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What were the top five Tonganoxie news stories of 2014?

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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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.
Kansas City Connection: Start your drooling for Restaurant Week
January 11, 2015
A bit of advice: Don’t look at the website for Kansas City Restaurant Week on an empty stomach.
First-degree murder charges filed in robbery attempt at She’s A Pistol
January 9, 2015
The robbery of a gun store Friday afternoon in downtown Shawnee turned into a firefight resulting in the death of one of the store’s owners.
Pastor’s corner: All in to fight local hunger
January 9, 2015
There doesn’t seem to be much on which we all agree. We are Jayhawks or Wildcats or Tigers. We are Mac or PC. We are Republican or Democrat. We apply these labels, even in subtle and subconscious ways, to define who we are and where we belong. These labels, and our beliefs around them, often separate and divide.
Farm bill meetings set across Kansas as decisions loom
January 8, 2015
Kansas State University is hosting 15 educational meetings across the state as farmers face major decisions by the end of March under the new farm bill.
Wrongfully convicted Oklahoma man to speak about capital punishment
January 8, 2015
Curtis McCarty, who was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death in Oklahoma, will speak next week about capital punishment.
Legislative update, discussion of sales tax extension vote to take place Saturday morning
January 8, 2015
Tonganoxie VFW Post 9271 and First State Bank and Trust will sponsor a legislative update this weekend.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie resident Brett Wedel
January 8, 2015
This week’s Face to Face profile features Tonganoxie’s Brett Wedel.
Basehor officials express support for Leavenworth County sales tax extension
Some area residents share doubts at library informational forum
January 8, 2015
A community meeting was held Wednesday at the Basehor Community Library to get feedback from Basehor citizens concerning the upcoming mail ballot vote for Leavenworth County.
Bill would raise Kansas’ minimum wage $3 by 2017
January 8, 2015
A Wichita Democrat is sponsoring a bill that would raise Kansas’ minimum wage by $3 over the next three years, and although it’s unlikely to pass in the Republican-dominated Legislature, it could help focus attention on the issue.
11 Kansas hospitals penalized for rates of infections
January 8, 2015
Eleven Kansas hospitals are among more than 700 nationwide that have been penalized for having high rates of infections or patient injuries, leading to a 1 percent reduction in Medicare reimbursements since the current fiscal year began in October.
The cowboy way
Linwood alum publishes western fiction book
January 7, 2015
Charley Green had aspirations growing up near Linwood to be the next Joel McCrea — or at least the characters he portrayed. McCrea starred in numerous American Westerns, making him one of Green’s idols as a child. Green has transformed that passion years later into a book, “The Reluctant Warrior: The Journey Begins.”
Tonganoxie’s Good Shepherd still anticipating spring opening
Organization seeks volunteers with help to new site
January 7, 2015
The Good Shepherd Thrift Store and Food Bank is expected to open in its news location when the weather likely will be more enjoyable.
Mail-in ballots for sales tax extension to be sent out in coming days
Informational meetings today, Saturday
January 7, 2015
Leavenworth County voters will be receiving ballots later this month for a ballot question that will decide whether to extend the county’s 1 cent sales tax.
Latest technology, conservation highlight farm conference
January 7, 2015
A meeting that aims to increase crop production in northwest Kansas and the central High Plains is planned for later this month in Kansas.
Efficiency commission to recommend annual school audits
January 7, 2015
A state panel has recommended that school districts submit to annual financial audits, but it stopped short of endorsing a proposal to limit required teacher negotiation rights.
Privacy law reduces student participation in drug survey
January 7, 2015
New Kansas privacy laws have reduced the number of students participating in an annual survey that measures substance abuse.
Tonganoxie police calls for Dec. 24, 2014-Jan. 5, 2015
January 7, 2015
Tonganoxie police calls for Dec. 24, 2014-Jan. 5, 2015.