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Are you running/did you run or walk in the 2018 Tonganoxie Public Library Fun Run?

Response Percent
No, I’m sitting this one out
Yes, I’m planning to run/did run the 10K
Yes, I’m planning to participate/did participate in the walk
Yes, I’m planning to run/did run the 5K
No, but I am/was a volunteer
Total 4
McLouth High football winning streak should propel team into 2A playoffs
October 13, 2018
The McLouth High football team should be a lock for the Class 2A playoffs. The top four teams in each six-team district advance to the playoffs. After rattling off three victories, MHS is 4-3 overall and 3-1 in district play. McLouth finishes up the regular season this coming Friday at Osage City (6-1 overall and 3-1 in district play). With a victory, MHS likely would be the second-place team in District 2, and Osage City would be the third-place team. An Osage City victory likely would switch those standings. During the winning streak, MHS defeated West Franklin (26-24), Oskaloosa (54-0) and then Central Heights (54-14) on Friday at Stan Braksick Sports Complex in McLouth.
Tonganoxie High defense stifles Baldwin in 20-0 Chieftain victory
October 13, 2018
The Tonganoxie High defense managed its first shutout of the season Friday in a 20-0 victory against Baldwin at Beatty Field. The Chieftains held the visiting Bulldogs to two first downs and just 35 plays compared to Tonganoxie’s 18 first downs and 68 plays.
Baldwin, Tonganoxie football to clash for only the 16th time in program history
October 12, 2018
Tonganoxie and Baldwin are fairly close geographically, but the two schools from neighboring counties have met just 15 times since 1941. Tonganoxie leads the series, 9-6. Baldwin won the first meeting, 20-0, in 1941, according to THS alum and local football historian Jeff Hughes.
Inaugural Myers Hotel Oktoberfest is Saturday
October 12, 2018
Celebrate German heritage with the Myers Hotel Bar with the business’ first Oktoberfest. The celebration will run 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Activities are planned for all ages, including a stein-hoisting competition and sack races. There also will be five German/Oktoberfest beers on tap and plenty of polka.
Candidate forum is Saturday at Tonganoxie VFW Hall
October 12, 2018
Voters will have a chance to interact with candidates before the general election Saturday morning at the Tonganoxie VFW 9271 Post Home, 910 E. First St. Republican incumbent Willie Dove and Democratic challenger Stuart Sweeney in the 38th District race and Republican incumbent Jim Karleskint and Democratic challenger Thea Perry in the 42nd District race will be on hand. Any other candidates running for office are also welcome to speak at the event, which will run 9-10:30 a.m. First State Bank and Trust and Tonganoxie VFW Post 9271 are co-sponsoring the event.
Tonganoxie High boys cross country wins Frontier League title, girls take 6th
October 12, 2018
The Tonganoxie High boys cross country team continues its streak of team titles. THS won Thursday’s Frontier League Meet at the Baldwin Golf Course. Calvin Morgan led the Chieftains with an individual title in the race. The girls set several personal records on their way to a sixth-place finish.
Bingo winners announced from Tonganoxie Public Library events
October 11, 2018
Bingo winners were announced recently with the latest adult bingo gatherings at Tonganoxie Public Library. Winners on Monday were Norma Tarr (4), Sandra Redding (2), Lucy Wolforth, Patty Szini (5), Dorothy Resco (3), Rosie Oelschlaegar (2), Kay Bundy (5), Lois Covey (2), Paul LaGue (2), Jackie Trainer, Don Fuhlhage and Susan Rose. Sept. 17 winners were Sonya Montgomery, Lois Covey, Linda Hemphill (3), Sharon Faherty (2), Kay Bundy, Marilyn Oxley (3), Doris Anderson, Rick Maloney, Patty Szini (2), Rosie Oelschlaeger(2), Lucy Wohlforth, Betty Layton (2), John Poterbin, Nila Denholm and Sharon Kelly. Bingo is played from 1-3 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month at the library’s community room.
Reptile event is Monday at Tonganoxie Public Library
October 11, 2018
Tonganoxie High School science teacher John Tollefson will bring live reptiles Monday to the Tonganoxie Public Library. The presentation will be 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday at the library, 303 S. Bury St. Tollefson will discuss animals such as turtles, crocodilians, lizards and snakes.
