Alissa Griffin likes to tszuj up a space and Tonganoxie has been without a floral shop the last few years. So, with the biggest holiday of the floral year approaching, Griffin opened Fun and Fabulous Floral and Gifts. She opened just a few days before Valentine’s Day earlier this year and continues to increase her business, especially with her flowers.
Tonganoxie Public Library is extending its Chieftain Cafe into the summer. The offering, which started as an afterschool program during the 2016-17 school year, will run 3:30-5 p.m. weekdays at the library, with the exception of July 4. The Chieftain Cafe allows all youths to grab free healthy snacks and participate in a variety of activities. The program was averaging 70 youths daily later in the school year. For more information, visit tonganoxielibrary.org.
Tonganoxie USD 464 Superintendent Chris Kleidosty won’t appear in Linn County District Court again until the middle of August. Kleidosty was scheduled to appear last week for a motion to dismiss the case, but there was a continuation and the appearance was rescheduled for 9 a.m. Aug. 7 in Mound City. The Tonganoxie school board placed Kleidosty on administrative leave with pay following his arrest back in February for alleged failure to report sex abuse at his former district, Prairie View. Kleidosty’s annual salary is $132,000.
The grass could be greener year round at Beatty Field in the coming years. Michelle Kuhns with Hellas Construction spoke to the Tonganoxie USD 464 School Board during its regular meeting Monday about artificial turf.
A soon-to-be Tonganoxie High School freshman will be playing baseball on the national stage next month. James Eaton will compete for the 13-and-younger USSSA All-American Central Region team Aug. 6-12 at Walt Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, Fla.
- Tonganoxie Community Historic Site open for visitors July 26
- TOPS Meeting in Tonganoxie July 27
- Tonganoxie Community Historic Site open for visitors August 2
- TOPS Meeting in Tonganoxie August 3
- James and Hallie Hughes, a boy.
- Lane and Carrie Stamper, a girl.
- Cole and Chassity Waddell, a boy.
- Angela and James Smith, a girl.
- Jared Fair and Casondra DeWitt, a girl.