Tonganoxie Living

Tonganoxie Boy Scouts having pancake, sausage feed
November 16, 2016
Tonganoxie Boy Scout Troop 357 is having a pancake and sausage feed this Saturday. The event will be 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Tonganoxie United Methodist Church, 328 E. Fourth St. Cost is $5.
Desert Storm veterans to be honored Friday at Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade
November 10, 2016
The oldest Veterans Day observance in the nation and the largest parade west of the Mississippi begins at 10:30 a.m. Friday in historic downtown Leavenworth. The theme for the 97th annual Leavenworth County Veterans Parade is “Desert Storm Veterans.”
Spooky Spooktacular
November 2, 2016
Friday was the annual Spooktacular event and, again this year, it didn’t seem to disappoint. According to organizer Monica Gee, children were really involved in games and the bounce house, getting into the whole event and “not just the candy.”
Tonganoxie getting Spooktacular; other area activities planned to celebrate Halloween
October 28, 2016
Minions have invaded downtown Tonganoxie. Don’t worry, they’re harmless, and they will be adding to the fun Friday night along Fourth Street. The Minions, made of square hay bales and dressed like the movie characters, are situated throughout Fourth Street.
Spooktacular Scavenger Hunt starts Friday; Spooktacular set for Oct. 28
October 19, 2016
Spooktacular scavenger hunt will get started Friday. Youths can get started on the Spooktacular Scavenger Hunt by gathering clues Friday in downtown Tonganoxie. The hunt will run through Oct. 27 and prizes will be given out, such as mini Gambinos pizzas, a $100 gift card and 15 $10 bills.
Lesbian Methodist pastor leaves Edgerton church on involuntary leave to avoid trial
August 28, 2016
A lesbian pastor has agreed to go on involuntary leave from her United Methodist Church in Edgerton to avoid a church trial over her sexual orientation. Cynthia Meyer and Methodist officials agreed in early August that her leave will begin Wednesday. Her final sermon in Edgerton was Sunday. No other United Methodist church will be able to appoint her as a pastor but churches could hire her to “perform functions equivalent to a lay staff person,” according to the agreement.
Soles for souls: Tonganoxie church collects shoes to raise money for religious studies
August 17, 2016
Boots and many other types of shoes donated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church were made for walking. It turns out those shoes also were made to raise a good chunk of change for education programs at the church. Several volunteers helped religious education coordinators Nancy Lanza and Jennifer Eastes on Saturday with loading those donated shoes — about 175 bags to be exact — for Funds2Orgs, a company that trades shoes for money in group’s fundraising campaigns.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital wellness grants available
August 10, 2016
This year, the eighth annual Lawrence Memorial Hospital Summer Spray 5K run/walk series has reached a record number of walkers and runners in three community races.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital 5K Run/Walk Tonganoxie race Saturday
July 12, 2016
Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s annual Summer Spray 5K Run/Walk Series is coming Saturday to Tonganoxie.
Chicks hatch at Tonganoxie Public Library
April 12, 2016
Some vocal visitors to the Tonganoxie Public Library have new homes. Library staff had a handful of eggs hatching in March as a new attraction for children at the library. On March 23, the chicks hatched and added more fun for youths visiting the library.
Tonganoxie Boy Scout provides lending library to downtown pocket park
March 28, 2016
Dakota Falley’s Eagle Scout project, it’s hoped, will encourage community reading for years to come. Falley, a Tonganoxie High School junior, recently completed his Eagle Scout project in the downtown Tonganoxie pocket park at Fourth and Delaware streets.
Residents brave elements for Tonganoxie Recreation Commission Easter Egg Hunt
March 22, 2016
Though the weather wasn’t the most ideal, youths and their families still turned out to collect 5,000 eggs at Saturday’s Tonganoxie Easter Egg Hunt. Brad Eccles, assistant Tonganoxie Recreation Commission director, said people still turned out for the annual event.
Show your Irish pride with Tonganoxie T-shirts
March 8, 2016
If you’re wanting to get into the Irish holiday spirit, you might stop by The Downtown Drug Store. The business is selling St. Patrick’s T-shirts in advance of Saturday’s Tonganoxie St. Patrick’s Parade. The shirts, which one of the parade organizers, Rachel Kelly, designed last year, are for sale at the store. Customers can get them in hunter green, lime green and yellow.
Tonganoxie St. Patrick’s Day Parade to have different start time this year
Event will start at 11 a.m. March 12 in hopes of keeping more visitors downtown for lunch
February 23, 2016
Irish eyes will be smiling a little bit later at this year’s Tonganoxie St. Patrick’s Parade. This year’s parade will start at 11 a.m. instead of the regular 10 a.m. start time. Organizers from Entrepreneurs Achieving Success Together made the time change so that parade-goers could dine on Irish-themed lunches and beverages right after the parade festivities.
Squirrel Scramble is Saturday in Tonganoxie
February 5, 2016
The 10th annual Tonganoxie Squirrel Scramble Hunting Tournament will be Feb. 6 at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds.

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