Government

Man found guilty in Leavenworth fleeing case
August 14, 2019
Orion Sherley, 24, Vassar, Kan., was found guilty in Leavenworth County District Court of fleeing and attempting to elude Tonganoxie police.
High school bond issue mail-in ballots being sent out this week; voter registration ends 5 p.m. Thursday
August 13, 2019
If residents within the Tonganoxie USD 464 district lines aren’t already registered to vote, they have utnil 5 p.m. tomorrow to do so in advance of the school bond mail-in election. Ballots will be sent out Friday for a special Tonganoxie USD 464 bond election that will determine the future of the Tonganoxie High School campus.
Stieben: Leavenworth County Commissioners go to Washington
August 8, 2019
Commissioner Kaaz from Leavenworth and myself representing the southern parts of Leavenworth County recently attended the Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma Leadership Day in our Washington, D.C.
Leavenworth County asking for residents to take comprehensive plan survey before Sept. 1
August 8, 2019
Leavenworth County is creating a new comprehensive plan, and the county commission needs as much input as possible as it weighs priorities that are key to the county’s future growth and development. Residents are encouraged to take a five-minute survey about several issues important to the future growth of the county. The survey closes Sept. 1.
Ballots 101: All the information for the USD 464 mail-in election
August 8, 2019
Ballots will be sent out next week for a special Tonganoxie USD 464 bond election that will determine the future of the Tonganoxie High School campus.
Council appoints Tonganoxie Planning Commission members
August 8, 2019
The Tonganoxie City Council selected two planning commission members from a list of nominees at Monday’s meeting. The council approved another term for Jake Dale and also appointed longtime resident Patricia Bitler.
Asphalt overlay project bid approved for nearly $239,000
August 8, 2019
Asphalt overlay project bid approved for nearly $239,000 The city selected the low bid from Little Joe’s Asphalt, Inc., Bonner Springs, out of five bids, for $239,210.55.
Tonganoxie City Council holds line on 2020 budget
August 8, 2019
The Tonganoxie City Council a budget that holds the line compared to last year’s mill rate. Council members approved, 4-0, the mill rate of 45.284 for 2020, with Lisa Patterson absent.
Sunflower Stroll, Plein Art festivals coming Labor Day Weekend
August 7, 2019
Schedules have been set for this year’s Tonganoxie Sunflower Stroll, which will be Labor Day Weekend in downtown Tonganoxie. The Plein Air Art Contest also will be taking place during the event. Early signup for the Sunflower Run will be 4-7 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Tonganoxie City Fire Station. On Aug. 31, things will kick off with the 1 mile and 4 mile Sunflower Run at 7:30 a.m., while craft vendors will be set up 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Magdalenas, Fourth and Shawnee streets.
Sept. 3 deadline set for Kansas Supreme Court nominations
August 1, 2019
The Supreme Court Nominating Commission is seeking nominations to fill a vacancy on the Kansas Supreme Court created by the Sept. 8 retirement of Justice Lee Johnson. Johnson’s retirement triggers a merit-based nomination process that Kansans voted to add to the Kansas Constitution in 1958.
Final Tonganoxie USD 464 bond issue informational meeting for proposed high school is Saturday
July 31, 2019
Tonganoxie USD 464 patrons will have a final opportunity to attend an informational meeting and open house in advance of the mail-in bond election this weekend at Tonganoxie High School. DLR Group and Tonganoxie USD 464 administrators will be available for tours and open houses, as well as to answer questions about the proposed $51.4 million bond issue 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Chieftain Room on the THS east campus.
Committee seeks Kansas Supreme Court nominations
July 25, 2019
The Supreme Court Nominating Commission is seeking nominations to fill a vacancy on the Kansas Supreme Court created by the Sept. 8 retirement of Justice Lee Johnson. Johnson’s retirement triggers a merit-based nomination process that Kansans voted to add to the Kansas Constitution in 1958.
Residents urge emphasis on city code enforcements
June 26, 2019
Some Tonganoxie residents are asking the city to continue to look at ways to improve blighted properties and other areas that might need addressed. Former Tonganoxie City Council member Jamie Lawson gave a presentation in front of the council and roughly 50 other residents at the June 3 council meeting that discussed concern about residences in the community that could be cleaned up, including properties that have been repeat offenders when it comes to ordinance violations.
Kansas Supreme Court rules state funding to be constitutional
June 19, 2019
The Kansas Supreme Court ruled Friday that the state’s newest education funding plan is constitutional, seemingly bringing an end to an almost decade-long fight over the adequacy of K-12 funding.
Loaded fields set for Tonganoxie City Council, mayoral races; 1 USD 464 race contested
June 4, 2019
The filing deadline has passed and the candidate field now is set for Tonganoxie City Council and USD 464 School Board races. Voters will decide in November two City Council seats and the mayoral race. They also will decide three school board races, though only one is contested.

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