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Tonganoxie Public Library opens community garden
June 1, 2017
Residents can work on their green thumbs right in the middle of town. Tonganoxie Public Library has unveiled the Library Community Garden. Garden plots first were available May 22. They measure 8x8 and are leased for $20. That fee incldues free vegetable seeds.
Leavenworth County Commission votes down Patriot highway plans
June 1, 2017
A proposed six-lane highway that would run through Leavenworth County no longer is in the works.
Series of Tonganoxie weekend events continue this weekend
June 1, 2017
Tonganoxie Recreation Commission will celebrate its 50th anniversary with its annual summer kickoff with an even bigger bash to commemorate the milestone. The celebration will be 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Chieftain Park. This year there will be a giant hamster ball arena and more fun activities. For more, go to tongierec.org.
Lawrence Memorial 5K Summer Spray series coming up again this summer
June 1, 2017
The Lawrence Memorial Hospital Summer Spray 5K Run/Walk Series is returning this summer. Eudora will be the first venue June 10. The Baldwin City run will be June 24 and then the Tonganoxie event July 15. Entry fees are $10 for youths 12 and younger, $25 for adult preregistration and $30 for regular adult registration.
Basehor Crazy Cow 5K Run/Walk is Saturday
June 1, 2017
Basehor Dairy Days is moving to the third Saturday in June starting in 2018. However, the Crazy Cow 5K Run/Walk will still take place this year.
Leavenworth County makes community recycling bin available again in Tonganoxie
June 1, 2017
Leavenworth County has placed a trial recycling bin at the former Leavenworth County Annex, 425 Laming Road. The bin can be used for paperboard, brown paper bags, phone books, newspaper, glass bottles and jars, plastic, cardboard, in and aluminum cans.
Remember When: A Community Review for May 31, 2017
June 1, 2017
Alisha “Boo” Barnes, a 15-year-old Tonganoxie girl, landed this 60-pound flathead on a limb line Saturday morning with the help of her papa and dad. Alisha is no stranger to fishing, having fished with her papa, Rick DeMaranville, since she was 2 (Alisha is pictured in waders holding the flathead.). Phil Jeannin’s retirement party was attended by 200 people. The longtime teacher instructed students for 34 years. Jeannin was lucky enough to teach many children of his former students.
Early birthday celebration at Shrine Rodeo
June 1, 2017
Billy Griffin got an early birthday present at the Shrine Rodeo in Tonganoxie. The Holden, Mo., cowboy won the bareback riding for the second time in three years at the rodeo, which was Friday at and Saturday at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds.
Keegan: Outgoing chancellor jumped gun on incoming chancellor
June 1, 2017
So let me get this straight: Dr. Doug Girod was chosen to lead the University of Kansas into the next decade, but the retiring boss gets to decide who will lead the new chancellor’s athletic department. Wow!
Tonganoxie teams land players on all-league squads
June 1, 2017
Tonganoxie High landed five players on the all-Kaw Valley League softball team this year. Junior Delainey Fenoglio earned first-team honors as designated hitter, as did fellow junior Torissa Hootman as an outfielder. Both had top votes at their positions.
Good as gold for Tonganoxie High track standout as Chieftains earn multiple medals; MHS also competes at state
June 1, 2017
Tonganoxie High has a state champion in track and field. THS junior LeeRoi Johnson won gold in discus Friday, finishing with a throw of 180 feet, 3 inches and capping off one of the top discus seasons in the country this past weekend at the state track and field championships at Cessna Stadium in Wichita.
State champions crowned across state
June 1, 2017
Memorial Day Weekend traditionally marks the end of the spring sports season in Kansas. State champions were crowned in numerous classes in a handful of sports. Here’s a look at which teams held championship trophies into the air at the end of the season.