Tonganoxie Living

Tonganoxie stripe hype
March 12, 2015
Leprechauns again will be painting the town green, this time in advance of Saturday’s Tonganoxie St. Patrick’s Parade. But city officials won’t be issuing any citations this year. Sarah Breuer, one of the organizers for this year’s parade, said Tonganoxie High School art students would be painting a stripe down Fourth Street, along with additional artwork.
THS art students painting green stripe this year
March 10, 2015
Leprechauns again will be painting the town green, this time in advance of Saturday’s Tonganoxie St. Patrick’s Parade. But city officials won’t be issuing any citations this year. Sarah Breuer, one of the organizers for this year’s parade, said Tonganoxie High School art students would be painting a stripe down Fourth Street, along with additional artwork.
Kansas City Connection: Sorting through the hoopla of the Big 12 tournament
March 8, 2015
March Madness begins in earnest next week in downtown Kansas City, as the Big 12 men’s basketball tournament returns to the Sprint Center from Wednesday through Saturday.
Annual St. Patrick’s Parade set for March 14
March 6, 2015
The 27th annual Tonganoxie St. Patrick’s Parade will have some added categories and cash prizes this year. The parade will be 10 a.m. March 14 and will start at Fourth and Main streets and run west through downtown Tonganoxie.
Knights of Columbus offering fish fries
February 28, 2015
Fish dinners will be served 4-7 p.m. each Friday during Lent at the Sacred Heart Parish Center. The full-course dinner includes fried catfish, baked pollock, a vegetable, salad, dessert and drink. Cost is $8.50 for adults younger than 60 and youths older than 12, $8 for senior citizens 60, $3 for children ages 5-12 and free for children 4 and younger.
Kansas City Connection: A new home for Halls
February 22, 2015
This week, a look at the new Halls department store in Crown Center, and the Kansas City-area chefs and restaurants that are semifinalists for this year’s James Beard awards.
Kansas City Connection: Banjos and beignets
February 15, 2015
This week in Kansas City, celebrate folk music, Mardi Gras and Black History Month.
Kansas City Connection: Where to find the city’s best chocolate
February 8, 2015
There are few things in this world as well-received as the gift of chocolate. And whether it’s a Valentine’s Day present, something to butter up your co-workers, or just a treat for yourself, quality matters.
Tonganoxie Phil doesn’t see shadow; hello, early spring
February 2, 2015
Wisconsin is known for its badgers, but another type of furry fella made the headlines there Monday. Sun Prairie, Wis., Mayor Jonathan Freund leaned over to Jimmy the groundhog during a Groundhog Day ceremony to get the scoop on the rodent’s prognostication.
Kansas City Connection: Nelson-Atkins exhibits take sobering look at war
February 1, 2015
Two new exhibits at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art confront viewers with the realities of war, albeit in dramatically different ways.
Kansas City Connection: Upgrades coming to downtown
January 25, 2015
With a new streetcar line currently being installed and dozens of new development projects in the works, the downtown development boom is already well underway.
Booking a trip to the ER on your smartphone? It’s a breeze
January 21, 2015
Online services such as ZocDoc and InQuicker are enabling patients with non-life-threatening conditions to schedule everything from doctor’s office visits to emergency room trips on their laptops and smartphones — much like OpenTable users do with restaurant reservations.
Double Take: Getting organized can help teens avoid mayhem
January 21, 2015
Organization isn’t just for people with ADHD. The secret of happiness can be how you organize your life. We’d rather see happiness as something magnificent like meditating toward a higher state of consciousness or perhaps something trite yet unattainable, like, “look on the bright side,” “seek your true love.” But a catchy mantra, no matter how much you practice it, can’t create happiness unless your life is organized so you can gain its benefit.
Health Focus: GOP divided over using budget process on health care law
January 21, 2015
Republicans running Congress have promised to use every weapon in their arsenal to take down President Barack Obama’s health care law. But now some are questioning whether to use the congressional budget process to derail the 2010 law or save the special step for more traditional purposes like cutting spending or overhauling the tax code. A potentially divisive debate between tea party forces and GOP pragmatists looms.