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Shutout showcase for Tonganoxie football as THS moves to 7-0
October 20, 2017
Tonganoxie High used a solid ground attack Friday to neutralize Atchison in a 49-0 district game victory. THS (7-0 overall, 4-0 Kaw Valley League and 1-0 district play) amassed 364 rushing yards — averaging just more than 8 yards per carry — in a game that the Chieftains controlled from the beginning. Dalton Bock again led the team in rushing with 251 yards on 25 carries. Korbin Riedel generated 81 yards on 14 carries and Justin Hand 32 yards on six carries. Riedel had three touchdowns and Bock two. Tonganoxie had 90 yards in the air, including two touchdowns.
Tonganoxie High cross country boys nab 2nd, girls 3rd at final KVL meet
October 20, 2017
The Tonganoxie High boys and girls cross country teams again finished as two of the top teams in the Kaw Valley League. In the final KVL race in history, the boys placed second and the girls third Thursday at Wyandotte County Park. Lansing won the boys race with 20 points. Tonganoxie took second with 45, while Basehor-Linwood scored 77 for third. Bonner Springs placed fourth (115), Piper fifth (121) and Turner sixth (155). Basehor-Linwood won the girls races with 23 points. Lansing took second with 47 and Tonganoxie nabbed third with 71 points.
Tonganoxie High volleyball wins Senior Night, prepares for substate
October 19, 2017
Substate approaches this weekend at Piper, but the Tonganoxie High volleyball team had some final tuneups before the postseason. Tonganoxie won a four-set match against Turner on Oct. 10 in Kansas City, Kan. The Chieftains outlasted the Golden Bears, 25-10, 24-26, 25-20, 25-12.
Linwood News: Adult fairy gardens
October 19, 2017
The Linwood Library is bringing fairy gardens to an adult audience with its fairy garden workshop, which starts at noon Saturday. Registration is required for the event. Participants will need to bring their own container, but the library will supply dirt, some plants, and guidance. Participants may bring any extras they desire. Admission is free.
McLouth Happenings: Library offerings; Haunted Hayride; Festival of Trees
October 19, 2017
Enjoy the ride of your life on the Threshers Lair Haunted Hayride the next two Saturdays at the McLouth Threshing Bee Grounds. The hayrides are 7:30-11 p.m. Saturday and then again a week later on Oct. 28. Cost is $10 per person; $5 for children ages 6 and younger.
Tonganoxie soccer seeks unbeaten mark
October 19, 2017
The Tonganoxie High football team keeps pushing toward an undefeated regular season, but the Chieftains still have tests against Piper and archrival Basehor-Linwood that will determine the team’s record as THS looks to make a playoff run. For their counterparts on the pitch, the THS boys soccer team has one more match in the regular season — Senior Night on Thursday at home against Kansas City Christian.
Common Core standards soon to be thing of past in Kansas
October 19, 2017
The Common Core educational standards for reading and math, long a source of intense political controversy, will soon go by the wayside in Kansas. But they aren’t going away because of political opposition or the continuous demands from conservatives to have them repealed. Instead, they are being updated and replaced on the regular seven-year cycle that applies to all educational standards in the state. “I think it was mostly widely spread misunderstandings of what it was all about,” Kansas State Board of Education member Ken Willard, a Hutchinson Republican, said about the controversy. “Because if you listened to the criticisms, it was criticizing the sex education standards, things that the Common Core standards required a bunch of controversial readings and all that sort of thing. There really wasn’t anything to that, that I could find.”
Tonganoxie school district to pay Kleidosty through January
October 19, 2017
Tonganoxie USD 464 will pay Chris Kleidosty through the end of January 2018. The board approved Kleidosty’s resignation at the Oct. 9 meeting, with Board Member Phillip Welsh voting against the resignation. After the vote was taken, former board member Diane Truesdell, who was in the audience, asked about when the resignation went into effect.
Tonganoxie USD 464 reports slight increase in enrollment
October 19, 2017
Tonganoxie USD 464’s enrollment numbers are up from 2016-17. Tonganoxie’s enrollment as of Sept. 20, the official date for Kansas school districts to submit their enrollment numbers, was 1,976. That’s an increase of 13 students from Sept. 20, 2016.
THS Auto Tech Class Car and Bike Show is Saturday at high school
October 19, 2017
The Tonganoxie High School Auto Tech Class Car and Bike Show is almost here. Students are organizing the event, which will be 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 21 at THS. Registration is 8-10:30 a.m. Entry fees are $10 for students and $15 for adults. Pre-regisration cost is $12 for adults. There also will be food for sale and various booths. Proceeds from the event will benefit the auto tech class. For more information, email tmaurer@tong464.org or call 913-416-1400, ext. 2051.
