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Tonganoxie High basketball games moved up due to impending weather
February 21, 2018
Tonganoxie High basketball games against Bonner Springs today will be moved up an hour due to another anticipated ice storm. The games, which are being played at Bonner Springs High School, will be moved up an hour. Junior varsity girls now play at 3 p.m. and junior varsity boys 3:15 p.m. Freshmen boys are to start at 4:30 p.m. and varsity girls at 4:45 p.m. Freshmen girls play at 6 p.m. and varsity boys at 6:15 p.m.
Lawson resigns from Tonganoxie City Council
February 20, 2018
A Tonganoxie City Council member who was the top vote-getter among a crowded field in the 2017 election has resigned. Jamie Lawson, who had been in office for about six weeks, announced at the beginning of Tuesday’s meeting that he would be stepping down. Lawson apologized for the sudden announcement.
No school for Tonganoxie USD 464 due to ice
February 20, 2018
Tonganoxie USD 464 will not have classes today, Feb. 20. School officials canceled due to icy conditions.
Tonganoxie wrestlers 4A regional runners-up; state brackets announced
February 18, 2018
Tonganoxie is headed to state Friday in Salina with seven wrestlers. The Chieftains qualified seven out of 10 wrestlers to participate for state with their performance Saturday at which THS finished as regional runner-up in Holton. Bonner Springs won the Class 4A regional with 207 points. Tonganoxie scored 153.5 for second, just ahead of Holton, which took third with 152.
Tonganoxie wrestling in 2nd place at Holton Regional heading into second day
February 16, 2018
Tonganoxie is in a tie for second place heading into the second day of competition at the Class 4A Holton Regional. Bonner Springs, ranked No. 3 in 4A, leads the field with 134 after the first day. Holton and Tonganoxie both have 104 points.
Linwood News: Ham and bean meal, Presidents Day closings, library winter programs
February 16, 2018
The Masonic Lodge will have a ham and bean dinner this week. Ham and beans will be served 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Linwood Community Center.
Basehor Beat: Hunter safety education courses to be offered
February 15, 2018
The Basehor Community Library partners with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism to offer state certified hunter education taught by Steve and Marsha Letcher. The class is taught in two parts to ensure the mandatory 10 hours of instruction. Please go to for more information and registration. The class is free, but students must be 11 or older to enroll.
Show your love for Tonganoxie, elsewhere with social media posts
February 14, 2018
What do you love most about Tonganoxie? Is it the interesting history, the famed Tonganoxie Split or the scenic view with the hills overlooking the town? Is it the organizations that keep it going strong or its network of walking trails? Let folks know why you love Tonganoxie by joining the conversation on social media. You can also give a shout out to your loved ones. If you’re a Twitter user, use the hashtag #ihearttonganoxie in your tweets. And, if you have room, feel free to mention us, @tonganoxie.
Board shrinks search consultant list; TES administrators resign; Bothwell named VP
11:32 a.m., February 14, 2018 Updated 06:53 a.m.
The Tonganoxie USD 464 board will select a search firm for its new superintendent. Board members will meet at 6 p.m. Friday to hear from the Kansas Association of School Boards and McPherson and Jacobson.
Tonganoxie High wrestlers take 3rd in final Kaw Valley League meet
February 14, 2018
Tonganoxie High participated in its final Kaw Valley League wrestling meet Saturday in Lansing. The Chieftains, ranked No. 4 in Class 4A, weren’t able to come away with a league crown, but THS still finished third at the league meet.
Rise and shine for honorary Tonganoxie Phil: Early spring, Jones predicts
February 8, 2018
Phil Jones didn’t see his shadow Friday, so it looks as though Tonganoxie will have an early spring. Granted, it was a sunny morning in downtown Tonganoxie and if Jones would have turned a little more to his right, he would have seen his shadow. But hey, that’s the advantage of a human Phil predicting the weather instead of a groundhog Phil. Jones served as this year’s honorary Tonganoxie Phil, a persona that longtime Dr. Phil Stevens took on for several years when a Kansas City radio station selected him to make Groundhog Day predictions as an answer to Punxsutawney Phil.
Tonganoxie’s Tayber Witt “signs” with KU football team
February 8, 2018
Not many college football coaches recruit 4-foot-10, 70-pound wide receivers, but when David Beaty heard about Tayber Witt, the Kansas coach couldn’t resist.
Honorary Tonganoxie Phil to be revealed at Groundhog Day ceremony Friday morning in downtown Tonganoxie
February 1, 2018
Locals can find out tomorrow whether an early spring is ahead or more winter is on its way. The tradition of Tonganoxie Phil will continue at 9:15 a.m. Friday outside Ol’ Doc’s Pop Shop in the 600 block of Fourth Street.
Remember When: A Community Review for Jan. 31, 2018
January 31, 2018
Three Tonganoxie High band members made school history when they were selected to the Kansas Music Educators Association 1A-4A All-State Band. Senior Ryan Wolfe and juniors Rex Hancock and Ryan Brammer became the first ever THS students to eve make the prestigious band.
Tonganoxie teams split games; MHS teams fare well at home invite; Bulldog named player of week
January 31, 2018
Tonganoxie routed Heritage Christian Academy, 55-19, Jan. 23, but fell short Friday against Tonganoxie Invitational champ Eudora, 51-37. The THS girls defeated Heritage Christian, 47-35, but then lost to Eudora, 50-22. Both teams are 3-9 and played Turner on Tuesday after The Mirror’s deadline and Piper on Friday, both nights in Tonganoxie.
Basehor Beat: Basehor students win spelling bee
January 31, 2018
Basehor-Linwood students ready for Leavenworth County Spelling Bee later this week Basehor-Linwood students recently won the schoolwide spelling bee at various grade levels.
Silver lining: Tonganoxie wrestlers take 2nd at Baldwin Invitational
January 31, 2018
Tonganoxie High had a big weekend at the 17th annual Baldwin Invitational Tournament. The Chieftains ranked No. 4 in Class 4A, placed second out of 16 teams, scoring 161 points on the day. Holton won the tournament with 190.
Dispatch numbers show thefts, animal calls up in 2017; Gill takes job with KBI; counterfeit bills found
January 31, 2018
Citations were up by more than 200 issuances in 2017 from 2016 for the Tonganoxie Police Department. Despite those numbers, some areas were down, such as DUIs (36 in 2016 to 23 in 2017) and arrest reports (257 in 2016 to 244 in 2017).
Tonganoxie school board to conduct superintendent search with Phillips as finalist; Kemp stepping down
January 30, 2018
The search for a new Tonganoxie USD 464 superintendent continues while a board member resigns from his post. During a special meeting Monday, the board interviewed interim superintendent Tonya Phillips for the position. But after executive session, a series of motions eventually led to a divided board approving a candidate search. The board interviewed Phillips for 75 minutes during the closed-door meeting. Board Member Amelia Brusven participated in the executive session via teleconference. The board then met for another 25 minutes in executive session without Phillips.
Celebrate Kansas Day with a quiz
January 29, 2018
Exactly five weeks after Christmas and a month after New Year’s Day, folks in the Sunflower State celebrate Kansas’ admittance to the Union as the 34th state.