Government

Tonganoxie City Council candidate questionnaire: Melynda Harbour
April 6, 2015
Melynda Harbour is one of six candidates running for two seats on the Tonganoxie City Council.
Tonganoxie City Council candidate questionnaire: Susan Freemyer
April 6, 2015
Susan Freemyer is one of six candidates vying for two Tonganoxie City Council seats.
Tonganoxie Mayor candidate questionnaire: Bill Peak
April 6, 2015
William Peak is running in the Tonganoxie mayoral race against incumbent Jason Ward.
Tonganoxie USD 464 candidate questionnaire: Diane Truesdell
April 6, 2015
Diane Truesdell is seeking another term with the Tonganoxie USD 464 School Board. She represents Position 1.
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.