Sunflower fun well done: Seasonal attraction near Tonganoxie draws big crowds again

September 9, 2020

Kris Grinter rings up merchandise at Sunflower General as a steady flow of customers — and tourists — make their way to the Grinter Farms a few miles south of Tonganoxie. A customer asks whether they have sunflower seeds for sale and whether they’re edible. For birds they’re great; for humans, they basically work as a laxative. “So save them for your enemies,” Kris joked.


Week 3 Cram Session 2020: Tonganoxie at Paola

September 18, 2020

This one probably has been circled on a few southern Leavenworth County calendars in Tonganoxie red. Paola has been one of the state’s top programs through the years. Paola promotes itself as the sixth-most winningest football program in Kansas high school football history. Before the teams last met in 2018 at Paola, the PHS public address announcer mentioned the school’s all-time ranking in the Sunflower State, so fans might hear that tidbit again tonight.

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