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Do you recycle?

Response Percent
Yes, but I utilized the community recycling dropoff and am content to take recycling elsewhere instead of pay for curbside service
No, I don’t recycle. Trash is trash
Yes, I have a Tonganoxie curbside bin and you should opt in, too
Yes, but I live in the county and want to opt in for curbside service
Yes, I have a Tonganoxie curbside bin, but it should be mandatory for all city households
Yes, but I live in the county and think it should be mandatory in the county
Total 18
What might be in store for Tonganoxie in 2018?
January 1, 2018
For Tonganoxie, 2017 will be one looked back at as a monumental year. An announced plan for a $325 million Tyson chicken processing plant just after Labor Day weekend turned into a national story. A project that potentially would have brought 1,600 jobs to the area was not well-received by many in the community. An opposition group was formed. The heated topic eventually became a non-issue and Tyson announced that it would not build its state-of-the-art plant here.
Duchess of Cambridge seen wearing hat from Tonganoxie-based clothing company on Christmas Day
December 27, 2017
The Duchess of Cambridge’s Christmas Day wardrobe featured a touch of Tonganoxie. Yes, Kate Middleton wore a Vallnord alpaca fur hat from Tonganoxie-based Peruvian Connection on Monday.
Chromebook Crusaders (Tonganoxie High students) assist
December 27, 2017
New technology can come with plenty of needed troubleshooting and support, but a few Tonganoxie High School students are helping make those transitions go smoother. THS students Jackson Willis, Blake Phillips and Logan Neeld are the school district’s current Chromebook Crusaders — information technology interns who have helped the IT department with the integration of Chromebooks at the high school.
Report: Senate won’t confirm Brownback before new year
December 27, 2017
The U.S. Senate will not confirm Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback for a diplomatic post in the Trump administration before the end of the year, setting up the possibility that he may still be governor when the 2018 legislative session starts on Jan. 8.
Pink tractor creator, former VFW post commander dies
December 27, 2017
Local parade goers might remember a Tonganoxie fixture riding down the route on a restored tractor that was pretty in pink. Harold Denholm restored a red 1951 Farmall tractor with son, Greg, in honor of Harold’s wife and Greg’s mother, Aileen Denolm, who lost her battle with breast cancer in September 2007. It was known as Mom’s Tractor for many years because Aileen would mow with the tractor at least weekly on the family’s rural Tonganoxie farm.
Sharing the love for others in Tonganoxie area with Good Shepherd donations
December 27, 2017
As families celebrated Christmas with loved ones, area residents again worked to make the holidays a bit brighter for neighbors in need. Janet Stuke, volunteer for Good Shepherd Thrift Shop and Food Bank, said area residents have been generous.
Tonganoxie City Council reflects on outgoing members’ service
December 27, 2017
As the calendar turns to 2018, the landscape of local government also will be changing. For both Tonganoxie City Council and Tonganoxie USD 464 school board, three new faces each will be at meetings. On the city council, Rocky Himpel, Jamie Lawson and Loralee Stevens will be sworn in at a special 7 p.m. meeting Jan. 8 at council chambers.
Tonganoxie High basketball teams nab victories against Ward before falling to Piper
December 20, 2017
Tonganoxie High basketball teams will go into the break looking to improve on identical 1-3 records. The boys team lost, 69-39, Friday to Piper in Kansas City, Kan., in its 2017 finale.
Tonganoxie wrestlers place second at home dual tournament
December 20, 2017
Tonganoxie High takes a second-place finish at the Randy Starcher Memorial Dual Wrestling Tournament into winter break. THS went 4-1 on the day, as the Chieftains opened with a 66-18 victory against Frontenac. Tonganoxie then defeated Eudora, 60-24, before winning, 54-24, against another Frontier League team in Louisburg.
Donnelly given nod to join Port Authority board
December 20, 2017
Mayor Jason Ward told the council that Bill New was stepping down from the Leavenworth County Port Authority and a replacement was needed. Ward suggested Donnelly fill the role, as he has been involved with the organization in the past and served on the Leavenworth County Development Corporation board.
January meetings being moved for Tonganoxie City Council
December 20, 2017
The council voted to move meetings back a week because of the change in when newly elected officials are to take office. With the Legislature voting to move the local elections away from their normal cycle to state and national race schedules, it was mandated that the new officers take office Jan. 8.
Tonganoxie City Council members serve in final meeting
December 20, 2017
It’s become customary for Andy Gilner to make a motion to adjourn the Tonganoxie City Council. On Monday, he made the motion for the final time.
City OK’s method for funding library
December 20, 2017
General obligation sales tax bonds will be issued to fund a new Tonganoxie Public Library. The council voted, 5-0, to approve the bond issuance of $3.85 million. The council approved $3.75 million in funds for the library at the last meeting. City Manager George Brajkovic said the additional $100,000 was to cover issuers fees and other costs associated with issuing the bonds.
Tonganoxie library Art Night Out, charitable opportunities coming this week
December 13, 2017
This month’s Tonganoxie Public Library Art Night Out is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the library community room. Participants will create their own Christmas cards, gift tags and wrapping paper. Folks will make their own stamps, with 10 blank cards/envelopes being provided. People can bring more of their own if they want.
Author shares colorful tales of Kansas towns and their attractions at packed Tonganoxie event
December 7, 2017
If you go exploring in Kansas, you’ll find a town of fewer than 200 people hosting an outhouse tour every year on the Friday and Saturday before Thanksgiving. Kansas Sampler Foundation’s Marci Penner told of the unique town during a slide presentation about her journeys in creating the “Kansas Guidebook 2: For Explorers.”
Brains bring bank for Tonganoxie High School
December 7, 2017
Tonganoxie High School has $15,000 to use towards enhancing its science, technology, engineering and math departments. THS was a big winner Nov. 30 at Union Station in Kansas City, Mo., at the Burns & McDonnell Battle of the Brains award ceremony.
Unilock, city agree to contract to build at industrial park
December 7, 2017
Unilock Construction has agreed to build on the city’s industrial park along 222nd Street.
Tonganoxie City Council agrees to fund new library for $3.75 million; officials had asked for $5.1 million
05:30 p.m., December 6, 2017 Updated 10:22 a.m.
Tonganoxie is moving forward with plans for a new library, but the funding amount will likely require considerable compromise. Council Member Kara Reed, with a second from fellow Council Member Curtis Oroke, made a motion to earmark $3.75 million for a new library. That would cover building costs, along with land acquisition of a portion of the former Tonganoxie Elementary School land.
Brothers look to lead respective teams to state footballl titles in neighboring towns
November 25, 2017
This year’s Kansas high school football state championships will have two brothers leading their respective teams to titles in separate classes. Coach Matt Heuer will look to win his second straight 8-Man Division II title Saturday when Hanover (12-0) takes on Hodgeman County (10-2) on Saturday at Newton-Fischer Field in Newton. In Class 3A, brother Dustin Heuer will lead Marysville (12-1) against Sabetha (12-1) on Saturday at Gowans Stadium in Hutchinson. MHS upset previously undefeated and No. 1 Phillipsburg, 30-24, this past Friday at Phillipsburg. Sabetha defeated previously unbeaten Silver Lake, 17-14. State championship often match teams from different areas of the state, but Marysville and Sabetha are about 40 miles apart on or near U.S. Highway 36.
Late Night in Tonganoxie for winter sports
November 22, 2017
Tonganoxie High teams are ready for a new season. Tongie Late Night 2017 took place Monday at the THS gymnasium. The winter sports kickoff event gave coaches a chance to showcase boys and girls basketball, wrestling and power lifting.