Local news

Good Shepherd food needs list again includes peanut butter and jelly
May 28, 2020
Good Shepherd food needs list again includes peanut butter and jelly The Good Shepherd Thrift Shop and Food Bank continues to be open on a limited schedule. The store, 423 E. Fourth St., now is open to customers 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Customers are required to wear face masks and temperatures will be taken at the door, before entry, with a non contact thermometer. Hand sanitizer will be provided also.
Click It or Ticket ends this weekend
May 28, 2020
Drivers can continue to expect increased police presence on the city streets as the Tonganoxie Police Department joins agencies across Kansas in enforcing traffic laws with a primary focus on occupant restraint.
Tonganoxie Recreation Commission begins Phase 2 of opening facilities
May 28, 2020
Tonganoxie Recreation Commission staff put up nets at the sand volleyball courts Friday at Chieftain Park. The installation was part of TRC’s next reopening phase per the state’s “Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas” started Phase 2. That limits mass gatherings of 15 people when social distancing is possible. The current phase is expected to last until June 7, though that could change.
Tonganoxie Public Library begins curbside pickup
May 27, 2020
The Tonganoxie Public Library is starting to offer some services again as it cautiously moves toward opening its doors again. The library launched its curbside pickup program starting Friday. Library cardholders can place orders for curbside pick-up, which started Tuesday For curbside pickup, patrons can: 1. Place items on hold using the library website catalog, email through our website at tonganoxielibrary.org/contact/ or call 913-845-3281.
Tonganoxie joins Click It or Ticket campaign
May 21, 2020
Drivers can expect increased police presence on the city streets as the Tonganoxie Police Department joins agencies across Kansas in enforcing traffic laws with a primary focus on occupant restraint. The increase in activity is in conjunction with the 2020 Kansas “Click it or Ticket” campaign. This campaign started Monday and continues through May 31. is made possible througha Kansas Department of Transportation grant. All motorists and passengers are encouraged to stay safe and use their seatbelts.
Sidewalk chalk event gets started in Tonganoxie
May 21, 2020
The Friends of the Tonganoxie Library are encouraging residents to participate in the Tonganoxie Super Duper Chalk Drawing contest while practicing proper social distancing.
Tonganoxie Municipal Court moving meetings to former library
May 20, 2020
Tonganoxie Municipal Court will resume today, but it will take place at the former Tonganoxie Public Library instead of Council Chambers. Judge William Pray recently ordered the change. Court will take place at 1 p.m. today at the former library, 303 E. Bury St. The location change will help city officials conduct court proceedings with proper social distancing practices.
Good Shepherd to open back up to customers for shopping with restrictions this coming Monday
May 13, 2020
The Good Shepherd Thrift Shop and Food Bank started the first phase of reopening with expanded options for donations this week and the updates for shopping in the thrift shop set to start this coming Monday.
Second Harvest mobile pantry pickup for May is Thursday at Cornerstone Family Worship
May 13, 2020
Second Harvest Community Food Bank is offering its fresh mobile food pantry 10 a.m.-noon Thursday at Cornerstone Family Worship, 205 E. U.S. Highway 24-40. The food drive is open to the general public. Pick up limit is five families per vehicle. For more information, call 816-364-FOOD or shcfb.org.
Remember When: A Community Review for May 6, 2020
May 6, 2020
(50 years ago) The Tonganoxie Mirror’s first issue in the new format, new look and using new equipment increased the size for future growth. Tonganoxie High School had an Arts and Crafts open house displaying student work projects from drafting shop classes , home economics and art classes.
Southern Leavenworth County part of severe thunderstorm warning until 10:15 a.m. Monday
May 4, 2020
Tonganoxie, Linwood, Basehor, Jarbalo, Lansing, Piper and Edwardsville are communities included in a severe thunderstorm warning until 10:15 a.m. today. The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill issued the warning earlier this morning for southern Leavenworth County, northwestern Wyandotte County and northwestern Johnson County. in northeastern Kansas.
Under governor’s reopening plan, many restrictions won’t change for a while in Kansas
April 30, 2020
The state of Kansas will begin a gradual process of reopening from COVID-19-related shutdowns on May 4, but it will be at least half a month before the state can lift many of its restrictions on businesses and social gatherings, Gov. Laura Kelly said in a televised address Thursday. When the stay-at-home order ends at midnight on May 3 and the first phase of the state’s four-phase reopening plan begins, not a lot will change at first. Kelly said gatherings will still be limited to fewer than 10 people, the use of masks in public will still be encouraged, nonessential travel should be kept to a minimum, and many businesses won’t be allowed to reopen yet.
State officials report 1st COVID-19 death at Lansing Correctional Facility
April 27, 2020
A Lansing Correctional Facility resident who died Sunday had tested positive for COVID-19. The resident was a male older than 50 with underlying medical conditions who tested positive for the virus on April 19, according to release from the Kansas Department of Corrections.
Tonganoxie holding off on any decision regarding water park season
April 22, 2020
Brajkovic told the council that he anticipated the summer pool season at Tonganoxie Water Park to be different than normal year of preparing the water park and opening for the summer, but he said he wanted to hold off on any decisions to cancel for the summer just yet.
Tonagnoxie Days being moved to fall due to COVID-19
April 22, 2020
Tonganoxie Days will be moving to September this year. Mayor David Frese asked for the City Council’s blessing during Monday night’s regular meeting to announce the change.

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