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Tonganoxie Community Historical Society Fourth Tuesday program
May 20, 2022
The Tonganoxie Community Historical Society and Museum will have its Fourth Tuesday presentation at 7 p.m. this coming Tuesday at the barn on the TCHS campus.
Celebrating the arts: Tonganoxie festival draws crowds despite soggy weather
May 19, 2022
Artists gathered Sunday at Kane Family Farm for an awards ceremony for this year’s Tonganoxie Festival of the Arts. Organizer Keyta Kelly noted that there was a late entry this year — Mother Nature. Rain forced the children’s storytelling festival activities to be moved to Tonganoxie Elementary School. Youths originally were going to be bussed out to the venue just south of Tonganoxie, but heavy rains Thursday night into Friday forced a slight change in plans.
Tonganoxie High softball advances to regional championship
May 17, 2022
Tonganoxie High softball is headed to a regional championship. Louisburg opened with a 1-0 lead in the first inning and then Tonganoxie responded with 2 runs in the bottom of the first for a 2-1 lead. From there on out, it would be a defensive battle and that first-inning score would also be the final.
STATE BOUND: Tonganoxie High’s Andrew Willson wins Wamego Regional; team earns state berth with 3rd-place finish
04:26 p.m., May 16, 2022 Updated 05:50 p.m.
Tonganoxie High boys golf is headed to state. The Chieftains placed third Monday at a Class 4A regional at Wamego Country Club, with THS senior Andrew Willson winning the individual title.
McLouth Happenings: McLouth High graduation is Saturday
May 11, 2022
McLouth High School commencement exercises will take place this weekend.
Tonganoxie Public Library Corner: Farmers Market returning this week; Community garden spaces available; Summer Reading starts next week
May 11, 2022
The Tonganoxie Farmers Market is making a return to the library’s parking lot with its opening this Thursday.
Remember When: A Community Review for May 11, 2022
May 11, 2022
With improvements to an office on the northeast corner of the Sturtridge building, Community National Bank is set to open their doors for full service on May 19. According to bank vice president Bill Altman, the location off 4th Street and Delaware will be the “permanent temporary location.”
This month’s Tonganoxie Community Historical Society 4th Tuesday program to feature THS alum who served in WWII
May 11, 2022
The Tonganoxie Community Historical Society and Museum will have its Fourth Tuesday program later this month.
Second Harvest delivering food Thursday with distribution change
May 11, 2022
The Second Harvest Mobile Food Truck will be coming Thursday to Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie Farmers Market to return Thursday
May 11, 2022
The Tonganoxie Farmers Market is back after an inaugural run this past year. The market will be 5-8 p.m. Thursdays into October and kicks off this week with the organization’s first night of sales.
McLouth Happenings: MHS Alumni Banquet set for Saturday; VBS registration open
May 6, 2022
The McLouth High School Alumni Banquet will be Saturday. Registration begins at 6 p.m. Cost is $8 per couple or $5 per person. The graduating Classes 2020, 2021 and 2022 will be honored.
Tonganoxie Public Library Corner: Wizard of Oz project for adults; Pokemon party; farmer’s market returning; community garden spaces available; plant exchange draws around 70
May 6, 2022
Adults and anyone over the age of 14 can take part in a colorful art project this week. The event will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Participants will create a yellow brick road and rainbow art project that includes silhouettes of the characters from the Wizard of Oz.
Remember When: A Community Review for May 4, 2022
May 6, 2022
He started his career at Tonganoxie Junior High School before some of his teachers were born – back when the Beatles were turning American culture on its ear by radio and vinyl records. At the end of the 1996-97 school year, Marvin Pine is calling an end to his career in the Tonganoxie school system. At a youthful 55 years of age, Pine will have been in the district 31 years, one of the most venerable instructors.
Second Harvest delivering food next week; changes coming starting with May visit
May 6, 2022
The Second Harvest Mobile Food Truck will be coming Thursday to Tonganoxie. Second Harvest delivers food for pickup the second Thursday of each month to the Cornerstone Family Worship parking lot, 205 E. U.S. Highway 24-40. All residents are eligible to pick up food. Second Harvest allows each vehicle to pick up food for up to five families.
Remember When: A Community Review for April 27, 2022
April 29, 2022
Approximately 2,000 people, state and national legislators and University of Kansas elite welcomed former U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1996 presidential candidate, and KU alumnus back to his home state on Friday. At a special ceremony, William J. Crow, KU vice chancellor for information services and dean of libraries announced the creation of the Robert J. Dole Institute for Public Service and Public Policy.