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Former fire chief appointed to Tonganoxie City Council
April 5, 2018
Dave Bennett is the newest member of the Tonganoxie City Council. The council voted, 3-2, to appoint Bennett to Jamie Lawson’s unexpired term. Curtis Oroke, Rocky Himpel and Loralee Stevens all voted in favor of Bennett, while fellow Council Member Kara Reed and Mayor Jason Ward voted against. Because of the type of vote it was for an appointment, Ward had the option to vote. Normally the mayor does not vote unless a tiebreaker is necessary or a super majority is required.
Tonganoxie school board to have special meeting today
April 4, 2018
The Tonganoxie school board will have a special meeting at 6 p.m. today at the TES library. Agenda items: approve Brsuven’s resignation, elect a vice president approve agenda, decide whether to approve purchase of 21 desktop computers for the Tonganoxie High School lab and publish notice of vacancy of Brusven’s position.
City Council discusses potential Tonganoxie road improvements
March 28, 2018
Public works director Kent Heskett addressed the council about potential road improvementt plans in the city for 2018.
Tonganoxie City Council approves update to Unilock contract
March 28, 2018
The council, by a 4-0 vote, approved a first amendment to the city’s contract with Unilock for its property at the Tonganoxie Business Park. City Manager George Brajkovic said the amendment comes with Unilock’s plans for some building reconfiguration on the site. The change pushes back a final approval, which now is May 14.
School board to make appointment for open seat today
March 28, 2018
Tonganoxie USD 464 is having a special meeting at 6 p.m. today at the Tonganoxie Elementary Library to appoint its newest board member.
Tonganoxie taking city council applications until Friday morning
March 28, 2018
Tonganoxie is accepting applications for the vacant City Council seat. City Manager Geroge Brajkovic outlined the timeline for considering an appointee to take Jaime Lawson’s position on the council. Lawson announced his resignation from the council a few weeks ago, citing personal reasons for his decision.
McLouth Happenings:
March 21, 2018
The McLouth Kiwanis Club is sponsoring this year’s McLouth Easter Egg Hunt, which will start at 10 a.m. March 31 at Stan Braksick Sports Complex. Other events coming up in McLouth are the Patriots Parade on April 21, McLouth BBQ Contest on June 2 and a fireworks display on July 4.
Linwood News: Easter Egg Hunt; bath products; Easter baskets; storm chasers
March 21, 2018
The city of Linwood is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday. This year’s hunt is open to youths 0-12 years of age. The hunt will begin at 1 p.m. at the city park. The Easter Bunny will be available. Make sure to bring a basket for the hunt!
Basehor Beat: Baker named new principal at Basehor Intermediate; Garden plots available
March 21, 2018
The USD 458 Board of Education approved Garold Baker as principal at Basehor Intermediate School for the 2018-19 school year at the board’s February meeting, according to the district website. Baker will become the building’s instructional leader after holding the assistant principal/athletic director role at BLMS for the last three years. He will take over for Mrs. Teri Boyd, who has been with the District for 17 years, and is retiring at the end of the school year.
Face to Face: Irma Lucille Pudwill Smith
March 21, 2018
This week’s Face to Face features Irma Smith, who just celebrated her 90th birthday.
Remember When: A Community Review for March 21, 2018
March 21, 2018
St. Patrick may have driven the snakes out of Ireland, but the country’s patron saint wasn’t able to drive away the cold from Saturday’s parade in Tonganoxie. Hundreds of Tonganoxie residents dressed in their winter coats — some even wrapped in blankets — braved the 35-degree temperatures to watch the parade.
Tonganoxie City Council approves bonds to fund new library
March 21, 2018
The Tonganoxie City Council approved the sale of bonds that will fund the new library project. Members voted, 3-0, to approve the sale to Commerce Bank. The sale of $3.85 million in bonds will mostly go to the library project, with roughly a $100,000 earmarked to cover issuance and underwriter costs. The bond issuance is for 20 years. The bonds went up for sale at 9 a.m. Monday.
Speakers visit Tonganoxie Business Association meetings; members attend We Kan! Conference
March 21, 2018
Tonganoxie Business Association has been busy with various events and activities. The organization, which meets at 8 a.m. Fridays at Brothers Market, just finished up with one of its annual events, the St. Patrick’s Parade. The event drew many floats on what turned out to be a nice day weather-wise.
Public (House) display of affection in Tonganoxie
Love for downtown, community in general drives opening of pub, soda shop
March 21, 2018
Lulu Stevens hopes Ryan’s Public House takes third place in people’s hearts. No, that’s not third place as in the third-best choice or option. It’s a concept in larger cities in which maybe there’s a pub on one corner and a grocery store on another. It’s the concept that home is first place and work is second place. The third place offers an escape from those other places and a way for civic engagement.