Tonganoxie Living

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.
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.