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Are you running/did you run or walk in the 2018 Tonganoxie Public Library Fun Run?

Response Percent
No, I’m sitting this one out
Yes, I’m planning to run/did run the 10K
Yes, I’m planning to participate/did participate in the walk
Yes, I’m planning to run/did run the 5K
No, but I am/was a volunteer
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Looking back at statistics leaders for 2018 Tonganoxie High baseball
June 13, 2018
The Tonganoxie High baseball team is coming off an exciting end to the season with a fourth-place finish at the Class 4A Division I state baseball tournament. Here’s a closer look at this seaon’s statistics, with rundown of team leaders in various categories. Statistics are listed with players’ last names. Here’s a full list of the state roster: Seniors Tanner Thoemke, Dylan Kleidosty, Chandler Hamman, Grayson Gilbert, Ty Gambril, Timothy Peel and Terry Thompson; juniors Matthew Perich, Ethan Basler, Bronson Cunningham, Ralphie Miller, Jess Collier, Austin Fisher, and Brett Ingerson; sophomores Jayden Wilson, Cooper Cunningham and Caden Woods; and freshman James Eaton.
Tongie Tidal Waves win first meet; home opener is Friday at Tonganoxie Water Park
June 13, 2018
The Tongie Tidal Waves opened the 2018 swim season with a victory. Tonganoxie defeated Lansing, 723-504, last week on the road. Supporters will have options the next few weeks to see the team. The Tidal Waves are home the next three Friday mornings for meets at Tonganoxie Water Park. Each meet is set to start at 7:30 a.m. and usually concludes around noon.
Human skull found along Kansas River sandbar
June 13, 2018
A kayaker reported finding a human skull along a sandbar in the Kansas River on Sunday afternoon.
Delay didn’t deter Tonganoxie High baseball against top-seeded Paola
June 7, 2018
Rain and lightning delays kept pushing back Tonganoxie’s state quarterfinal game against No. 1 Paola on May 24 at Soder’s Grove Field in Emporia. After a few hours of delays, Tonganoxie finally took the field. The delay didn’t seem to bother the upstart Chieftains.
Furious rally highlight of state run for Tonganoxie High softball
June 7, 2018
As the temperature kept rising on a humid morning in Emporia, the Tonganoxie High softball team seemed to be cucumber cool. Tonganoxie opened its Class 4A Division I state tournament with a quarterfinal game against Andale. THS struck first on a Brenn Shryock slap hit that scored Audrey Miller, who originally got on base with a double that nearly cleared the fence. THS was cruising with a 1-0 lead when Andale answered with four runs in the fourth and another in the fifth.
Tonganoxie Business Association recognizes merchants and more at annual banquet
June 6, 2018
Several Tonganoxie businesses and first responders were recognized during Tonganoxie Business Association’s annual banquet May 15 at West Haven Baptist Church. Downtown Drugstore was named Small Business of the Year, while Mid-Star Lab/Capitol Orthopedics was named Large Business of the Year.
Tonganoxie officials unveil 2019 proposed budget
June 6, 2018
Assistant City Manager Dan Porter laid out the remaining timeline for the proposed 2019 budget, which at this point would hold the line compared to last year’s mill rate. Porter presented the proposed budget at Monday’s City Council meeting in Council Chambers. Another presentation and opportunity for public input will take place at the next regular council meeting, which is June 18.
Tonganoxie communty sends off police chief at retirement reception
June 6, 2018
Tonganoxie Business Association members gave Jeff Brandau some good-natured ribbing Friday during the organization’s weekly breakfast meeting at Brothers Market. Members reminded the retiring police chief that it also was National Doughnut Day and that it was fitting that was his last day on the job.
Tonganoxie Days, library run, VFW car show coming Saturday
June 6, 2018
One of Tonganoxie’s bigger Saturdays is almost here. Tonganoxie Days will be Saturday, which means the Gallagher Park and the surrounding area will be bustling with music entertainment, children’s inflatables, food vendors and adult beverages.
McLouth man killed in head-on collision
May 16, 2018
A two-vehicle head on collision claimed the life of a McLouth man Tuesday on Kansas Highway 16. Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the accident, which happened about 3:35 p.m. Tuesday on K-16 at Parallel Road.
Upset special: Tonganoxie High baseball knocks off Atchison, Piper, earns 1st state berth since 2014.
