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Business Expo coming in november to Tonganoxie
October 9, 2019
Plans are in the works for the second annual Tonganoxie Business Expo and Showcase. This year’s event will be 4-7 p.m. Nov. 12 at Brunswick Ballroom, 427 E. Fourth St. in Tonganoxie. Last year, visitors enjoyed an evening of networking, live music, appetizers and prizes.
McLouth Public Library spearheading shoe drive
October 9, 2019
Friends of the McLouth Public Library is having a shoe fundraiser drive. The event started Aug. 12 and will run through Nov. 10. People can drop off gently worn used and new shoes at various locations. Shoes can be dropped off at several area locations: at McLouth Public Library, 215 S. Union St.; the McLouth Post Office, 301 S. Union St.; Osakloosa Public Library, 315 Jefferson St.; Osakloosa Post Office, 302 Washington St.; Meriden Community Library, 7272 Kansas Highway 4; and Tonganoxie Public Library, 303 Bury St. Contact the McLouth Public Library with any questions at 913-796-2225.
Tonganoxie High Auto Tech Car Show coming this weekend
October 9, 2019
The third annual Tonganoxie Auto Tech Car Show is Saturday. The Tonganoxie High School group’s show will start with registration at 8 a.m. Judging starts at 11 a.m. Anyone interested in a booth space can purchase one for $30. There also will be a food truck at the show. For more information, contact THS instructor Tony Maurer at tmaurer@tong464.org.
Turkey dinner and bazzar Sunday at Sacred Heart
October 9, 2019
Sacred Heart Catholic Church will have its annual turkey and dinner bazaar this month. The event will run 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at the church, 1100 West St. Meal carryout will be available until 2:30 p.m. by calling 913-369-2851. There also will be a country store, raffles, silent auction, bingo and children’s games. The meal costs $10 for adults and $5 for youths ages 6-12. Children 5 and younger eat for free.
Enrollment is up in Tonganoxie USD 464
October 9, 2019
Tonganoxie USD 464 enrollment is up across the board. Assistant Superintendent Tonya Phillips reports that total enrollment as of Sept. 20 was 1,965 students in the district. That’s up 20 from 2018. With regards to full-time equivalent the number is 1,941, up 6.5 from 2018. The adjusted FTE is up 13 to 1,980.8.
New Casey’s to open later this month in Tonganoxie
October 9, 2019
The new Casey’s General Store will be opening later this month. According to information posted at the current Casey’s store along U.S. Highway 24-40, the store will open at 6 a.m. Oct. 17.
Remember When: A Community Review for Oct. 9, 2019
October 9, 2019
From the column, “Direct from Denise,” written by Denise Sullivan, Leavenworth County Extension Agent for Home Economics: You have probably noticed the new food labels by now. They were directed to be in place by May of this year by the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act. The new labels have been met with mixed reviews — some find them to be quite helpful, others find them to be “clear as mud.”
Authorities take one man into custody, another still at-large following traffic stop north of Tonganoxie
09:05 a.m., October 9, 2019 Updated 10:50 p.m.
The Leavenworth County Sheriff’s office is searching an area north of Tonganoxie for two subjects who fled a traffic stop on foot this morning. As a precautionary measure, Tonganoxie USD 464 schools are on lockdown.
License plate presentation coming Oct. 22 to Tonganoxie Community Historical Society
October 9, 2019
For all of those residents who played the license plate game on road trips or enjoy seeing older license plates, there might be just the presentation and exhibit for you coming later this month to the Tonganoxie Community Historic Site campus.
McLouth Happenings: Schools sponsor senior citizens luncheon; ‘Laughing Lunch’ is Oct. 17 in Tonganoxie
October 9, 2019
McLouth Elementary Student Council, sponsored by MES counselor Vicki Feuerborn, organized and hosted the Fall Senior Citizen Luncheon on Oct. 3. Approximately 25 guests attended. McLouth High School students, under the direction of MHS vocational educational Marry Curry, made and served a delicious meal. Entertainment was provided by the jazz band and director Tristan Bartley. It was a great event.
