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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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Senate committee considers bill to remove teacher protection
February 5, 2015
Opponents of legislation that would allow Kansas teachers to be criminally charged for exposing children to harmful material say the proposal is overly broad and could land educators in hot water merely for discussing such literature as “Huckleberry Finn.”
Natural gas company must pay $7.3M to Kansas landowners
February 5, 2015
A federal judge agreed Wednesday with a court-appointed panel’s recommendation that a natural gas company should pay $7.3 million for storage rights and natural gas under nearly 9,200 acres of land spanning three southern Kansas counties, far below the more than $100 million that the property owners wanted.
Kansas governor announces cuts to public schools, higher ed
February 5, 2015
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says he’s going to cut nearly $45 million in funding for public schools and higher education in March.
Tonganoxie High wrestling finishes 14th at Baldwin invite
February 5, 2015
The Baldwin Invitational Tournament was a bit of an experiment for the Tonganoxie High wrestling team. Some wrestlers competed at new weights as the team looked to compete against a solid field. In the process, the Chieftains lost one wrestler for the year.
Humane society to hold annual meeting Sunday
February 5, 2015
Leavenworth County Humane Society, Inc. will hold its 2015 Annual Membership Meeting 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the Lansing Community Center, 800 First Terr., Lansing.
Kansas Senate to confirm Board of Regents appointees
February 4, 2015
The Kansas Senate is expected to confirm appointees for several state posts, including the three members of the Kansas Board of Regents.
Proposed indoor skydiving center in Kansas draws skepticism
February 4, 2015
A proposal to bring indoor skydiving to a Kansas City suburb hit an obstacle when city council members questioned the wisdom of placing an oddly shaped building in a prominent place in the city, particularly if the business closes in the future.
Kansas House approves measure to close budget gap
February 4, 2015
A stop-gap plan for closing Kansas’ current budget deficit and ensuring bills are paid on time won state House approval Wednesday, despite bipartisan criticism of the measure.
Leavenworth County voters approve 20-year sales tax extension
Leavenworth County approves mail-in measure with 67 percent of vote
February 4, 2015
A one-cent sales tax will be extended in Leavenworth County for 20 years. Voters approved the mail ballot issue by 67 percent.
Kansas abortion bill could have broad impact, advocates say
February 3, 2015
A bill in the Kansas Legislature that calls for banning a specific abortion procedure could end up establishing broader restrictions, abortion rights activists said Monday.
Kansas high school’s piano purchase hits sour note
February 3, 2015
A Kansas City high school’s purchase of an estimated $47,000 grand piano is striking some sour notes among critics.
Airbrushed illustration from 1860s removed from Capitol
February 3, 2015
The Kansas Historical Society has removed an 1860s illustration depicting an election in the state’s territorial period after receiving complaints that the image had been airbrushed to remove references to voter fraud.
Kansas tribes, governor’s office talking about compact
February 2, 2015
Officials with northeast Kansas American Indian tribes have had preliminary discussions with Gov. Sam Brownback on gaining more control over revenue and spending on their lands.
Bill would let home-school students in public school groups
February 2, 2015
A Kansas Senate education committee will hear testimony on a proposal to allow home-schooled students to participate in public school sports and activities, the committee’s chairman said.
Tonganoxie Phil doesn’t see shadow; hello, early spring
February 2, 2015
Wisconsin is known for its badgers, but another type of furry fella made the headlines there Monday. Sun Prairie, Wis., Mayor Jonathan Freund leaned over to Jimmy the groundhog during a Groundhog Day ceremony to get the scoop on the rodent’s prognostication.
Kansas House panel approves measure to balance state budget
February 2, 2015
Kansas would eliminate a deficit in its current budget mostly by shifting money around to patch holes in the funding for general government programs under a bill approved Monday by a state House committee.
Legislative update
February 2, 2015
Three weeks into the legislative session, and very little (so far) has been done to address the over $757 million in projected budgetary deficits affecting both the current fiscal year 2015 and next year’s FY 2016 budgets. The deficits are there because of one reason – Gov. Sam Brownback’s uber-business friendly tax policies.
Tonganoxie, McLouth classes canceled for Monday
February 2, 2015
Classes have been canceled for Monday due to extreme weather conditions for Tonganoxie USD 464, McLouth USD 342 and Genesis Christian Academy.
Brownback proposes linking school funding to performance
February 1, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback has said he wants to tie school funding to student performance, an idea that immediately raised questions amid a court fight over how much the state spends on public education.
Kansas City opens center for science, engineering students
February 1, 2015
A new center that hopes to eventually provide resources for science and engineering students throughout the Kansas City region is now open.