Tonganoxie Living

Active COVID-19 cases mostly down throughout Leavenworth County
September 1, 2021
Leavenworth County is seeing a drop in active cases by about 50 from the previous week’s numbers, the health department reported Monday. LCHD reported that there were 189 active cases as of Monday afternoon, a drop from 240 cases as of the previous weekly report released Aug. 23.
Kansas officials renew push for shots after Food and Drug Administration approval of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
August 25, 2021
Kansas health secretary Lee Norman and Gov. Laura Kelly say formal approval of the safe and effective Pfizer vaccine removes a hurdle for defeating the latest surge of COVID-19 in Kansas. The rapid spread of the highly contagious delta variant has killed hundreds of Kansans and sickened thousands more in recent weeks. On Monday, the Kansas Department for Health and Environment reported four more deaths, 54 hospitalizations and 2,778 new cases since Friday.
For now, Kansas can enforce COVID-inspired limits on officials’ power, court rules
August 25, 2021
People who oppose mask requirements or restrictions on public gatherings imposed by Kansas counties can challenge them in court and obtain a ruling within 10 days — at least for now — because of a decision Tuesday by the state’s highest court.
Masks will be optional in Tonganoxie USD 464, but mandatory per gating criteria
August 11, 2021
Masks will be optional for students in class when the 2021-22 school year starts later next week, though the facial coverings will be mandatory if COVID-19 numbers are in the yellow or red gating criteria. USD 464 school board members approved criteria for the start of the school year during its regular August meeting Monday.
Leavenworth County reports 3 COVID deaths in past week
August 11, 2021
COVID-19 has led to the deaths of three more people in Leavenworth County. Health department officials announced Tuesday that three men, one in his 70s and two in their 60s, suffered COVID-related deaths in the past week.
Leavenworth County now at 244 active COVID-19 cases
August 5, 2021
Leavenworth County COVID-19 cases continue to be on the rise. There were 256 new positive community cases in the past week, according to the latest statistics released by the Leavenworth County Health Department. Of those new community cases, 212 were unvaccinated and 44 vaccinated.
Leavenworth County up to 158 active COVID-19 cases
July 28, 2021
Leavenworth County has five people currently being hospitalized due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of whom are unvaccinated. Leavenworth County Health Department statistics showed hospitalizations were at five for the second consecutive week. LCHD releases COVID-19 updates on Monday afternoons.
Kansas sees COVID-19 surge fueled by delta variant
July 10, 2021
Kansas on Friday reported its biggest surge in COVID-19 cases in more than three months with the faster-spreading delta variant becoming a growing public health issue. Some of the biggest numbers of new cases per 1,000 residents over the previous two weeks were in counties bordering Missouri, where cases have spiked recently because of the delta variant. Both states also have seen vaccinations slow amid some residents’ resistance to getting vaccinated.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tonganoxie to celebrate longtime priest’s 40th anniversary of ordination
July 10, 2021
Tonganoxie’s Sacred Heart Catholic Church will be celebrating major milestones with its longtime priest Sunday at the church. Rev. Mark Goldasich is celebrating his 40th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood and 30th anniversary at Sacred Heart.
Kansas collected 9.3% surplus in 2021 budget year
July 7, 2021
Kansas reported Friday that tax collections for its just-concluded 2021 budget year were 9.3% more than anticipated, giving the state its healthiest cash reserves in more than 40 years as the U.S. economy recovers from COVID-19. The state Department of Revenue’s report was certain to spark a push next year in the Republican-controlled Legislature to cut taxes again after GOP lawmakers enacted income tax reductions earlier this year over Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s veto. As a sign of a solid economy, the numbers also are likely to spur more pressure from Republicans and business groups on Kelly to end the $300 a week in extra unemployment benefits allowed by the latest federal COVID-19 relief law.
Fireworks safety tips as Independence Day approvaches
July 2, 2021
It’s time for fireworks in Tonganoxie. Sales started this morning for fireworks within city limits. Residents also can discharge fireworks from 8 a.m.-11 p.m. starting today and continuing through Independence Day on Sunday.
Lawrence, Douglas County joining forces with others to host community show and celebration
July 2, 2021
After last year’s fireworks show was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, several community partners are joining together this year to host a July 4 celebration that will include live music, food and a fireworks display over central Lawrence.
Back with a bang: Tonganoxie fired up for Fourth of July; area communities plan events
June 30, 2021
Fireworks will be lighting up the sky in the coming days as families and friends gather to celebrate Independence Day. Although Tonganoxie doesn’t have an official celebration, gatherings throughout town and the surrounding area help provide light shows.
Honoring the fallen in Tonganoxie
June 2, 2021
Rainy conditions didn’t prevent local organizers from honoring fallen soldiers on Memorial Day at Maple Grove Cemetery south of Tonganoxie. American Legion Post 41 organized Monday’s ceremony, with Robert McWilliam and Dale Cleveland opening the ceremony with the playing of bagpipes. More than 40 area residents attended the ceremony on the north side of the cemetery.
Memorial Day services planned for Tonganoxie
May 26, 2021
American Legion Post 41 will be putting out flags at Tonganoxie cemeteries in advance of a Memorial Day ceremony Monday.

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