Linwood News: Appreciation barbecue and bonfire Saturday; Linwood Fall Festival; Creepy stories for adults and teens; Halloween art for youths
October 9, 2019
The city of Linwood will host an appreciation barbecue and bonfire event this weekend. There will be food, drinks, music and a bonfire starting at 6 p.m. Saturday at the city park. This is a thank you to everyone who assisted the city with cleanup and support following the aftermath of the May tornado.
Celebrating homecoming tradition at Tonganoxie High
October 9, 2019
It’s time to paint the town red (and white). Homecoming week is here at Tonganoxie High School, as festivities start Monday with Denim Day. Students were wore denim to the max during the first day of homecoming. Tuesday was Tourist Day. Students were encouraged to act like tourists in another city, state or country. Today’s theme is Greek Day. Students are to dress with a college state of mind, as it is Greek Day. Students can dress as though they are in a fraternity or sorority, for instance.
Late Spring Hill goal forces Tonganoxie tie in soccer match
October 9, 2019
Tonganoxie High soccer players put themselves in position to extend their winning streak this past week, but opponent rallies prevented the Chieftains from picking up two more victories. THS played Oct. 1 in a Frontier League clash on the road against Louisburg at Wildcat Stadium. Tonganoxie senior Javier Trujillo helped the Chieftains build a 2-0 lead in the first half with two goals. LHS, though, responded with a goal in the first half and another in the second half. The Wildcats scored again in overtime for a 3-2 victory.
Tonganoxie High volleyball focusing on consistency, energy
October 9, 2019
Energy is a buzz word for Tonganoxie High volleyball. Seniors on this year’s squad talk about it. Coach Chrissie Jeannin talks about it. It’s the team’s strength, they say. It’s also a weakness when the team isn’t consistent with said energy. Take Thursday’s home match against Louisburg (17-10). Tonganoxie came out swinging in the first set before falling 25-18. The Wildcats then dominated in the second set, 25-8. Jeannin was proud of how the team responded and the energy it brought in that final set, another 25-18 decision, as LHS swept the match. “How they played in that third set is how we should play every set,” Jeannin said. “When they play like that, they compete with teams.”
Tonganoxie High boys cross country wins Perry Invitational; girls take 2nd
October 9, 2019
The Tonganoxie High boys cross country team ran away with the Perry-Lecompton Invitational title on Thursday, while the THS girls just missed out on their own team championship. Senior Jake Edholm paced Tonganoxie on the boys side with a time of 18 minutes, 48.43 seconds. Freshman teammate Eli Gilmore placed fourth (18:57.81) and senior Dylan Graham fifth (19:06.67). Ben Farrar placed 11th (19:44.69), junior Jonah Stephen 16th (19:57.05) and junior Chas Gilmore 22nd (20:36.57). Freshman Brandon Wilson placed 40th for Tonganoxie (21:26.66).
Tonganoxie High girls wins 1st tourney team title in program history
October 9, 2019
Tonganoxie High girls golf just keeps hitting new milestones this season. The Chieftains won their first tournament in program history Wednesday, Oct. 2, with the lowest team score at Village Greens Golf Course near Meriden. Despite rainy weather and wet conditions, Tonganoxie won the tourney by nine shots with a low score of 385.
Tonganoxie Education Foundation to celebrate milestone Hall of Fame induction Friday
October 9, 2019
The Tonganoxie USD 464 Education Foundation will celebrate a milestone with this year’s Hall of Fame inductions. Friday will mark the 10th class to be inducted into the Education Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place during halftime of Friday’s Tonganoxie football game against Spring Hill. There also will be a reception that afternoon for the inductees at the Fairchild Knox Barn on the Tonganoxie Community Historic Site campus.
Tonganoxie High football remains undefeated despite ‘wakeup call’
October 9, 2019
Tonganoxie didn’t hit the 40-point mark for the first time this season, but the Chieftains still had an exciting — and interesting Frontier League game Friday at Piper. The Chieftains were clinging to a 7-6 lead into the fourth quarter when THS finally got another score. Piper answered before Tonganoxie tacked on another score and held on for the 21-12 victory. “Like I told the team, we didn’t play really well,” Troyer said. “We survived. They had every opportunity to beat us.