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Walker following in father’s footsteps
June 16, 2015
Tressa Walker examined her short list of colleges where she could continue her education and her athletics career. In the end, she went with a family favorite. Walker selected Ottawa University, her father’s alma mater. The Tonganoxie High School graduate will compete in track for the Braves.
Hand-sewn quilt reflects history of Lecompton
June 15, 2015
A large quilt that tells the story of the former Kansas territorial capital of Lecompton is hanging at a museum in the northeast Kansas town.
Pony Express riders to set off for California
June 15, 2015
The Pony Express will be riding again for the next two weeks.
Heavy rain causes lowland flooding in south-central Kansas
June 15, 2015
Heavy rains overnight are causing flooding in low-lying areas and some road closings in south-central Kansas.
Kansas lawmakers’ tax plan makes numerous policy changes
June 14, 2015
A plan approved by Kansas legislators for balancing the state budget would increase sales and cigarette taxes but also make numerous other policy changes.
Kansas City Connection: A celebration of beer
June 14, 2015
Boulevard Brewing Company may have been purchased in 2013 by the Flemish brewery Duvel, but it is still very much a Kansas City institution. For evidence, look no further than next weekend’s Boulevardia festival, a celebration of local music, food, crafts, community organizations, and (of course) beer.
Kansas House approves new tax plan after governor’s plea
June 12, 2015
Republican leaders pushed a new plan for raising taxes through the Kansas House early Friday morning, hours after top aides to GOP Gov. Sam Brownback warned them that failing to erase a budget deficit risked funding for universities and invited a downgrading of the state’s bond ratings.
Frese: Push for Tonganoxie Public Libary expansion starts with Saturday run
June 11, 2015
For several years now, those of us on the Tonganoxie Public Library Board of Trustees have talked about building a new library. It has just never seemed like the right time.
Wheat harvest tradition returns across Kansas
June 11, 2015
Forget the extra-curricular activities like football and basketball. Haven High School Senior Paul Sawatzky doesn’t have time for those things. When the end-of-school bell rings, Paul bolts for his family’s farm. There is work to be done.
Kansas House soundly rejects plan to avert steep budget cuts
11:11 a.m., June 11, 2015 Updated 12:45 p.m.
Kansas faced the prospect of deep cuts to schools, prisons and other programs Thursday after the Republican-controlled House soundly rejected a proposal supported by Gov. Sam Brownback that would hike sales and cigarette taxes to close a budget deficit.
Wheat harvest gears up in south-central Kansas
June 10, 2015
The grain elevator in Kiowa is reporting that it has gotten its first truckloads of winter wheat from this year’s harvest.
Sand volleyball tourney Saturday in Tonganoxie
June 10, 2015
A sand volleyball tournament is planned for Saturday in Chieftain Park.
Hello to summer in Tonganoxie
Tonganoxie Recreation Commission offering many programs
June 10, 2015
The rain is staying away just long enough for the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds to begin bustling with youth baseball and softball for the summer. The Tonganoxie Recreation Commission officially started the summer off with its kickoff party May 29 and plenty more programs are being offered in the summer.
Tonganoxie group hopes for ‘yes’ vote in mail ballot election
June 10, 2015
About 10 Tonganoxie area residents gathered at a local residence Friday night to discuss politics. The discussion centered at times on what’s happening in Topeka, but the focus for this group was and continues to be hyperlocal — the state of school funding.
Tonganoxie’s Kirby McRill Walk and Run coming June 20
June 10, 2015
The Kirby McRill 5K Adeventure Walk and 5K Run will be later this month. The inaugural walk was last summer when teams walked a course trough Tonganoxie that included various challenges along the way.
Tonganoxie Days: Focusing on the festival
June 10, 2015
Saturday marks the 30th annual Tonganoxie Days festival and longtime organizer Connie Torneden has one thing on her mind to celebrate the milestone. She just wants the rain to stay away for a day.
Kansas governor signs bill limiting sex predator appeals
June 10, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill putting new limits on appeals by sex offenders committed indefinitely to a state treatment program.
Man accused of Jewish site shootings to appear in court
June 10, 2015
A Missouri man facing capital murder charges in Kansas is scheduled to be in court Wednesday for a hearing on motions in his case, one asking a judge to let him stay in the courtroom during recesses and another to suppress certain evidence.
Tonganoxie event in July to mark National Day of Cowboy
June 10, 2015
Tonganoxie will celebrate National Day of the American Cowboy with a parade, several country western music performances and vendors.
Back on the court in Tonganoxie
June 10, 2015
Tonganoxie High boys basketball coach Shawn Phillips saw the makings of his 2015-16 boys squad last week for the first time. THS had its summer camp five days last week, with varsity and junior varsity players practicing in the mornings and freshmen in the afternoon.