Government

Tonganoxie USD 464 candidate questionnaire: Michelle McGhee
April 6, 2015
Michelle McGhee is running for Tonganoxie USD 464 School Board Position 3.
Tonganoxie USD 464 candidate questionnaire: Gene Becker
April 6, 2015
Gene Becker is running for Tonganoxie USD 464 School Board’s Position 3. He is the current Position 7 (at-large) board member. Leana Leslie opted not to run for re-election, opening up that spot on the board.
Tonganoxie USD 464 candidate questionnaire: Kaija Baldock
April 6, 2015
Kaija Baldock is running for Tonganoxie USD 464 School Board Position 2.
Tonganoxie City Council agenda for April 6, 2015
April 6, 2015
Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce agenda for the April 6, 2015, meeting.
Tonganoxie voters to use paper ballots Tuesday
Clerk cites cost savings for
March 31, 2015
Tonganoxie voters won’t cast ballots on electronic machines Tuesday. Leavenworth County Clerk Janet Klasinski has opted for paper ballots as a cost-saving measure. No machines means no fewer transportation costs. Klasinski said the decision also allowed her to reduce the her election worker staff by one. “In the past, we’ve had only 8 percent turnout,” Klasinski said. “I’m anticipating more than that this year.”
High court to hear Kansas plea to reinstate death sentences
March 30, 2015
The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear Kansas’ appeal to reinstate death sentences for two brothers in the fatal shootings of four people and for another man convicted of killing a couple.
Kansas lawmakers working on plan to issue pension bonds
March 30, 2015
Kansas legislators are starting to hash out a plan for issuing $1 billion or more in bonds to shore up the short-term financial health of the pension system for teachers and government workers.
Local attorney faces incumbent in school board race
Brusven, Truesdell in race for Position 1
March 20, 2015
Position 1 is among four contested seats in this spring’s Tonganoxie USD 464 election. Incumbent Diane Truesdell faces challenger Amelia Brusven in the race. Here’s a closer look at both candidates.
Tonganoxie candidates gather for forum
07:41 a.m., March 18, 2015 Updated 04:59 p.m.
Finances dominated Saturday’s candidate forum at the Tonganoxie VFW Post Home. Candidates vying for Tonganoxie City Council and Tonganoxie USD 464 School Board seats gave speeches about themselves and then answered questions.
State creates quarantine zone for bird flu in rural Leavenworth, Wyandotte counties
March 16, 2015
In response to the confirmed positive case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Leavenworth County, the Kansas Department of Agriculture has established a quarantine zone in Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties.
KU researcher discovers Neanderthals made jewelry
March 12, 2015
It turns out Neanderthals were smarter than originally thought.
Bill would prohibit public agencies and schools in Kansas from collecting union dues
March 12, 2015
Business groups are urging Kansas lawmakers to pass a bill that would prohibit state and local government agencies, including school districts, from using their payroll systems to collect union dues.
Brownback urges Kansas House to pass GOP school funding plan
March 12, 2015
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is urging Kansas House members to support a plan from top GOP lawmakers to overhaul how the state distributes aid to public schools.
City government organization hosts April voting contest
March 10, 2015
The League of Kansas Municipalities is hosting a county and statewide contest to recognize the cities with the highest percentage of voter turnout in this year’s April elections.