December 24, 2012
The votes are in for the top stories of 2012. The successful November bond issue for a new Tonganoxie elementary school, a new city administrator and the Tonganoxie High School debate team making history were some of the top stories.
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TES buildings future could include apartments, rec commission home
What has been a hub of activity for Tonganoxie children for several years could become a prime locale for senior citizens. The current Tonganoxie Elementary School campus, which takes up two city blocks from Second to Fourth streets near downtown, will be moving to a new building later this year near Tonganoxie Middle School.
Modernization of current TES could cost more than $3 million
As the new Tonganoxie Elementary School continues to take shape near Tonganoxie Middle School, the future of the longtime elementary school at Fourth and Shawnee streets continues to be discussed. With it comes some potentially large price tags.
As work on the new Tonganoxie Elementary School progresses, USD 464 officials will have to come to a decision: what should become of the existing building when the new school is completed in 2015.
2012 offered plenty of headlines in the Tonganoxie area.