Tonganoxie Living

Tonganoxie to evaluate possible public mask requirements in city
August 6, 2020
Tonganoxie city leaders plan to discuss the possibility of requiring residents to wear masks in public. Mayor David Frese brought up the topic during Monday’s regular Tonganoxie City Council meeting, which was a virtual Zoom meeting available to residents by calling into the meeting, as many have been during the COVID-19 pandemic. Frese wanted to discuss the idea as cases climb and youths soon will be going back to school in some fashion.
Leavenworth sees COVID-19 active-case jump of 18, Basehor 12 in span of 1 week
July 29, 2020
Tonganoxie has six new COVID-19 cases in the past week, and now has three more active cases during that time. From July 20 to Monday, Tonganoxie went from 31 positive COVID-19 cases to 37, according to Leavenworth County Health Department statistics. Tonganoxie also was at 14 active cases as of July 20 and was at 17 a week later, as of this Monday’s numbers.
Tonganoxie school board to meet again Tuesday to decide updated district calendar
July 24, 2020
The Tonganoxie USD 464 school board will meet again Tuesday to approve an updated district calendar for 2020-21, with school now potentially starting after Labor Day as districts statewide determine how to move forward as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Board members met Thursday to hear from administrators about potential plans for the fall semester.
Tonganoxie USD 464 school board to have special meeting Thursday to discuss reopening plans
July 23, 2020
Tonganoxie USD 464 will have a special school board meeting Thursday to discuss a strategic reopening plan for the 2020-21 school year.
Tonganoxie Business Association postponing weekly meetings until September
July 22, 2020
Tonganoxie Business Association will not have its in-person Friday meetings until at least September.
On with the show: Tonganoxie Recreation Commission summer youth theater production takes place outside
July 22, 2020
The show went on this past weekend at Tonganoxie VFW Park. Tonganoxie Recreation Commission’s annual summer theater production normally takes place at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center on the Tonganoxie High School campus with a big cast of local children participating in the community event.
Gov. Kelly requires masks, checks for fever at schools
July 22, 2020
Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly issued an order Monday requiring masks and daily temperature checks in the state’s K-12 schools, setting some coronavirus-inspired rules that are stricter than guidelines adopted by the Republican-controlled State Board of Education.
Kansas State Fair canceled amid pandemic concerns
July 15, 2020
The Kansas State Fair Board voted Monday to cancel this year’s fair amid the coronavirus pandemic. Its reversal came a week after the board initially voted to continue with the fair, sparking concern from vendors and the community about the COVID-19 pandemic, The Hutchinson News reported.
Tonganoxie has 5 new COVID-19 cases
July 15, 2020
Tonganoxie has five new COVID-19 cases since Wednesday, July 8, according to Monday reports from the Leavenworth County Health Department. Tonganoxie had been at 17 confirmed cases, but was up to 22 as of Monday.
Governor to announce plans for schools today
July 15, 2020
The details of the fall semester for K-12 schools in Kansas will become clearer Wednesday, as Gov. Laura Kelly will announce her administration’s plan for how the state’s children will be educated amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tonganoxie FAST workouts wrapping up with kickball event Sunday
July 10, 2020
Families Actively Strengthening Tonganoxie, a workout group open to the local community, will have it its final gathering for the foreseeable future on Sunday at Chieftain Park. FAST will have a kickball game at 6:30 p.m. at the park. Past and current FAST participants, as well as anyone else is encouraged to participate. The community workout program is going to have a hiatus due to low turnout.
Kansas newspaper owner says he’s sorry for equating mask rule to Holocaust
July 8, 2020
A Kansas county Republican Party chairman who owns a weekly newspaper apologized Sunday for a cartoon posted on the paper’s Facebook page that equated the Democratic governor’s coronavirus-inspired order for people to wear masks in public with the mass murder of Jews by the Nazis during the Holocaust.
New York is now requiring people from three additional states to quarantine for 14 days as more individuals are testing positive for COVID-19 nationwide. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a Tuesday press rele
July 8, 2020
New York is now requiring people from three additional states to quarantine for 14 days as more individuals are testing positive for COVID-19 nationwide. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a Tuesday press release that Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma now join a total of 19 states that qualify under New York’s metrics for community spread. Cuomo’s advisory applies to states with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average, or states with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average.
Kelly stresses mask-wearing as Kansas records nearly 3,500 new COVID-19 cases in two-week stretch
July 8, 2020
The state of Kansas should continue to remain in Phase 3 of the recommended reopening process as new cases of COVID-19 continue to spike, Gov. Laura Kelly said Monday. In the past two weeks, Kansas has seen nearly 3,500 new cases of the potentially deadly respiratory virus — by far the biggest increase the state has seen during the pandemic, Kelly said. Since Friday alone, the state confirmed over 980 COVID-19 cases, the statewide cumulative case total sits at nearly 17,000, and the virus has killed 280 Kansans.
Second Harvest returning this week to Tonganoxie
July 8, 2020
Second Harvest will have its next delivery to Tonganoxie later this week. Residents can stop by 10 a.m-noon Thursday at Cornerstone Family Worship, 205 E. U.S. Highway 24-40.

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