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Wineries, craft breweries experience growth in Kansas
July 5, 2015
The thirst for Kansas-produced alcoholic beverages is growing, with wineries multiplying and the state’s largest craft beer brewer moving into a larger facility.
Farmers eager for drones, but most can’t legally fly them
July 5, 2015
Mike Geske wants a drone. Watching a flying demonstration on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the Missouri farmer envisions using an unmanned aerial vehicle to monitor the irrigation pipes on his farm — a job he now pays three men to do.
Kansas City Connection: A tour of West 39th Street
July 5, 2015
This week, I’d like to take a brief tour of some of the classic, updated and new locations on one of my favorite walking/dining/shopping strips: West 39th Street.
Kansas gun dealer to pay $132K to woman for selling to felon
July 2, 2015
Owners of a southeast Kansas gun shop sued for selling a weapon that a man used to kill himself and his 8-year-old son have reached a $132,000 settlement with the child’s mother, according to lawyers in the case.
Aspiring Spire from Tonganoxie
July 2, 2015
Sarah Ahart wanted to extend her playing career into college. The 2015 Tonganoxie High School graduate had been looking at Baker University and Kansas City Kansas Community College to continue her days of playing basketball. Then came the opportunity to play two sports.
Celebration in July to mark National Day of American Cowboy
July 2, 2015
Tonganoxie will celebrate National Day of the American Cowboy with a parade, several country western music performances and vendors.
Cinderella’ to be staged later this month
July 2, 2015
This year’s summer youth theater production will be 6 p.m. July 17 and 11 a.m. July 18 Saturday at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center on the Tonganoxie High School campus.
Tonganoxie USD 464 has new telephone numbers
July 2, 2015
The Tonganoxie school district has new phone numbers starting today.
Troublesome zebra mussels found in Wellington lake
July 2, 2015
Wildlife officials say troublesome zebra mussels have been found in a lake in south-central Kansas.
Longtime Tonganoxie doctor dies after just celebrating 60 years of service
July 2, 2015
Dr. Phil Stevens, who just marked 60 years of service yesterday, died in his sleep overnight.
Kansas AG plans to appeal ruling blocking anti-abortion law
July 2, 2015
Kansas’ attorney general plans to appeal a judge’s ruling temporarily blocking the state’s first-in-the-nation ban on the most common second trimester abortion procedure.
Kansas governor signs bill clarifying new property tax law
July 2, 2015
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill clarifying that a new law aimed at reducing local property taxes doesn’t take effect until 2018.
Ag Hall’s Tractor Daze to include hall of fame inductions
July 2, 2015
The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 630 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, will conduct its annual “Tractor Daze and Touch a Truck” event from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. July 11.
Northrop Grumman event aimed at Kansas aviation suppliers
July 1, 2015
Representatives from Northrop Grumman will be in Wichita this week for a supplier’s symposium aimed at the bolstering the aviation industry in Kansas.
Public input needed for Tonganoxie mural work
July 1, 2015
Progress continues on the mural project at the new pocket park in downtown Tonganoxie, but the committee members are asking for input from the community to help determine what might go on the murals.
60 years strong: Tonganoxie physician marks milestone
July 1, 2015
When Dr. Phil Stevens opened his office in Tonganoxie, the office came with a General Electric refrigerator. The fridge still is going strong — and so is Stevens. That was exactly 60 years ago to the day today. Stevens started his practice on July 1, 1955, in the office at 605 E. Fourth St.
High number of rabies cases reported in Kansas
July 1, 2015
Kansas residents are being warned to be cautious around skunks during an uptick in rabies cases.
Tonganoxie City Council eyes former post office, to have public forum on police station July 13
July 1, 2015
Tonganoxie city officials will look into purchasing what once was the downtown post office for new city hall. The council met Monday in a special meeting to discuss the prospects of moving city offices to the former post office, which currently is Tan Time.
Young Royals fan who fought cancer has died
July 1, 2015
A 7-year-old Kansas boy whose fight against cancer and love of the Kansas City Royals drew national attention has died.
Tidal Waves open KVL championships
July 1, 2015
The Tongie Tidal Waves opened up Kaw Valley League championships with preliminary races Monday and Tuesday at Tonganoxie Water Park. Prelims took place Monday for youths in age divisions 12 and younger, 14 and younger and 18 and younger. Youths in younger divisions had prelims Tuesday.