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Brothers Market replaces B&J Country Mart
 
33%
Good Shepherd purchases building that once was home to Pelzl’s hardware, variety store
 
33%
THS principal Jamie Carlisle announces resignation midyear, will finish out school year
 
33%
Construction on new Tonganoxie Elementary School progresses
 
0%
Tonganoxie City Fire Chief Dave Bennett steps down after 27 years in department
 
0%
Incumbent Connie O’Brien defeats 19-year-old Tonganoxie challenger Austin Harris
 
0%
Jewel on Main opens in former country jubilee venue
 
0%
Lyn Rantz hired as new Tonganoxie USD 464 superintendent
 
0%
Former police station torn down; pocket park created in its place
 
0%
Chieftain Trail nearly doubles with connection to northeast area of Tonganoxie
 
0%
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Wind chills of 20 below zero expected Wednesday in northeast Kansas
January 6, 2015
Northeast Kansas is in for a cold couple of days. The National Weather Service in Topeka predicts a wind chill of 15 to 20 degrees below zero by Wednesday morning and continuing until late in the day on Wednesday. Wind chills of minus 15 to 20 are expected again on Thursday morning.
Pledge to save more animals hurts Humane Society finances
January 6, 2015
The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City has saved more severely sick or abused animals since it became the official veterinarian of the Kansas City, Kansas, police department’s animal control division, but the effort is hurting the organization’s financial health.
Humane society hoping to build animal shelter to serve Leavenworth County
January 6, 2015
Leavenworth County Humane Society, Inc., says it is creating a solution for animal control needs in the county, but some county officials have their doubts.
Kansas judges criticize reliance on LOB funds
January 5, 2015
A Kansas judicial panel has slammed the state’s increasing reliance on the use of local money to supplement state funding of public schools.
Statewide storm damage totals dropped in 2014
January 5, 2015
The amount of storm damage reported in Kansas in 2014 was the lowest amount in 16 years.
Inspectors find food safety violations at state prisons
January 5, 2015
The Kansas Department of Corrections acknowledges that its inspectors consistently found dirty kitchens and other food safety violations at several state prisons.
Catholic group urges tougher laws for payday loans
January 4, 2015
A group representing Catholic bishops in Kansas wants lawmakers to approve tougher state regulators for payday lenders.
23-year-old man shot, killed by Wichita police
January 4, 2015
Authorities are investigating after Wichita police fatally shot a 23-year-old man who is accused of threatening to kill people.
Kansas City Connection: Resolving to have a happy new year
January 4, 2015
A positively framed list of New Year’s resolutions that will help you gain in fun, healthy and culturally enriching experiences
Critics of Kansas science standards appeal ruling
December 31, 2014
A nonprofit group that contends science standards for Kansas public schools promote atheism has appealed a federal judge’s dismissal of its lawsuit against the guidelines.
Kansas deputies seize about 7 pounds of meth
December 31, 2014
The McPherson County Sheriff’s Department says a traffic stop led to the seizure of about 7 pounds of methamphetamine.
39,000 Kansans sign up for federal insurance
December 31, 2014
Federal health officials say 39,023 Kansans signed up for health care coverage through the federally run exchange in the first month of open enrollment.
Response to Kansas Medicaid suit alleges extortion
December 30, 2014
A firm managing part of the Medicaid program in Kansas and its parent company alleged Monday in court documents that a former executive tried to “extort” $3 million from them by threatening to forward “spurious” information about them to state officials after being fired.
Kansas GOP chairman to seek another 2-year term
December 30, 2014
The Kansas Republican Party’s chairman is seeking a second two-year term after the GOP swept all statewide and congressional races in the November election.
Kansas court orders more state spending on schools
December 30, 2014
A state district court panel has ruled that Kansas isn’t spending enough money on its public schools to provide a suitable education for every child.
Tonganoxie City Fire Department calls, Dec. 14-27, 2014
December 30, 2014
Tonganoxie City Fire Department calls for Dec. 14-27, 2014
Guidelines to help judges with frivolous pleadings
December 30, 2014
The Kansas Supreme Court is studying proposed guidelines for judges grappling with people who file repetitive, malicious or frivolous pleadings.
Court won’t reconsider states’ citizenship lawsuit
December 30, 2014
A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider a decision allowing residents of Kansas and Arizona to register to vote using a federal form without providing proof of their U.S. citizenship.
Magaha ready to move Fairmount Township Fire Department forward
December 30, 2014
Chuck Magaha has been associated with the Fairmount Township Fire Department for a few years now. A 1976 Basehor High School graduate, Magaha joined the department later that year after turning 18. He’s been involved in the department ever since, serving in various roles. In August, Magaha was named fire chief.
Lt. Gov. Colyer spends holidays on relief mission
December 29, 2014
Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer is spending the holidays providing medical relief in the Middle East.