Local news

Festival to continue after Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial celebration
August 17, 2016
The city will continue to be involved in an annual Tonganoxie festival. Council members said they favored the city’s involvement in whatever is decided moving forward. The city earmarked $31,500 for the Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial, which took place in June the traditional weekend of Tonganoxie Days.
Make Art, Not War’ coming to Tonganoxie Community Historical Society
August 17, 2016
Through the years, Kansans have used art to convey opinions on war. Next week, some of those actions will be brought to life at the Tonganoxie Community Historic Site. The Tonganoxie Community Historical Society will host “Make Art, Not War,” a presentation and discussion by Erika Nelson, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the historic site, 201 W. Washington St.
Soles for souls: Tonganoxie church collects shoes to raise money for religious studies
August 17, 2016
Boots and many other types of shoes donated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church were made for walking. It turns out those shoes also were made to raise a good chunk of change for education programs at the church. Several volunteers helped religious education coordinators Nancy Lanza and Jennifer Eastes on Saturday with loading those donated shoes — about 175 bags to be exact — for Funds2Orgs, a company that trades shoes for money in group’s fundraising campaigns.
Linwood News, Jarbalo Jottings and McLouth Happenings
August 10, 2016
Read the latest from Linwood, Jarbalo and McLouth:
Incumbents ousted in primaries
Voter turnout low in Leavenworth County
August 10, 2016
Tonganoxie will have new representation on the county and state levels. Longtime county employee Doug Smith won the Leavenworth County Commission Third District primary, while Jim Karleskint won the Kansas House District 42 race in the Aug. 2 primary.
Bernie wins Mirror/LCHS Cutest Pet Contest
August 9, 2016
The votes have been counted and Bernie is the winner. Well, not that Bernie. The Mirror and Leavenworth County Humane Society teamed up for a Cutest Pet Contest that ran throughout July. People could “vote” for what they deemed the cutest pet, with each “like” counting as a vote. Identical photo albums on The Mirror and LCHS Facebook pages meant one person could give a maximum of two votes to an animal.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie Fire Department’s Ryan Bennett
August 9, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profiles Ryan Bennett with the Tonganoxie City Fire Department.
2016 Leavenworth County Fair Schedule
July 27, 2016
Here’s a look at the remaining schedule for the 2016 Leavenworth County Fair.
Tonganoxie celebrates official anniversary of first plat with downtown ceremony
July 26, 2016
Tonganoxie found several ways to celebrate its sesquicentennial with a two-day festival last month. Historical re-enactors of characters from Tonganoxie’s past, a commemorative newspaper, musical entertainment, vendors, a food court, children’s games, visits from Big Jay and Willie the Wildcat, a barbecue contest, a car show and a beer garden all complemented the main stage area.
Face to Face: Kelly Shoemaker, owner of Wirenuts in Tonganoxie
July 26, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profile features Kelly Shoemaker.
Tonganoxie police track down escaped prisoner
July 20, 2016
Tonganoxie police were involved in a high-speed chase early Wednesday morning that led to the apprehension of an escaped prisoner.
Pokémon Go craze thriving in Tonganoxie
July 19, 2016
Jonathan Ferris lives near Tonganoxie’s VFW Park, which has made it easy to collect many Pokemon. The Pokemon Go phone application has become the latest pop culture sensation, and Tonganoxie is no different.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Jenny Worden
July 19, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profile features Jenny Worden.
Accident south of Tonganoxie sends youth to hospital
July 15, 2016
An accident Thursday night south of Tonganoxie sent a 7-year-old to an area hospital. A 1992 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Steven A. Waite, 43, Tonganoxie, was headed south on U.S. Highway 24-40 and stopped to make a left-hand turn when his vehicle was rear-ended by a 2006 Scion driven by Sabrina K. Hiatt, 18, Leavenworth, according to Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office reports.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital 5K Run/Walk Tonganoxie race Saturday
July 12, 2016
Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s annual Summer Spray 5K Run/Walk Series is coming Saturday to Tonganoxie.

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