week
August 23, 2019
The Sunflower Stroll will be Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 in the downtown area. Food trucks, band performances, a classic car cruise night, movie night, music and craft and decor vendors will be on hand.
Plein Art Festival next week alongside Sunflower Stroll
August 22, 2019
The Plein Art Festival will get Labor Day Weekend festivities started early in downtown Tonganoxie, with Sunflower Stroll events to coincide on the weekend. There also will be citywide garage sales that weekend. Tonganoxie Arts Council is organizing the art festival, which will run Wednesday, Aug. 28, through Aug. 31. Artists will participate in paint out competitions starting with “Moon Over Tongie” from 7-10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, in the downtown area, “Art in the Park” 8:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 29 at VFW and Magnatech parks and “History Preserved” 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Tonganoxie Community Historic Site.
Leadership Southern Leavenworth County to have recruitment gathering next week
August 22, 2019
Leadership Southern Leavenworth County is taking applications for the 2019-20 session and will be having a mixer later this month to get people more acquainted with the organization. Board members from Leadership SoLeavCo will be on hand to discuss the program and the organization in general.
Tonganoxie USD 464 to celebrate students with back-to-school barbecue
August 22, 2019
Tonganoxie USD 464 will have a fall kickoff event Friday at Beatty Field. Festivities will start at 5 p.m. at a food tent near the stadium. Free hot dogs, chips and water will be served. From there, students throughout the district will be recognized.
Soccer to be 1st Tonganoxie High team to open season
August 22, 2019
Tonganoxie just started preseason practices Monday, but the regular season soon will be here. Tonganoxie High boys soccer team is the first THS team to get the season started. The Chieftains open the season Aug. 30 at home against Kansas City Christian under coach Jon Orndorff. It will be the first competition on the new Beatty Field turf.
Knipp begins new volleyball era at Ottawa
August 22, 2019
Taylor Knipp was an all-Lawrence Journal-World first-team selection and an all-Frontier League second team selection her senior season at Tonganoxie. Per her mention in the Journal-World’s story about her all-area selection, Knipp was the Chieftains’ most consistent player in 2018 through the team’s 36-match season.
Sample graces football cover as THS garners early attention
August 22, 2019
Kansas Pregame recently published its 2019 football guide and a THS senior graces the front page. Lineman Cole Sample is one of 18 seniors included in the publication’s “Big Men on Campus” feature, highlighting them as the top players in the Class of 2020. Sample has received a track offer from Kansas and football and track offers from Pittsburg State.
Tonganoxie High students represent FreeState at DC event
August 21, 2019
Electric Cooperative Youth Tour is an opportunity to take part in a program that promotes life skills that today’s generation value, including building relationships, developing leadership skills and preparing them for their futures.
Next Chats with Chelsi is Thursday at the library
August 21, 2019
Chelsi Myer will be on hand for a 4 p.m. Chats with Chelsi presentation Thursday at the Tonganoxie Public Library. Myer is a Leavenworth County Agent with Kansas State University Research and Extension. The topics of Myer’s chats vary from month to month, but they all stem from her family and consumer science background.
Leavenworth man sentenced in stabbing case
August 21, 2019
Andrew Joseph Housworth, 41, Leavenworth, was sentenced Friday to more than 13 years in the Kansas Department of Corrections for one count of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, a severity level 4 person felony.
Leavenworth man sentenced in animal cruelty case
August 21, 2019
Lemuel Hunter Jr., 59, Leavenworth, Hunter was sentenced for a misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty for singeing a dog’s whiskers with a propane torch. The incident was reported Feb. 19, 2018, at an apartment in downtown Leavenworth.
Local man to be sentenced in October in contraband case
August 21, 2019
Haskell Lewis Jr., 66, Leavenworth, pleaded guilty Wednesday, Aug. 14, to attempted trafficking contraband into the Lansing Correctional Facility.
McLouth Happenings: Circus coming to town, MHS planning Nashville band trip
August 21, 2019
Mark your calendars. The circus is coming Sept. 5 to McLouth. More details next week.
Linwood News: Dog Day Story Time, Financial Investing Program, Back to School Ice Cream Social
August 21, 2019
The Linwood Community Library will celebrate National Dog Day with a night time story event next week.
Searcy set to begin Washburn era
August 14, 2019
Corinn Searcy was a regular fixture at state for the Tonganoxie High track team. Now she will compete for more hardware at the next level. Searcy signed a National Letter of Intent earlier this year to compete in track at Washburn.
Soetaert joins Seever and Spires soccer at USM
August 14, 2019
Anna Soetaert is continuing her athletics career up the road in Leavenworth, but there’s a familiar face leading her there. Soetaert signed a National Letter of Intent several months ago to play soccer at the University of Saint Mary.
Former McLouth High AD taking over at Atchison
August 14, 2019
A former McLouth High athletics director and boys basketball coach is the new athletics director and assistant principal at an area school.
Fall practice starts Monday for Tonganoxie, McLouth teams
August 14, 2019
It’s almost here: a new fall sports season. Tonganoxie and McLouth teams will begin fall practices Monday. Tonganoxie High will begin a new season for cross country, football, boys soccer, volleyball and girls golf.
Tonganoxie FFA officer attends conference
August 14, 2019
Demi Hull of the Tonganoxie FFA Chapter participated in the Kansas FFA District Officer’s Conference on Saturday and Sunday at the Marriott Convention Center in Junction City. Hull serves as the East Central District Treasurer.