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Tonganoxie taking city council applications until Friday morning
March 28, 2018
Tonganoxie is accepting applications for the vacant City Council seat. City Manager Geroge Brajkovic outlined the timeline for considering an appointee to take Jaime Lawson’s position on the council. Lawson announced his resignation from the council a few weeks ago, citing personal reasons for his decision.
Tonganoxie grad pleads not guilty in Schlitterbahn case
March 24, 2018
A Kansas water slide hyped as the world’s highest was a “deadly weapon” that had already injured more than a dozen people before a 10-year-old boy was decapitated on it in 2016, according to a grand jury indictment unsealed Friday that charges the water park operator — a Tonganoxie graduate — and an executive with involuntary manslaughter.
McLouth Happenings:
March 21, 2018
The McLouth Kiwanis Club is sponsoring this year’s McLouth Easter Egg Hunt, which will start at 10 a.m. March 31 at Stan Braksick Sports Complex. Other events coming up in McLouth are the Patriots Parade on April 21, McLouth BBQ Contest on June 2 and a fireworks display on July 4.
Linwood News: Easter Egg Hunt; bath products; Easter baskets; storm chasers
March 21, 2018
The city of Linwood is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday. This year’s hunt is open to youths 0-12 years of age. The hunt will begin at 1 p.m. at the city park. The Easter Bunny will be available. Make sure to bring a basket for the hunt!
Basehor Beat: Baker named new principal at Basehor Intermediate; Garden plots available
March 21, 2018
The USD 458 Board of Education approved Garold Baker as principal at Basehor Intermediate School for the 2018-19 school year at the board’s February meeting, according to the district website. Baker will become the building’s instructional leader after holding the assistant principal/athletic director role at BLMS for the last three years. He will take over for Mrs. Teri Boyd, who has been with the District for 17 years, and is retiring at the end of the school year.
Face to Face: Irma Lucille Pudwill Smith
March 21, 2018
This week’s Face to Face features Irma Smith, who just celebrated her 90th birthday.
Remember When: A Community Review for March 21, 2018
March 21, 2018
St. Patrick may have driven the snakes out of Ireland, but the country’s patron saint wasn’t able to drive away the cold from Saturday’s parade in Tonganoxie. Hundreds of Tonganoxie residents dressed in their winter coats — some even wrapped in blankets — braved the 35-degree temperatures to watch the parade.
Tonganoxie City Council approves bonds to fund new library
March 21, 2018
The Tonganoxie City Council approved the sale of bonds that will fund the new library project. Members voted, 3-0, to approve the sale to Commerce Bank. The sale of $3.85 million in bonds will mostly go to the library project, with roughly a $100,000 earmarked to cover issuance and underwriter costs. The bond issuance is for 20 years. The bonds went up for sale at 9 a.m. Monday.
Speakers visit Tonganoxie Business Association meetings; members attend We Kan! Conference
March 21, 2018
Tonganoxie Business Association has been busy with various events and activities. The organization, which meets at 8 a.m. Fridays at Brothers Market, just finished up with one of its annual events, the St. Patrick’s Parade. The event drew many floats on what turned out to be a nice day weather-wise.
Public (House) display of affection in Tonganoxie
Love for downtown, community in general drives opening of pub, soda shop
March 21, 2018
Lulu Stevens hopes Ryan’s Public House takes third place in people’s hearts. No, that’s not third place as in the third-best choice or option. It’s a concept in larger cities in which maybe there’s a pub on one corner and a grocery store on another. It’s the concept that home is first place and work is second place. The third place offers an escape from those other places and a way for civic engagement.
RV luxury resort presentation is Saturday in Tonganoxie
March 21, 2018
Local residents are invited to join for lunch and discussion about a proposed development for a luxury RV resort. Hoefer Wysocki Architecture, along with Red Circle Development, is offering a community conversation about the proposed commercial and resort development in Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie High players make all-KVL basketball lists
March 21, 2018
Tonganoxie had two players make the all-Kaw Valley League basketball teams this year. Morgan Brusven was honorable mention for the girls team and Mac Thompson honorable mention for the boys team. The girls finished the season 5-16, while the boys went 4-17. It was the final basketball season for the Kaw Valley League. Tonganoxie, Piper and Bonner Springs all will compete in the Frontier League, while several other KVL teams will join a new conference with Leavenworth and other area schools.
All-Kaw Valley League wrestling list includes handful of Tonganoxie team members
March 21, 2018
Tonganoxie High had several wrestlers make the final all-Kaw Valley League team. First-team selections were Aiden McClellan (126), Korbin Riedel (138) and Caden Searcy (160). Second-team selections were Gad Huseman (152) and Connor Searcy (195). Honorable mention were Hunter Harris (113), Patterson Starcher (145), Justin Hand (170), Devin Duncan (182) and Brent Caray (220).
Huseman represents Tonganoxie High at all-star wrestling event
March 21, 2018
Tonganoxie High’s Gad Huseman had one more opportunity to compete as a high school wrestler last week at Kansas City Kansas Community College. The senior participated March 6 in the Blue Chip Metro Classic at KCKCC.
Tonganoxie High girls soccer falls to Louisburg in season opener; other teams to start season next week
March 21, 2018
Tonganoxie and McLouth teams got the spring season started with the first practices of the year Feb. 26. Slowly but surely, those teams are playing their season openers. The Tonganoxie High girls soccer team opened the season Thursday with a road contest at future Pioneer League foe Louisburg.
Lunch event to acquaint Tonganoxie with proposed luxury RV resort
March 15, 2018
Local residents are invited to join for lunch and discussion about a proposed development for a luxury RV resort. Hoefer Wysocki Architecture, along with Red Circle Development, is offering a community conversation about the proposed commercial and resort development in Tonganoxie.
Five for signing on Tonganoxie High softball team
March 14, 2018
Stephanie Wittman’s Tonganoxie High softball team has made some exciting runs in recent years. Take this year’s senior class for instance. The group has been a part of three straight Class 4A Division I regional runner-up teams. Every year of the group’s high school career, the girls have been part of a team that has just missed out on a string of state appearances.
Final meet before state for Tonganoxie High powerlifters
March 8, 2018
The Tonganoxie High powerlifting team got a final competition in before state this past weekend. The Chieftains traveled Feb. 24 to Horton for an 11-team powerlifting meet. Tonganoxie placed fifth on the girls side, while McLouth also participated, taking 11th. Basehor-Linwood won the meet with 92 points, while Horton scored 46 for second. Washburn Rural took third with 36 and Bonner Springs fourth with 27.
Tonganoxie teacher working to protect students, near and far
March 7, 2018
Tiffany Parker had been pitching an idea to others in the Tonganoxie school district that might help protect students in the event of an active shooter. A few days later, the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., that killed 17 shook the nation.
Piper ends THS basketball seasons
March 7, 2018
The Tonganoxie High boys basketball team had a shot at the upset Friday in a Class 4A Division I substate game against Piper. THS got out to a slow start, falling behind, 13-5, in the first quarter. But the Chieftains chipped away at the lead, closing the gap the next two quarters. The game headed into the final quarter with the Pirates clinging to a 35-32 lead.