Tonganoxie Living

Vaccination clinic for all phases available Thursday in Leavenworth
April 1, 2021
Leavenworth County Health Department will have a vaccination clinic for all Kansas vaccination phases on Thursday. Anyone 18 or older who hasn’t received a vaccination can visit the clinic from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday at the Riverfront Community Center, 123 Esplanade in Leavenworth. Leavenworth County will be administering the Moderna vaccine, which is only approved for people 18 and older.
Council on Aging offering assistance with vaccine forms, transportation
March 24, 2021
If senior citizens are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and need assistance completing the online vaccine internet form, the Leavenworth County Council on Aging is here to help.
Tonganoxie Recreation Commission Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday at various spots
March 24, 2021
The Easter egg hunt is back at Chieftain Park this weekend — and a couple other locations in Tonganoxie. Tonganoxie Recreation Commission again is sponsoring the hunt, though instead of one location there will be three in an effort to provide more space for social distancing.
Tonga’ the morning! Community celebrates St. Patrick’s Parade despite cold and rainy conditions
March 17, 2021
A dreary March morning couldn’t keep people away from the 33rd installment of the Tonganoxie St. Patrick’s Parade. Despite a cold and rainy setting, people lined Fourth Street on Saturday watch entry after entry make its way west along Fourth Street.
Tonganoxie pharmacy receives 1st COVID-19 vaccine allotment
March 10, 2021
As vaccinations continue to reach more residents, a Tonganoxie pharmacy received its first doses this past week. Sarah Breuer, pharmacist at The Downtown Drugstore, said Friday that she had received 100 doses of the first round of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Registration continues for Tonganoxie St. Pat’s Parade
March 3, 2021
Community members wanting to join in the fun of the St. Patrick’s Parade by being in the parade can register their floats and entries now. The St. Patrick’s Parade, will be celebrating its 32nd year on March 13, returns to downtown Tonganoxie after a one-year hiatus. The 2020 parade was canceled during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tonganoxie Business Association recently announced that the outdoor event would take place this year.
5,000 vaccines administered in Leavenworth County; health department reports 50th death
February 24, 2021
Leavenworth County has administered more than 5,000 COVID-19 vaccinations. A total of 5,110 doses received have been administered as of Monday, the Leavenworth County Health Department announced through its regular Monday posting of pandemic numbers.
St. Pat’s Parade, other festivities a go March 13 in Tonganoxie
February 24, 2021
The town will be green again next month with the return of the Tonganoxie St. Patrick’s Parade. The 32nd installment is set to take place 11 a.m. March 13 in downtown Tonganoxie. With the COVID-19 pandemic starting to take hold a year ago, organizers canceled the 2020 parade, but Tonganoxie Business Association recently announced that the outdoor event would take place this year.
Knights of Columbus fish fry meals start Friday, to be carry-out this year at Sacred Heart
February 17, 2021
Knights of Columbus fish fry meals to be carry-out this year at Sacred Heart Lenten fish fry meals will be available again this year at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with all dinners being carry-out only this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Valentine’s Day carsd being sent out to essential workers
February 12, 2021
The Tonganoxie Public Library is asking patrons who check out books to sign a Valentine at the circulation desk. Library staff will be sending out the cards to essential workers in Tonganoxie. Cards can be signed through Friday at the library.
We’ve Been Here Before’ Zoom on 1918 pandemic set for tonight
February 10, 2021
Discussion about the 1918 flu pandemic and parallels to the COVID-19 pandemic will be discussed tonight during a Zoom presentation. Area libraries have teamed up with the National World War I Museum and Memorial for a virtual discussion about the 1918 flu pandemic and exploration of what people today can learn from that moment in U.S. history.
Virus numbers drop, but race against new strains heats up
January 27, 2021
Coronavirus deaths and cases per day in the U.S. dropped markedly over the past couple of weeks but are still running at alarmingly high levels, and the effort to snuff out COVID-19 is becoming an ever more urgent race between the vaccine and the mutating virus.
Tonganoxie City Council extends mask ordinance into April on 3-2 vote
January 27, 2021
Tonganoxie will continue with a mask ordinance for two more months. City Council members voted, 3-2, Jan. 19 to extend the mask ordinance into April. The original ordinance was set to expire at the end of this month. Members Jennifer McCutchen, Loralee Stevens and Jake Dale voted in favor of the measure, while Chris Donnelly and Rocky Himpel voted against it.
Kansas health officials, political leaders reflect on lessons learned from COVID-19
January 4, 2021
As 2021 begins, health officials and elected leaders in Kansas are reflecting on the lessons learned so far about the coronavirus pandemic.
Not a Cookie Drive event garners more than 700 items for Good Shepherd
December 23, 2020
COVID-19 wasn’t going to stop the Leavenworth County Youth Leaders this year. In years past this group of Youth Leaders has baked and packaged cookies for the holiday season. In the current situation the world is in, the Youth Leaders needed to come up with something new to help out the community.