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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.
HIt-and-run driver arrested following Kansas Highway 16 accident
June 7, 2019
Officers eventually found a driver involved in a hit-and-run accident Thursday afternoon on Kansas Highway 16. The accident happened about 3:20 p.m. Thursday at 228th Street and K-16 west of Tonganoxie. The driver of a 1999 Ford F-250 truck struck a Dodge Ram 2500 van from behind, forcing the van off the road and into a guardrail, according to Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office reports. The driver of the second vehicle, a 28-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man, was injured when he struck his head during the crash. He also suffered minor leg injuries, but declined Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Service transportation to a hospital.
Festival fun: Tonganoxie Days returning Saturday to Gallagher Park area; library groundbreaking and a car show also planned
June 6, 2019
Music, beverages, inflatable games and rides, along with food and craft vendors will be the offerings for this year’s Tonganoxie Days, with some special Tonganoxie Public Library events and traditional events also planned for the day. Tonganoxie Days will run 3-11 p.m. Saturday in and around Gallagher Park. There will be food, craft and other vendors, inflatables and music, along with a liquor truck. Food trucks and vendors this year are Frog Hoppin BBQ, Cajun Nation, Kansas Citrus Crushers, Sweet 7th Heaven and KC Kettle Korn.
Communities come together to help tornado victims in Linwood area
June 5, 2019
Linwood and Basehor students have been going to school together since the 1980s when the communities combined to form one school district. The communities continued to be in it together this week with tornado relief following Tuesday’s EF-4 tornado that tore through parts of Douglas and Leavenworth counties.
Linwood area tries to rebound from massive tornado
June 5, 2019
Watching traffic pass by his decimated home from his insulation-coated chair, Linwood resident Tim Bunrein became emotional while reflecting on last week’s tornado. “I’m lucky,” Bunrein said. “This stuff, we can fix it.” A mile-wide tornado, which originally touched down in southwestern Douglas County, destroyed almost 20 homes in Linwood and Leavenworth county the evening of May 28, according to Leavenworth County Emergency Management. Only three minor injuries were reported.
Tonganoxie High golfers take 9th at state meet in Dodge City
June 5, 2019
Tonganoxie High finally got to compete in the state golf tournament. THS senior Jacob Hall tied for 11th Wednesday, May 30, as the team placed ninth at state. “I think we did OK,” said THS coach Doug Sandburg. “We were missing two of our guys.” “Spencer Gratton did a great job subbing in for one of them.”