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Tonganoxie High graduate to offer four-course dinner at Myers Hotel
November 16, 2016
Tonganoxie High School graduate Jamie Everett from Hank Charcuterie in Lawrence will be preparing a cocktail dinner next week at Myers Hotel. Myers Hotel architect Kate Brubacher is coordinating the Farmhouse Table Dinner with Everett. The meal starts at 6 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Myers Hotel Bar, 204 S. Main St., Tonganoxie. Space is limited. Cost is $65. For more information, contact Brubacher at
Tonganoxie city office accepting goods for food drive
November 16, 2016
The city of Tonganoxie is accepting food in November to help fill Good Shepherd Thrift Store and Food Bank. Non-perishable food items can be dropped off at City Hall, 526 E. Fourth St. Suggested items are peanut butter, jelly, canned soup, canned fruit and vegetables, cereal, pork and beans, spaghetti and sauce and macaroni and cheese. Donated food items will help Good Shpeherd fill its food pantry in time for the holidays.
Presentation on ‘Tonganoxie: The Man’
November 16, 2016
Susy Ross will present a piece about “Tonganoxie: The Man” next week. The presentation will start at 12:30 p.m. Monday at the Tonganoxie Public Library, Third and Bury streets. The speech, which will focus on the community’s namesake, is in observance of Native American Month.
Tonganoxie library director meet and greet to be Saturday
November 16, 2016
Tonganoxie Public Library will have a meet and greet for new library director Nicole Holifield this weekend. The event will be 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the library, Third and Bury streets. Light refreshments and children’s activities will be available before the tree lighting.
Tonganoxie Boy Scouts having pancake, sausage feed
November 16, 2016
Tonganoxie Boy Scout Troop 357 is having a pancake and sausage feed this Saturday. The event will be 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Tonganoxie United Methodist Church, 328 E. Fourth St. Cost is $5.
Merry Mayor event in Tonganoxie
November 16, 2016
Tonganoxie again will get the holiday season started with the annual Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting this weekend. Festivities will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday in downtown Tonganoxie at the pocket park, Fourth and Delaware streets.
Easton man convicted in DUI case
November 16, 2016
A 71-year-old Easton man was convicted by jury recently of driving under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene of an injury accident and failure to maintain a lane. Dale Kays appeared last week in Leavenworth County District Court. The convictions are from an incident on Jan. 22, 2016, according to Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson. Deputies with the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a residence on Easton Road to investigate a truck in the ditch. The 911 caller stated the truck took out multiple mail boxes and a traffic sign, according to Thompson. Deputies were also informed that the possible driver was attempting to leave the scene in another person’s vehicle.
Leavenworth man gives plea in meth case
November 16, 2016
Jason Schroyer, 46, Leavenworth, recently gave a plead of no contest to possession of methamphetamine.
McLouth Happenings
November 16, 2016
McLouth Elementary School had its annual Grandparents Day. More than 300 grandparents were in attendance for the day. They spent the afternoon with their grandchildren at recess, the book fair and even spent time in various classrooms. Thank you to the PTO for its tireless work to prepare for this event.
Linwood News
November 16, 2016
The Linwood Library is offering teens the chance to see the “Star Trek Beyond” movie at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the library. The library will play the movie on the big screen and snacks will be offered. The movie, which came out in the summer, was released on DVD earlier this month.
Jarbalo Jottings
November 16, 2016
David and Jane Turner went Nov. 4 to Centropolis for a meeting of the Santa Fe Trail Leather Artists Guild. Kathy Stimac and Terry Drennon of Reading visited Thamar Barnett, David and Jane Turner and Tammy Mooberry on Nov. 5. Rosie Oelschlaeger and Gary Oelschlaeger visited John and Janice Oelschlaeger and Amy of Lawrence on Nov. 6. They helped them with some projects and wished John a happy birthday.
Kansas Supreme Court to hear cases that led to ouster efforts
November 16, 2016
ow that Kansas voters have decided against removing any state Supreme Court justices, the court will turn its attention to cases involving education funding, capital punishment and abortion that led critics to try to remake the court. Efforts to remove four of the seven justices started with critics of past rulings that overturned death sentences in capital murder cases. The justices plan to hear arguments in December in the case of a man sentenced to die for killing his estranged wife and three other family members in northeastern Kansas. Abortion opponents and conservative Republicans also wanted to remove the justices ahead of major rulings on abortion and school funding cases.
Tonganoxie’s Parker stepping down after 16 years as THS volleyball coach
November 16, 2016
Tiffany Parker established Tonganoxie High as one of the top teams in the area in her 16 seasons leading the Chieftain volleyball team. For many of those seasons, her husband, Brandon, either was an assistant or co-head coach. In those 16 seasons, Tiffany Parker compiled a record of 310-228 and had three state tournament appearances, four seasons of 30 victories or more and nine seasons of 25 victories or more. Oh, and compare that to just three losing seasons during that tenure.
High voter turnout leads to upsets, tight races
November 16, 2016
A strong voter turnout in Leavenworth County helped knock out some incumbents, while others barely were victorious on a night when the country was split in its choice for its 45th president. Leavenworth County had 60 percent turnout, according to County Clerk Janet Klasinski, though she noted that is a percentage of the total active and inactive voters. Inactive voters are those residents who have moved.
Path to Panthers for Tonganoxie High cheerleader
November 16, 2016
Sidney Murphy didn’t have to do much searching for her next step after Tonganoxie High School. The THS senior, who is a member of the cheer squad, signed a national letter of intent last week to cheer at Neosho County Community College in Chanute. “I had a friend that went there,” Murphy explained. “The coach had contacted me about coming down for a visit… I really liked their campus. It was small like Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie teachers, USD 464 board still looking at contracts
November 16, 2016
A contract agreement for teachers in Tonganoxie USD 464 continues to be up in the air. More than 50 people — mostly district teachers — attended Monday’s regular school board meeting to voice concerns about the current proposal. Both the board and district teachers are working to come to an agreement over the contract.
Audience wide awake for Tonganoxie High’s ‘Drowsy Chaperone’
November 16, 2016
The Tonganoxie High School drama and music departments had audiences in stitches this past weekend. The departments presented “The Drowsy Chaperone: The Musical within a Comedy” Thursday through Sunday.
THS staging ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ Thursday through Sunday
November 11, 2016
The Tonganoxie High School drama and music departments will be presenting “The Drowsy Chaperone: The Musical within a Comedy” later this week. Shows are 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center on the THS campus. Cost is $8 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and students, $5 for anyone ages 10 and younger.
Tonganoxie City Council determines ballot question wording
November 11, 2016
The Tonganoxie City Council has agreed on verbiage for a mail-in ballot question for a new 3/4-cent sales tax. The council approved, 5-0, wording for the ballot question. If voters approve the measure, it would replace the current 3/4-cent sales tax that has funded Tonganoxie Water Park. That 10-year tax is about to expire.
Desert Storm veterans to be honored Friday at Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade
November 10, 2016
The oldest Veterans Day observance in the nation and the largest parade west of the Mississippi begins at 10:30 a.m. Friday in historic downtown Leavenworth. The theme for the 97th annual Leavenworth County Veterans Parade is “Desert Storm Veterans.”