Government

LaTurner makes visit to Casey’s in Tonganoxie
September 9, 2022
U.S. Rep. Jake LaTurner, R-Kan., made a stop this past month at Casey’s General Store in Tonganoxie in advance of his general election race in November.
Recount confirms results in favor of abortion rights
August 25, 2022
A decisive statewide vote in favor of abortion rights in traditionally conservative Kansas was confirmed with a partial hand recount, with fewer than 100 votes changing after the last county reported results Sunday.
Planned electrical outage expected to start at 8 p.m. Thursday
August 18, 2022
Some residents can expect a planned electric outage tonight. City of Tonganoxie staff posted a Facebook update about Evergy planning the outage.
Activists secure $119K for nine-county recount on Kansas abortion amendment
August 17, 2022
Anti-abortion activists incredulous about defeat of a Kansas constitutional amendment Monday dropped plans for a statewide recount of votes by earmarking $119,600 for a ballot-by-ballot review in populous Sedgwick, Johnson, Shawnee and Douglas counties and five others.
Tonganoxie City Council receives 1 applicant for vacant position so far; deadline is Aug. 26
August 17, 2022
Tonganoxie City Council members heard from an applicant for an open seat on the council Monday, but the governing body will wait until its Aug. 26 deadline before making a final decision. Matt Partridge, a Tonganoxie accountant, applied for the position and spoke to the council during Monday’s meeting. He was the lone applicant as of Monday, as the council looks to appoint someone to finish the unexpired term of Rocky Himpel, who died last month. Himpel was serving in his second term.
Tonganoxie City Council approves payment in property abatement cases in city limits
August 3, 2022
Tonganoxie City Council members approved a resolution levying special assessments against property within the city during a regular meeting Monday in Tonganoxie City Council Chambers. The council approved the measure, 4-0, as the city looks to collect on unpaid costs incurred with abatement of unsafe structures.
Kelly appears in Lawrence to announce statewide program addressing food insecurity with locally sourced food
August 3, 2022
Gov. Laura Kelly appeared at Just Food in Lawrence Monday afternoon and announced a new partnership between the state of Kansas, the Kansas Department of Agriculture, and the United States Department of Agriculture aimed at helping Kansans struggling with food insecurity.
Main Street improvements expected soon in Tonganoxie
August 3, 2022
Motorists should notice resurfacing work on Main Street in Tonganoxie later this week, weather permitting. Assistant City Manager Dan Porter said the road work is expected to start later this week, though a chance for rain would delay the work.
State senator poised for independent bid for Kansas governor
August 3, 2022
A hard-right Kansas lawmaker who has clashed with Republican leaders was poised Monday to win a spot on the November ballot as an independent candidate for governor, helped by allies of Democratic incumbent Laura Kelly. State Sen. Dennis Pyle, of Hiawatha, a Republican until June, submitted petitions with nearly 8,900 signatures to the Kansas secretary of state’s office for verification that the signers are registered voters, as required. State law requires 5,000 valid signatures, and typically exceeding that number by several thousand gets someone on the ballot.
Tonganoxie City Council honors Himpel with proclamation
Applications being accepted for unexpired term
August 3, 2022
Tonganoxie City Council members paid tribute to a fellow council member who died last month. Council members approved a proclamation in honor of Rocky Himpel for his lifetime of public service and service to Tonganoxie.
ELECTION CENTRAL: Kelly, Schmidt secure party nominations in Kansas governor’s race — wildcard Pyle awaits
August 3, 2022
Democrat Laura Kelly and Republican Derek Schmidt emerged victorious from Tuesday’s primary brandishing the organizational framework and burnished messaging of gubernatorial campaigns ready for a three-month sprint to November.
ELECTION CENTRAL: Kansas voters defeat abortion amendment in unexpected landslide
August 3, 2022
Kansas voters in a landslide Tuesday defeated a constitutional amendment that would have stripped residents of abortion rights, defying polling and political observers who expected a close result. The ballot measure was failing by a 60-40 margin late Tuesday after voters responded to an intense and costly campaign marked by dubious claims by amendment supporters and the unraveling of protections by the U.S. Supreme Court.
ELECTION CENTRAL: Stieben wins County Commission race with 76% of vote
09:02 p.m., August 2, 2022 Updated 12:53 a.m.
Incumbent Mike Stieben won re-election to the Leavenworth County Commission in resounding fashion Tuesday.
ELECTION CENTRAL: ‘No’ votes leading Value Them Both ballot question in Leavenworth County, statewide
08:46 p.m., August 2, 2022 Updated 09:44 p.m.
It appears Kansas voters have rejected a constitutional amendment to abortion laws in the state.
Voters decide primaries, fate of proposed constitutional amendment on abortion
August 2, 2022
Kansas voters decided local and statewide primary races, along with the constitutional amendment question involving abortion rights.

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