Tonganoxie Living

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.
Area communities offering wide array of holiday activities
December 8, 2016
Several activities have been planned for this holiday season. Here’s a look at some of the events on tap in the area:
Breakfast with Santa is Saturday at Tonganoxie Middle School
December 7, 2016
Youths can meet Kris Kringle, grab breakfast and make crafts all in one stop.
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.”

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