Tonganoxie Living

Pets of the week: Apollo and Zeus from Fort Leavenworth Stray Facility
May 22, 2014
If you’re in the market for adopting adorbale kittens, you might head to Fort Leavenworth.
Abdallah Shrine Rodeo today: ‘Here for a reason’
Rodeo clown finds calling in rodeo, football
May 21, 2014
Shawn Thompson knows he’s been put on this planet for a reason.
Tonganoxie High forensics team takes 2nd at state again
May 19, 2014
The Tonganoxie High School forensics team continues to be one of the top squads in the state.
Tonganoxie, McLouth residents earn degrees from KU
May 19, 2014
Tonganoxie and McLouth residents were among nearly 4,450 candidates to receive degrees this weekend at Kansas University.
Tonganoxie Water Park to open Saturday for season
May 19, 2014
Tonganoxie Water Park opens for the summer season this weekend.
Dead tree in Baldwin City’s Oakwood Cemetery to become angel carving
May 14, 2014
What remains of a century-old yellow poplar tree in Oakwood Cemetery that fell victim to the 2012 drought will soon be a work of art.
Face to Face: Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s Justin Hamilton
May 13, 2014
Justin Hamilton with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is this week’s Face to Face feature profile.
New Tonganoxie cafe opens, has been ‘insane packed’
April 28, 2014
Talette Ford and Paul Dillman each started in the restaurant business at young ages.
Kansas City Connection: Beer festivals on tap this summer
April 27, 2014
Whether it’s Free State Brewery in Lawrence, Tallgrass in Manhattan, Boulevard in Kansas City, or one of the smaller brewing operations popping up in the area, craft and microbreweries have cast an intoxicating spell over the Midwest. And for good reason. As the Huffington Post wrote in a headline earlier this year, “The Midwest officially has some of the best beer in the world.”
Fascination with trains leads to volunteer role at Baldwin City’s Midland Railway
April 23, 2014
Mike Beem struck up a conversation with a stranger Saturday as they stood on the Santa Fe Depot’s north platform waiting for a Midland Railway train to pull into the station. Words came easy to the two men as they talked trains and railroad. The stranger told Beem, a volunteer with the Midland Railway, he was retired from the Union Pacific Railroad and used to make regular runs through Kansas City west to Marysville.
Five signs spring has arrived in Baldwin City
April 17, 2014
Nature provides many signs of spring’s arrival. In Kansas, we look for blooming redbuds, the arrival of song birds and, of course, dandelions. The following are five things more particular to Baldwin City that signal spring’s arrival.
Tonganoxie dismisses case against green stripe ‘leprechaun’
April 16, 2014
The case of the green stripe appears to be closed.
Three dead in Kansas City Jewish community shootings
April 13, 2014
Three people were shot and killed Sunday afternoon in suburban Kansas City, and a spokeswoman for a local hospital said a 15-year-old boy is in critical condition.
Kansas City Connection: Easter brunch, Earth Day fun
April 13, 2014
Brunch as a social institution might not have caught on in Kansas City the way it has in Portland (at least the fictitious version of the city presented in “Portlandia”). But Kansas City’s restaurants offer an impressive array of Sunday brunch options, especially on Easter.