Missing foster children found in Kansas City
01:29 p.m., October 18, 2017 Updated 01:29 p.m.
Tonganoxie police located three Tonganoxie youths who had been missing for six weeks from foster care. Local police found the girls with help from other area law enforcement agencies. Chief Jeff Brandau said Tuesday that Tonganoxie police had gotten information about the potential location of the three girls, who are 12, 14 and 15.
Tonganoxie football stays perfect with road victory at Atchison
October 14, 2017
Tonganoxie High got off to a good start in district play Friday in Atchison. THS blanked Atchison, 49-0, and moved to 7-0 on the season. The team also is 4-0 in Kaw Valley League play and 1-0 in districts.
Tonganoxie High cross country boys take 2nd, girls 3rd at final Kaw Valley League meet
October 13, 2017
The Tonganoxie High boys and girls cross country teams again finished as two of the top teams in the Kaw Valley League. In the final KVL race in history, the boys placed second and the girls third Thursday at Wyandotte County Park. Lansing won the boys race with 20 points. Tonganoxie took second with 45, while Basehor-Linwood scored 77 for third. Bonner Springs placed fourth (115), Piper fifth (121) and Turner sixth (155). Basehor-Linwood won the girls races with 23 points. Lansing took second with 47 and Tonganoxie nabbed third with 71 points. Bonner Springs placed fourth with 109 and Turner fifth with 133. Bishop Ward had incomplete teams in both races, while Piper also fielded an incomplete team on the girls side.
Chieftains bruise Bears, 41-8, as Tonganoxie stays undefeated entering district play
October 11, 2017
Tonganoxie jumped out to a 21-0 first-quarter lead and never looked back Friday in its homecoming game against Turner. THS won, 41-8, improving to 6-0 overall and 4-0 in Kaw Valley League play Tonganoxie got on the board first with 9:27 still left in the first quarter. THS quarterback Mason Beach found Elijah Tyner for a 20-yard touchdown pass.
Tonganoxie High boys soccer claims KVL crown
October 11, 2017
There were goals aplenty Monday for the Tonganoxie High boys soccer team. The Chieftains won, 10-0, on the road in Atchison against Maur Hill. The game ended about halfway through the second half when THS stretched its lead to 10. That’s the magic number to force the mercy rule. The game ended with about 26 minutes left in the match.
Tonganoxie girls golf puts finishing touches on inaugural season at Spring Hill regional
October 11, 2017
The Tonganoxie High girls golf team competed Monday in its first Class 4A regional. The Chieftains finished seventh out of eight teams at the regional. THS shot a 488 as a team. Hayden won the tournament with a 367. Spring Hill placed second (382), while Piper was third with a 383. Anderson County finished fourth with a 428 and Basehor-Linwood fifth with a 437. Jeff West finished just ahead of THS with a 460. Bishop Miege was eighth with a 551.
Tonganoxie cross country boys take 1st, girls 2nd at Pleasant Ridge
October 11, 2017
The Tonganoxie High cross country teams had a 1-2 punch at Saturday’s Pleasant Ridge Invitational near Easton. The boys won their meet with a first-place finish, while the THS girls placed second. Tonganoxie scored 37 points, compared to Basehor-Linwood’s 72 in second. Pleasant Ridge was a close third with 74. Perry-Lecompton placed fourth with 104. McLouth (145), Jeff County North (160), Valley Falls (170) and Maur Hill (179) rounded out the rest of the field.
Tonganoxie volleyball gets home victory against Bishop Seabury
October 11, 2017
Chrissie Jeannin’s Tonganoxie High volleyball team is back in the win column. THS swept Bishop Seabury, 25-13, 25-13, 25-13, Monday on the Chieftains’ home court. The victory moved THS to 12-18 on the season.
McLouth Happenings: Laughing Lunch next week at Gambino’s
October 11, 2017
The 1967 Class of McLouth High School will meet for its Laughing Lunch at noon Oct. 19 at Rice House in Tonganoxie. The restaurant is just off East U.S. Highway 24-40 next to Gambino’s. All classmates are invited to attend the regular gathering.
Linwood News: Bingo night Saturday; hydrant flushing reminder; breakout at library; fall garden exchange
October 11, 2017
Linwood Community Building will be the site for bingo Saturday. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Games will run 6-9 p.m. Cards are $10 each and concessions will be available. Proceeds will go toward maintaining the building.