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What should the trackless children's train at the Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial be called?

Response Percent
Chugga Chugga Chieftain
 
36%
Tongie Toot Toot
 
25%
T-Town Train
 
20%
Chieftain Choo Choo
 
13%
Chief Choo Choo
 
4%
Total 44
Note: This is not a scientific poll. Vote
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Tonganoxie High track teams take 3rd at home invitational
April 19, 2016
Tonganoxie High boys and girls track teams both finished with third-place finishes at their home meet Thursday at Beatty Field. Lansing won both titles, scoring 156 on the boys side and 165 in the girls standings.
Tonganoxie USD 464 sets superintendent meetings; principal hired; longtime ag/FFA adviser stepping down
April 15, 2016
The Tonganoxie School Board approved several special meetings at Monday’s regular monthly meeting as it continues its search for a new superintendent.
Tonganoxie USD 464 patrons encouraged to fill out superintendent stakeholder input form
April 14, 2016
Tonganoxie USD 464 officials are asking for assistance with its superintendent search.
THS FCCLA members organize mock accident to bring safety awareness to Tonganoxie
April 12, 2016
Danielle Focht and Shannon Haufler, Tonganoxie High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America members, soon will be graduating. The THS seniors would have had another classmate graduating with them in May, Sierra Sommer, who died in an accident last summer near 166th Street and Evans Road when another vehicle didn’t see the the vehicle Sommer was in.
Yo-yo professional to have Thursday workshop at Linwood Community Library
April 12, 2016
Blake Freeman has performed in front of 30,000 people at Kauffman Stadium. On Thursday, he’ll perform at Linwood Community Library. Freeman, who is a professional yo-yo person, will conduct a workshop at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the library. Freeman first took up the yo-yo when he was 12 and has been a yo-yoer for 20 years.
Chicks hatch at Tonganoxie Public Library
April 12, 2016
Some vocal visitors to the Tonganoxie Public Library have new homes. Library staff had a handful of eggs hatching in March as a new attraction for children at the library. On March 23, the chicks hatched and added more fun for youths visiting the library.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Melissa Collier Gepford
April 11, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profile features Melissa Collier Gepford, director of children’s ministry at Tonganoxie United Methodist Church.
Teeing off with Tonganoxie High golf
Chieftain golf team returns full squad for 2016 season
April 7, 2016
The winter weather spell came and went Easter weekend, but the snow spurt hasn’t hindered Tonganoxie High golf in the early going of the season. THS had been practicing the last few weeks and has gotten a good amount of work in on various area golf courses in preparation for the new season.
Tonganoxie High baseball splits with Jeff West, prepares for Lansing
April 7, 2016
The Tonganoxie High baseball team has played in some exciting games in the season’s early going. THS, which is preparing for a Thursday doubleheader on the road in Lansing, is 2-2 on the season. The Chieftains have scored 21 runs and allowed 20. Last Wednesday, March 30, Tonganoxie fell in eight innings to Jeff West on the road, 6-5, before bouncing back for an 8-5 victory in the nightcap. That contest followed a season-opening doubleheader in which the Chieftains fell, 8-5, to Bishop Ward in the first game and bounced back for victory in the second game, 3-1.
Plans for Tonganoxie’s Army Reserve center move forward
April 5, 2016
Plans for an Army Reserve center in Tonganoxie that would employ 11 and bring in 300 reservists are moving onward. Tonganoxie City Manager Nathan McCommon noted at Monday’s Tonganoxie City Council meeting that he recently received word from Army Reserve officials that construction of the center currently was up for bid and advertising would last until May 2.
Tonganoxie High Science Olympiad team state champs in small-school division
April 5, 2016
The Tonganoxie Science Olympiad team continues to be a powerhouse in the state. It also was 3 measly points from showcasing that talent nationally. THS was crowned the small-school division champion at state Saturday on the Wichita State University.
Tonganoxie FAST group begins weekly workouts, encourages wide-ranging participation
April 5, 2016
The area was abuzz on a beautiful Sunday evening. But Royals baseball wasn’t the only thing folks were interested in that night. Families Actively Strengthening Tonganoxie community workouts also started Sunday night with 33 people in attendance.
Tonganoxie school board begins superintendent search groundwork
10:16 a.m., April 5, 2016 Updated 01:48 p.m.
Tonganoxie USD 464 board members made their first steps toward selecting its next superintendent. Chris Christman, consultant with McPherson and Jacobson, the firm the board selected the week before to perform its superintendent search, carved out plans for the superintendent search at a special meeting Monday. Board Members Kay Smith and Amelia Brusven were absent. Board clerk Audra Boone was in attendance with the board.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie High School’s Janie Bennett
April 4, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profile features Tonganoxie High School counselor Janie Bennett.
Former Johnson County elections chief used used political ties to limit voting
April 1, 2016
A former Johnson County elections official used close ties to one of the nation’s leading advocates of voting restrictions to help secure the top job at a government agency entrusted with making voting more accessible, and then used the federal position to implement an obstacle to voter registration in three states.
Tonganoxie softball moves to 3-1 after split with Perry-Lecompton
March 31, 2016
Perry-Lecompton handed the Tonganoxie High softball team its first loss of the season, but the Chieftains bounced back for victory in the second game in a non-conference doubleheader Tuesday in Perry.
Kansas jury recommends death for Ottawa quadruple murderer
March 31, 2016
A Franklin County jury on Thursday recommended the death penalty for Kyle Trevor Flack.
Tonganoxie High grad involved in Emporia State University production
March 31, 2016
Tonganoxie High School graduate Elliott Brest is performing in a modern adaptation of a classic Greek comedy. Brest is part of the Emporia State University production of “The Birds: A Modern Adaptation” by Don Zolidis. A revamping of Aristophanes’ classic comedy, “The Birds” follows the story of Eulpides and Pithetaerus who are fed up with the petty problems of the modern world and flee to the kingdom of the birds in search of a simpler life.
Night of Knights event is Friday at Genesis Christian Academy
March 30, 2016
Night of Knights, one of Genesis Christian Academy’s major annual fundraisers, is later this week. Festivities start at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the school. 204 Washington St. The fundraiser helps to keep tuition lower and provides funds for special education, technology and athletics.
Return of Mr. Van’s band in Tonganoxie for summer celebration
March 30, 2016
The Tonganoxie Community Band was a standard for several summers at Tonganoxie VFW Park. Around the July 4 holiday, the band would play a variety of numbers — from movie theme songs to patriotic scores.