Tonganoxie City Council approves additional measures with Hill’s pet food plant project
August 4, 2021
Tonganoxie City Council approved an economic development exemption for the proposed Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc., project at Tonganoxie Business Park as part of a short regular council meeting Monday at council chambers. The council held a public hearing for considering of an economic development exemption at the beginning of Monday’s meeting, per state statute.
Tonganoxie Business Park rezoning plans approved for Hill’s project
July 22, 2021
Tonganoxie City Council approved rezoning of two lots at Tonganoxie Business Park at its meeting Monday as plans for a $250 million Hill’s Pet Nutrition manufacturing site took another step forward. The ordinance called for rezoning of lots 4 and 6 from business park district to business park district with an amended preliminary development plan.
Tonganoxie approves agreement with Hill’s Pet Nutrition for plant at business park
01:32 p.m., June 21, 2021 Updated 10:39 a.m.
A $250 million pet food facility billed as Leavenworth County’s largest capital manufacturing investment gained initial approval Monday in Tonganoxie. The Hill’s Pet Nutrition plant is a proposed site of at least 300,000 square feet for manufacturing of wet pet food products.
Craft show applications to be sent out next week
May 26, 2021
After a year’s absence due to COVID-19 precautions, the Basehor Craft Show will return later this year.
Bee Movie’ part of series at Gallagher Park
April 28, 2021
If the weather cooperates, the Tonganoxie Business Association movie night series will kick off May 14. Families can bring blankets and lawn chairs that night to Gallagher Park for a showing of “Bee Movie.”
Tonganoxie farmers market debut 2 weeks away
12:00 a.m., April 28, 2021 Updated 10:17 p.m.
Tonganoxie Farmers Market organizers continue to make plans for the weekly market, which is set to kick off in about two weeks. The local farmers market will take place 5-8 p.m. Thursdays in the Tonganoxie Public Library parking lot. The first night of the weekly market is set for May 13.
Farmers market to start next month in Tonganoxie
April 23, 2021
Tonganoxie soon will have a farmers market again. Chad Gilliland, owner of Next to Nature Farm, spoke briefly to the Tonganoxie City Council on Monday about plans to revive the event, which in the past took place in the Tonganoxie High School west campus parking lot.
Small but mighty: Local woman’s longtime dream becomes retail reality with grand opening of cozy downtown Tonganoxie shop
April 22, 2021
Maegan Standridge is no stranger to the selling of wares. And now she has just the right spot to offer an eclectic array in downtown Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie business to have grand opening Saturday
April 16, 2021
The Small Shop on Bury Street will have a grand opening celebration Saturday.
Tonganoxie Business Association meeting is Friday at Village Venue
March 25, 2021
Tonganoxie Business Association gathers at 8 a.m. Fridays. TBA continues its weekly meetings this week at Village Venue, 528 E. Fourth St. Masks are required at the meetings.
Celebrating a new chapter: Wizard of Paws celebrates new space with open house
March 3, 2021
Humans celebrated Sunday the opening of a new downtown Tonganoxie space that caters to four-legged clientele. Wizard of Paws, which has been in the 600 block of Fourth Street for several years, expanded its business and opened to the west a couple blocks Jan. 2 at 406 E. Fourth St.
Tonganoxie Business Association meetings continue this week
January 28, 2021
Tonganoxie Business Association had its first in-person meeting in several months this past Friday. TBA continues its weekly meetings this week, as the organization will meet at 8 a.m. Fridays at Vintage Venue, 528 E. Fourth St., until further notice. Masks are required at the meetings.
Best in the state: HMC Performance Coatings CEO receives state Businessperson of Year award from federal agency
October 1, 2020
A customer came to HMC Performance Coatings with a routine request: refurbish an antique bed frame. CEO Amie Tripp-Bristol said that a few days after the project headed out the door, she received a care package of baked goods, along with dog treats for the family Weimaraners. Tripp-Bristol also learned that the frame supported the woman’s childhood bed and she was utilizing the bed again — after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Sisters bring ‘one-stop shop’ boutique to Tonganoxie
August 31, 2020
Just more than 200 square feet of space has transformed a dream into a reality for three Leavenworth County siblings, even in the face of a global pandemic. Owners and siblings Keeley Bailes, Taylor Noll and Malorie Volker opened Rustic Heifer Boutique + Custom Gifts in February, just weeks before COVID-19 restrictions forced temporary closures of many businesses. The new boutique still started strong.
Airport Motel closes, may soon be demolished; area landscape center files new development plans
August 27, 2020
Maybe at one point in time the Airport Motel just outside of North Lawrence was a high-flying establishment. But that time was long ago, and the aged facility is now officially grounded. The motel has closed, and parts of it soon may be demolished, its new owner said. Lawrence businessman Brian Pine and his family purchased the property at 1493 U.S. Highway 40 — basically across the road from the Lawrence Municipal Airport — last month, and promptly shut down the motel operations.