Business

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.
Flower power in Tonganoxie: Sunflower Stroll rolls into town this week
August 29, 2018
There are some rainy days in this week’s forecast, but organizers of this year’s Tonganoxie Sunflower Stroll are hoping the clouds won’t keep away visitors to the area celebrating the return of Grinter Farms sunflowers between Tonganoxie and Lawrence just off U.S. Highway 24-40. The extremely dry summer has led to some strange growing patterns for area sunflowers. Ted and Kris Grinter have welcomed visitors to their famous sunflower field for years and again will do so this year, but the field will bloom in sections, with the first blooms expected this weekend.
Accident near Basehor sends occupants to Children’s Mercy
August 15, 2018
A two-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 24-40 near Basehor sent three involved to Children’s Mercy Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The accident happened at 7:55 a.m. Aug. 6 at U.S. Highway 24-40 and 166th Street, just west of Basehor.
Number speaks volumes for new Tonganoxie restaurant: 1866 Bar & Grill namesake a nod to town’s history
August 9, 2018
Tonganoxie’s newest restaurant almost celebrated on the date of the anniversary of its namesake a few weeks ago. The new business, 1866 Bar and Grill, pays tribute to the year Tonganoxie was established. In fact, the town got its official start July 21, 1866. The new restaurant opened July 16, nearly 152 years after the town got its start. Owner Alberto Yaluk took over the downtown space in mid-February. He could have opened much earlier, but he wanted to give the place a new look.
Mirror office closed; publication to continue with virtual space
August 1, 2018
The Tonganoxie Mirror has made changes to its office space to become more efficient. The Mirror has closed its office at 520 E. Fourth St. News Editor Shawn Linenberger will be working out of a virtual office. People can continue to contact Linenberger at 785-218-5300 and soon will be able to call regular office number, 913-845-2222. Readers with delivery questions can continue to call 785-843-1000. People can continue to place classified advertising by calling 866-823-8220. Readers can call what has been our office number for several years, 913-845-2222, will be a working option again in about a week.
Steering clear: Tips for keeping your steering system in line
July 18, 2018
Whether maneuvering the twisty roads in the Ozarks or the straight and narrow lanes of Interstate 70, your ability to steer and control the vehicle is essential.
Tonganoxie Business Association recognizes merchants and more at annual banquet
June 6, 2018
Several Tonganoxie businesses and first responders were recognized during Tonganoxie Business Association’s annual banquet May 15 at West Haven Baptist Church. Downtown Drugstore was named Small Business of the Year, while Mid-Star Lab/Capitol Orthopedics was named Large Business of the Year.
Speakers visit Tonganoxie Business Association meetings; members attend We Kan! Conference
March 21, 2018
Tonganoxie Business Association has been busy with various events and activities. The organization, which meets at 8 a.m. Fridays at Brothers Market, just finished up with one of its annual events, the St. Patrick’s Parade. The event drew many floats on what turned out to be a nice day weather-wise.
Public (House) display of affection in Tonganoxie
Love for downtown, community in general drives opening of pub, soda shop
March 21, 2018
Lulu Stevens hopes Ryan’s Public House takes third place in people’s hearts. No, that’s not third place as in the third-best choice or option. It’s a concept in larger cities in which maybe there’s a pub on one corner and a grocery store on another. It’s the concept that home is first place and work is second place. The third place offers an escape from those other places and a way for civic engagement.
Tonganoxie Business Assocation coffee will be after-work affair this month
March 1, 2018
Tonganoxie Business Association will sponsor a March coffee at Mid-Star Lab in the Urban Hess Business Park. The event will start at 5 p.m. March 13 at the business, 1701 Commerce Ave.
Author shares colorful tales of Kansas towns and their attractions at packed Tonganoxie event
December 7, 2017
If you go exploring in Kansas, you’ll find a town of fewer than 200 people hosting an outhouse tour every year on the Friday and Saturday before Thanksgiving. Kansas Sampler Foundation’s Marci Penner told of the unique town during a slide presentation about her journeys in creating the “Kansas Guidebook 2: For Explorers.”
Ace has a new place for hardware in Tonganoxie
November 17, 2017
Frankie Walker and Ruth Robertson have been shopping at Brothers Market for years. They said they love the store and all the friendly workers. It would be fitting that two of the stores most loyal customers would be the first to purchase items at the new Ace Hardware, about 3,500 square feet on the north side of the Brothers Market building. The main entrance to the new store within a store is north of the grocery checkout lanes.
Kansas authors to give program in Tonganoxie later this month about state guidebook
November 16, 2017
Marci Penner and WenDee Rowe, explorers with the Kansas Sampler Foundation, visited all 626 incorporated towns and other notable dots on the Sunflower State map during the course of four years. For folks who think there’s nothing to do in Kansas, Penner and Rowe have 452 pages that support the contrary with “The Kansas Guidebook 2 for Explorers.”

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