Leavenworth County

Face to Face: Irma Lucille Pudwill Smith
March 21, 2018
This week’s Face to Face features Irma Smith, who just celebrated her 90th birthday.
Remember When: A Community Review for March 21, 2018
March 21, 2018
St. Patrick may have driven the snakes out of Ireland, but the country’s patron saint wasn’t able to drive away the cold from Saturday’s parade in Tonganoxie. Hundreds of Tonganoxie residents dressed in their winter coats — some even wrapped in blankets — braved the 35-degree temperatures to watch the parade.
Tonganoxie City Council approves bonds to fund new library
March 21, 2018
The Tonganoxie City Council approved the sale of bonds that will fund the new library project. Members voted, 3-0, to approve the sale to Commerce Bank. The sale of $3.85 million in bonds will mostly go to the library project, with roughly a $100,000 earmarked to cover issuance and underwriter costs. The bond issuance is for 20 years. The bonds went up for sale at 9 a.m. Monday.
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.
RV luxury resort presentation is Saturday in Tonganoxie
March 21, 2018
Local residents are invited to join for lunch and discussion about a proposed development for a luxury RV resort. Hoefer Wysocki Architecture, along with Red Circle Development, is offering a community conversation about the proposed commercial and resort development in Tonganoxie.
Lunch event to acquaint Tonganoxie with proposed luxury RV resort
March 15, 2018
Local residents are invited to join for lunch and discussion about a proposed development for a luxury RV resort. Hoefer Wysocki Architecture, along with Red Circle Development, is offering a community conversation about the proposed commercial and resort development in Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie teacher working to protect students, near and far
March 7, 2018
Tiffany Parker had been pitching an idea to others in the Tonganoxie school district that might help protect students in the event of an active shooter. A few days later, the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., that killed 17 shook the nation.
Project Grad dodgeball tourney registration deadline is Monday
March 1, 2018
Area youths still have some time to get their dodgeball teams together for a big tournament in late March. Tonganoxie High School’s Project Grad again is sponsoring the Tonganoxie Community Dodgeball Tournament on March 31 at the THS east gymnasium.
Pet Health Day coming April 14 to Tonganoxie
March 1, 2018
Pet owners can get their animals micro-chipped and vaccinated for rabies and a five-way vaccination for the discounted price of $30 in April.
Annual meeting for Fall Creek Cemetery Corporation is March 10
March 1, 2018
The Fall Creek Cemetery Corporation annual meeting will be 2 p.m. March 10 at Alexandria Township Fire Department in Springdale.
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.
Linwood News: Teen anime night; annual meeting; Eagles of Kansas; Bingo Night
March 1, 2018
The Linwood Community Library will show the anime movie “Princess Mononoke” from Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki at 3 p.m. Saturday. The movie will be shown after library hours with snacks and drinks provided and is for youth ages 13 and older.
Remember When: A Community Review for Feb. 28, 2018
March 1, 2018
John Cass Lenahan recently had “Yesteryears III” published. His previous two books dealt with Tonganoxie life primarily in the 1800’s. The third installment basically runs from the 1920s through the 1940s, particularly World War II.