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- Bitter temps cause closures early in week
- February 17, 2021
- The prolonged bitter temperatures in recent days forced Tonganoxie USD 464 to cancel classes for a fourth consecutive school day as the city of Tonganoxie also postponed a meeting due to the inclement weather.
- Classes canceled again for Wednesday in Tonganoxie school district
- February 16, 2021
- Tonganoxie USD 464 has canceled classes for a fourth consecutive day. Superintendent Loren Feldkamp announced Tuesday evening that classes again would not be in session Wednesday. Concerns about the potential for more snow and slick roads, as well as rolling blackouts, factored into the decision.
- Tonganoxie USD 464 cancels 3rd consecutive school day due to weather; Genesis Christian Academy also cancels Tuesday classes
- 02:07 p.m., February 15, 2021 Updated 03:27 p.m.
- The prolonged bitter temperatures are forcing Tonganoxie USD 464 to cancel classes for a third consecutive school day. District officials announced Monday morning that classes again would not be in session Tuesday due to inclement weather. Friday classes were canceled Thursday due to the impending low temperatures and then Monday’s classes were canceled Sunday as the cold spell pushed on through the weekend.
- Amtrak’s Southwest Chief to reduce service through Kansas
- August 26, 2020
- Amtrak riders in Kansas will encounter reduced service starting in October as part of the rail passenger service’s nationwide cutback in routes because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Southwest Chief, which runs through Kansas from Chicago to Los Angeles, will reduce its service beginning Oct. 12, Amtrak said on its website. Nearly every Amtrak route across the country has been or will be reduced because of a “dramatic drop” in passengers during the pandemic, the company said. Currently, the Southwest Chief operates seven days a week.
- Storm hits area Saturday; debris drop-off available
- July 1, 2020
- Tonganoxie residents were cleaning up Saturday morning after an overnight storm brought some hail and strong winds that caused damage to several trees. City residents can drop off tree limbs and brush from the storm, in the lot next to the Tonganoxie City Fire Station on Fourth Street if they have some debris still to move. The city is allowing the drop-off for two weeks after the storms, so residents still have some time.
- No school Friday for Tonganoxie, McLouth or Genesis Christian Academy
- January 24, 2020
- Inclement weather has forced the cancellation of Friday classes for the second consecutive week in Tonganoxie and McLouth. There will be no school Friday for Tonganoxie USD 464, McLouth USD 342 or Genesis Christian Academy. Other area school districts canceling classes are Basehor-Linwood, Lansing, Pleasant Ridge, PIper and Bonner Springs.
- Genesis Christian Academy joins Tonganoxie USD 464, McLouth USD 342, other area public schools in canceling Monday classes
- 06:34 p.m., December 15, 2019 Updated 05:25 a.m.
- Tonganoxie USD 464 teachers and students have their first snow day of the school year. And now, Genesis Christian Academy will have a snow day also. Tonganoxie school district officials called off Monday classes early Sunday evening. GCA made its decision early Monday morning. McLouth USD 342 also canceled Monday classes due to inclement weather. Tonganoxie joined all other Leavenworth County school districts (Basehor-Linwood, Pleasant Ridge, Lansing, Leavenworth and Fort Leavenworth) and McLouth in calling off Monday classes Sunday. The cancellations were consistent throughout the region. Baldwin, Lawrence, Oskaloosa, Piper and Bonner Springs school districts also canceled Monday classses.
- High waters at area lakes to hinder July 4 recreation
- July 3, 2019
- Jet skiing, tubing and most camping might be off limits this Independence Day at both Perry and Clinton lakes, where historically high waters are complicating holiday recreation.
- Family, friends and even strangers help clean up after Linwood tornado demolishes dairy
- June 12, 2019
- Lawrence firefighter Rob Leach spoke into a portable radio microphone, giving instructions to a group of volunteers to move from the pasture to a cornfield as they picked up debris Saturday morning at Lin-Crest Farm. “My fire department training has come in handy,” he said. Rob’s family dairy farm, 3 miles north of Linwood, was demolished on May 28 by the EF-4 tornado that cut a 32-mile path of destruction through Douglas County and Leavenworth counties. Eleven days after the life-changing storm, Rob and his wife, Lisa, coordinated Saturday’s cleanup, with the help of about 100 volunteers, including folks from the show-cattle circuit, colleagues from work, 4-H club members and even strangers.
- Genesis Christian Academy cancels Wednesday classes
- February 20, 2019
- Genesis Christian Academy has canceled Wednesday classes. GCA officials posted on social media Tuesday night that they would make a decision on whether to cancel classes early this morning. Tonganoxie USD 464 and other area schools called off classes Tuesday night.