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Food: Grilled cheese sandwiches to knock your socks off
03:33 p.m., July 30, 2013 Updated 12:00 a.m.
When I was a child, I thought like a child, I ate like a child: PB&Js, BLTs and grilled cheese sandwiches made from slices of Velveeta melted to gooey perfection between two slices of skillet-toasted white bread.
Soccer camp returns to Chieftain Park
July 30, 2013
Last week, Challenger Sports brought its British Soccer Camp back to Tonganoxie for its fourth year. Youths met for five days at Chieftain Park to hone their skills and work on various games and drills with international instructors. Players ages 5-8 met in a morning session, while those ages 9-14 met in an afternoon session.
Leavenworth County Fair kicks off in Tonganoxie
July 30, 2013
Tonganoxie is hopping this week with the Leavenworth County Fair.
Youth football camp draws 110 to high school
July 30, 2013
As the 2013 football season draws nearer, excitement continues to grow throughout Tonganoxie. That was evident last week at the Tonganoxie High practice field, where players showed up in droves to put in some time on the gridiron.
Tonganoxie High student competes in national rodeo
July 30, 2013
A Tonganoxie High School student competed this past week at the National High School Rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyo.
Five Questions: Cutting classroom costs
July 30, 2013
With the start of the 2013-14 academic year just a few weeks away, back-to-school shopping is working its way up the to-do lists of many local families.
Quilting group members no strangers to Leavenworth County Fair
July 30, 2013
The St. Joseph Quilters group has constructed a quilt and then raffled it off at its church’s annual bazaar the past 23 years in Leavenworth.
Family, friends recall Tonganoxie store owner, ‘storyteller’
July 30, 2013
As the town’s self-appointed historian, John Cass Lenahan Sr. could tell many stories about the history of Tonganoxie. But just about as many stories could also be told about him.
Search for Tonganoxie city water leak leads to historical discovery
July 30, 2013
City workers’ recent search for a water leak in downtown Tonganoxie revealed a much more interesting discovery.
Garden play in Tonganoxie
Business-adjacent garden flourishing
July 30, 2013
Instead of taking work home, Cheryl Hanback, one might say, is taking home to work.
Farm, ranch tour next month
July 30, 2013
The Leavenworth County Beef Improvement Association will have its annual “Farm and Ranch Tour” Saturday, Aug. 24.
Springdale News
July 30, 2013
Myron and Jody Schwinn of St. George came to visit Evelyn Schwinn and the Schwinn brothers on July 20. They all enjoyed pizza for lunch and Myron took sweet corn home.
Jarbalo Jottings
July 30, 2013
Isaac Heskett of Moran spent two days visiting David and Jane Turner and Thamar Barnett.
Remember When: A community review of Tonganoxie
July 30, 2013
According to U.S. Census figures released last Thursday, Tonganoxie is the third-fastest growing city in Kansas, behind Goddard in the Wichita area and Spring Hill, which is south of Olathe in suburban Kansas City. Basehor and Eudora closely trailed Tonganoxie, coming in fifth and sixth among Kansas towns seeing growth.
Local youth to run in national Hershey Games
July 30, 2013
Before this past May, Ethan Staples had no track and field experience. Just a few months later, he’s about to represent his town on a national stage.
Former Westar chief, wife give rural Lawrence farmstead to Salina-based Land Institute
July 30, 2013
65-acre farmstead is just northwest of Lawrence
Legislative leaders will take budget meetings to universities around the state
July 30, 2013
Senate leader says meetings to provide ‘two-way communication’
Brownback appointments on agenda for special session
July 30, 2013
As many as 19 appointments could be before Legislature
Tonganoxie police calls for July 22-29
July 30, 2013
Tonganoxie police calls July 22-29, 2013:
Kansas: Brownback puts 19 appointments on special session agenda
July 30, 2013
Kansas lawmakers expect to consider up to 19 of Gov. Sam Brownback’s appointments during a special legislative session, prompting a top critic Monday to declare that the session has been “orchestrated” to quickly confirm a new state Court of Appeals judge without much public scrutiny.