Post office offers postmarks for taxes
Tonganoxie residents will be able to mail their tax returns until midnight next Monday and still receive an April 17 postmark.
Postmaster Janice Rake said she will provide a mail drop inside the lobby of the post office, 526 E. Fourth, so last-minute taxpayers can receive the postmark. Customers must use the local mail slot inside the post office lobby to receive the April 17 postmark. No other collection box will offer that service.
"This service will allow local customers who miss the normal collection deadline to avoid the hassle of driving to Kansas City or Lawrence," Rake said.
Schools to dismiss early on May 19
On May 19, classes for all students in the Tonganoxie school district will be dismissed at 1 p.m. in preparation for Tongan-oxie's first regional track meet at the new high school track.
Field events are scheduled to begin at 3 p.m., preliminaries at 4:30 p.m. and finals at 6:15 p.m.
Church planning community breakfast
The Congregational Church will hold an all-community Easter Sunday breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on April 23. The church's worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m.
Other upcoming special services include the Palm Sunday service, at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday, and a Maundy Thursday service, at 7:30 p.m. April 20.
Library to offer pizza and poetry
The Basehor Community Library will hold its second annual Pizza and Poetry night on April 24 at Doc and Bruties Pizza in Basehor.
Poetry readings begin at 7 p.m. Among the featured readers will be the winners of the Friends of the Library's poetry contest, and a poem for two voices by Jim and Carla Kaiser. In addition, George Mills better known as Brutie will give a special reading.
The featured poet of the evening will be Silvia Kofler who teaches English at Kansas University in Lawrence, Kansas City Kansas Community College and Rockhurst University. The evening will end with open-mike poetry readings by audience members.
Lions club sets breakfast, egg hunt
The Basehor Lions Club will hold its annual Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast from 7 .m. to 11 a.m. April 22 at Basehor-Linwood High School.
The cost for adults is $3, and the cost for children under 12 is $2. Proceeds will be used for the club's scholarship fund and various community projects.
The club also will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. April 22 at Basehor-Linwood High School rain or shine.
Health and safety topics of April 29 fair
As part of the Community Health and Safety Fair on April 29, the Tonganoxie Police Department will host an Ident-A-Kid program for children of all ages.
The fair will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tonganoxie Junior High School cafeteria and east parking lot, and is being presented by Tonganoxie Junior Girl Scout Troop 1923.
Among many other features at the fair will be the Fire Simulation House, McGruff the Crime Dog, representatives of the DARE program and Leavenworth County Emergency Preparedness.
Boy Scouts to collect food bags Saturday
Boy Scouts from Tonganoxie's Troop 357 will be collecting bags of canned goods on Saturday.
Scouts ask that local residents leave non-perishables on their front porch or in a visible place Saturday morning.
All food collected will be donated to the Good Shepherd Thrift Store in Tonganoxie.
Council approves subdivision rezoning
Tonganoxie City Council members Monday night approved rezoning for South Park Subdivision.
When the land was annexed into the city, it came in with a rural zoning designation. Monday night, council members approved multi-family residential, single-family residential and business zoning for the property, which is on the south side of U.S. Highway 24-40. It runs south to Sandusky Road in east Tonganoxie.