Tonganoxie residents gear up for fireworks; area communities offering displays

June 29, 2016

Tonganoxie always is bustling with fireworks around Independence Day each year. Several fireworks stands dot the community for local residents to purchase supplies for their own personal fireworks shows. Fireworks can be lit from 8 a.m.-11 p.m. June 30-July 4, which this year is Thursday through Monday. City ordinance allows for those times to change based on the fire chief’s discretion. Tonganoxie Fire Chief Jack Holcom said Monday forecasts are encouraging, as there are chances for rain Wednesday and Thursday.


Leavenworth County

Sesquicentennial gets high marks as community celebrates 150 years of Tonganoxie

June 14, 2016

A sesquicentennial lasts a year, but organizers packed a bevy of entertainment and activities into a two-day event Friday and Saturday. After several months of planning, the event came together and the community joined together to celebrate the town’s 150th anniversary milestone. Tonganoxie’s first plat was made official in 1866. Co-chair for the event and Council Member Curtis Oroke said feedback was positive during the festival, which covered three blocks along Fourth Street and two blocks along Main Street.

Sports

Tonganoxie, McLouth student-athletes named to all-Lawrence Journal-World teams

June 20, 2016

Kaw Valley League coaches recognized the talents of Tonganoxie High student-athletes competing in spring sports, but the THS team members also are getting recognized elsewhere in the area. The Lawrence Journal-World recently released its all-area teams, with several THS student-athletes, as well as some McLouth High student-athletes, earning accolades. THS and MHS both landed first-team selections in softball.

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