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Remember When: A Community Review for Sept. 21, 2022
September 21, 2022
Several requests by patrons of USD 464 resulted in two classes being offered to all interested adults of the school district. A class in clothing will be available. Another class available to members of the community is Leatherwork. Eddie Zellner scored four of the five touchdowns by Tonganoxie to lead the Chieftains to a 37-7 romp over the Paola Panthers last Friday evening in Paola.
Tonganoxie Lions Club building on 1st 5 years
September 21, 2022
“We Serve!” That is the motto of Lions Clubs International, the largest service organization in the world.
Tonganoxie Days opens with fireworks display, cornhole tourney; Threshing Bee also this weekend
September 14, 2022
It’s time to celebrate Tonganoxie Days once again, though this year’s festival with kick things off with a bang Friday night. Tonganoxie Recreation Commission will be sponsoring a fireworks show Friday night at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds.
Remember When: A Community Review for Sept. 14, 2022
September 14, 2022
Last Wednesday, Sept. 7, volunteers installed a new sign on Washington Street. Take the time to drive down Washington Street, west from 24-40, and check it out for yourself.
Fireworks show is later next week in Tonganoxie
September 9, 2022
The Tonganoxie Recreation Commission will be sponsoring a fireworks show in September. It will be the evening of Sept. 16 at the TRC Sports Complex near the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds the night before Tonganoxie Days.
McLouth Happenings: Patriots Day is 9/11; Worship concert also that day
September 9, 2022
On Sept. 11, designated Patriot Day, we commemorate the lives of those who perished on Sept. 11, 2001.
Tonganoxie Library Corner: Stories for older youths to be offered in September; Therapy dogs to visit the library; Teddy Bear check-up time; Hair school for dads
September 9, 2022
Tuesdays in September mean Stories with Susan, the children’s librarian.
Remember When: A Community Review for Sept. 7, 2022
September 9, 2022
Volunteers at the Tonganoxie Museum are spending lots of time in the Honey Valley Schoolhouse refreshing exhibits and getting ready for the third-grade field trip. What’s involved? Creating new exhibits and new ways for young students to interact with exhibits in the schoolhouse.
Sunflowers blooming at Grinter Farms
September 1, 2022
Sunflowers are open and ready for business at Grinter Farms. Blooms started to open recently, just in time for the Labor Day Weekend a few miiles south of Tonganoxie on U.S. Highway 24-40.
Final pool weekend at Tonganoxie Water Park almost here
August 31, 2022
The swimming season is about to conclude at Tonganoxie Water Park. The city pool will be open Saturday and Sunday and then will be open one last day on Labor Day Monday.
Tonganoxie, Basehor-Linwood FCCLA groups teaming up to raise money at Friday game as part of Suicide Prevention Month
August 31, 2022
Tonganoxie and Basehor-Linwood Family, Career and Community Leaders of America chapters are partnering to raise money during Suicide Prevention Month during Friday’s high school football game in Basehor.
Remember When: A Community Review for Aug. 31, 2022
August 31, 2022
It rained the morning of Tuesday, August 19 but nothing could dampen the enthusiasm and spirit at the opening of the first day of classes at Genesis Christian Academy. The founding class for the new school has eight students from the Tonganoxie, Basehor and Shawnee area, six boys and two girls.
Leadership Southern Leavenworth County taking applications for 2022-23
August 25, 2022
Leadership Southern Leavenworth County will start a new class next month, but the organization is continuing to accept applications.
Tonganoxie police focusing on impaired driving as part of annual campaign
August 25, 2022
Tonganoxie Police Department has joined with other agencies across the state for the You Drink, You Drive, You Lose campaign.
Remember When: A Community Review for Aug. 24, 2022
August 24, 2022
Eugene Keck deserves a pat on the back for his interest and efforts to get rid of the weeds and grass poking up through the cracks in the curb and guttering and city sidewalks on Fourth Street.