Nerd Night to get spooky Friday at Myers Hotel
October 11, 2018
Tonganoxie Public Library and the Myers Hotel Bar are teaming up to offer a Nerd Night that’s expected to get spooky. The event will run 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Myers Hotel, with three talks planned: the first on paranormal investigation, the second on the embalming process and the third on the films of Alfred Hitchcock. Tickets are $5, with cocktails available for anyone 21 and older. No RSVP is needed. For more information, call 913-845-3281.
Election Day about a month away
October 11, 2018
Voters will have plenty of races and an initiative to decide in about a month. Election Day is Nov. 6, with polls open 7 a.m.-7 p.m., though advance voting also is an option. Voter registration still is open, but residents have until next Tuesday. Tonganoxie Public Library offers assistance for anyone needing to register to vote. More information also is available at or This is a much-anticipated midterm election at the federal level.
Dailey Farms Pumpkin Patch near McLouth now open weekends or by appointment
October 11, 2018
There also is another option near McLouth for folks searching for the perfect pumpkin. Dailey Farms Pumpkin Patch is in its second year at 19881 Kansas Highway 16 just east of McLouth. The business offers a pumpkin patch and sunflower experience 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays in October or by appointment. The business also has its own Facebook page.
Pumpkins, mazes and more at new Leavenworth County farm
October 11, 2018
Meuschke Farms is the newest offering in the growing Kansas agritourism landscape. Owner Shane Meuschke (prounounced “My-skee”) has a corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides and even a hay bale pyramid for youths to climb up. The family also has mums at the farm, which is in southern Leavenworth County just north of the Douglas County line.
Administration confiscates knife at Tonganoxie Elementary School
October 10, 2018
Administration confiscated a small knife Tuesday morning at Tonganoxie Elementary School. According to a release from Tonganoxie USD 464, a student reported at 8 a.m. Tuesday that another student had brought a knife to TES.
Tonganoxie police make arrest on felony warrant
October 4, 2018
Tonganoxie police made an arrest early Thursday near 12th and Shawnee streets. Police arrested the person about 3 a.m. Thursday for an outstanding felony warrant. Chief Greg Larson said he couldn’t comment on the arrest because there is an active ongoing investigation with regards to the arrest.
Homeowner moving in items during early hours handcuffed during Tonganoxie police patrol
October 4, 2018
Body camera video shows an officer handcuffing a black man who was attempting to move a large-screen television into his new Kansas home in the dark. The Kansas City Star reports that 61-year-old Karle Robinson said, while watching the video, “If I’d been a white man, you know that wouldn’t happen.” He was in handcuffs for eight minutes.
Tonganoxie High cross country continues 1-2 punch; regional sites announced
October 4, 2018
Tonganoxie High cross country is continuing its pattern. With the exception of the Rim Rock Classic, the boys team has won every meet and the girls have been the runner-up. On Thursday at the Perry-Lecompton Invitational near Lake Perry, the boys again took first.
Season marches toward final meets for Tonganoxie High girls golf
October 4, 2018
The Tonganoxie High girls golf team placed sixth last week at Village Greens golf course. Meghan Heskett placed 15th individually , as she shot a 100 on the day. The team competed again Monday in Garnett and will also compete Monday at Falcon Lakes Country Club in Basehor.
Tonganoxie football wins another thriller
October 3, 2018
It’s not the greatest scenario in the world, but it makes for exciting football and the final score is all that matters. After starting the season 0-2, Tonganoxie High has rattled off three straight victories. In all three games, THS has fallen behind — the last two in the opening moments of the game — but has battled back with unanswered runs that have suddenly put THS in a strong position heading into the last three games of the regular season.
Tonganoxie High volleyball drops two matches
October 2, 2018
After taking fourth at its own tournament Sept. 22, the Tonganoxie High volleyball team continued its momentum with two victories Sept. 24 at home. THS defeated Kansas City Christian, 25-5, 25-11, and then Baldwin, 27-25, 25-13.
Tonganoxie soccer suffers loss after three-match winning streak
October 2, 2018
It would be hard to accuse the 2018 Tonganoxie High boys soccer team of being boring. Through nine matches, all but three contests have been decided by one goal. Of those three remaining contests, the first two of the season, the first was a tie and the second 9-0 victory. The third, unfortunately, was the team’s last defeat.