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McLouth Happenings
July 22, 2020
McLouth Middle School will celebrate its eighth-grade graduation this week. The event will start at 8 p.m. Friday at Stan Braksick Sport Complex. A traditional ceremony is planned, but subject to change dependent upon any new information or guidelines that may be declared.
Linwood News: Virtual storytelling program; Teen DIY face mask program
July 22, 2020
Author and storyteller Jane Talbot will join the Linwood Community Library live from Northern Ireland via a Zoom program this week.
Kansas Summer Nationals at McLouth Threshing Bee canceled
July 22, 2020
An event this summer at the McLouth Threshing Bee Grounds has been canceled, Threshing Bee board members announced Sunday on social media. The Kansas Summer Nationals will not happen this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and safety concerns with continuing with the event. Board members already are planning for the 2021 Kansas Summer Nationals, according to the post.
Produce days continuing at Mutual Savings parking lot
July 22, 2020
Tonganoxie Lions Club is distributing free produce this summer. The first-come-first serve produce is being offered at noon Tuesdays at the Mutual Savings Association parking lot in downtown Tonganoxie. Produce at the weekly dropoff is grown at the Leavenworth federal prison.
Alpha Delta Kappa canceling fall craft show
July 22, 2020
The annual Alpha Delta Kappa Craft Show typically held the first Saturday of November at Basehor-Linwood High School will not happen this year. The organization’s board voted at the July meeting to cancel the event because of health risks to venders, workers and customers.
Primary election Aug. 4; deadline for independent candidate filing is Aug. 3
July 22, 2020
The primary for the 2020 election is almost here. Primaries are Aug. 4, with polling sites set to be open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. that day. Local voters also can utilize advance ballot voting by making an appointment at the Leavenworth County Courthouse with the office of County Clerk Janet Klasinski at 913-684-0421.
New deadline for pet licenses and UTV registrations is next week
July 22, 2020
Tonganoxie residents have until the end of the month to renew pet licenses and UTV vehicle registrations. There was a delay in registration due to Tonganoxie City Hall’s lobby being closed during a portion of the COVID-19 pandemic. City Hall now is open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Residents have until July 31 to renew licenses.
Tonganoxie Business Association postponing weekly meetings until September
July 22, 2020
Tonganoxie Business Association will not have its in-person Friday meetings until at least September.
On with the show: Tonganoxie Recreation Commission summer youth theater production takes place outside
July 22, 2020
The show went on this past weekend at Tonganoxie VFW Park. Tonganoxie Recreation Commission’s annual summer theater production normally takes place at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center on the Tonganoxie High School campus with a big cast of local children participating in the community event.
McLouth USD 342 readies for high school graduation, middle school promotion with list of guidelines for attendees
July 22, 2020
Students in McLouth USD 342 are preparing to finally have their graduation celebrations. McLouth Middle School will have its promotion at 8 p.m. Friday at Stan Braksick Sports Complex and then the McLouth High School Class of 2020 will have its commencement exercises at 8 p.m. Saturday at the football stadium in McLouth.
Student-athletes mark off 2020-21 requirement at LMH Health Physicals Night in Tonganoxie
July 22, 2020
More than 50 Tonganoxie-area student-athletes took advantage of LMH Health’s Physicals Night last week at the Tonganoxie High east gymnasium. LMH Health is partnering with local school districts to administer the physicals on designated nights at various schools. Kansas State High School Activities Association regulations require that students participating in KSHSAA activities undergo physicals in advance of participation each school year.
Tonganoxie High finally sends off Class of 2020
July 22, 2020
Tonganoxie High School Class of 2020 president Payton Lynn referenced words from “Seasons of Love,” the famous song from the popular movie and musical “Rent” during her welcome address at THS commencement exercises recently at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan. Lynn said she was trying to provide perspective on how we measure education value. “You know, the one that goes ‘Five hundred twenty-five thousand, 600 minutes, how can you measure a year in the life’” she said. “I’ll spare you all the pleasures of me trying to sing that one to you.”
Together Tonganoxie Thrives business page for July 22
July 22, 2020
Together Tonganoxie Thrives is a page that highlights local businesses that are participating in a 13-week special advertising page that features those businesses different weeks.
Gov. Kelly requires masks, checks for fever at schools
July 22, 2020
Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly issued an order Monday requiring masks and daily temperature checks in the state’s K-12 schools, setting some coronavirus-inspired rules that are stricter than guidelines adopted by the Republican-controlled State Board of Education.