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This year is the first leap year since 2008. offers facts about leap years and how they became part of our modern calendar.

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Tonganoxie to have school March 16 because of exhausted snow days

Tonganoxie USD 464 students will attend classes March 16 due to the district running out of allotted snow days built into the school calendar. The district must make up one day, so students will attend classes that day. It originally was a teacher work day. has used up its allotted snow days built into the school calendar.

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January meetings being moved for Tonganoxie City Council

The council voted to move meetings back a week because of the change in when newly elected officials are to take office. With the Legislature voting to move the local elections away from their normal cycle to state and national race schedules, it was mandated that the new officers take office Jan. 8.

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Five questions: It's a leap year

This year is a leap year, making leap day Feb. 29.


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