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Brothers Market replaces B&J Country Mart
Good Shepherd purchases building that once was home to Pelzl’s hardware, variety store
THS principal Jamie Carlisle announces resignation midyear, will finish out school year
Construction on new Tonganoxie Elementary School progresses
Tonganoxie City Fire Chief Dave Bennett steps down after 27 years in department
Incumbent Connie O’Brien defeats 19-year-old Tonganoxie challenger Austin Harris
Jewel on Main opens in former country jubilee venue
Lyn Rantz hired as new Tonganoxie USD 464 superintendent
Former police station torn down; pocket park created in its place
Chieftain Trail nearly doubles with connection to northeast area of Tonganoxie
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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.
Kansas City Connection: Nelson-Atkins exhibits take sobering look at war
February 1, 2015
Two new exhibits at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art confront viewers with the realities of war, albeit in dramatically different ways.
Tonganoxie High girls wins 2nd straight with home victory against Bishop Ward
January 31, 2015
The Tonganoxie High girls were rolling for two quarters — and then came the second half. THS led Bishop Ward, 30-9, heading into the third quarter, but coach David Hall said his staff warned the team that the Cyclones would be making adjustments in the third quarter.
Bishop Ward outlasts Tonganoxie boys, 39-35
January 30, 2015
The Tonganoxie High boys team managed to lead Bishop Ward after a quarter without making a field goal. THS made six free throws and led BWHS, 6-5, heading into the second quarter.
Tonganoxie City Council agenda for the Feb. 2, 2015, meeting
January 30, 2015
Here’s a look at the agenda for the Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, Tonganoxie City Council meeting:
Kansas considers reduced penalties for marijuana possession
January 28, 2015
Penalties for marijuana possession may be softened in Kansas as legislators seek to lower prison populations and reduce costs.
Jeff West outlasts Tonganoxie girls
January 28, 2015
The Tonganoxie High girls entered their home invitational with a goal of two victories. A win in the consolation semifinals put them in position to make that happen, but they couldn’t replicate that success in Saturday’s finale. THS committed 18 turnovers and couldn’t overcome a 26.5-percent shooting performance in a 42-29 loss to Jeff West in the fifth-place game of the 12th annual girls tournament.
THS boys struggle down stretch against De Soto
January 28, 2015
For nearly three full quarters, the Tonganoxie High boys had themselves in position for a fifth-place finish in their home invitational. However, a plethora of mistakes down the stretch quickly derailed the Chieftains’ chance for a successful tournament finish.