Business

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.
Tonganoxie Business Association Appreciation Dinner coming in early April
March 14, 2019
The Tonganoxie Business Association Member Appreciation Dinner is next month. The event will be 6-8 p.m. April 2 at Deer Ridge Estates, 21107 Donahoo Road. There is no cost for the event, which will recognize local businesses, police and fire departments.
Kansas Day festivities coming up at winery
January 23, 2019
If you’re wanting to get a head start on Kansas Day festivities, make your way Sunday to Basehor. Holy-Field Winery will have its Kansas Day Celebration from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the winery, 18807 158th St.
Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting festivities Saturday; library event at future site also planned in Tonganoxie
November 15, 2018
Downtown Tonganoxie soon will be getting festive for the holiday season and also denoting work on a new landmark. The Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting festivities will start about 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the downtown pocket park, Fourth and Delaware streets. At 5:35 p.m., there will be a THS Jazz Band performance. At 6 p.m., there will be a children’s choir performance. Santa and Mayor Jason Ward will arrive about 6:30 p.m. before Ward reads “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” The tree lighting then is planned to happen at 6:40 p.m.
Latest Mexican restaurant opens in Tonganoxie
November 9, 2018
Rebecca Mier is excited about her family’s newest restaurant. Ajuua! Mexican Grill and Cantina opened Oct. 22 at 300 N. Village Terrace just off East U.S. Highway 24-40 in Tonganoxie.
New U.S. 24-40 businesses open in Tonganoxie
October 31, 2018
Balloons, barbecue and a giant inflatable replica Blue Rhino propane tank all part of a celebration Friday for a new business center in Tonganoxie. Jeff Brandau, representing Tonganoxie Business Association, was on hand to help with a ribbon cutting for the new Lynch Real Estate and Ferrellgas offices in the business center, which is the former Sutton-Kolman Automotive building.
Ribbon cutting, open house for new business center in Tonganoxie is Friday
October 24, 2018
Lynch Real Estate and Ferrellgas will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony at a remodeled business center later this week in Tonganoxie. The refurbished center, in the former Sutton-Kolman Automotive building, will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday at the center on the south side of East U.S. Highway 24-40. An open house will be 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the new center.
Tonganoxie Spooktacular is Friday; Skeleton Scavenger Hunt underway
October 20, 2018
Arguably the biggest event in the downtown Tonganoxie area is back next Friday. Spooktacular is 6-8 p.m. next Friday, Oct. 26, and is expected to have another big crowd. The event has drawn more than 1,250 each year. Spooktacular is a collaboration of businesses, nonprofit organizations, civic and city resources coming together to create a safe Halloween experience for young and old. Spooktacular draws more than 75 entities together to provide candy, trinkets, games and a safe environment for youths of all ages.
Tonganoxie Business Showcase and Expo is next month
October 18, 2018
Tonganoxie-area business professionals will gather next month at Brunswick Ballroom for some early evening networking at the Business Showcase and Expo. Tonganoxie Business Association is sponsoring the event, which will be 4-7 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Brunswick Ballroom, 427 E. Fourth St.
Linwood News: Teen Movie Night; photo fundraiser; National Novel Writing Month
October 18, 2018
The Linwood Community Library will host a movie night for youth ages 12 and up later this week. The latest Dwayne Johnson action movie, “Skyscraper,” will be the featured film. It will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the library. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
Tonganoxie Business Association Save-the-Date schedule
October 18, 2018
Here’s the latest save-the-date schedule from Tonganoxie Business Association. The group meets 8 a.m. Fridays at the Brothers Market dining area.
Inaugural Myers Hotel Oktoberfest is Saturday
October 12, 2018
Celebrate German heritage with the Myers Hotel Bar with the business’ first Oktoberfest. The celebration will run 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Activities are planned for all ages, including a stein-hoisting competition and sack races. There also will be five German/Oktoberfest beers on tap and plenty of polka.
Pumpkins, mazes and more at new Leavenworth County farm
October 11, 2018
Meuschke Farms is the newest offering in the growing Kansas agritourism landscape. Owner Shane Meuschke (prounounced “My-skee”) has a corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides and even a hay bale pyramid for youths to climb up. The family also has mums at the farm, which is in southern Leavenworth County just north of the Douglas County line.
Tonganoxie Business Association meetings Fridays at Brothers Market
August 29, 2018
The next Tonganoxie Business Association meeting will be 8 a.m. Friday at Brothers Market in its dining area. Meetings are 8 a.m. Fridays and are open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to attend.

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