Tonganoxie Living

Kansas City Connection: Karaoke and a cup of joe
December 16, 2014
Whenever someone proposes a one-word group activity like trivia, Twister or karaoke, I instantly start refreshing my mental list of excuses. But if I find myself in an agreeable mood and decide to take part, I usually have a great time (except in the case of Twister — that never ends well).
Kansas City Connection: All aboard for holiday activities
December 7, 2014
Kansas City’s Union Station is staying busy in its centennial year, and December alone is full of enough events and activities to fill an entire column. Instead, let’s focus on just a few of this month’s holiday highlights.
Tonganoxie’s Cornerstone Family Worship to offer Christmas store Saturday
December 3, 2014
Cornerstone Family Worship will offer its Christmas store from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the church, which is at Sixth and Church streets in Tonganoxie.
Kansas City Connection: Art, shopping and shows
November 30, 2014
Now that it’s almost December, the holiday events are in full swing, though there’s still plenty of non-Christmas-related events to check out in Kansas City as well.
Grinch steals show in Tonganoxie
New theme, activities bring in ‘largest turnout’ for tree lighting
November 24, 2014
Tonganoxie came together Saturday for what Mayor Jason Ward was calling the largest Christmas tree lighting event yet.
Kansas City Connection: New barbecue joints worth making a pit stop
November 23, 2014
The “Kansas City as barbecue capital” narrative is nothing new, and you’ve seen it propagated in this column more than once. I’d put it to rest except that fantastic barbecue joints keep popping up in Kansas City, each with its own take on smoked meats, sauces and flavor combinations, as well as unique identities and dining environments.
Tonganoxie tree lighting Saturday
Festivities will include snow machine inside downtown business, new locale for tree
02:23 p.m., November 19, 2014 Updated 09:50 a.m.
A cold spell has cast its bone-chilling temperatures on the area, but temperatures are supposed to reach the low 50s Saturday, just in time for the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony and festivities.
Kansas City Connection: How to spend the holidays in KC
November 16, 2014
The holiday season is upon us, and as is always the case, there’s lots to do in Kansas City between now and New Year’s. Here’s a rundown of some of the highlights.
Festival of Mini Trees set to return
Event hasn’t been seen since 2009
November 13, 2014
The Tonganoxie Public Library is bringing back its Festival of Mini Trees. Library visitors can bid on the trees between Nov. 23 and 5 Dec. 13. There will be a reception before the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony Nov. 22. Bids will be taken until 5 p.m. Dec. 13.
New kidney transplant clinic to open in Wichita
November 12, 2014
Wesley Medical Center plans to partner with Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., to establish a kidney transplant clinic.
Kansas City Connection: Make an escape plan to see some art
November 9, 2014
Kansas City this week provides an escape for any Kansans tired of being chided for the cultural philistinism of their democratically elected leaders.
Leavenworth County Veterans Day parade is Tuesday
November 6, 2014
The annual Leavenworth County Veterans Day parade will take place at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in downtown Leavenworth.
Leavenworth Veterans Day Parade marks 95 years
November 3, 2014
The nation’s oldest regional Veterans Day observance will hold its 95th annual event at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 11 in downtown Leavenworth.
Kansas City Connection: Get over the Royals with freshly baked naan
November 2, 2014
Dull the pain of the Royals with these food and drink recommendations.
Tonganoxie High event planning class promoting Teal Pumpkin Project
October 28, 2014
A bucket full of chocolate and other sweets is a dream come true for several children each Halloween. But for some youths, the reality is much different.

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