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Remember When: A Community Review for April 21, 2021
April 22, 2021
Tonganoxie Mayor Herb Robbins implemented a Phase Four water emergency on Thursday as the city faced dry conditions and a broken wholesale water line. Heavy usage and a drain of the system (resulting after an independent contractor doing construction on U.S. Highway 24-40 broke the water line around 150th Street) have limited the supply to Tonganoxie.
Remember When: A Community Review for April 14, 2021
April 18, 2021
The Leavenworth Fishing Lake received a visit from some feathered travelers last week. On April 9, a flock of roughly 30-40 pelicans landed on the lake for a springtime rest. “This is the most I’ve seen for a couple of years,” said Kansas Department of Wildlife Officer Larry Lentz.
Chieftain Cafe open in April
April 16, 2021
Youths can stop by Tonganoxie Public Library for snacks on from 3-5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays during the month of April.
Pet Health Day coming in May to Tonganoxie
April 16, 2021
Tonganoxie Business Association is offering Pet Health Day on May 8 at the Tonganoxie City Fire Department.
Tonganoxie Auto Tech Car Show set for April 24
April 16, 2021
The fourth annual Tonganoxie Auto Tech Car Show will start at 8 a.m. April 24 at the Tonganoxie High School parking lot.
Remember When: A Community Review for April 7, 2021
April 7, 2021
‘Twas the season for shearing sheep at the Jacobs’ farm on Saturday when Rick and Cheryl Jacobs held their fifth annual Shearing Day at their farm south of Tonganoxie off County Road 32. Over 30 head of sheep were sheared at the festival, while an estimated 400 to 600 people curiously gawked at the displays. Michael Purdom, of Springdale, Arkansas, sheared most of the sheep with electric shears, but saved about five for demonstrations with hand shears.
Remember When: A Community Review for March 31, 2021
April 1, 2021
The frontpage headline was “Groundbreaking held for highway expansion project.” Those pictured in the photo included Anna Mary Landauer (former Basehor mayor) and State Senator Alan Ramirez. Ramirez said, “For the 14 years that I’ve been in the legislature, we’ve fought for this project.” Larry Meadows presided at the ceremony.
Tonganoxie hit with string of vehicle thefts, burglaries
March 31, 2021
Tonganoxie experienced a string of vehicle thefts and burglaries in the past week, though the city’s police chief reminds residents to continue to be mindful of the potential for more attempted thefts. Between March 23 and Monday, four vehicles were stolen and another five were burglarized in the northeast portion of town in the subdivisions near FastTrax at U.S. Highway 24-40 and Stone Creek Drive.
McLouth USD 342 releases middle school honor rolls for third quarter
March 25, 2021
McLouth USD 342 has released its academic lists for the third quarter. To be named to the Principal’s Honor Roll, students must carry a grade-point average of 4.0 or higher. Gold list members must have a GPA from 3.5-3.99, while Purple list members must carry a GPA of 3.0-3.49.
McLouth Happenings: Holy Week services
March 24, 2021
The McLouth community will gather together for Holy Week services. These services will take us through the final week of Jesus’ life and his crucifixion as Easter approaches.
Tonganoxie citywide garage sales coming April 3
March 24, 2021
The Tonganoxie citywide garage sale weekend is nearly here.
Remember When : A Community Review for March 24, 2021
March 24, 2021
On Monday, March 18, the Tonganoxie Township Fire Department battled a brush fire at 252 and Leavenworth Road, which was reported to have consumed 140 acres of 2-foot tall grass. The call came in around 2:15 p.m., and the township called in for support from the Tonganoxie City Fire Department and the Union Township Fire Department.
Kansas Corporation Commission to consumers: Beware of utility assistance scam
March 24, 2021
The Kansas Corporation Commission has received reports that an individual claiming to work for the KCC is calling Kansans asking if they need assistance paying their natural gas bills, according to a news release from the agency.
Tonganoxie Recreation Commission Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday at various spots
March 24, 2021
The Easter egg hunt is back at Chieftain Park this weekend — and a couple other locations in Tonganoxie. Tonganoxie Recreation Commission again is sponsoring the hunt, though instead of one location there will be three in an effort to provide more space for social distancing.
Vehicles stolen in Tonganoxie; additional vehicles taken in county
March 24, 2021
A vehicle was reported stolen Tuesday in Tonganoxie and additional vehicles Wednesday elsewhere in Leavenworrth County. Tonganoxie police said Wednesday that a truck had been stolen Tuesday from a residence’s driveway near FastTrax on the east side of town.