Author shares colorful tales of Kansas towns and their attractions at packed Tonganoxie event

December 7, 2017

If you go exploring in Kansas, you’ll find a town of fewer than 200 people hosting an outhouse tour every year on the Friday and Saturday before Thanksgiving. Kansas Sampler Foundation’s Marci Penner told of the unique town during a slide presentation about her journeys in creating the “Kansas Guidebook 2: For Explorers.”

Local news

Tonganoxie City Council agrees to fund new library for $3.75 million; officials had asked for $5.1 million

December 6, 2017 · Updated 5 days, 22 hours ago

Tonganoxie is moving forward with plans for a new library, but the funding amount will likely require considerable compromise. Council Member Kara Reed, with a second from fellow Council Member Curtis Oroke, made a motion to earmark $3.75 million for a new library. That would cover building costs, along with land acquisition of a portion of the former Tonganoxie Elementary School land.


Leavenworth County

Santa event Dec. 9 at Tonganoxie Middle School to benefit THS After-Prom

November 15, 2017

Youths can visit Kris Kringle next month in Tonganoxie. The annual Tonganoxie High School After Prom Breakfast with Santa Claus event will be 8:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 9 at the Tonganoxie Middle School Commons Area. Cost is $5 per person (adults and children) and it Includes a pancakes and sausage breakfast. The price also includes a photo with Santa and a craft table for children. There also will be a silent auction. For more information, go to Facebook.com and search for “Breakfast with Santa” or “ths.bws.” Proceeds will go toward THS after-prom festivities.

Sports

Much love for Hutch with Tonganoxie High volleyball signing

November 16, 2017

Lauren Willson didn’t take much time contemplating the next step in her volleyball career. The Tonganoxie High senior signed a National Letter of Intent this last Thursday to play volleyball at Hutchinson Community College. “When I went for the campus visit, I just kind of fell in love with it,” she said. HCC also is just right in terms of distance — a three-hour drive is not too close to home, but not halfway across the country, either.

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