Tonganoxie Living

Show your love for Tonganoxie, elsewhere with social media posts
February 14, 2018
What do you love most about Tonganoxie? Is it the interesting history, the famed Tonganoxie Split or the scenic view with the hills overlooking the town? Is it the organizations that keep it going strong or its network of walking trails? Let folks know why you love Tonganoxie by joining the conversation on social media. You can also give a shout out to your loved ones. If you’re a Twitter user, use the hashtag #ihearttonganoxie in your tweets. And, if you have room, feel free to mention us, @tonganoxie.
Rise and shine for honorary Tonganoxie Phil: Early spring, Jones predicts
February 8, 2018
Phil Jones didn’t see his shadow Friday, so it looks as though Tonganoxie will have an early spring. Granted, it was a sunny morning in downtown Tonganoxie and if Jones would have turned a little more to his right, he would have seen his shadow. But hey, that’s the advantage of a human Phil predicting the weather instead of a groundhog Phil. Jones served as this year’s honorary Tonganoxie Phil, a persona that longtime Dr. Phil Stevens took on for several years when a Kansas City radio station selected him to make Groundhog Day predictions as an answer to Punxsutawney Phil.
Honorary Tonganoxie Phil to be revealed at Groundhog Day ceremony Friday morning in downtown Tonganoxie
February 1, 2018
Locals can find out tomorrow whether an early spring is ahead or more winter is on its way. The tradition of Tonganoxie Phil will continue at 9:15 a.m. Friday outside Ol’ Doc’s Pop Shop in the 600 block of Fourth Street.
A place to call home in Tonganoxie at Cornerstone Family Worship
January 24, 2018
Cornerstone Family Worship had services for 329 Sundays at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center on the Tonganoxie High School campus. Some church members would be there, sometimes before dawn, getting the space ready for services. To break down that number down even more, that’s a bit more than six years of the church’s congregation meeting there Sunday after Sunday. But who’s counting?
Cornerstone Family Worship inviting community to celebrate opening Sunday
January 20, 2018
Cornerstone Family Worship has a new home and its ready to celebrate it with the community. The church will have a grand opening ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Ron Swaim invites the community to share in the church’s celebration at 205 U.S. Highway 24-40.
Santa event Dec. 9 at Tonganoxie Middle School to benefit THS After-Prom
November 15, 2017
Youths can visit Kris Kringle next month in Tonganoxie. The annual Tonganoxie High School After Prom Breakfast with Santa Claus event will be 8:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 9 at the Tonganoxie Middle School Commons Area. Cost is $5 per person (adults and children) and it Includes a pancakes and sausage breakfast. The price also includes a photo with Santa and a craft table for children. There also will be a silent auction. For more information, go to Facebook.com and search for “Breakfast with Santa” or “ths.bws.” Proceeds will go toward THS after-prom festivities.
Family Medicine of Tonganoxie open house is Thursday
November 15, 2017
Family Medicine of Tonganoxie invites the community to an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony this week at its newly expanded office. The open house will be 4-6 p.m. Thursday at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital primary care office, 410 Woodfield Drive in Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie’s Victory Baptist Church open house to welcome new pastor Sunday
November 15, 2017
The Rev. Dean Fitzsimmons is the new pastor at Victory Baptist Church in Tonganoxie. Area residents are invited to get to know the new pastor during an open house this week. The event will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the church, 1302 West St. (U.S. Highway 24-40) in Tonganoxie. An event announcement can be found on the Victory Baptist Church Facebook page.
Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting is Saturday in downtown Tonganoxie
November 15, 2017
Downtown Tonganoxie will be the place to be for a festive Saturday. The annual Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting will take place 4-6 p.m. along Fourth Street. Musical performances, carriage rides, a DJ, food, youth activities and more are planned for this year’s event. The City Council Chambers, 321 Delaware, again will be transformed into a winter wonderland, as Santa will make a visit for children eager to see Kris Kringle and get their photos taken with the jolly elf.
Gala in Tonganoxie, parade in Leavenworth highlight Veterans Day celebrations
November 9, 2017
Tonganoxie will celebrate Veterans Day with a Veterans Gala on Saturday. The event will be 4-7 p.m. at Tonganoxie VFW Post Home. Vintage Park and Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care will honor the military this Veterans Day. They will be hosting a night of food, drink and entertainment at the VFW Post Home.
Tonganoxie United Methodist Women chili and soup supper is Friday
November 1, 2017
The United Methodist Women of Tonganoxie United Methodist Church are hosting a soup and chili supper Friday. Soup will be served from 4:30-7 p.m. Friday at Hughes Hall in the Tonganoxie UMC basement. For a free-will offering, you get your choice of sopu or chili, a dessert and drink. Proceeds will go toward mission work.
Spooky spots in Tonganoxie area for Halloween celebrations
October 26, 2017
Halloween festivities are nearly here. Whether it’s Spooktacular on Friday in Tonganoxie or haunted hayrides Saturday in McLouth, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate the holiday in the area.
Skeleton search starts Friday in Tonganoxie
October 20, 2017
Halloween fun soon will be returning to Tonganoxie. The annual Skeleton Scavenger Hunt will help folks get into the holiday mood. The six-day hunt starts Friday and finishes up Oct. 26. There will be 250 skeletons available, so the contest is open to the first 250 participants. Clues can all be found inside the Tonganoxie city limits. Multiple clues will be given. Those clues will lead hunters to the next clues or bones. Once the skeleton is completed and turned in, folks will receive a Gambino’s coupon for a free pizza and will be entered into a drawing for one of 10 $10 cash prizes from Skeet Real Estate.
Get ready for today’s solar eclipse, even if cloud cover might ruin the once-in-a-lifetime event
07:50 a.m., August 21, 2017 Updated 04:52 p.m.
Cloud cover forecasts in the Kansas City metro area aren’t providing promising news for folks eager to see the much-anticipated solar eclipse this afternoon.
Pathways transition program opening today in former Tonganoxie police station
August 17, 2017
More activity is coming to downtown Tonganoxie. Pathways, a new transition program for for graduates 18-21 years of age is set to open Thursday in the former Tonganoxie Police station at 328 S. Delaware. The program, offered through the Tonganoxie Basehor-Linwood Special Education Cooperative, provides community based instruction to Basehor-Linwood and Tonganoxie high school students who received special education services during high school.

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