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Basehor Craft Show accepting prospective vendors
May 9, 2019
Artists and crafters who wish to be considered for a booth at the 36th annual Basehor Craft Show can submit their contact information to Basehor Craft Show, P.O. Box 125, Basehor 66007, or to basehorcraftshow@gmail.com. This year’s show is Nov. 2. Application forms and information about the show will be mailed to those on the contact list June 4. Those selected for the juried show will be informed in mid-July. The Craft Show is sponsored by the Beta Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary organization of women educators promoting education, altruism and world understanding. Show proceeds help support local scholarships and other altruistic projects.
Tonganoxie police participating in Click It or Ticket
May 9, 2019
The Tonganoxie Police Department will have increased traffic patrol within the city limits from May 20-June 2. TPD joins 180 other law enforcement agencies in aggressively enforcing Kansas occupant restraint laws as part of the 2019 Kansas Click It or Ticket campaign. The activity is supported through a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation.
School physicals to be offered May 20 at Tonganoxie High
May 9, 2019
Tonganoxie middle and high school students can get their sports physicals later this month. LMH Health will be offering the physiclals 6-7 p.m. May 20 at the Tonganoxie High School gymnasium. Cost is $25 for each physical, which requires no appointment. Half of the money taken for the physicals will be donated to the atehletic training sports medicine budget for the Tonganoxie school district.
Tonganoxie High softball keeps rolling despite weather woes
May 8, 2019
The Tonganoxie High softball team suffered its first defeat in awhile Monday — well, sort of. Mother Nature won out Monday in Meriden in the second game of a non-conference doubleheader. Tonganoxie was up, 3-0, against Jeff West in the fourth inning. If the Chieftains could have gotten one more inning in, it would have been considered an official game, but the weather had other ideas. The thunderstorms might have won out Monday, but it’s possible the game will be finished up later this week, according to THS coach Stephanie Wittman.
Tonganoxie USD 464 board OKs proposed bond plan, state paperwork
May 2, 2019
Tonganoxie USD 464 is moving closer to asking voters to consider a bond issue that would revamp the Tonganoxie High School campus and considerably change its landscape. A few members from the proposed bond issue’s vision team spoke to the school board at a special meeting monday with the vision committee’s suggestion for what the new school would encompass.
Tonganoxie High Class of 1969 to have special event alumni weekend
May 2, 2019
The Tonganoxie High School Class of 1969 is celebrating its 50th year reunion with additional festivities surrounding this year’s annual alumni banquet. Class activities will kick off with a social from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Friday at Flashbacks, Fourth and Main streets in downtown Tonganoxie. A pulled pork dinner will be served for $13 a plate.
Tonganoxie High Community Service Day now taking place Friday
May 2, 2019
Weather permitting, Tonganoxie High School students will be all over town helping with cleanup efforts and other tasks Friday. It’s is the annual THS Community Service Day, which was moved from today due to inclement weather. Community Service Day is an annual event that puts THS students into the community helping with various projects, including improvements to school campuses and yard work for elderly residents.
Tonganoxie Middle School to celebrate 10 years of Fine Arts Night on Thursday at school
May 2, 2019
Tonganoxie Middle School students wil be showcasing their talent Thursday at TMS. The TMS Fine Arts Night will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the middle school. Several activities will be taking place during the event. Guitar Club, Warrior Jazz Ensemble, vocal music classes, along with instrumental and vocal ensembles will perform in the TMS gymnasium.
Tonganoxie High softball, winners of 7 of last 8, pushing for another postseason run
April 27, 2019
Tonganoxie High softball heads into the home stretch of the schedule with a another potential state berth in site. After losing five seniors from the Chieftains’ best team in school history last spring, THS has gotten hot down the stretch. Tonganoxie opened the season 2-4, but has gone 7-1 since that stretch entering play Tuesday. THS currently is the No. 6 seed in the Class 4A East Regional.
Stieben: County Road 1 plan right choice for future of southern Leavenworth County
April 26, 2019
The first two weeks as your new Fifth District County Commissioner have been a whirlwind of activity. In fact, I personally cannot remember a two-week period in recent history during which so many decisions, many of them years in the making, have been finally resolved by the county. The years-long controversy of County Road 1 moved a giant step closer to being resolved Wednesday, April 17, at the commission meeting. The Commission voted to adopt land development Concept A, which allows for the “highest and best use of property” along County Road 1.
Tonganoxie High baseball falls in first round of Butch Foster Memorial Tournament
April 26, 2019
Tonganoxie High couldn’t get its offense going in the quarterfinals of this year’s Butch Foster Memorial Baseball Tournament. Paola shut out THS, 8-0, Thursday in the first round at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan. Paola got out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first and extended the lead to 3-0 in the bottom of the second. Another pair of runs in the fourth and three in the sixth gave the Panthers the victory.
