Tonganoxie Living

Leavenworth Veterans Day Parade marks 95 years
November 3, 2014
The nation’s oldest regional Veterans Day observance will hold its 95th annual event at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 11 in downtown Leavenworth.
Kansas City Connection: Get over the Royals with freshly baked naan
November 2, 2014
Dull the pain of the Royals with these food and drink recommendations.
Tonganoxie High event planning class promoting Teal Pumpkin Project
October 28, 2014
A bucket full of chocolate and other sweets is a dream come true for several children each Halloween. But for some youths, the reality is much different.
Kansas City Connection: Halloween happenings in KC
October 26, 2014
Halloween is on a Friday this year, something that hasn’t happened since 2008 and 2003 — years in which I threw parties where my guests and I consumed cigarettes, pumpkin ales and peanut butter cups until we probably looked like prematurely rotted jack-o’-lanterns. I’m a more relaxed, health-conscious family man these days, so this column will include a mix of family events as well as a few slightly more debaucherous options.
Kansas City Connection: Reveling in the Royals
October 19, 2014
A couple of months ago after I turned in a column speaking about the Kansas City Royals in glowing terms, my editor sounded a word of caution: “The last time you wrote about the Royals, they went into a slump,” he warned. As superstitious, Kansas City-raised children of the ’80s, we agreed to keep the praise in check lest we inadvertently spoil things for the boys in blue. But any worries about jinxes are past us now.
Kansas City Connection: Where every day is First Friday
October 12, 2014
When I hear about the art galleries in the Crossroads neighborhood, I almost immediately think of the monthly art walks on First Fridays.
Tonganoxie Spooktacular organizers adding events to this year’s festivities
September 29, 2014
Spooktacular in downtown Tonganoxie will look a bit different this year.
Kaw Valley Farm Tour showcasing farms throughout area
September 28, 2014
Several area farms will be participating in this year’s Kaw Valley Tour. Roughly 30 farms will be part of this year’s tour, which will be Friday and Saturday. The tour always takes place the first full weekend in October.
Kansas City Connection: Barbecue that’s out of this world
September 28, 2014
In case you haven’t heard, the World Series is coming to Kansas City next weekend. No, I’m not talking about Royals baseball. I’m talking about the World Series of Barbecue, the American Royal-hosted event that features a whopping 550 teams and a $50,000 prize.
Kansas City Connection: Plains Indians come to the Nelson, and get your fill of apple cider
September 21, 2014
If you’re driving around the Plaza or the Volker neighborhoods of Kansas City and see several giant teepees, don’t worry — you’re not hallucinating. The temporary teepees are in place to promote Nelson-Atkins Museum’s newly opened exhibit, “Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky,” which runs through Jan. 11, 2015.
Deadline for citywide garage sale ads is Monday
September 16, 2014
Tonganoxie’s citywide garage sale is almost here.
TOPS to have informational meeting this Saturday
September 16, 2014
The Taking Off Pounds Sensibly organization has a chapter that meets on Thursday mornings, but it’s looking to expand to offer an evening meeting for those who can’t attend daytime meetings.
Vietnam vet named grand marshal for Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade
September 12, 2014
A Vietnam veteran who grew up in Leavenworth will be this year’s Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade grand marshal.
Tonganoxie Nursing Center resident readies for milestone
06:41 p.m., September 10, 2014 Updated 10:36 a.m.
Frances Louise Von Hooser has a noteworthy birthday coming up. But she seems to be taking it in stride.