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Bonner Springs lawmaker leaves loaded gun in Statehouse room
January 27, 2017
A Kansas legislator acknowledged Thursday that he inadvertently left a loaded gun in a public committee room where a secretary found it a few minutes later. Republican Rep. Willie Dove said the incident occurred after Tuesday’s meeting of the House Education Committee. Dove said he left the .380-caliber handgun in a holster under a table where lawmakers sit, where it wouldn’t have been visible to audience members because of a curtain on the table.
Leavenworth resident on Harding dean’s list
January 26, 2017
William Telgren, English education major at Harding University, is among more than 1,400 University students included on the dean’s list for grades achieved during the fall 2016 semester.
Kansas Turnpike encourages work zone safety with contest for students
January 26, 2017
In preparation for National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 3-7, the Kansas Turnpike Authority is holding its second annual design contest for teen students in grades 8-12. The week aims to raise awareness about fatality prevention while traveling through work zones.
Blood drive is next week in Tonganoxie
January 26, 2017
Community Blood Drive will have its next Tongnanoxie drive from 2-7 p.m. Feb. 3 at Tonganoxie VFW Hall, 910 E. First St. Donors can book appointments at esavealifenow.org by entering sponsor code “tonganoxie.” For additional details, contact Dick Dean at 913-845-2164 or rdean420@sunflower.com.
Multiple celebrations planned for Kansas Day
January 26, 2017
The Sunflower State turns 156 on Sunday and various groups will be celebrating. Holy-Field Winery in Basehor will celebrate with cake, wine and music from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the winery, 18807 158th St. Kansas Day at the Capitol will start at 11 a.m. Friday at the Statehouse in Topeka on the first-floor rotunda. The Kansas Historical Society also will celebrate Friday with activities 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with Kansas Day at the Museum at the Kansas Museum of History, 6425 SW 6th Ave., Topeka. For more, go to kshs.org. Kansas became the 34th state when it was admitted to the Union on Jan. 29, 1861.
Tonganoxie High boys get 1st victory at home tournament
January 26, 2017
The Tonganoxie High boys basketball team has its first victory of the season thanks to its home tournament. THS played De LaSalle in the seventh-place game Saturday. De LaSalle didn’t have any games otherwise in the tournament, but was penciled in to take on a team in the losers bracket for seventh place.
Mat finish for Tonganoxie wrestlers
January 26, 2017
Tonganoxie High has another tournament title to its credit this wrestling season. This time, it’s in the form of a dual championship. THS placed first Friday in the De Soto dual tournament after defeating the host school, 53-27, in the championship match. Bonner Springs defeated Shawnee Mission North, 48-24, for third, while Pleasant Ridge outlasted Wyandotte, 33-24, for fifth. Piper beat Kansas City Washington, 30-27, for seventh place.
Jarbalo Jottings, Linwood News and McLouth Happenings
January 26, 2017
Apologies for no news for a couple weeks. I have been down with a respiratory infection. I am better now. Due to the recent threatening ice storms, people didn’t get out unless they had to.
Remember When: A Community Review for Jan. 25, 2017
January 26, 2017
John Taylor, editor of the Lansing Current newspaper, also will become editor of the Mirror and the Sentinel. Dorothy Korb’s farm has been named a 2006 soil conservation award winner. Ron and Barbara Ernzen and Brian Potter also were honored.
National speaker coming to Tonganoxie to discuss bullying with community
January 25, 2017
National speaker coming to Tonganoxie to discuss bullying with community A national speaker who specializes in addressing bullying will be in Tonganoxie this week for a community presentation. Joe Coles will come Thursday to Tonganoxie for a series of presentations. Coles will speak to students in all grades during the school day and then will give a presentation that evening for the public at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center.
McLouth High girls take 2nd at home invitational
January 25, 2017
The McLouth High girls basketball team finished second at its own tournament Saturday. The Bulldogs won earlier in the week against Kansas City Christian and Bishop Seabury to get to the title game. Against Cair Paravel, however, the Bulldogs just couldn’t get much going.
Tonganoxie selects newest city manager
January 25, 2017
Tonganoxie will have a new city manager starting March 1. City Council members unanimously approved George Brajkovic for the city’s top post following a nationally advertised executive search that spanned the past four months.
Kind of a big deal in Tonganoxie
January 25, 2017
Valentine’s Day might be around the corner, but folks aren’t exactly cordial these days — at least if you take a gander at some Facebook posts and threads. Politics and elections can have that effect on people, but Tonganoxie High School students are working this week to remind people to be kinder to their neighbors.
Tonganoxie City Council meets to hire city manager
January 24, 2017
Tonganoxie is expected to have a decision on a new city manager this week.
Kind K-9 donation in Tonganoxie
January 19, 2017
Chief has some new threads and work space with the Tonganoxie Police Department. A Belgian Malinois, Chief is the department’s K-9 who was set to receive a bulletproof/stabproof vest, thanks to Going to the Dogs, a Leawood nonprofit organization that assists area K-9 units.
Upset special opportunity missed for Tonganoxie High boys
January 18, 2017
Tonganoxie High has faced the gauntlet in the early going this season. First-year coach David Hillmon has had to prepare for five of the top six teams in Class 4A Division I so far this season in No. 2 Ottawa, No. 3 Piper, No. 4 Wamego, No. 5 Eudora and No. 6 Basehor-Linwood.javascript:DateTimeShortcuts.handleCalendarQuickLink(0,%200); The Chieftains still were searching for their first victory of the season Monday entering the Tonganoxie Invitational Tournament.
Leavenworth resident on Harding dean’s list
January 18, 2017
William Telgren, English education major at Harding University, is among more than 1,400 University students included on the dean’s list for grades achieved during the fall 2016 semester. The dean’s list is published each semester by Dr. Marty Spears, University provost, honoring those who have achieved high scholarship. To be eligible, a student must be carrying 12 or more hours with a 3.65 or higher grade-point average and no incompletes at the Searcy, Ark., private Christian university.
Area student on Ridgewater dean’s list
January 18, 2017
Ridgewater College is proud to announce Amanda Corbet of Leavenworth has been named to the fall semester 2016 dean’s list. To be named to the Dean’s list, a student must complete a minimum of 12 credits and earn a minimum of 3.50 grade point average. Ridgewater College is a community and technical college educating more than 6,000 individuals each year on its campuses in Willmar and Hutchinson, Minn.
Kansas Turnpike encourages work zone safety with contest for youths
January 18, 2017
Teen students throughout the state are encouraged to participate. The winner will receive a FitBit Blaze smartwatch or a $200 gift card. Additionally, he or she will get their art published in VYPE Magazine, a high school sports magazine for south central Kansas.
Community Blood Drive is next month in Tonganoxie
January 18, 2017
Community Blood Drive will have its next Tongnanoxie drive from 2-7 p.m. Feb. 3 at Tonganoxie VFW Hall, 910 E. First St.