Sample breaks own record again at Kansas Relays; Tonganoxie performs well at home invite
April 25, 2019
Cole Sample broke his own school record again Saturday at the Kansas Relays. Competing in the shot put on Saturday, The THS junior threw 58 feet, 11.5 inches on his second attempt to finish fourth overall. It was his second event at the Kansas Relays and he finished in the top 12 in both. Sample’s throw put him in second place at the time and he didn’t improve in the finals. Sample scratched on his fifth throw – his furthest of all six.
Tonganoxie, McLouth to celebrate alumni with reunion banquets
07:01 p.m., April 25, 2019 Updated 07:34 a.m.
Tonganoxie High School and McLouth High School soon will be celebrating alumni reunions. In Tonganoxie, the THS Class of 1994 is serving as the host of the 84th Annual THS Alumni Banquet. The event will start at 6 p.m. May 11 at the Chieftain Room on the THS East Campus.
Bond issue group meets again at Tonganoxie High School
April 25, 2019
Tonganoxie USD 464 patrons had another meeting to discuss how to proceed with a potential school bond issue for an upgraded high school. The meeting took place Tuesday after The Mirror’s print deadline in the Chieftain Room on the THS East Campus. Patrons are looking at a bond issue that could raise property tax slightly, with one option raising taxes $33 annually on a house valued at $200,000.
Glad they joined the Klub in Tonganoxie
April 25, 2019
Barbara Kramer has been in Kuntry Klub for more than 65 years. She started in the group because her mother-in-law was a member. “I did the driving,” Kramer quipped. “I brought her and have been here ever since.” Kuntry Klub started as a local chapter of EHU, which, as Denise Rodgers puts it, “to me it’s like adult 4-H,” she said. Through the years, various members would go to sessions through Kansas State University Research and Extension. The members would then bring back that knowledge to the group. The current group still carries on the tradition of sharing new activities.
Tonganoxie High softball heads into week at 7-5
April 24, 2019
Tonganoxie heads into play this week with a 7-5 record. The Chieftains swept Bonner Springs, 10-0 and 9-3, on April 16 in Tonganoxie and then followed up with a split against Spring Hill on Thursday in games that also were played at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds. Tonganoxie won the first game, 3-0, against the Broncos, but fell in the second, 5-3. THS actually had a 3-1 lead in the second game, but SHHS scored four unanswered runs in the later innings and earned the split.
Humanities Kansas awards Tonganoxie Community Historical Society with grant
April 17, 2019
Humanities Kansas recently awarded $4,830 to the Tonganoxie Community Historical Society in support of “The Spring at the Fairchild Farm.” Joy Lominska serves as project director. The grant allows for research into the history of the spring on the museum grounds and will result in an outdoor display with signage about the spring and how such springs have supported life and spurred development. A grand opening is planned for April 2020.
Tonganoxie High celebrates 2019 prom at Kansas Union Ballroom
April 17, 2019
Tonganoxie High School celebrated its prom with festivities April 6 in Lawrence. Many students took outdoor photos and gathered in various groups for dinner at area restaurants before venturing off to the prom, which again took place at the Kansas Union Ballroom on the University of Kansas campus. Mark Greathouse Photography captured photos of the event and then students danced the night away. Prom royalty this year were Adam DeMaranville and Bailey Bradley. When prom finished up in Lawrence, students came back to Tonganoxie to celebrate After Prom festivities at the THS west campus gymnasium into the early hours of the next morning.
Easter egg hunts, Egg My Yard fundraiser planned for Tonganoxie
April 17, 2019
Cornerstone Family Worship will have its EGGstravaganza event next week. Festivities will start at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cornerstone Family Worship, across from the Tonganoxie High School west campus ball fields on U.S. Highway 24-40.
Documentary about ‘riverkings’ to be featured Tuesday in Tonganoxie
April 17, 2019
A documentary about “riverkings” along the Kansas River will be shown Tuesday as part of the Tonganoxie Community Historical Society’s Fourth Tuesday programming. The documentary “When Kings Reigned,” which was produced in Lawrence, will be show at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Tonganoxie Community Historic Site, 210 W. Washington St. The film begins with Jake Washington (a runaway slave) arriving in Lawrence just before the end of the Civil War. He sets up shop, building a fishing cabin on the banks of the Kaw River in Lawrence and is actively working the waters by 1870. The timeline of the riverkings runs from 1870-1970.