Local news

Former Tonganoxie City Council member receives certificate for municipal courses
February 9, 2016
Bill Peak stays busy these days. The Tonganoxie Community Historical Society soup and chili feed — one of the organization’s main fundraisers — and Peak is out and about selling $6 advance tickets for the meal ($7 at the door). Peak, the retired U.S. Postal Service official, is a TCHS member and on committees for the Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial and Gallagher Park Task Force.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie High alumnus Zack Pistora
February 9, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profiles Kansas Sierra Club lobbyist and 2006 Tongnaoxie High School graduate Zack Pistora.
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society soup feed is Feb. 18
February 5, 2016
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society will have its annual soup and chili feed from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 18 at Tonganoxie United Methodist Church.
McLouth Happenings
February 5, 2016
The United Methodist Church Souper Bowl rival teams, McLouth United Methodist Church and Tonganoxie United Methodist Church will battle to tackle hunger.
Jarbalo Jottings
February 5, 2016
The Jaunty Jarbalonians red hat group ate Jan. 18 at the New China Inn in Leavenworth. Those in attendance were Betty Clark, Linda Barry, Jane Turner and Thamar Barnett. They would like to have new members. If interested, call Thamar Barnett at 913-727-1727.
Father-son altercation leads to 5-hour Tonganoxie standoff
February 4, 2016
An incident Wednesday between a father and son involving a gun led to a standoff with police that lasted nearly five hours. Tonganoxie police were dispatched to the 600 block of River Street for a domestic disturbance involving a gun.
Tonganoxie Public Library picks winning name for humongous teddy bear
Adult reading is this month
February 2, 2016
The gigantic stuffed animal at Tonganoxie Public Library is now known as Shakesbear, a take, of course, on Shakespeare.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie City Hall’s Teresa Bastron
January 26, 2016
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Tonganoxie City Hall’s Teresa Bastron
Knights of Columbus free-throw contest is this weekend
Rec commission also has several activities coming up
January 21, 2016
The Tonganoxie Knights of Columbus again will be challenging local youths to test their free-throw shooting skills this weeekend. All boys and girls ages 9-14 are invited to participate in the council/local level of competition at the 2016 Tonganoxie Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship.
A day of remembrance in Tonganoxie for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 21, 2016
From poetry to dance and boisterous song to re-enactments, the more than 60 people who attended Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at The Jewel on Main saw the passion for the civil rights leader conveyed in numerous ways.
Tonganoxie celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. with song, dance and spoken word
January 19, 2016
From poetry to dance and boisterous song to re-enactments, the more than 60 people who attended Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at The Jewel on Main saw the passion for the civil rights leader conveyed in numerous ways. Roz McCommon, owner of the The Jewel on Main, 707 E. Fourth St., organized the first MLK celebration at her venue last year in Tonganoxie.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie USD 464 Board Member Kaija Baldock
January 18, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profile features Kaija Baldock, Tonganoxie USD 464 board member.
Tonganoxie City Council votes to purchase church for $275,000
Mayor casts tiebreaking vote for police station’s new home
January 5, 2016
As the debate about the Tonganoxie Police Department’s future home has dragged on, City Council members have been unanimous about the need for a new station — elected officials just have been split on the location and new versus repurposed.
New Leavenworth County Annex opens in Tonganoxie
January 5, 2016
A new, more spacious Leavenworth County Annex is up and running in Tonganoxie. The building had its first day of operations Monday, but several county officials were on hand Wednesday, Dec. 30, for an open house at the 100,000-square-foot facility.
Tonganoxie Face to Face: VFW’s Art Miller
January 5, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profiles Tongnanoxie VFW member Art Miller.

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