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Welcome to Tonge-Noxie?
June 9, 2016
Tonganoxie, the town, was platted 150 years ago next month on July 21, 1866. The town was laid out on 40 acres of land donated to the town by Magdalena Bury and her husband, Christian Bury. Magdalena and Christian had come to the area that would be Tonganoxie just a few years earlier. When the Bury family reached the area, there was already a fledgling community. Early settlers included Henry Still, Archer Jones and James English (later the town’s first official Postmaster), all of whom settled near Tonganoxie’s lodge. William Fox had built a log cabin in 1862 on the land that would become Tonganoxie.
Join in for Tonganoxie’s big birthday bash
Visitors should take in all that sesquicentennial offers
June 9, 2016
Welcome to 150 years of Tonganoxie! If you’re in town for the big festival celebrating the Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial — the city’s 150th anniversary — you’ll notice our community knows how to throw a party.
15 things you might not know about Tonganoxie
June 8, 2016
As Tonganoxie prepares to celebrate its 150th birthday with this weekend’s sesquicentennial, The Mirror is rattling off 15 people, places and things that Tonganoxie is known for — or maybe not so known for:
Tonganoxie again discussing ban on specific dog breeds
June 7, 2016
Tonganoxie again is revisiting its dog breed ban. City Council Member Kara Reed asked that the city again examine its breed-specific ban of pit bulls and Rottweilers.
Tonganoxie Public Library kicks off summer reading program
Other activities scheduled for this month
June 7, 2016
Tonganoxie Public Library’s summer kickoff party drew quite the crowd last week. Interim director Nicole Holifield said about 300 people attended the event. Games, bounce houses and food were some of the offerings at the event Wednesday, June 1, in the library parking lot and its library’s land to the east of the parking area. Tonganoxie City Fire Department firefighters served hot dogs and other refreshments.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Katy Crookham
June 7, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profile features Katy Crookham of Crookham Construction.
Tonganoxie church collecting shoes
June 3, 2016
Sacred Heart Catholic Church is collecting shoes and boots for a local drive. Residents are asked to gather any old, used and gently worn shoes from their closets and drop them off at the church, 1100 West St.
Courtney family reunion Sunday in McLouth
June 3, 2016
The 83rd annual Robert E. and Narcissa Courtney Reunion will be 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the McLouth Community Building, 215 S. Union St. (in the same building as the library).
Youths encouraged to visit Tonganoxie Library to pick up sesquicentennial coloring sheet
June 3, 2016
Youths are encouraged to visit Tonganoxie Public Library to pick up sheets of paper for a sesquicentennial coloring activity.
Leavenworth County Attorney advocates for awareness following deaths of 3 infants who shared beds with parents
June 2, 2016
The Leavenworth County Attorney’s office has been notified of at least three children, all under a year old, dying due to sharing a bed with their parent(s). In reviewing the incidents, Todd Thompson’s office determined that they were tragic accidents, with insufficient grounds to file criminal charges.
Tonganoxie High summer camps, weight program starting soon
June 1, 2016
Sports is a year-round process that continues with the summer offseason. Some camps have been scheduled, with more to come in the coming weeks. Here’s a look at some of the camps and programs being offered so far this summer.
Tonganoxie HIgh girls relays place with new school marks
June 1, 2016
School records fell for two Tonganoxie High relay teams and another competitor medaled in all three events at state in his final weekend of his high school career at the state track and field championships in Wichita.
Tonganoxie Recreation Commission summer kickoff is Saturday
Many summer programs have started in school district
May 31, 2016
The school year has concluded, but there are many activities scheduled for the summer break months. Tonganoxie Recreation Commission will have its annual summer kickoff party 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Chieftain Park.
Tonganoxie scavenger hunt leading up to sesquicentennial starts Saturday
Train naming contest ends Friday
May 31, 2016
Tonganoxie Public Library is celebrating the Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial a few days early with a scavenger hunt. Library aide Bethany Hyde has put together clues for the hunt, which starts Saturday. People can stop by that day to pick up the first scavenger hunt clue.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Lori Wilson
May 30, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profiles on First State Bank’s Lori Wilson.
Tonganoxie Community Band to have practices next 2 weeks
Group inviting musicians to join in preparation for Sesquicentennial performance
May 26, 2016
The Tonganoxie Community Band will have rehearsals in the next couple weeks in preparation for the Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial.
Boatwright gives keynote speech at Tonganoxie Chamber event
May 24, 2016
Danni Boatwright reminisced about her hometown, shared her continued pride for the community and even got a bit emotional talking about family and friends. The clothing store owner who has created a line of sports team attire gave the keynote speech at last week’s Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet.
Tonganoxie selects Prairie View administrator as latest schools superintendent
May 24, 2016
An administrator with ties to the area will be the superintendent for Tonganoxie USD 464. The Tonganoxie School Board unanimously approved the hiring of Chris Kleidosty as its next superintendent. Kleidosty, who graduated from Valley Falls High School in neighboring Jefferson County, comes to Tognanoxie from Prairie View USD 362 in La Cygne. He served as superintendent the past nine years in that Linn County district.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Nikki Beach
May 24, 2016
This week’s Face to Face features Team Tongie board member Nikki Beach
Tonganoxie area groups support national veteran motorcycle ride on Interstate 70
May 23, 2016
Nearly 40 American flags were unfurled — including a 20-foot-by-30-foot version towering above the overpass — to greet motorcyclists Monday passing through the Heartland. Tonganoxie American Legion Post 41 and its women’s auxiliary, the Tonganoxie Motorcycle Association, Christian Motorcycle Association and the Ozawkie American Legion Riders joined together for the annual event.