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Kansas properties nominated for national historic register
November 17, 2015
Kansas authorities have nominated five Kansas sites for the National Register of Historic Places.
Kansas panel considers whether gays should be foster parents
November 17, 2015
A Kansas legislative committee’s chairman raised questions Tuesday about whether gays and lesbians should be allowed to serve as foster parents for abused and neglected children.
University of Kansas student leaders outline diversity plan
November 17, 2015
University of Kansas student leaders who are facing an attempt to oust them have outlined proposals for increasing diversity within student government.
Tonganoxie police station, City Hall discussion trudges on
Council approves appraisal bids, tentative budget
November 17, 2015
The Tonganoxie City Council approved the setting of a budget for an updated City Hall and police station, along with the appraisal bids for a church that could be the new home for the police department. About 20 people were in attendance, some voicing opposition to a police move to the current Cornerstone Family Worship at Sixth and Church streets.
Celebrating a Tonganoxie VFW milestone
November 17, 2015
Tonganoxie VFW Post 9271 got its start in 1985 in a Mutual Savings basement meeting room. There were 54 charter members there that night. It was the start of a second stint for the VFW in the community, as the late John Cass Lenahan served as commander of the previously established post several years earlier.
Morey reflects on years of Tonganoxie library involvement
Retirement reception is Wednesday
November 17, 2015
Jim Morey’s relationship with the Tonganoxie Public Library started when he was just 8 years old. “I’ve had a profound love and interest since the time I was a little kid,” he said. “I can remember very clearly picking up my library card. I was 8 years old and was really proud of that.”
Carriage rides, music highlight tree lighting event Saturday
Library festivities, pancake feed also planned
November 17, 2015
Tonganoxie Mayor Jason Ward hopes weather will cooperate for Saturday’s holiday festivities. The Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting is set for 3-6 p.m. that day in downtown Tonganoxie. Carriage rides will be offered for visitors attending the event, while vocalists from Tonganoxie elementary, middle and high schools will perform throughout the event. A DJ also will perform musical entertainment. Fourth and Delaware streets will be the hub of the event.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Carissa Welsh
November 17, 2015
This week’s Face to Face profile features Tonganoxie United Methodist Church’s Carissa Welsh.