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Outgoing Tonganoxie superintendent to take administrative position in Topeka
Personnel positions OK’d; capital planning discussed at board meeting
March 8, 2016
Tonganoxie USD 464 Superintendent Lyn Rantz will be heading to Topeka for her new post. Topeka Collegiate, a pre-kindergarten through eighth grade college prepatory school has hired Rantz as its new head of school starting July 1, according to a release on the school’s website.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Alex Neeland
March 8, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profile features Alex Neeland.
TMS’ ‘Willy Wonka Jr.’ being staged today, Sunday at Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center
March 5, 2016
Some 60 Tonganoxie Middle School students are joining together to present “Willy Wonka Jr.” this weekend at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center on the Tonganoxie High School east campus. The play will start at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday.
Officials investigating, increasing security measures after threatenting message found in Tonganoxie High School bathroom
March 1, 2016
Local law enforcement officials are investigating a threatening note found this morning at Tonganoxie High School. According to updates administrators posted on the Tonganoxie USD 464 web page and Facebook page, someone found a threatening note written on a bathroom stall wall.
Chickens to be hatching this month at Tonganoxie Public Library
March 1, 2016
A special delivery to Tonganoxie Public Library will require employees there to provide mama chicken duties this month. Ameraucana chicken eggs were delivered Tuesday morning just before story time with local youngsters. Nicole Holifield, youth services librarian at the Tonganoxie library, ordered the eggs in time for Easter and purchased an incubator online.
Tonganoxie USD 464 selects HVAC company from Lenexa for maintenance work
March 1, 2016
The Tonganoxie USD 464 School Board has selected a contract for repairs on heating, ventilation and air conditioning maintenance. During a special meeting Monday, the board selected P1 for its annual preventative maintenance cost. The board selected P1, which had a bid of $63,535.
Tonganoxie High Science Olympiad team wins first regional in school history
March 1, 2016
The Tonganoxie High School Science Olympiad has one championship under its belt and is looking to secure an even bigger one next month. The THS Science Olympiad won first place for the Kansas Science Olympiads northeast regional competition Saturday at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie City FD Capt. Adam Griffith
March 1, 2016
This week’s face to face faeture profile features Capt. Adam Griffith with the Tonganoxie City Fire Department.
Tonganoxie Parent Teacher Club to have its winter carnival Saturday at TES
February 26, 2016
The 2016 Tonganoxie Parent Teacher Club will have its winter carnival 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Tonganoxie Elementary School gymnasium.
Rantz to resign in June as Tonganoxie USD 464 superintendent
04:12 p.m., February 25, 2016 Updated 05:11 p.m.
Tonganoxie USD 464 again will be searching for a new superintendent. Lyn Rantz, the district’s administrator since 2014, plans to resign at the end of June. Rantz provided The Mirror with a copy of her resignation letter to the board this afternoon.
New health kiosks available at Tonganoxie library
Bilingual story time, after-school snack program being added
February 24, 2016
Tonganoxie Public Library has an additional resource for anyone researching health information. A health literacy kiosks can be found at the library through the end of March. The kiosk was brought in at the beginning of this month, thanks to a project the State Library of Kansas initiated in partnership with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas.
Basehor man, great-grandson of Eisenhower, named Kansas’ newest aviation director
February 24, 2016
A Basehor man has been selected to be Kansas’ next aviation director.
Tonganoxie High teacher starts petition to meet President Obama
Educator has written song about every other U.S. president
February 23, 2016
Matt Beat is a local musician whose fans — well, students — will get to hear his next big release later this week. The topic? World War I.
Tonganoxie High School seniors serving as Mirror interns
February 23, 2016
The Mirror has two Tonganoxie High School students serving as interns this school year. Emma DeMaranville and Ben Lanza, both seniors at THS, are serving as interns for the spring semester. The seniors are assisting editor Shawn F. Linenberger with various stories, briefs and other duties. They also will be writing blogs that will appear in the coming weeks at tonganoxiemirror.com.