Tonganoxie Living

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.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital accepting grant applications for local wellness projects
August 17, 2017
Lawrence Memorial Hospital is now accepting grant applications for community wellness projects in Baldwin City, Eudora and Tonganoxie, the hospital announced Wednesday. The grants will be awarded to programs or projects that enhance local health and wellness, according to LMH’s news release. Multiple grants may be awarded in each community, with a maximum of $2,500 per applicant. More than $10,000 in grants will be distributed starting in September, the news release said.
Eyes toward skies in Tonganoxie, across nation as folks await rare solar eclipse
August 16, 2017
Umbraphiles have been waiting decades to witness Monday’s anticipated spectacular totality. Translation: Super solar eclipse enthusiasts are quite eager to see Monday’s much ballyhooed solar eclipse. From coast to coast, Americans are abuzz with solar eclipse talk, which makes sense if you think about the frequency of such an event. According to Tonganoxie High School teacher Matt Beat, on average, a total solar eclipse occurs in one location every 375 years, while other spots might go thousands of years between solar eclipses.
Love for longtime veteran
July 3, 2017
A parade of 30 motorcycles, many donned with large American flags, suddenly happened Saturday morning in Tonganoxie. The procession, which a Tonganoxie police car led, even had some spectators who stopped to wave at the cyclists while they winded through the community. This group of American Legion Riders, though, weren’t just out for a leisurely weekend ride. They were visiting a local veteran to honor his service. Dave Underwood has lived in Tonganoxie more than five decades.
Mayors for Meals in Tonganoxie
April 19, 2017
To help raise awareness of this service and its demand in the community, each year, the Council on Aging participates in Meals on Wheels of America’s “March for Meals” campaign. Tonganoxie Mayor Jason Ward, as he has done often in recent years, helped deliver meals to homebound seniors last month in Tonganoxie as part of mayoral support acoss the country.
Hunt for pastel April in Tonganoxie
April 13, 2017
It was hard to order up a much better day for an Easter egg hunt. Tonganoxie Recreation Commission had its annual hunt Saturday, as an estimated 200 youths collected more than 5,000 plastic eggs at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds soccer fields.
Taking the stage: Tonganoxie band SnakeDog to perform Friday
March 22, 2017
A local band with a unique name loves music. Members hope their sound makes others happy, too. SnakeDog, a band of Tonganoxie High students Adrian Cullen, Sammy Sigourney, Grayson Gilbert and Gage Smith, will have its major public debut later this week with a 6:30 p.m. spring break show Friday at VFW Park. The band formed last May and has played for friends and family at various venues, but Friday marks the band’s first truly public performance.
Irish time in Tonganoxie with St. Pat’s Parade on tap Saturday
March 8, 2017
Tonganoxie eyes of all shades will be smiling Saturday. The community’s St. Patrick’s Parade returns with an 11 a.m. start time. The parade will take the traditional downtown route, starting at Main and Fourth streets and moving west along Fourth Street. A traveling trophy will be given out for the best overall float, while bobble head trophies will be given for the best boys and girls youth entries.
Philling in for a legend in Tonganoxie
February 8, 2017
Groundhog Day was last week, which for many years meant Tonganoxie Phil, aka Dr. Phil Stevens, would emerge from his office to check whether he saw his shadow. One of Tonganoxie’s most beloved citizens, Stevens died in 2015 on the 60th anniversary of practicing medicine.
Capturing Christmas spirit
December 21, 2016
A Tonganoxie Elementary School class collected a whopping 832 items to donate to Good Shepherd Thrift Store and Food Bank to help those in need this holiday season.
Blue Christmas service is Dec. 21 at McLouth UMC
December 13, 2016
Christmas can be a lonely time for some of us. McLouth United Methodist Church’s Blue Christmas Service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at the church. This is a solemn and meditative service for all of us who don’t always feel the Christmas joy because of loss or trial and tribulation.
Soup supper, Christmas concert Sunday in McLouth
December 13, 2016
McLouth United Methodist Church invites the public to a 5 p.m. soup supper, followed by a 6:30 p.m. Christmas concert by the Wright Family on Sunday. Join the church for a joyous holiday event.
Charley’s Country Christmas coming Saturday to Tonganoxie
December 13, 2016
Charley Green again will be spreading holiday cheer through a compilation of musicians this weekend in Tonganoxie. Charley’s Country Christmas will start at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Jewel on Main, 707 E. Fourth St., Tonganoxie.
Army breaks ground for Tonganoxie center
December 13, 2016
Tonganoxie Mayor Jason Ward said “it’s been a long time coming.” But on a frigid December morning with a biting wind, military personnel, local government officials and business leaders gathered Tuesday for a groundbreaking ceremony for the Army Reserve Center south of Tonganoxie.

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