May 16, 2018
Cinderella is wearing some shiny Tonganoxie High baseball cleats. THS, which entered Tuesday’s Class 4A Division I regional with a 4-14 record and the No. 4 seed, knocked off No. 1 Atchison and then No. 2 Piper for its first state berth since 2014.
Helping hands from Tonganoxie in Guatemala
May 16, 2018
Thanks to a group of local volunteers, Guatemalan villagers have healthier smiles and improved roofs over their heads. Tonganoxie resident Kay Soetaert led a group of 13 volunteers in February to San Juan la Laguna on the shore of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala for medical and dental outreach, as well as home construction. Soetaert said she has gone to the Central American country some 15 times for mission work, many times with St. Mark’s United Methodist Church from Overland Park.
Tonganoxie girls 4th at league track meet
May 16, 2018
Corinn Searcy got a gold medal for the girls team at league, as did the 4x400 team. Searcy placed first in the 400 with a 1:00.13 time, just ahead of teammate Sierra Staatz (1:00.55).
Tonganoxie High boys track 2nd at final Kaw Valley League meet
May 16, 2018
The Tonganoxie High boys track team made a push for a Kaw Valley League title on Wednesday, May 9. THS finished the meet in second place with 133.5 points. Piper won the meet with 160. The Chieftains were able to finish ahead of Lansing, which took third (119.5) in the final KVL meet in history. Basehor-Linwood placed fourth (85), Bonner Springs fifth (59), Turner sixth (44) and Ward seventh (4). THS placed fourth on the girls side with 87 points.
Tonganoxie High golfers state bound after taking 2nd at Atchison Regional
May 16, 2018
The Tonganoxie High golf team has a shot at winning a state title next week. The Chieftains placed second in a tightly contested Class 4A Regional on Monday in Atchison. Holton won the meet with a 345, while Tonganoxie and Basehor-Linwood each scored a 346. Thanks to a tiebreaker, THS placed second and BLHS third at the regional. Jeff West wasn’t far behind in fourth with 352.
Winner in Wamego: Tonganoxie softball wins regional, headed to state for first time in 12 years
May 16, 2018
If victory truly has a sweet taste, the Tonganoxie High softball team grabbed a spoon, took a big bite and savored the most decadent dessert Tuesday in Wamego. No. 1 THS (18-4) won, 7-4, against Eudora (17-5), marking the first time since 2006 the Chieftains qualified for state. It’s been 12 years, but that sweet state taste coulda, shoulda, woulda emerged in recent years. Tonganoxie reached the regional championship each of the previous three seasons — only to lose each of them by a run. In 2015, THS, the higher seed that had swept Baldwin eight days earlier fell, 5-4, to the Bulldogs on their field under drury, overcast skies.
Battle of Badges blood drive this week throughout Leavenworth County
May 14, 2018
Leavenworth County Battle of the Badges is a blood drive taking place this week throughout the county that encourages residents to join with first responders in donating blood.
Dynamic Doodler: Tonganoxie students Google entry named best in Kansas; online voting ends May 18
May 10, 2018
Google representatives kept Tonganoxie Elementary School students in suspense as long as they could Thursday during an assembly at the TES gymnasium. A TES student was named the Kansas winner of this year’s Doodle 4 Google contest, but who in the crowd was the winner? Googlers, as the employees called themselves, unveiled clues one by one. The winner likes cats. Her favorite color is purple. She is in Kalli Kruse’s fifth-grade class.*
City OKs zoning for RV resort, retail development
May 9, 2018
Neighbors of a proposed luxury RV resort and retail development area just east of Tonganoxie spoke out at Monday’s council meeting against the project. But Council Members noted their also was support for the project. Discussion continued before the Council voted, 5-0, to approve rezoning and a special use permits to keep the project moving forward.
Tonganoxie High sprinters 8th at Kansas Relays
April 25, 2018
The Tonganoxie High girls sprints crew had its work cut out with only five runners filling out the Chieftains’ 4x100, 4x400 and sprint medley relay teams at the Kansas Relays, but Corinn Searcy, Natalee Shepard, Sierra Staatz, Mia Bond and Trinity Touchton were up for the challenge. Staatz, Shepard, Bond and Searcy qualified for finals in the 4x400 relay by winning their heat in prelims.