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Tonganoxie graduate gives $1 million to KU scholarships benefitting LGBTQ students
March 1, 2018
A University of Kansas graduate with roots in Tonganoxie has donated in $1 million in scholarships that will support LGBTQ students at his alma mater. Chad Leat, who now lives in New York City, announced the $1 million gift/commitment during a visit to KU this week, according to a story posted Thursday on the KU website.
Senate bill allows for more poultry production
March 1, 2018
Despite the fact that most state government offices were closed Thursday due to weather, the Kansas House and Senate met throughout the day and into the evening, working through a mountain of legislation covering a wide range of topics on the final day to consider most bills in their chambers of origin.
Project Grad dodgeball tourney registration deadline is Monday
March 1, 2018
Area youths still have some time to get their dodgeball teams together for a big tournament in late March. Tonganoxie High School’s Project Grad again is sponsoring the Tonganoxie Community Dodgeball Tournament on March 31 at the THS east gymnasium.
Pet Health Day coming April 14 to Tonganoxie
March 1, 2018
Pet owners can get their animals micro-chipped and vaccinated for rabies and a five-way vaccination for the discounted price of $30 in April.
Annual meeting for Fall Creek Cemetery Corporation is March 10
March 1, 2018
The Fall Creek Cemetery Corporation annual meeting will be 2 p.m. March 10 at Alexandria Township Fire Department in Springdale.
Tonganoxie Business Assocation coffee will be after-work affair this month
March 1, 2018
Tonganoxie Business Association will sponsor a March coffee at Mid-Star Lab in the Urban Hess Business Park. The event will start at 5 p.m. March 13 at the business, 1701 Commerce Ave.
Linwood News: Teen anime night; annual meeting; Eagles of Kansas; Bingo Night
March 1, 2018
The Linwood Community Library will show the anime movie “Princess Mononoke” from Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki at 3 p.m. Saturday. The movie will be shown after library hours with snacks and drinks provided and is for youth ages 13 and older.
Remember When: A Community Review for Feb. 28, 2018
March 1, 2018
John Cass Lenahan recently had “Yesteryears III” published. His previous two books dealt with Tonganoxie life primarily in the 1800’s. The third installment basically runs from the 1920s through the 1940s, particularly World War II.
KU donates two computers to Tonganoxie USD 464
February 28, 2018
The school board approved the donation of two iMacs from the University of Kansas at its Feb. 22 special meeting. The donated iMacs will be used to replace two older iMacs in the Mac Lab at Tonganoxie High School. The donated items are in good working order. No costs will be associated with the installation of the computers, according to school officials.
Tonganoxie to have school March 16 because of exhausted snow days
February 28, 2018
Tonganoxie USD 464 students will attend classes March 16 due to the district running out of allotted snow days built into the school calendar. The district must make up one day, so students will attend classes that day. It originally was a teacher work day. has used up its allotted snow days built into the school calendar.
Former Tonganoxie High School principal applies for board vacancy; potential candidates still welcome through March 8
February 28, 2018
Residents in the Tonganoxie USD 464 school district still can apply for the open candidate position on the school board. The notice of vacancy first was published Feb. 21 in The Mirror’s legal listings. The open period for accepting candidate applications is 15 days from that first publication.
Tonganoxie school board selects KASB to conduct superintendent search
February 28, 2018
The Kansas Association of School Boards will conduct the search for Tonganoxie’s next school district superintendent. The school board voted, 4-1, to hire KASB to do the search. Board members made the decision at a special meeting Wednesday, Feb. 28. Kaija Baldock cast the lone dissenting vote. Board President Amelia Brusven was absent.
Tonganoxie High basketball teams to face Piper in semifinals of 4A D-I substate
February 28, 2018
Tonganoxie High basketball swept Atchison in regular-season finales on Friday The THS girls (6-14) defeated AHS, 41-28, while the boys (5-15) dropped Atchison, 65-45. Atchison also will be in the same Class 4A Division I substate as Tonganoxie later this week at Basehor-Linwood.
Tonganoxie St. Patrick’s Parade marking No. 30
February 28, 2018
Want to get an early start on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day? Tonganoxie will be the place to be. This year’s big celebration — it’s the 30th annual parade — will start at 11 a.m. March 10 in downtown Tonganoxie. The parade always is the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day. With this year’s St. Patrick’s Day falling on a Saturday, it will be the week before in Tonganoxie.
Harrell named for teacher of year award
February 28, 2018
Steve Harrell, Tonganoxie High School forensics and debate coach, has been selected as recipient of the 2017-18 National Federation of State High School Associations Outstanding Speech/Debate/Theatre Educator Award for Kansas.
Tonganoxie High wrestlers break school records, take 4th at state
February 28, 2018
The Tonganoxie High wrestling set a school record for medalists last year with three. On Saturday, the THS wrestling program found itself reaching another high in school history books at the Class 4A State Wrestling Championships at Tony’s Pizza Events Center in Salina. The Chieftains medaled five wrestlers out of seven who qualified for state this year.
McLouth High boys basketball advances to 3A substate semifinals
February 28, 2018
The McLouth High boys basketball team will have a chance to knock off the No. 1 seed in its Class 3A substate. No. 4 MHS (11-10) routed No. 5 Mission Valley, 58-35, Monday in a 3A quarterfinal game at McLouth.
Tonganoxie’s Riedel, Hand to wrestle for state titles in respective divisions at state; THS in 4th heading into Day 2
February 23, 2018
Tonganoxie High has two wrestlers who will battle for state titles tomorrow in Salina. Senior Justin Hand (37-8) and junior Korbin Riedel (43-3) will compete for Class 4A individual titles in the 170- and 138-pound weight divisions, respectively. Hand will take on Basehor-Linwood senior Jon Trowbridge (34-1) for the 170 title. Riedel faces Arkansas City’s Marcus Robinson in the 138 championship. The senior is 41-4 on the season. Freshman Hunter Harris is the lone Chieftain unable to advance to Day 2.
School board meeting moved; Bothwell named VP; former city maintenance shop drawing interest from potential buyers
February 22, 2018
The Tonganoxie USD 464 board is expected to select a search firm for its new superintendent, though the meeting originally was set for this past Friday, but it was moved to 6 p.m. today because of scheduling conflicts. Board members will hear from Kansas Association of School Boards, as well as McPherson and Jacobson.
Tonganoxie USD 464, Genesis Christian Academy classes canceled again today due to inclement weather
February 22, 2018
Tonganoxie USD 464 and Genesis Christian Academy again will not have classes Thursday. School officials called off classes early Thursday morning due to inclement weather.