Gambino’s to offer free lunch to students today
April 8, 2020
Gambino’s Pizza in Tonganoxie is offering free lunches to anyone ages 1-18 today for a grab-and-go lunch. The meals have a cheese pizza, juice and milk.
Hallmark to temporarily shut down Lawrence and Leavnworth plants
March 21, 2020
One of Lawrence’s largest manufacturers is temporarily closing its plant as it tries to combat the spread of COVID-19. That means a Leavenworth plant also is temporarily closing. Hallmark will shutter its Lawrence facility on Monday, the company announced in a news release Friday afternoon. The plant near the McDonald Drive interchange of the Kansas Turnpike produces the majority of greeting cards in North America for Hallmark.
Tonganoxie stores, restaurants adapting services as COVID-19 pandemic continues
March 18, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced two Tonganoxie restaurants to temporarily close, while others are offering carryout and some delivery options. Its grocery store also has designated certain shopping hours be reserved for people most susceptible to the virus. Brothers Market has announced that, effective Thursday, it will be open to senior citizens 65 and older, residents with increased susceptibility to serious illness and expectant mothers from 7-9 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays. It then will be open to the general public 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on those days.
Celebrating business: Tonganoxie organization honors its members, hears from state tourism director at banquet
February 26, 2020
There is some encouraging news for Kansas tourism, but the state’s new director of tourism also hopes that the industry can become more of a priority in Topeka. Bridgette Jobe served as keynote speaker Feb. 18 at Deer Ridge Estate for this year’s Tonganoxie Business Association Appreciation Banquet.
An artist’s journey: Coffman opens gallery in downtown Tonganoxie near where father, grandmother once had local businesses
February 19, 2020
Leigh Coffman has come full circle in her hometown — and she’s followed in her family’s downtown business footsteps in the process. Coffman, who previously operated Heartland ArtWorks in a small retail center between Tonganoxie and Basehor, moved her art business this past month to her hometown. She now has Coffman ArtWorks at 420 E. Fourth St. in what formerly was Dr. Richard Dean’s optometry office and then most recently Fun and Fabulous Floral and Gifts.
Residential projects, upgraded high school expected to dominate city’s landscape in 2020
January 22, 2020
The calendar has turned, and with it a new year. But what might we expect in Tonganoixe moving forward into 2020? Officials have been promoting the Tonganoxie Business Park as the city grows to the south. Unilock is the lone occupant, but city officials hope that more companies will look to make it their business’ home.
Business Expo coming in november to Tonganoxie
October 9, 2019
Plans are in the works for the second annual Tonganoxie Business Expo and Showcase. This year’s event will be 4-7 p.m. Nov. 12 at Brunswick Ballroom, 427 E. Fourth St. in Tonganoxie. Last year, visitors enjoyed an evening of networking, live music, appetizers and prizes.
New Casey’s to open later this month in Tonganoxie
October 9, 2019
The new Casey’s General Store will be opening later this month. According to information posted at the current Casey’s store along U.S. Highway 24-40, the store will open at 6 a.m. Oct. 17.
A thousand paws of art in Tonganoxie
July 31, 2019
Monica Gee has a slew of regular furry clients at Wizard of Paws, her downtown Tonganoxie pet grooming business. Now she gets to see about 250 of them every time she gets to work. Tonganoxie artist Elizabeth Daniel painted a mural this past weekend near the front entrance. The mural celebrates many of Wizard of Paws’ regular customers, along with other dogs and cats. Daniel also took to Facebook asking for photos of dogs and cats for the mural’s consideration. Some are real, some imagined, but all now have provided some pizzaz to the south interior wall of the local business. A few even give a posthumous nod to beloved dogs that have gone to heaven, complete with halos.
Tonganoxie Business Association movie nights at park scheduled for 3 more nights this summer
July 3, 2019
Tonganoxie Business Association will continue its Movie Night at the Park with the showing of “Homeward Bound” next week.
Tonganoxie attorney wins statewide award from Kansas Sampler Foundation
June 19, 2019
Local residents and neighboring business owners rolled in unannounced Thursday afternoon to Kelly Law Office. But they were part of a big announcement. Walking in behind them were Marci Penner and WenDee Rowe with the Kansas Sampler Foundation. Penner and Rowe presented Kelly with a We Kan! award as part of a surprise presentation. Kansas Sampler Foundation, an Inman-based non-profit, has been choosing ten recipients a year since 1993 to show appreciation for dedicated work in helping preserve and sustain rural culture. Kelly’s award had the words “All about community” engraved on a round plate, which Elk Falls Potter created.
Tonganoxie Business Association rolls out decals encouraging local commerce
May 31, 2019
Residents might notice new stickers and signs popping up around Tonganoxie promoting the local economy and encouraging folks to shop here. Tonganoxie Business Association unveiled 4x6 stickers and bumper stickers at its regular meeting May 17. TBA is trying to distribute them throughout the community and encourage people to put them in their businesses, on their vehicles and elsewhere.
Friday Flicks: TBA, Myers Hotel Bar offering movie series
May 16, 2019
Tonganoxie doesn’t have multiplex movie theater, but it is becoming the spot to catch classic flicks and other movies. Tonganoxie Business Association is sponsoring a summer movie series at Gallagher Park, while Myers Hotel Bar has started its own series across the street. The TBA series kicks off with the Steven Spielberg classic “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” starting at dusk Friday at the park, which is just south of Tonganoxie Water Park.
Skeet adds business to Tonganoxie downtown district
April 11, 2019
Steve Skeet is settling into his new office in downtown Tonganoxie. Skeet, who became a Realtor in 2009, has moved Skeet Real Estate to the 500 block of Fourth Street. His office is in the former Kramer and Associates building. The downtown space is a 3,000-square foot building with a great deal of history — it was built in 1889, as it was a bakery, ice cream shop and even a bus stop in previous lives.
New businesses open in former Mirror building
March 27, 2019
A downtown Tonganoxie building has undergone a facelift in recent months. On Monday, a new tenant was open for business in the new digs. The White Birch Agency, Realty Executives of KC, has a new home at 520 E. Fourth St. Joanna Eibes, Amanda Starcher and Breanna Holthaus opened the physical location where The Mirror newspaper had called home for roughly 20 years.