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Sunflower seeds available now for Tonganoxie Sunflower Stroll contest; planting starts later
June 19, 2019
Labor Day weekend seems to be a long way off on the calendar. But in three weeks, it will be time to plant your sunflowers. Youth up to the age of 14 are invited to participate in a sunflower growing contest. The rules are simple, but your strategies can be whatever you can dream up. Participants will be planting black oil sunflowers this year, the very same type of seed that is grown by Grinter Farms. Planting can only occur on or after July 9.
Solar power system goes online at Wichita-area high school
June 19, 2019
A Wichita-area high school is operating one of the largest privately owned solar power systems in Kansas and hopes to generate enough energy in one day to power the school for a month. Maize High School on Tuesday switched on a 240-kilowatt system, which has 720 solar panels, is 400 feet long and 75 feet wide, and is next to the school, The Wichita Eagle reported.
Tongie Tidal Waves compete in 1st home meet of season at Tonganoxie Water Park
June 19, 2019
The Tongie Tidal Waves swim team had its home opener Friday at Tonganoxie Water Park. The Tidal Waves squared off against the Lansing Sea Lions in a meet that Lansing held on for the victory, 690-619. There were some cooler temperatures for last week’s meet, which also took place despite a dash of rain that morning.
Kansas Supreme Court rules state funding to be constitutional
June 19, 2019
The Kansas Supreme Court ruled Friday that the state’s newest education funding plan is constitutional, seemingly bringing an end to an almost decade-long fight over the adequacy of K-12 funding.
Abdallah Shrine Rodeo moving to September in Tonganoxie
June 19, 2019
A recent tradition in Tonganoxie was absent this Memorial Day Weekend. But don’t worry, it will be here this fall instead. This year’s Abdallah Shrine Rodeo and Demolition Derby will be Sept. 26-28 at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds. The event has been Memorial Day Weekend the last several years, but it now will be in the fall, with the rodeo taking place Sept. 26 and 27 and the demolition derby Sept. 28. Concessions, souvenirs and more will be part of the event as well. The rodeo and demo derby also received approval for a temporary cereal malt beverage from the Tonganoxie City Council, so the event again will offer some adult beverages.
Remember When: A Community Review for June 19, 2019
June 19, 2019
At Tonganoxie High School, Tonganoxie celebrity and “Survivor: Guatemala” winner Danni Boatwright was on hand last weekend to help raise money for Team Tongie, an organization set up to help Tonganoxie students and their families in time of need.
McLouth Happenings: Old Settlers Festival
June 19, 2019
Don’t miss Old Settlers Festival, which runs Thursday through Saturday in Oskaloosa. This year’s theme is “Celebrating a New Generation of Old Settlers.” Lots of events and fun for all ages starting at 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday evenings beginning at 5 p.m., along with events all day and evening Saturday. There will be a carnival and live music every evening. The Old Settlers Parade will start at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
Linwood News: Alzheimer’s and dementia program; upcoming teen programs; entertainment programs for youths; StoryWalk program
June 19, 2019
The Alzheimer’s Association, Heart of America Chapter, will present a program on understanding Alzheimer’s disease starting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Linwood Community Library.
Local students named to list at Clemson
June 19, 2019
Leavenworth County students have been named to the Dean’s List at Clemson University for the spring 2019 semester. Those students are Katharine A. Bolen, political science major, and Adrienne Elizabeth Curl, English major, both of Fort Leavenworth. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student achieved a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale.
Wasnburn announces academic lists for spring semester
June 19, 2019
Local students named to Washburn spring 2019 academic lists Washburn University congratulates more than 600 students named to the spring 2019 President’s List and another 850 named to the Dean’s List.
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society to have annual picnic Saturday
June 19, 2019
There won’t be a Fourth Tuesday program this month at the Tonganoxie Community Historic Site because the historical society is having its annual picnic this month instead. The picnic will be 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the historic site, 300 W. Washington Street. The historical society will furnish the meat (fried chicken this year), while guests are asked to bring a covered dish, salad or dessert. Visitors are welcome.
Tonganoxie’s Kelly named master storyteller at state festival
June 19, 2019
Keyta Kelly is now a master storyteller — and the first woman to earn the distinction — after 26 years of the event at the Kansas Storytelling Festival. Kelly, a Tonganoxie attorney, won her third tall-tale storytelling state contest in late April. When a storyteller wins three times, they officially retire from the competition, but can return to tell more stories at future festivals, which always take place the fourth weekend in April in Downs, Kan.
Tonganoxie attorney wins statewide award from Kansas Sampler Foundation
June 19, 2019
Local residents and neighboring business owners rolled in unannounced Thursday afternoon to Kelly Law Office. But they were part of a big announcement. Walking in behind them were Marci Penner and WenDee Rowe with the Kansas Sampler Foundation. Penner and Rowe presented Kelly with a We Kan! award as part of a surprise presentation. Kansas Sampler Foundation, an Inman-based non-profit, has been choosing ten recipients a year since 1993 to show appreciation for dedicated work in helping preserve and sustain rural culture. Kelly’s award had the words “All about community” engraved on a round plate, which Elk Falls Potter created.