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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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Hallmark to transfer printing work from Georgia to Kansas
February 18, 2015
Hallmark Cards plans to end printing work at its Litho-Krome printing subsidiary in Georgia and transfer the work to Lawrence.
Linenberger: Brownback’s decision on LGBT protections should trigger public action
February 17, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback rescinded nine executive orders last week that Govs. Kathleen Sebelius and Mark Parkinson originally signed. The one causing the largest stir is one that now ends legal protection against discrimination for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered workers in state government.
Police were on scene when Tonganoxie principal left campus; sheriff’s office conducting investigation
Chief says law enforcement presence common procedure
February 17, 2015
Tonganoxie police were at Tonganoxie High School to assist with former principal Jamie Carlisle’s departure. But Chief Jeff Brandau said that oftentimes is standard protocol for government agencies to have law enforcement present in such cases. Brandau referred to it as “civil standby,” something some officers also do for private businesses when off duty.
KSU researchers develop heat-tolerant wheat
February 16, 2015
Two Kansas State University researchers are developing a type of wheat that will tolerate hotter temperatures.
AT&T aims to match Google broadband in Kansas City
February 16, 2015
AT&T has announced a new Kansas City-area broadband service with speeds and pricing that aims to put it in competition with Google Fiber.
Kansas committee review bill to boost tobacco, alcohol taxes
February 16, 2015
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposals to raise alcohol and tobacco taxes are being reviewed by a legislative committee.
Kansas lawmakers seek classroom tweaks in school budget row
February 15, 2015
Conservative Republicans have tried but failed to overhaul Kansas’ school curriculums in each of the past two years, but with a bigger majority in the state House and a looming budget crisis, some believe this could be the year they finally get their way.
K-State’s response to open records request shows difficulty
February 15, 2015
A heavily redacted 11-page response from Kansas State University to a newspaper’s open records request illustrates shortcomings with the state’s open records law, but a leading First Amendment expert said it can be difficult to challenge such redactions.
Kansas City Connection: Banjos and beignets
February 15, 2015
This week in Kansas City, celebrate folk music, Mardi Gras and Black History Month.
Wanted: Mural ideas for Tonganoxie
February 13, 2015
Temperatures climbed into the 60s Sunday and residents responded. Folks were out and about at Chieftain Park enjoying the unseasonably warm temperatures. A trip to the car wash came with a waiting period.
Kansas Senate panel considering bill to ban abortion method
February 12, 2015
A Kansas Senate committee is preparing to consider a ban on a procedure used in 8 percent of the abortions performed in the state.
State board told Attorney General’s office can’t advise it
February 12, 2015
A small state board will be seeking outside legal help after the Kansas Attorney General’s office said it does not have the resources to represent the board on routine legal issues.
Kansas considers changes to policies for state workers
February 12, 2015
A day after Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback rescinded an executive order protecting state employees from discrimination tied to sexual orientation and gender identity, his administration announced plans to revise hiring, layoff and termination policies for government workers.
Lobbyists looped in about budget earlier than disclosed
February 11, 2015
Newly released emails obtained by the Topeka Capital-Journal show the governor’s administration informed two lobbyists about its budget efforts weeks earlier than previously disclosed.
Kansas legislators open 2 days of hearings on marriage
February 11, 2015
Kansas lawmakers want to lower the state’s divorce rate. The House Federal and State Affairs Committee on Wednesday conducted the first of two informational hearings on marriage called by the committee’s chairman, Rep. Steve Brunk. The Wichita Republican says the state has an interest in keeping marriages together.
Kansas lawmaker wants to set up new foster care program
February 11, 2015
A Kansas state senator wants to create a new foster care program that would provide higher state reimbursements to married couples who don’t smoke or drink, regularly attend church services or other social group meetings and either homeschool or send the foster children to private schools.
Prosecutors question Kobach claims of voter fraud in Kansas
February 10, 2015
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the architect behind some of the nation’s strictest voter ID requirements, is asking lawmakers to give him the power to press voter fraud charges because he says prosecutors do not pursue cases he refers.
Study: Groundwater depletion slowing in western Kansas
February 10, 2015
The Kansas Geological Survey says average groundwater levels are still declining in western Kansas, but at a slower rate.
Dairy Farmers association announces plans to build in Village West
February 10, 2015
Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), Kansas City’s largest private company with approximately $18 billion in revenue in 2014, has announced plans to build its new global headquarters in Kansas City, Kan.
Kansas Democrats pushing proposals aimed at boosting wages
February 10, 2015
Democrats have outlined proposals to increase the state’s minimum wage and set higher wages on public works projects.