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Response Percent
Brothers Market replaces B&J Country Mart
 
33%
Good Shepherd purchases building that once was home to Pelzl’s hardware, variety store
 
33%
THS principal Jamie Carlisle announces resignation midyear, will finish out school year
 
33%
Construction on new Tonganoxie Elementary School progresses
 
0%
Tonganoxie City Fire Chief Dave Bennett steps down after 27 years in department
 
0%
Incumbent Connie O’Brien defeats 19-year-old Tonganoxie challenger Austin Harris
 
0%
Jewel on Main opens in former country jubilee venue
 
0%
Lyn Rantz hired as new Tonganoxie USD 464 superintendent
 
0%
Former police station torn down; pocket park created in its place
 
0%
Chieftain Trail nearly doubles with connection to northeast area of Tonganoxie
 
0%
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Crucial missed shots thwart Tonganoxie High boys’ chance for road victory
Mill Valley hangs on in tight game
January 18, 2015
For most of Friday’s visit to Mill Valley, the Tonganoxie High boys had themselves in position to win. However, a series of missed shots in the fourth quarter proved more than a little costly. THS trailed by just five points entering the fourth quarter, but the Jaguars pulled away late to hand the Chieftains a 53-46 loss.
Tonganoxie High girls make strides in loss
Team nabs first victory against Turner
January 18, 2015
David Hall sensed the Tonganoxie High girls had started to turn a corner in their first win Jan. 13 against Turner. The Chieftains weren’t able to replicate that success Friday at Mill Valley, but further progress was still evident in the eyes of their coach.
Kansas City Connection: A slice, a symphony and opera singing
January 18, 2015
Last week, this column previewed KC Restaurant Week, which began Friday and lasts through Jan. 25. Sometimes you just want to keep it simple, though, and just order a pizza. Also, mezzo-soprano superstar Joyce DiDonato and tenor Juan Diego Florez will headline the pinnacle event of the Harriman-Jewell series’ 50th season.
Sign-ups to begin for annual trans-Atlantic pancake race
January 18, 2015
Sign-ups get underway next weekend in southwest Kansas for an annual trans-Atlantic pancake race.
School efficiency panel suggests forming 2 new committees
January 15, 2015
A Kansas task force that spent half a year looking for ways to spend school funding more efficiently on Wednesday proposed legislation that would create two new commissions to take up the subject.
Lesser prairie-chicken conservation plan receives windfall
January 15, 2015
Kansas fish and wildlife officials are saying that the plan to protect the endangered lesser prairie-chicken has raised nearly double the expected revenue in its first year.
Tonganoxie educator one of Kansas’ best
TES teacher earns statewide award
January 15, 2015
Nichole Gurwell has an interesting approach to teaching, according to Ty Poehl, Tonganoxie Elementary School principal. “It’s kind of like you take someone who is already an excellent teacher, but also has the attributes of a Nickelodeon producer,” Poehl said. “She knows what kids like.”
Kobach seeks straight-party voting, power to prosecute fraud
January 15, 2015
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach alerted lawmakers this week that he will again seek the power to prosecute voter fraud, and also is proposing two other voter bills.
Kansas revenues take major hit from plummeting oil prices
January 14, 2015
Kansas lawmakers looking for a bright spot in the state’s financial picture were told on Tuesday that even though falling gas prices are greatly reducing the amount of oil severance taxes the state is collecting, more money is going into the pockets of residents that can be spent on other things.
Kansans buy more lottery tickets, spend less at 2 casinos
January 14, 2015
Kansans spent more than a million dollars more last year to buy lottery tickets than they did the previous year.
Group plans to build housing to revitalize Hutchinson area
January 14, 2015
A Hutchinson group is working on a plan to significantly increase the housing stock in a lower-income area of the city.
U.S. farmers bought more tractors, fewer combines in 2014
January 13, 2015
A new report shows U.S. farmers bought more tractors and fewer combines in 2014.
State Fair officials begin work on updating master plan
January 13, 2015
Kansas State Fair officials are considering two companies to write a master plan to address renovations at the aging fairgrounds.
Kansas birth rate in 2013 lowest since recording began
January 13, 2015
An annual report says the Kansas birth rate in 2013 was the lowest since the state began keeping birth records in 1912.
Trout fishing in Kansas? Yes, in the winter
January 12, 2015
Think of trout fishing and you aren’t likely to consider Kansas as a destination. But the state offers trout fishing during the winter at several of its waterways.
Kansas rivers, lakes attract eagles in winter
January 12, 2015
Bus tours and educational programs are among the activities that are planned in Kansas to celebrate National Bald Eagle Month.
BLHS powerlifters open 2015 season in convincing fashion
January 12, 2015
The Basehor-Linwood powerlifting teams continued their dominating ways Saturday when the opened the 2015 season at McLouth.
Kansas will have no women in statewide offices
January 12, 2015
For the first time since 1966, Kansas will have no females in statewide offices, at least until the next election.
Grocery store industry begins new push to allow strong beer, wine, liquor sales
January 11, 2015
Native Kansan David Dillon, the retired CEO and chairman of grocery giant The Kroger Co., has become the leader of the Uncork Kansas coalition, which is seeking legislation to end the longtime Kansas law that limits liquor sales only to licensed liquor stores. By Chad Lawhorn
Kansas lawmakers open session amid budget shortfalls
January 11, 2015
Kansas legislators open a critical annual session Monday that will require them to wade through massive budget shortfalls and deal with a court mandate to boost spending on public schools.