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Holiday planner 2021: Madrigal Feaste making its return with 2 shows this weekend
December 9, 2021
It’s almost time to step back in time for a longstanding Tonganoxie tradition.
Visiting Nurses to offer flu shots next week at Tonganoxie Public Library
December 3, 2021
Visiting Nurses will provide a flu shot clinic from 5-6:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at Tonganoxie Public Library. The senior high dose also will be available while supplies last that day at the library, 217 E. Fourth St.
GoFundMe page continues for victim in double homicide shooting
December 3, 2021
A GoFundMe page continues for Jose Arellano-Rascon, a Tonganoxie man killed last month in a double homicide shooting that also involved a Tonganoxie woman. Karina Arellano, one of Jose’s five children, started the crowd source page Nov. 23. So far, the page has raised $1,740 of a $15,000 goal to cover funeral and memorial costs. Jose Arellano, 42, and Angelo Cornacchio, 45, were victims of a double homicide shooting early Nov. 20 in Olathe.
Linwood News: December events at library
December 3, 2021
Here’s a look at events coming up in December at Linwood Community Library, with the first events set
McLouth Happenings: Festival of Trees ceremony is Saturday
December 2, 2021
This year’s Festival of Trees Party and Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration will be 4-6 p.m. Saturday. Activities start at 4 p.m. with a party at the fire house in the downtown area. There will be free food, music, door prizes, caroling and a visit from Santa Claus. The Festival of Trees then will officially be lit at 6 p.m.
A closer look: Leighty grant recipients
December 2, 2021
The Mirror recently published a story about this year’s Leighty grant winners after recipients were announced at a ceremony Nov. 9 at 304 venue. This story gives a complete rundown of recipients and how they’ll utilize the funds.
Remember When: A Community Review for Dec. 1, 2021
December 1, 2021
On Thursday, Dec. 5, the annual Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony and presentation will take place at Glen’s Opry. Aside from the usual speech from Tonganoxie Mayor Herb Robbins and join-in Christmas carols, a group of Basehor, Linwood, McLouth and Tonganoxie youngsters will present a 15-minute Christmas skit.
Remember When: A Community Review for Nov. 24, 2021
November 24, 2021
On Saturday, volunteers from Midland Railroad and Mid America Historical Steam Restoration joined workers from Berkel & Co., Bonner Springs, in cutting up the pastoral octagonal silo which sat on the u80=acre property owner by Tonganoxie USD 464. Built in the 1920s, the silo will be cut into three sections and then transported to the National Agricultural Hall of Fame where it will be reassembled on a brand-new concrete foundation and displayed as a piece of agriculture history.
Tonganoxie USD 464 begins online auction for THS kitchen equipment; community giveaway day for other items also set
November 23, 2021
Tonganoxie USD 464 is auctioning off various kitchen equipment as the district gets ready for the move to the new academic learning center and construction begins on the next phase of the project. USD 464 also will be giving away some furniture and other items in late December during two sessions, with the first to be open to community groups, churches, daycare and the like and the second to the general public. The cafeteria equipment liquidation auction started this past week and will end at 5 p.m. Dec. 18. Kuiken Auctions is running the auction. It can be viewed at apro.bid/auction/4275/bidgallery/page_Mw. Winning auction items must be picked up at THS the next day Dec. 19.
Double homicide shooting claims 2 Tonganoxie residents
November 22, 2021
Two Tonganoxie residents were victims of a double homicide shooting early Saturday in Olathe. Olathe police identified the victims as Angela Santiago, 45, and Jose Arellano-Rascon, 42.
Remember When: A Community Review for Nov. 18, 2021
November 19, 2021
The Masson Linwood Greenhouse (the largest greenhouse in this part of the state) opened its doors to the public on Saturday, carrying on a Christmas tradition of opening up their acres of poinsettias to the eye of the masses. Naturally a tropical crop, poinsettias were introduced to the continent by Joel Poinsett, the ambassador of Mexico. There they grow readily up to 14 feet, but in Kansas, Masson must help them along a bit.
Festive fun: Mayor’s Tree Lighting event to feature holiday parade for 1st time Saturday
November 17, 2021
A new parade tradition is coming to town this weekend. The Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting festivities will kick off with a parade starting at 5 p.m. Saturday. The parade will start near Tonganoxie Public Library and then make its way east along Fourth Street to Main Street.
Tonganoxie City Council OKs land sale for new store
November 17, 2021
A Dollar General Market is expected to come to Tonganoxie after the Tonganoxie City Council finalized the purchase of land along U.S. Highway 24-40 at its Monday meeting. Council members approved the sale of 2.4 acres near the U.S. 24-40 curve for $220,000 to Colby 2021 LLC. The company plans to build a 12,460 square-foot Dollar General Market on the tract of land.
McLouth Happenings: Meals on Wheels info; holiday vendors; festival of trees
November 14, 2021
McLouth’s 12th Annual Festival of Trees Party and Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration will be 4-6 p.m. Dec. 4. The party begins at 4 p.m. in the firehouse, with free food, music, door prizes, caroling and Santa Claus.
Tonganoxie Library Corner: New programs being featured
November 14, 2021
New programs being featured at Tonganoxie Public Library The Tonganoxie Public Library is featuring a variety of programming this month with some new featured activities.

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