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Who will win the two vacant seats in tomorrow's election for Tonganoxie City Council?

Response Percent
Susan Freemyer
Kara Reed (incumbent)
Curtis Oroke
Mike Vestal
Melynda Harbour
Charles Conrad
Total 30
Kansas House panel passes bill to end business tax break
May 12, 2015
Kansas would repeal tax break championed by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback under a bill that cleared a legislative committee Monday with bipartisan support, as members worked on a package of tax increases to erase a projected budget deficit.
Time running out for Uber compromise, Kansas senator says
May 11, 2015
A Kansas state senator says time is running out for ride-hailing company Uber to come to a compromise with the Legislature over regulations.
Kansas lawmakers must finish this week to avoid overtime
May 11, 2015
Kansas legislators must wrap up their business for the year within a week to avoid having their annual 90-day session go into overtime.
Government groups work across state lines in Kansas City
May 11, 2015
The four largest government units in the Kansas City metropolitan area are working together to address issues impacting the region on both sides of the Kansas/Missouri state line.
Kansas GOP touts school funding law; districts look to cut
May 10, 2015
Public school districts across Kansas are cutting programs, shedding jobs, ending the school year early and blaming it on the state’s new school funding law, even as the conservatives who advocated it tout the changes as a generous step forward for education.
Kansas’ broad marijuana bill attracts bulk of GOP votes
May 10, 2015
Supporters of a broad bill that would ease marijuana laws wending its way through the Kansas Legislature claim it’s a narrow enough set of reforms that conservative Republicans can vote for and demonstrates a shift in the long-running discussion.
Kansas City Connection: Eating recommendations for moms (and everyone else)
May 10, 2015
Recommending a few Kansas City eating spots moms would like.
Some Tonganoxie residents unhappy with roaming buffalo
May 10, 2015
Buffalo that have roamed a pasture east of Tonganoxie in Leavenworth County for 10 to 15 years are starting to annoy some of their neighbors.
Kansas House passes bill legalizing fantasy sports
May 7, 2015
The Kansas House has passed a bill that would define fantasy sports as a legal activity.
Wichita says pot ordinance should be stayed till court rules
May 7, 2015
Wichita is asking the state’s highest court to let the Sedgwick County District Court decide first whether a voter-approved ordinance lessening criminal penalties for marijuana possession is legal.
Storms leave damage across 6 Kansas counties
May 7, 2015
Storms that packed at least nine confirmed tornadoes, hail and heavy rain left behind damage in Kansas counties but no fatalities or major injuries.
Motorcycle-vehicle wreck near Tonganoxie sends 2 to KU Hospital
09:11 a.m., May 7, 2015 Updated 10:14 a.m.
A motorcycle-vehicle accident Wednesday that involved a 14-year-old driver sent two people to an area hospital. The accident took place just before 7:30 p.m. at Tonganoxie Drive (County Road 5) and Parallel Road near Tonganoxie. A 14-year-old Tonganoxie youth was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Cruz when he failed to yield to a 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle that was headed north on Tonganoxie Drive.
Emporia State names Vietti as interim president
May 6, 2015
Emporia State University has named a retired community college president to serve as its interim president.
Literacy Fair is Thursday at Tonganoxie Elementary School
05:27 p.m., May 6, 2015 Updated 08:46 a.m.
Tonganoxie Public Library is sponsoring an all-ages literacy fair this week at Tonganoxie Elementary School.
Kansas Democratic Party names new executive director
May 6, 2015
The Kansas Democratic Party is getting a new executive director. The party announced Tuesday that Kerry Gooch will step into the job after Jason Perkey left to take over as executive director of the South Carolina Democratic Party.
Kansas City Connection: The Sundry shows off its suppliers
May 6, 2015
When you first walk into The Sundry, a market and grocery that opened last year in the Crossroads neighborhood, you’ll see a large chalkboard with a drawing of Kansas and Missouri. Pointing to the states are several arrows indicating the origins of The Sundry’s suppliers for meat, vegetables, dry goods, teas and a whole variety of products ranging from kombucha, a fermented tea drink and komatsuna, a green leafy vegetable, to succulents and soap. The Sundry doesn’t just stock local food — it serves them in a variety of tasty breakfast, brunch and lunch dishes, as well as pre-made dinners to take home.
Tonganoxie Middle School girls track finishing up season
May 6, 2015
The Tonganoxie Middle School track team has several youths out for the squad this spring. Here’s a look at who is competing this year:
Tonganoxie High golf continues to improve scores
May 6, 2015
The Tonganoxie High golf team is continuing to see some improvement in its scoring. THS shot a 378 at the Spring Hill tournament, which was a marked improvement from the Hayden invite in Topeka.
Final home game Thursday for THS soccer
May 6, 2015
The Tonganoxie High girls soccer team will have its final home game Thursday. The Chieftains will face Ottawa, with junior varsity set to start at 4 p.m. and varsity at 5:45 p.m. THS then will finish out the regular season Tuesday at Basehor-Linwood.
Chieftain baseball finishes tourney on right foot
May 6, 2015
The Tonganoxie High baseball team finished out the Butch Foster Memorial Baseball Classic strong Saturday at CommunityAmerica Ballpark. The Chieftains defeated Bonner Springs, 13-3, for seventh place at the annual tourney at the home of the Kansas City T-Bones. THS improved to 4-11 on the season, while BSHS fell to 3-14.