Tonganoxie Living

Holiday planner 2021: Madrigal Feaste making its return with 2 shows this weekend
December 9, 2021
It’s almost time to step back in time for a longstanding Tonganoxie tradition.
Mirror welcomes info about holiday drives
December 3, 2021
The holiday season means Christmas shopping and company parties, but it also is a time for charity drives.
Gov. Kelly appoints former hospital executive as health secretary
December 2, 2021
Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday appointed a former Topeka hospital executive as the new secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Janet Stanek has most recently been director of the state employee health benefits program.
Festive fun: Mayor’s Tree Lighting event to feature holiday parade for 1st time Saturday
November 17, 2021
A new parade tradition is coming to town this weekend. The Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting festivities will kick off with a parade starting at 5 p.m. Saturday. The parade will start near Tonganoxie Public Library and then make its way east along Fourth Street to Main Street.
Veterans honored at 3rd annual Veterans Day Program
November 17, 2021
Several veterans were front and center for Friday’s veterans appreciation assembly at the Tonganoxie High School gymnasium. With students seated in the upper bleachers, Tonganoxie USD 464 administrators addressed the crowd, as did THS senior Andrew Willson after the Tonganoxie Post 9271 Color Guard posted the colors of the United States and Kansas flags.
102nd Veterans Day parade Thursday in Leavenworth; Tonganoxie event Friday
November 10, 2021
Events celebrating veterans will be taking place later this week. The 102nd annual Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade in downtown Leavenworth. Staging for the parade starts at 9 a.m. and then the parade itself begins at 10:30 a.m. Grand Marshal will be Lt. Gen. Theodore D. Martin, Commanding General for the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth. Honorary Grand Marshal is the Cavalry Angels JROTC at Leavenworth High School. On Friday, The Tonganoxie school district again will be honoring local veterans as another way to celebrate Veterans Day. Tonganoxie High School will be the site for the third annual veterans appreciation ceremony in USD 464.
Tonganoxie to present ‘Cinderella’ this week; McLouth to perform variety of shows next week
November 10, 2021
Tonganoxie and McLouth high school theater departments are preparing for their fall productions. Tonganoxie will present “Cinderella” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $8 to the general public and $5 for students and senior citizens.
Spooktacular is Friday in downtown Tonganoxie
October 28, 2021
It’s almost time for trick-or-treaters to fill Fourth Street for the annual Spooktacular event. This year’s Tonganoxie Business Association Spooktacular will be 6-8 p.m. Friday in the downtown area along Fourth Street.
U.S. expected to authorize mix-and-match COVID booster shots
October 21, 2021
WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are expected to authorize the mixing and matching of COVID-19 booster shots this week in an effort to provide flexibility for those seeking to maintain protection against the coronavirus.
Fall Festival is Friday at Genesis Schools in Tonganoxie
October 21, 2021
Genesis Schools will have its big fall fundraiser later this week. Genesis’ Fall Festival will be 5-8 p.m. Friday at the school, 204 Washington St. Vendors, food and games all will be featured at the school’s event. And, Around the Horn Training will have a doubles cornhole tournament. To register and for more information, visit or call Brad at 913-416-8215.
Fall events, Halloween activities aplenty being planned
October 13, 2021
Halloween events and other fall festivities are being planned this month in the Tonganoxie area. Friends of the Tonganoxie Library is having a lawn decorating contest this Halloween season in Tonganoxie. Participants can donate $10 and their address will be listed on a map of “spooky” residences that will be available online and at the library. The public will vote on the best decorated yards and the most popular house will win half of the prize money, a special award and of course, bragging rights. The entry deadline is Friday.
Active COVID-19 cases down in Leavenworth County
October 13, 2021
Leavenworth County had 111 new positive community cases between Sept. 27 and Oct. 4, with 86 being unvaccinated people and 30 being vaccinated. There were six people being hospitalized in the county as of Oct. 4, with all being unvaccinated.
Drug company develops 1st pill to treat COVID; FDA approval sought soon as trials show strong results
October 6, 2021
Drugmaker Merck said Friday that its experimental COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half in people recently infected with the coronavirus and that it would soon ask health officials in the U.S. and around the world to authorize its use.
Active COVID-19 cases at 178 in Leavenworth County; LCHD, Downtown Drugstore continue to offer vaccines, while drugstore also providing testing
September 28, 2021
Leavenworth County had 178 active cases as of Monday, along with 194 community recoveries since the last health department report on Sept. 20. Tonganoxie has doubled its number of active cases during that time, while Basehor saw a decrease. Tonganoxie was at 28 active cases Monday, up from 15 on Sept. 20. Basehor was at nine, down from 23 a week before. Leavenworth dropped from 105 to 43 active cases, while Lansing went from 30 to 28.
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.