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Storybook stroll in downtown Tonganoxie
November 29, 2016
Windows adorned with parts of a story have been a tradition in recent years in downtown Tonganoxie. Entrepreneurs Achieving Success Together, which meets weekly to discuss projects and events to benefit Tonnganoxie, has created various storybooks in recent years during the holidays, but this year’s version is an original story.
Tonganoxie High School graduate part of winning challenge duo at K-State
November 29, 2016
A Kansas State University competition has awarded 16 students and 10 different business ideas with $20,000 in prize money — and a Tonganoxie High School graduate is at the top of the list. Tonganoxie’s Tyler O’Briant teamed up with Manhattan’s Sam Rozell — both seniors in electrical engineering — and were awarded $7,500 and a spot in the Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge for their pitch for Eyas, the first truly advanced police support quadcopter drone on the market. The Eyas will provide dual functionality both as a reconnaissance and a documentation tool, enhancing police officers’ ability to more fully understand the myriad of dangerous situations they face on a daily basis as well as provide more appropriate, over-the-shoulder documentation once these situations commence.
Getting warmed up for Tonganoxie winter sports
November 23, 2016
The winter season is coming. Preseason practice got started Nov. 14 for Tonganoxie High basketball and wrestling teams. It’s been full speed ahead for the teams, including a new tradition for the boys and girls basketball teams. On Tuesday, the teams had an event similar to college basketball’s preseason kickoff to practices. Instead of a standard Red/White scrimmage, festivities started at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday with activities such as a 3-point contest between the boys and girls teams, a half-court shooting contest, THS seniors vs. staff basketball scrimmage, fan giveaways and more.
Lions Club offers screening, to have informational meeting Tuesday at library
November 23, 2016
Lions Club members provided service recently to Tonganoxie Elementary School which could benefit the health of students. Vision screenings discovered 49 students who may need professional eye exams. Lions Club members, using the Welch-Allyn SPOT device, screened 533 kindergartners, first-, third- and fifth-graders.
Lighting up the town in Tonganoxie
November 23, 2016
Visitors gathered to once again kick off the holiday season Saturday in downtown Tonganoxie. Folks gathered for various local talent performing near the pocket park at Fourth and Delaware as part of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting festivities.
Tonganoxie sales tax mail-in ballot question coming this winter
New developments with potential library locale, interlocal agreement and festivals
November 23, 2016
Tonganoxie will move ahead with a mail-in ballot for replacement of the 3/4-cent sales tax for Tonganoxie Water Park. The Council approved the final measure, 5-0, Monday, with ballots expected to be sent out in February.
Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting festivities Saturday
November 18, 2016
It’s actually looking very much like Christmas in Tonganoxie. Organizers and volunteers have been getting the downtown area ready for the annual Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting festivities, which will be 3-6 p.m. Saturday in downtown Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie High graduate finalist for K-State entrepreneuership contest
November 17, 2016
A Tonganoxie High School graduate is part of one of 10 finalist teams in the 2016 Kansas State University Launch competition. The Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship has selected 10 student business venture ideas as finalists. Tyler O’Briant, Tonganoxie, and Sam Rozell, Manhattan, both seniors in electrical engineering, pitched the idea of Eyas, which will provide the first advanced police support quadcopter drone on the market.
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.