Tonganoxie Living

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.
Tonganoxie Phil: Remembering the weather prognosticator with every Groundhog Day story written about him
03:34 p.m., February 2, 2016 Updated 06:54 p.m.
In what could be a foreshadowing of sorts — without the shadow — the area might be in for an early spring. After all, today is Groundhog Day, and with an overnight rain shower reminiscent of springtime precipitation, it could be a sign.
Kansas City Connection: 36 Months in Kansas City
December 27, 2015
For my final column, I’d like to present this updated, family-friendly guide to all things KC.
Tonganoxie youth pen letters to Santa for Christmas 2015
December 23, 2015
Letters to Santa from a few Tonganoxie youth, Christmas 2015:
Kansas City Connection: New Year’s options and a last-minute gift guide
December 20, 2015
Is New Year’s overrated? It depends who you ask. All the same, a memorable night out on the town on the last/first day of the year can provide you with a snapshot in time that you’ll remember long after the hangover wears off.
Accomplished musicians to perform Sunday at First Congregational Church of Tonganoxie
December 16, 2015
The First Congregational Church of Tonganoxie is hosting a Christmas concert featuring a trio of accomplished musicians.
Kansas City Connection: The debut of KC Ballet’s new ‘Nutcracker’ and other family activities
December 13, 2015
Audiences in Kansas City got their first peek at the Kansas City Ballet’s bold new production of “The Nutcracker” last week, and the opening performance was met by spontaneous applause and cheers of delight. The massive redesign, led by artistic director Devon Carney, brings a visually stunning overhaul to the classic ballet, with new choreography, costumes and set designs.
Kansas City Connection: Ugly sweaters, Legos for adults and KU basketball at the Sprint Center
December 6, 2015
Here are some of this week’s most exciting events amid a busy time of holiday happenings.
McLouth tree lighting ceremony is Saturday
December 4, 2015
McLouth will get into the holiday spirit with its annual tree lighting ceremony this weekend. The ceremony will be 4-6 p.m. Saturday at the city park in downtown McLouth.
Cornerstone Family Worship offering Christmas store
December 4, 2015
Cornerstone Family Worship will have its Christmas store from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at the church, Sixth and Church streets in Tonganoxie.
New data shows syphilis, HIV cases grow locally
November 30, 2015
New data reports growing numbers in sexually transmitted diseases in Kansas.
Kansas City Connection: Pick up a unique gift at an upcoming arts and crafts fair
November 29, 2015
Next weekend in Kansas City, several independent holiday arts and crafts fairs will give shoppers and arts fans a chance to check out a wide variety of items for purchase.
Moments of thanks in Tonganoxie
Notes allow library patrons to count blessings
November 24, 2015
A November trip to the Tonganoxie Public Library brings the opportunity of scribing for what is most thankful. For some, that might be “food and trees and family,” or “for this planet not exploding.” Library staff have made notes available for patrons, whether elementary school students or adults, to post their thankful thoughts throughout the building.
Kansas City Connection: More holiday events, tasty eats and food for your ears
November 22, 2015
No sooner had last Sunday’s holiday preview gone to press than I learned of two more interesting stage events taking place through 2015 in Kansas City.