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Who will win the two vacant seats in tomorrow's election for Tonganoxie City Council?

Response Percent
Susan Freemyer
 
36%
Kara Reed (incumbent)
 
33%
Curtis Oroke
 
10%
Mike Vestal
 
10%
Melynda Harbour
 
6%
Charles Conrad
 
3%
Total 30
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Tonganoxie High School track teams look to build on 2014
April 3, 2015
Jumping events are expected to be Tonganoxie High’s bread and butter on the boys team. First-year head coach Preston Troyer, who was the girls head coach last year, said THS should be among the best in the area in those events. “Honestly, in the jumps, I think we’ll be leading until the track events,” Troyer said. “We really just don’t have sprinters right now, girls or guys.”
Kansas City Chiefs exec to give leadership lecture at KU
April 2, 2015
Kansas City Chiefs President Mark Donovan is scheduled to give a lecture on leadership at Kansas University.
2 Kansas school districts to close early because of budgets
April 2, 2015
Two school districts plan to end the school year early to save money.
Kansas Senate to vote on tighter rules for social services
April 2, 2015
The Kansas Senate is preparing for a final vote on tighter rules for social services as lawmakers look toward their annual spring break.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Brady Garren
April 1, 2015
This week’s Face to Face features Tonganoxie’s Brady Garren.
Kansas House panel to review Democratic lawmaker’s remarks
April 1, 2015
Six Kansas legislators are reviewing a complaint against a Democratic lawmaker over her remarks during a committee meeting.
Insurance companies say 2014 exchange members older, sicker
April 1, 2015
Two companies that sell health insurance on the Kansas exchange say people who signed up last year tended to be older and sicker than they had anticipated.
Midwest economy: state of Kansas report for March
April 1, 2015
The Creighton Economic Forecasting Group has provided a look at the Kansas business conditions for March.
McLouth Happenings
April 1, 2015
Meals On Wheels exists to nourish the elderly and/or homebound people in our community. Regular, diabetic, mechanical (ground food), and renal (special kidney/dialysis diet) meals are available for delivery in McLouth. For more information, please call Meals on Wheels of Shawnee and Jefferson Counties: 785-295-3980.
Hallmark seeks to cut 200 jobs in next several months
March 31, 2015
Hallmark Cards is offering a buyout program as it tries to cut 200 jobs by this summer.
Ag Department to estimate farmers’ spring planting plans
March 31, 2015
The Agriculture Department plans to release its estimate of farmers’ spring planting plans.
Facebook and the election
Social media playing role locally in campaign
March 31, 2015
A forum for Tonganoxie City Council and Tonganoxie USD 464 School Board candidates gave those running in various races the chance to debate and explain their perspectives. With so many candidates, though, some might have preferred more opportunities to debate and discuss. Enter — for better or worse — Facebook.
Kansas officials await word on this month’s tax collections
March 31, 2015
Kansas officials are waiting to see whether state tax collections this month met expectations.
Tonganoxie voters to use paper ballots Tuesday
Clerk cites cost savings for
March 31, 2015
Tonganoxie voters won’t cast ballots on electronic machines Tuesday. Leavenworth County Clerk Janet Klasinski has opted for paper ballots as a cost-saving measure. No machines means no fewer transportation costs. Klasinski said the decision also allowed her to reduce the her election worker staff by one. “In the past, we’ve had only 8 percent turnout,” Klasinski said. “I’m anticipating more than that this year.”
Tonganoxie police looking for information regarding case of man trying to lure middle school student into vehicle
March 30, 2015
Tonganoxie Police are looking for information regarding a reported incident Monday involving a man attempting to lure a middle school boy into a van.
High court to hear Kansas plea to reinstate death sentences
March 30, 2015
The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear Kansas’ appeal to reinstate death sentences for two brothers in the fatal shootings of four people and for another man convicted of killing a couple.
Kansas lawmakers working on plan to issue pension bonds
March 30, 2015
Kansas legislators are starting to hash out a plan for issuing $1 billion or more in bonds to shore up the short-term financial health of the pension system for teachers and government workers.
Kansas Senate panel to consider expanding liquor licenses
March 29, 2015
With thousands of dollars in campaign contributions at stake in the 2016 election cycle, GOP legislators are weighing the risks of acting on a fiercely lobbied issue: allowing supermarkets to sell liquor.
Kansas officials hope budget puzzle pieces drop into place
March 29, 2015
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback hopes the GOP-controlled Kansas Legislature wraps up several key budget issues this week, though he’s not pushing lawmakers to finish a spending blueprint for state government that also erases a projected shortfall of nearly $600 million.
Kansas City Connection: Library activities go way beyond books
March 29, 2015
In addition to being an excellent place to do research, check out books or attend film and public speaking events, the Kansas City Library’s Central Branch, located in the First National Bank building at 10th and Baltimore, also functions as something of a museum.