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Visiting Nurses to offer flu shots next week at Tonganoxie Public Library
December 3, 2021
Visiting Nurses will provide a flu shot clinic from 5-6:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at Tonganoxie Public Library. The senior high dose also will be available while supplies last that day at the library, 217 E. Fourth St.
GoFundMe page continues for victim in double homicide shooting
December 3, 2021
A GoFundMe page continues for Jose Arellano-Rascon, a Tonganoxie man killed last month in a double homicide shooting that also involved a Tonganoxie woman. Karina Arellano, one of Jose’s five children, started the crowd source page Nov. 23. So far, the page has raised $1,740 of a $15,000 goal to cover funeral and memorial costs. Jose Arellano, 42, and Angelo Cornacchio, 45, were victims of a double homicide shooting early Nov. 20 in Olathe.
McLouth Happenings: Festival of Trees ceremony is Saturday
December 2, 2021
This year’s Festival of Trees Party and Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration will be 4-6 p.m. Saturday. Activities start at 4 p.m. with a party at the fire house in the downtown area. There will be free food, music, door prizes, caroling and a visit from Santa Claus. The Festival of Trees then will officially be lit at 6 p.m.
A closer look: Leighty grant recipients
December 2, 2021
The Mirror recently published a story about this year’s Leighty grant winners after recipients were announced at a ceremony Nov. 9 at 304 venue. This story gives a complete rundown of recipients and how they’ll utilize the funds.
Remember When: A Community Review for Dec. 1, 2021
December 1, 2021
On Thursday, Dec. 5, the annual Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony and presentation will take place at Glen’s Opry. Aside from the usual speech from Tonganoxie Mayor Herb Robbins and join-in Christmas carols, a group of Basehor, Linwood, McLouth and Tonganoxie youngsters will present a 15-minute Christmas skit.
Remember When: A Community Review for Nov. 24, 2021
November 24, 2021
On Saturday, volunteers from Midland Railroad and Mid America Historical Steam Restoration joined workers from Berkel & Co., Bonner Springs, in cutting up the pastoral octagonal silo which sat on the u80=acre property owner by Tonganoxie USD 464. Built in the 1920s, the silo will be cut into three sections and then transported to the National Agricultural Hall of Fame where it will be reassembled on a brand-new concrete foundation and displayed as a piece of agriculture history.
Double homicide shooting claims 2 Tonganoxie residents
November 22, 2021
Two Tonganoxie residents were victims of a double homicide shooting early Saturday in Olathe. Olathe police identified the victims as Angela Santiago, 45, and Jose Arellano-Rascon, 42.
Remember When: A Community Review for Nov. 18, 2021
November 19, 2021
The Masson Linwood Greenhouse (the largest greenhouse in this part of the state) opened its doors to the public on Saturday, carrying on a Christmas tradition of opening up their acres of poinsettias to the eye of the masses. Naturally a tropical crop, poinsettias were introduced to the continent by Joel Poinsett, the ambassador of Mexico. There they grow readily up to 14 feet, but in Kansas, Masson must help them along a bit.
Festive fun: Mayor’s Tree Lighting event to feature holiday parade for 1st time Saturday
November 17, 2021
A new parade tradition is coming to town this weekend. The Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting festivities will kick off with a parade starting at 5 p.m. Saturday. The parade will start near Tonganoxie Public Library and then make its way east along Fourth Street to Main Street.
McLouth Happenings: Meals on Wheels info; holiday vendors; festival of trees
November 14, 2021
McLouth’s 12th Annual Festival of Trees Party and Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration will be 4-6 p.m. Dec. 4. The party begins at 4 p.m. in the firehouse, with free food, music, door prizes, caroling and Santa Claus.
Tonganoxie Library Corner: New programs being featured
November 14, 2021
New programs being featured at Tonganoxie Public Library The Tonganoxie Public Library is featuring a variety of programming this month with some new featured activities.
Remember When: A Community Review for Nov. 11, 2021
November 14, 2021
When Tonganoxie hired Ed Young for the position of city administrator there was only one acre of park within the city limits, few grants applied for, no highway construction along U.S. 24-40, and the going rate for a moderate house was $70,000. Young has seen quite a few changes since he came to work for the city nearly three years ago. Young believes that his biggest accomplishment while serving in Tonganoxie had to do with sealing the lid on the FEMA project. The Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) grant – worth about $1 million – will help Tonganoxie make a first-class park system out of what used to be a trailer park.
Parade to kick off Mayor’s Tree Lighting ceremony Nov. 20
November 10, 2021
The 2021 installment of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting will have a new tradition.
Second Harvest is back this week for mobile food pantry’s November visit
November 10, 2021
Second Harvest will have its next delivery to Tonganoxie later this week. Residents can stop by around 10 a.m. Thursday at Cornerstone Family Worship, 205 E. U.S. Highway 24-40.
On to the other T-Town: Tonganoxie High boys soccer punches state ticket with 2-0 shutout of Eudora
November 3, 2021
Tonganoxie High knocked off Eudora two weeks ago. 1-0, in the regular-season finale, essentially taking the Cardinals out of contention for the top seed in the East Region.

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