Latest news

Audio clips
Births
Chats
Couples
Obituaries
On the street
Photos
Photo galleries
Marble Crazy 2014 featured artist THS wrestling at 2013 Wamego Invitational THS 41, Atchison 14 THS soccer at Atchison McLouth Volleyball Invitational 2013 Tonganoxie youth football camp 2013 2013 Kids Kamp Zoo to You at Tonganoxie Public Library
Podcasts
Polls

For whom do you plan to vote in the November election in the Kansas House's 42nd District race?

Response Percent
Austin Harris, D-Tonganoxie
 
61%
Connie O’Brien, R-Tonganoxie
 
38%
Total 63
Videos
Woman pleads no contest in child endangerment
November 24, 2014
A 22-year-old woman pleaded no contest to one count of aggravated child endangerment. Ashley Lingenfelser recently entered the plea in Leavenworth County District Court. According to the Leavenworth County Attorney’s office, an individual called the Tonganoxie Police Department regarding the bruising on Lingenfelser’s 18-month-old son.
Man sentenced to 20 months in meth case
November 24, 2014
A 42-year-old man recently was sentenced to 20 months in prison for methamphetamine possession. Chad Gorrell also must complete 12 months of post release supervision after his prison sentence. He will serve his time with the Kansas Department of Corrections.
Tonganoxie library mini tree deadline extended
November 24, 2014
The Tonganoxie Public Library is extending the deadline for its miniature Christmas tree auction. Trees now will be accepted through Dec. 6.
Kobach speaks at Republican Party meeting in Tonganoxie
November 24, 2014
Immigration was the hot topic last Thursday in Tonganoxie. Secretary of State Kris Kobach, known for his work in tightening voter ID laws in Kansas while working on immigration reform laws elsewhere in the country, spoke to about 40 people at Talette’s Café in Tonganoxie for a Leavenworth County Republican Party meeting.
How to catch a turkey, according to TES first-graders
November 24, 2014
Editor’s note: Students in Michelle Smith’s first-grade class at Tonganoxie Elementary School had a writing assignment providing instructions about how to catch a turkey. Here are some of their answers. Shiah: First, hide and catch the turkey in a net. Second, shoot it with a bow. Last, pull the feathers. Then cook the turkey and eat it.
Grinch steals show in Tonganoxie
New theme, activities bring in ‘largest turnout’ for tree lighting
November 24, 2014
Tonganoxie came together Saturday for what Mayor Jason Ward was calling the largest Christmas tree lighting event yet.
Police: Wichita woman injured in stabbing attack
November 24, 2014
Wichita police say a woman is critically injured after being stabbed nine times by a group of women.
McLouth boys loaded with seniors in Graf’s 2nd year
November 24, 2014
With a full summer of work under their belts, a roster full of seniors and a coach no longer in his first year, the McLouth High boys hope the 2014-15 season will be one of new heights.
MHS girls hope to combat small roster with seasoned vets
November 24, 2014
When the McLouth High girls basketball team takes the court this season, it will do so with just 10 players on its roster. But, with four returning varsity players in her arsenal, coach Lindsey Graf hopes the Bulldogs can make up for their lack of numbers with experience and effort.
McLouth teen dies in weekend vehicle accident
November 24, 2014
A two-vehicle accident claimed the life of a McLouth High School student.
Kansas restroom places second in national contest
November 24, 2014
A toilet-shaped restroom in a small north-central Kansas town has placed second in a national contest.
Kansas has lower private-sector job growth than U.S.
November 24, 2014
Federal statistics show Kansas is seeing slower private-sector job growth than the U.S. as a whole, while unemployment in the state declined in October to 4.4 percent.
Judge won’t dismiss suit in girl’s shocking death
November 23, 2014
The family of a Salina girl who was fatally shocked may press ahead with a $10.5 million lawsuit.
School funding suit complicates Kansas budget fix
November 23, 2014
Even before state courts decide whether Kansas spends enough money on its public schools, a lawsuit over education funding is complicating efforts by legislators and Gov. Sam Brownback to close the state’s projected budget shortfalls.
Kansas City Connection: New barbecue joints worth making a pit stop
November 23, 2014
The “Kansas City as barbecue capital” narrative is nothing new, and you’ve seen it propagated in this column more than once. I’d put it to rest except that fantastic barbecue joints keep popping up in Kansas City, each with its own take on smoked meats, sauces and flavor combinations, as well as unique identities and dining environments.
Reilly signs with K-State rowing team
November 21, 2014
Entering last summer, Tonganoxie High senior Grace Reilly was focused on continuing her soccer career at the collegiate level.
Kansas agencies not recognizing gay marriages yet
November 20, 2014
Gay couples in Kansas can get married, but the state isn’t yet allowing them to change their last names on their driver’s licenses.
U.S. attorney’s office collects $11.4M in Kansas
November 20, 2014
The U.S. attorney’s office says it has collected more than $11.4 million this year from criminal and civil actions in Kansas.
Bonner Springs Police investigating Wednesday death
02:00 p.m., November 20, 2014 Updated 06:30 p.m.
Bonner Springs Police are investigating a death that occurred in a Bonner Springs home Wednesday afternoon.
7 Kansas hunters plead to violating federal law
November 20, 2014
Seven Kansas hunters pleaded guilty and were sentenced for violating federal laws protecting birds.