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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
 
72%
No, I don’t recycle. Trash is trash
 
16%
Yes, I have a Tonganoxie curbside bin and you should opt in, too
 
5%
Yes, but I live in the county and want to opt in for curbside service
 
5%
Yes, I have a Tonganoxie curbside bin, but it should be mandatory for all city households
 
0%
Yes, but I live in the county and think it should be mandatory in the county
 
0%
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Tonganoxie boys’ shots at victory just miss mark
February 15, 2017
Tonganoxie High came so close to two more victories in the win column. Instead, Lansing swept THS in season series in a span of four days. The teams played their regularly scheduled game Friday in Lansing and then squared off Monday in Tonganoxie for a rescheduled contest.
Tonganoxie USD 464 eyes early start to track renovations
February 15, 2017
Tonganoxie USD 464 expects to have a new track at Beatty Field later this year. Superintendent Chris Kleidosty told the school board at Monday’s regular meeting that the district would be seeking bids in hopes of the project starting in May.
Tonganoxie High girls struggle against Lansing
February 15, 2017
Back-to-back contests against Lansing weren’t fruitful for the Tonganoxie High girls basketball team. The teams played in consecutive games thanks to one game being rescheduled because of inclement weather on the originally scheduled date.`
About 800 Tonganoxie ballots mailed backed so far
February 15, 2017
If Tonganoxie residents haven’t seen their ballots for the sales tax question come in the mail yet, they should contact Leavenworth County Clerk Janet Klasinski. Informational meetings have taken place, but The Mirror continues to offer reminders about the mail-in election, which centers around whether to approve a 20-year 3/4-cent sales tax that would replace the current swimming pool sales tax of the same rate. A 3/4-cent sales tax was approved in 2007 to help pay for Tonganoxie Water Park.
Picture perfect in Tonganoxie
February 15, 2017
Sumo suits, horse-drawn carriages and governmental meetings. An interesting hodge podge, but all have been captured so far in 2017. The Mirror has been striving to capture a photo for all 365 days of this year.
Letters to the editor: New Tonganoxie library needed; Former board member favors new library
February 9, 2017
Editor’s note: The mail-in ballot question for Tonganoxie residents that is due back to the Leavenworth County Clerk’s Office by Feb. 28 asks whether the city should replace the current 3/4-cent sales tax for the Tonganoxie Water Park that is set to expire with a 20-year tax at the same rate. The tax would go toward building a new library, as well as infrastructure projects. There is a possibility that ground will be available on the former Tonganoxie Elementary School campus for a new library, but that is not yet settled.
Tonganoxie VFW celebrates winning essays from Tonganoxie students
February 9, 2017
Tonganoxie VFW Post 9271 and its Women’s Auxiliary sponsored a pizza dinner Thursday for its local Patriots Pen and Voice of Democracy winners. Students then presented their winning essays after the dinner.
Pickin and Grinnin event Friday
February 9, 2017
Join Tonganoxie Friends Church for a good family evening of “Pickin’ and Grinnin’” music and fellowship. Bring your guitar, fiddle, banjo, whatever, and share in the fun. It starts at 6 p.m. Friday at the church.
Jury convicts man in Fort Leavenworth indecent liberties case
February 9, 2017
A jury convicted a 24-year-old man of two counts aggravated indecent liberties with a child under the age of 14 and two counts aggravated indecent solicitation with a child after a week-long jury trial in Leavenworth County District Court. The jury heard evidence regarding Nicholas Clark, a former employee of the Youth Center at Fort Leavenworth, soliciting a then-13-year-old girl who attended the Center in August 2014.
Tonganoxie teacher to give presentation tonight on Great Backyard Bird Count
February 9, 2017
Interested in birds? Want to increase your knowledge about birds? If so, join Tonganoxie High School science teacher John Tollefson as he shares his knowledge about the Great Backyard Bird Count.
Remember When: A Community Review for Feb. 8, 2017
February 9, 2017
“Tonganoxie Phil” saw his shadow Friday morning, and predicted another six more weeks of winter. Stevens began his career as Tonganoxie Phil several years ago when a KBEQ radio disc jockey contacted him. Stevens said he thinks it started because Tonganoxie sounds a bit like Punxsutawney and perhaps the DJ picked up a phone book selecting the first Phil he came across.
Tonganoxie Elementary School honor roll for second quarter announced
February 9, 2017
Tonganoxie Elementary School honor rolls for the second quarter have been released.
Tonganoxie High girls pick up victory at Turner
February 8, 2017
The Tonganoxie girls basketball team traveled to Turner High School early last week, coming away with a convincing 53-37 victory.
Tonganoxie City Council denies church request in Urban Hess, cites zoning regulations
February 8, 2017
The Tonganoxie City Council has denied a church from having a lot in the Urban Hess Business Center. The building, which is owned by Eric Finkbiner, once was a greenhouse and later a motorcycle shop. Finkbiner, who operated the pharmacy at the former B&J Country Mart, had plans for a business in the pharmaceutical company for his building in Urban Hess, but those plans fell through. Finkbiner said he hasn’t made much money off a previous tenant, so when the Kaw Valley Church of Christ wanted to come to an agreement on the building, he jumped at the chance.
Ballots sent out for Tonganoxie sales tax question
February 8, 2017
Ballots should start popping up in Tonganoxie mailboxees for the Tonganoxie’sdf 3/4-cent sales tax replacement vote, Informational meetings have taken place, but The Mirror continues to offer information about the mail-in election, including a story from Tuesday’s second and final informational meeting, which took place after The Mirror’s deadline Tuesday evening in Tonganoxie City Council Chambers.
Philling in for a legend in Tonganoxie
February 8, 2017
Groundhog Day was last week, which for many years meant Tonganoxie Phil, aka Dr. Phil Stevens, would emerge from his office to check whether he saw his shadow. One of Tonganoxie’s most beloved citizens, Stevens died in 2015 on the 60th anniversary of practicing medicine.
Tonganoxie High wrestlers drop tough match with Bonner Springs
February 8, 2017
Tonganoxie High wrestling lost a hard-fought dual last week against Bonner Springs. Bonner Springs outlasted THS, 42-31, as the Chieftains fell to 9-2 on the season in dual competition.
On the dotted line at Tonganoxie High
Teammates Brown, Graham sign with Baker for football
February 8, 2017
Jordan Brown and Devan Graham are best friends and teammates at Tonganoxie High School. They’ll continue those relationships at Baker University. The two THS seniors signed national letters of intent on National Signing Day on Wednesday, Feb. 1. It’s the first day high school seniors can sign letters of intent to play football at the collegiate level.
Substate, postseason coming up at end of month for Tonganoxie, McLouth teams
February 8, 2017
The postseason will be here at the end of the month for basketball and wrestling teams. Here’s a closer look at where Tonganoxie and McLouth teams are headed:
Chieftain boys shut down by Turner
February 8, 2017
The Tonganoxie High boys squad was put away early in a 56-33 road loss last week at Turner in Kansas City, Kan.