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Fire damages small Tonganoxie apartment complex Thursday
11:39 a.m., June 21, 2019 Updated 02:26 p.m.
A Thursday fire displaced residents in a one-story Tonganoxie apartment. The Tonganoxie City Fire Department responded to smoke in the structure just before 5 p.m. Thursday at 102 E. Second St. Upon arrival, firefighters found heavy smoke from the attic area of the fourplex.
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.
McLouth Happenings: Tarr reunion, Ryan anniversary, MHS alumni Laughing Lunch
June 14, 2019
Descendants of George and Grace Tarr will gather for a covered dish this weekend. The meal and reunion will start at noon at the McLouth Community Center. Please bring food to share, your photo albums and memories and your table service.
Linwood News: Donations for OWL, entertainment programs for youths, StoryWalk program, Alzheimer’s and dementia program
June 14, 2019
Operation Wildlife is in need of food donations for some of the animals taken in from the Linwood tornado. If you’d like to help, they could use Gerber baby foods, vegetable and meats (but only chicken and turkey). They are also accepting Wal-Mart gift cards in order to purchase the necessary fresh vegetables. You can contact them at 785-542-3625 for more information or drop off donations at their facility at 23375 Guthrie Road, Linwood, KS.
Family, friends and even strangers help clean up after Linwood tornado demolishes dairy
June 12, 2019
Lawrence firefighter Rob Leach spoke into a portable radio microphone, giving instructions to a group of volunteers to move from the pasture to a cornfield as they picked up debris Saturday morning at Lin-Crest Farm. “My fire department training has come in handy,” he said. Rob’s family dairy farm, 3 miles north of Linwood, was demolished on May 28 by the EF-4 tornado that cut a 32-mile path of destruction through Douglas County and Leavenworth counties. Eleven days after the life-changing storm, Rob and his wife, Lisa, coordinated Saturday’s cleanup, with the help of about 100 volunteers, including folks from the show-cattle circuit, colleagues from work, 4-H club members and even strangers.
Turf project on schedule at Tonganoxie High’s Beatty Field; personnel recommendations approved
June 12, 2019
Though rain halted progress on the turf project in recent weeks, better construction weather has helped the field turf project at Beatty Field. Superintendent Loren Feldkamp said the project should be back on schedule for completion at the end of July or early August. He said a layer of rock likely will be the next step for the project, likely later this week.
Tonganoxie couple to compete Saturday at Monster Jam in Arrowhead Stadium
June 12, 2019
A seasoned Tonganoxie husband and wife who are big stars in the monster truck circuit will be competing in their own back yard this weekend. Jimmy and Dawn Creten, known as drivers of monster trucks Bounty Hunter and Scarlet Bandit, will be operating their giant trucks Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium.
Hometown All-American: THS alum Ben Johnson earns national recognition at NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
June 12, 2019
Tonganoxie High alum Ben Johnson has finished a decorated track career Wichita State as the fourth NCAA All-American decathlete in school history. Johnson finished 14th in the decathlon to earn second team All-American honors Friday at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas. Johnson finished the decathlon in 14th place with 7,329 points, earning second team All-American honors at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the University of Texas campus. Johnson opened the day with the 110-meter hurdles and ended with the 1,500 meters about 10 hours later.