Pokémon Go craze thriving in Tonganoxie

July 19, 2016

Jonathan Ferris lives near Tonganoxie’s VFW Park, which has made it easy to collect many Pokemon. The Pokemon Go phone application has become the latest pop culture sensation, and Tonganoxie is no different.

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Leavenworth County Fair going strong after 90 years

July 13, 2016

It’s been 90 years since the first installment of the Leavenworth County Fair. The first year, 1926, it was a celebration of a bumper crop of corn in downtown Tonganoxie and the next year corn and apples. The event officially was known as the Leavenworth County Fair in 1928 and in 1938 moved from downtown to its current site along Kansas Highway 16 at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds. For fair board president Mike Johnson, the event has been a part of his life for more than 50 years.


Tonganoxie High baseball players, alums help area team win state USSSA baseball tournament

July 12, 2016

Current — and recently former — Tonganoxie High baseball players have contributed to a state championship in summer competition. Dante Nelson, Dominik Novotney and Jordan Brown, who all will be seniors at THS when school starts next month, and graduates Billy Kelley and Tyler Novotney are members of the Midwest Braves team that just won the USSSA 18-and-under state championship last month.

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