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Who will win the Republican primary today in the Leavenworth County Commission 3rd District race?

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Tonganoxie volleyball hopes to build on state tournament appearance
August 28, 2016
The Tonganoxie High School volleyball team had one of the most successful seasons in school history in 2015. The Chieftains finished the season with a 29-14 record and a fourth pace finish in class 4A Division I. Junior Lauren Willson and senior Emily Hummelgaard both headline the returners from the 2015 team. Both players earned all-league honors last season, and they will be heavily relied on once again this season.
Older kids on the block for Tonganoxie High football
August 28, 2016
“Grow up,” “fought hard” and “ excited for the future” were all common phrases used by Tonganoxie head coach Al Troyer when discussing his youthful Tonganoxie High School Football team last season. The Chieftains struggled to a 3-6 record in a season full of lessons. Eight sophomores were regular starters, and more importantly, the Chieftains only lost seven seniors off last year’s team. “It’s always a progression when you’re rebuilding with a young squad,” Troyer said. “We started eight sophomores last season and they’ve matured. The outlook is good.”
Face to Face: Tonganoxie High School counselor Tara George
August 28, 2016
This week’s Face to Face takes a closer look at Tonganoxie High School counselor Tara George:
Lesbian Methodist pastor leaves Edgerton church on involuntary leave to avoid trial
August 28, 2016
A lesbian pastor has agreed to go on involuntary leave from her United Methodist Church in Edgerton to avoid a church trial over her sexual orientation. Cynthia Meyer and Methodist officials agreed in early August that her leave will begin Wednesday. Her final sermon in Edgerton was Sunday. No other United Methodist church will be able to appoint her as a pastor but churches could hire her to “perform functions equivalent to a lay staff person,” according to the agreement.
Letter to editor: Trainer praised for stance on treatment
August 28, 2016
I am writing to commend Mr. Mark Padfield on his attitude and practice regarding cupping (Mirror 8/17). This “ancient Chinese therapy” has been popularized by recent Olympic events, but is worthless as a performance enhancer and has many possible negative effects, including potentially serious infections as well as looking like the victim of a squid attack.
Police teaming up with USD 464, GCA on crisis kits
Officials asking for donations to fill 400 buckets
August 28, 2016
Tonganoxie police have been working with local educators on a crisis plan for Tonganoxie schools. It’s a plan that, with enough donations, could provide kits for 400 classrooms in Tonganoxie USD 464 and at Genesis Christian Academy.
Chief scholarship for Tonganoxie High graduate
Shelton wins Len Dawson award
August 28, 2016
It’s not everyday a person gets recognized front and center in an 80,000-seat stadium. Tonganoxie’s McKinna Shelton, though, stood earlier this month at midfield during a Chiefs home football game to receive an esteemed award.
Special delivery for Tonganoxie firefighters
Personnel first to respond as local mother has baby in bathtub
August 23, 2016
James Davis started Tuesday as a full-time firefighter with the Tonganoxie City Fire Department after serving several months as a part-time firefighter. A Saturday bundle of joy might have been considered a good way to break in the brand spanking new full-timer.
Still aging: Kansas wine industry without key designation
August 22, 2016
The first of this season’s grapes in the vineyards of local wineries were picked in recent days and the rest will be harvested in the busy weeks ahead.
A bountiful cup for Tonganoxie student-athletes?
THS trainer weighs in on therapy craze
August 20, 2016
Michael Phelps caught the world’s attention in Rio with an increasing personal medal count as he closed out one of the most decorated Olympic careers ever. Those discolored circles on his back also caused quite the chatter also. Phelps has been utilizing a therapy more and more athletes are using.
Current, retired educators from Tonganoxie square off in general election
Reed, Karleskint prepare for November showdown
August 18, 2016
With the primary elections behind them, local candidates in Kansas House races are now turning their attention to the general election ahead. Two members of the Lawrence-area delegation, Democratic Reps. John Wilson and Boog Highberger, can relax through November. They had no challengers in either the primary or general elections. But the remaining candidates will have to work for their seats in a year when, based on the primary election results, many voters are saying they want state government to move in a different direction.
Tonganoxie’s 2007 budget gets final OK
No residents speak during public hearing
August 17, 2016
Tonganoxie has approved its 2017 budget. No residents spoke during the budget hearing at Monday’s City Council meeting, so the council voted, 5-0, shortly later. The 2017 rate is .62 of a mill higher than the current 2016 rate (44.179) to accommodate Tonganoxie Public Library’s proposed .62 increase for employee benefits.
Festival to continue after Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial celebration
August 17, 2016
The city will continue to be involved in an annual Tonganoxie festival. Council members said they favored the city’s involvement in whatever is decided moving forward. The city earmarked $31,500 for the Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial, which took place in June the traditional weekend of Tonganoxie Days.
Make Art, Not War’ coming to Tonganoxie Community Historical Society
August 17, 2016
Through the years, Kansans have used art to convey opinions on war. Next week, some of those actions will be brought to life at the Tonganoxie Community Historic Site. The Tonganoxie Community Historical Society will host “Make Art, Not War,” a presentation and discussion by Erika Nelson, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the historic site, 201 W. Washington St.
Soles for souls: Tonganoxie church collects shoes to raise money for religious studies
August 17, 2016
Boots and many other types of shoes donated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church were made for walking. It turns out those shoes also were made to raise a good chunk of change for education programs at the church. Several volunteers helped religious education coordinators Nancy Lanza and Jennifer Eastes on Saturday with loading those donated shoes — about 175 bags to be exact — for Funds2Orgs, a company that trades shoes for money in group’s fundraising campaigns.
MIdnight run for Tonganoxie cross country spreads to other fall sports for first-practice tradition
August 10, 2016
The midnight madness is catching on in Tonganoxie. The Tonganoxie High cross country team first started the tradition of having the first practice of the new season at 12:01 a.m. on the first day Kansas high school teams can practice, per Kansas State High School Activities Association rules.
Linwood News, Jarbalo Jottings and McLouth Happenings
August 10, 2016
Read the latest from Linwood, Jarbalo and McLouth:
Tonganoxie City Fire, Leavenworth County EMS share training duties
August 10, 2016
Leavenworth County Emergency Management Service personnel can be the first to a scene when a 911 call is made. When that situation arises in the case of a victim trapped in a burning vehicle, Leavenworth County EMS members will have more training in helping the person out of the vehicle.
Tonganoxie USD 464 holds line on mill rate; Smith resigns from board
August 10, 2016
The Tonganoxie School Board approved, 5-0, the proposed 2016-17 budget for USD 464. Superintendent Chris Kleidosty’s proposal calls for a budget with a slightly lower mill rate. The 2016-17 proposed budget, which is being published in the legals portion of the B section, calls for a mill rate of 60.398. That’s a slight drop from the actual 2015-16 rate of 60.402. A mill is $1 in taxes for every $1,000 in property valuation.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital wellness grants available
August 10, 2016
This year, the eighth annual Lawrence Memorial Hospital Summer Spray 5K run/walk series has reached a record number of walkers and runners in three community races.