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Tonganoxie residents gear up for fireworks; area communities offering displays
June 29, 2016
Tonganoxie always is bustling with fireworks around Independence Day each year. Several fireworks stands dot the community for local residents to purchase supplies for their own personal fireworks shows. Fireworks can be lit from 8 a.m.-11 p.m. June 30-July 4, which this year is Thursday through Monday. City ordinance allows for those times to change based on the fire chief’s discretion. Tonganoxie Fire Chief Jack Holcom said Monday forecasts are encouraging, as there are chances for rain Wednesday and Thursday.
Tonganoxie’s new police station coming together
Officers anticipate August move into new digs
June 28, 2016
Tonganoxie’s new police station is coming together and could be finished next month, with the department to move in sometime in August. Chief Jeff Brandau said Monday the new campus will offer more capabilities — and substantially more space. The station itself, formerly Cornerstone Family Worship at Sixth and Church streets, will span 6,000 square feet over two levels. An additional building has been built northwest of the repurposed station and is 1,300 square feet. The current police station is in a 1,000 square-foot space in an office building at Fourth and Delaware streets across from City Hall.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Michael Graveman
June 28, 2016
This week’s Face to Face features current rural Tonganoxie resident and former McLouth Mayor Michael Graveman.
American Legion Post 41 to welcome military service members
June 24, 2016
American Legion Post 41 is encouraging all families having loved ones coming back from military duty to contact the organization to participate in a welcome home ceremony. The post also will have a 3x5 welcome home flag signed by area residents that will be presented. For more information, contact Mel Kleinschmidt at 979-308-5222.
Jewel on Main to have Gospel music concert next week
June 24, 2016
The Jewel on Main will have a free gospel concert later this month. Roz will offer gospel music at 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Jewel on Main, 707 E. Fourth St. For more information about the event, go to thejewelonmain.com or 913-333-7274.
Tonganoxie Recreation Commission play to be staged July 8-9
June 24, 2016
Tonganoxie youth are preparing to put on “A Midsummer’s Night Dream.” The Tonganoxie Recreation Commission-sponsored event will be next month. Youths will give performances at 6 p.m. July 8 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. July 9 at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center.
Work continues on Tonganoxie City Hall, police station
June 24, 2016
Repurposing of the former Tonganoxie Post Office and Cornerstone Family Worship into a new City Hall and Tonganoxie Police Station, respectively, continue to be on schedule.
Government organization adopts out 13 horses, burros at Tonganoxie event
03:32 p.m., June 22, 2016 Updated 07:49 a.m.
Randy Billinger knows of many reasons why horse lovers should consider adopting wild mustangs from the Bureau of Land Management.
New children’s book about Jayhawks to be featured next week at Tonganoxie Public Library
Poster to be given away as part of author/illustrator’s visit
June 21, 2016
Youths attending the Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial had the opportunity to see Big Jay, the University of Kansas mascot. Next week, youths again will have a chance to see a Jayhawk come to life — this time through a new children’s book.
Tonganoxie moves ahead in process to lift specific dog breed ban
June 21, 2016
Tonganoxie came a step closer to lifting its specific dog breed ban. About 35 people were in attendance at Monday’s Tonganoxie City Council meeting, with many speaking in favor of lifting the specific dog breed ban on pit bulls and Rottweilers. The City Council originally established the breed ban by adopting an ordinance in 1993, and following with an amendment ordinance later that year. At the request of a citizen who had dogs that fell under the breed ban, the council again looked at the issue in 2009. After hearing arguments on both sides of the issue, the council at the time opted to not take any further action. People in dog care professions again spoke in favor of lifting the ban, as pet groomer Monica Gee and pet boarder Jenny Worden both spoke in favor of lifting the ban.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie City Council’s Curtis Oroke
June 21, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profile features Tonganoxie City Council Member Curtis Oroke.
Tonganoxie, McLouth student-athletes named to all-Lawrence Journal-World teams
June 20, 2016
Kaw Valley League coaches recognized the talents of Tonganoxie High student-athletes competing in spring sports, but the THS team members also are getting recognized elsewhere in the area. The Lawrence Journal-World recently released its all-area teams, with several THS student-athletes, as well as some McLouth High student-athletes, earning accolades. THS and MHS both landed first-team selections in softball.
Linwood woman sentenced to more than 9 years in prison in DUI-manslaughter case
June 17, 2016
A 37-year-old Linwood woman was sentenced Thursday to more than nine years in prison. Jaime Michelle Carter was sentenced in Leavenworth County District Court to 112 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections for convictions of DUI manslaughter and aggravated battery. Carter will serve 36 months of post-release supervision upon completion of her sentence.
Simons family selling Tonganoxie Mirror to Ogden Newspapers, Inc.
June 17, 2016
The Simons family of Lawrence, longtime owners of the Tonganoxie Mirror, on Friday announced the sale of the newspaper to Ogden Newspapers Inc., a family-owned company based in Wheeling, W.Va. Nearly 125 years of Lawrence newspaper history also will end later this year when the sale is completed.
Dog breed ban, vendor trucks likely topics for City Council
04:53 p.m., June 15, 2016 Updated 10:53 a.m.
Dog breeds and water drainage likely will be two topics discussed at this Monday’s Tonganoxie City Council meeting. The council is looking at lifting specific bans on Rottweilers and pit bulls in city limits, as it has discussions at its last meeting. A veterinarian, dog handler and Humane Society representative all spoke in favor of lifting the ban, saying that the public needs to be better educated on animals and that dogs can become more aggressive based on how they’re treated by owners.
Leavenworth County Commission race highlights local election season
June 15, 2016
Several candidates will be running for county positions in the August primary. According to Janet Klasinski, Leavenworth County clerk, there are many contested races. In the Leavenworth County Commission’s 3rd District race, incumbent Dennis Bixby of Tonganoxie has three challengers in the Republican primary. John M. Matthews, of Basehor, as well as Doug Smith and Bev Hill of Tonganoxie are running in the primary. The Third District covers much of the southern portion of the county, including Basehor, Tonganoxie and Linwood. In the 2nd District race, Republican incumbent Clyde Graeber faces opposition from Louis Klemp Jr., also of Leavenworth. That district covers Leavenworth and Lansing.
Tonganoxie USD 464 board reflects on political climate in Topeka
June 15, 2016
Education in Kansas for grades K-12 is in a state of uncertainty with state’s Supreme Court and Legislature at odds with how to handle state funding. Tonganoxie USD 464 Superintendent Lyn Rantz told the board that school districts are in a wait-and-see mode with the current situation in Topeka, but that the Department of Education has a contingency plan in place if a solution is not made before schools are set to start a new year in August.
Sesquicentennial gets high marks as community celebrates 150 years of Tonganoxie
June 14, 2016
A sesquicentennial lasts a year, but organizers packed a bevy of entertainment and activities into a two-day event Friday and Saturday. After several months of planning, the event came together and the community joined together to celebrate the town’s 150th anniversary milestone. Tonganoxie’s first plat was made official in 1866. Co-chair for the event and Council Member Curtis Oroke said feedback was positive during the festival, which covered three blocks along Fourth Street and two blocks along Main Street.
Crowded Leavenworth County Commission race highlights local election season
June 14, 2016
Several candidates will be running for county positions in the August primary. According to Janet Klasinski, Leavenworth County clerk, there are many contested races.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Ginny Reischman
June 14, 2016
This week’ Face to Face profiles Tonganoxie’s Ginny Reischman.