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Remember When: A Community Review for Oct. 16, 2019
October 17, 2019
Monday night football couldn’t have been much better than it was this week. The Chiefs got mile high relief, and that wasn’t until the last minute. Considering the fact that it was 1982 since they defeated the Broncos there, it’s indeed something different. Also, lots of fun even as a fan. It took 16 months, countless government delays, and the lowering of the water line caused by the flood of 1993, but Leavenworth Aviation Services, Inc. is reopened for business. Started in 1990 by Wally Winstead, the airport, located on Sherman Army Airfield, Ft. Leavenworth, was enjoying a great deal of success until Mother Nature got involved.
McLouth Happenings: Haunted hayrides next 2 Saturdays; Veterans to be honored at MES
October 17, 2019
Enjoy the ride of your life on the Threshers Lair Haunted Hayride this month at the McLouth Threshing Bee Grounds. Spooky rides will be offered 7:45-11 p.m. Saturday and 7:45-11 p.m. Oct. 26. Cost: $10 per person for adults and youths 7 and older; $5 for children ages 6 and younger.
Tonganoxie Public Library doors open again
October 16, 2019
The Tonganoxie Public Library is back to its regular hours, though as of late Tuesday morning the library still did not have running water or working bathrooms. Library director Nicole Holifield posted a note last week on the library’s website with an update that the library would be back in operation starting at 9 a.m. this past Thursday. Officials had to push that date back, so instead the library re-opened Tuesday.
Tonganoxie Public Library now pushing back opening to Tuesday
09:29 a.m., October 14, 2019 Updated 09:29 a.m.
The Tonganoxie Public Library will be re-open this week. Library director Nicole Holifield originally posted a note on the library’s website with an update that the library would be back in operation starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, but that date had to be pushed back. The library now will reopen Tuesday.
Remember When: A Community Review for Oct. 9, 2019
October 9, 2019
From the column, “Direct from Denise,” written by Denise Sullivan, Leavenworth County Extension Agent for Home Economics: You have probably noticed the new food labels by now. They were directed to be in place by May of this year by the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act. The new labels have been met with mixed reviews — some find them to be quite helpful, others find them to be “clear as mud.”
Authorities take one man into custody, another still at-large following traffic stop north of Tonganoxie
09:05 a.m., October 9, 2019 Updated 10:50 p.m.
The Leavenworth County Sheriff’s office is searching an area north of Tonganoxie for two subjects who fled a traffic stop on foot this morning. As a precautionary measure, Tonganoxie USD 464 schools are on lockdown.
License plate presentation coming Oct. 22 to Tonganoxie Community Historical Society
October 9, 2019
For all of those residents who played the license plate game on road trips or enjoy seeing older license plates, there might be just the presentation and exhibit for you coming later this month to the Tonganoxie Community Historic Site campus.
McLouth Happenings: Stanwood Friends homecoming
October 3, 2019
Stanwood Friends Church Homecoming Weekend will celebrate 136 years of worship and fellowship this weekend. Movie night and snacks will start at 6 p.m. Saturday. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Sunday, with a worship service at 11 a.m. with a time for memories, special music and stories, followed by a potluck dinner at the church, 6197 259th St., Tonganoxie, between Tonganoxie and McLouth.
Tonganoxie Public LIbrary temporarily closed due to plumbing issues
October 2, 2019
Progress continues on the new Tonganoxie Public Library, but the current library has been closed due to a plumbing issue the last few days. The library initially closed at 2 p.m. Friday due to a plumbing issue. The library remained closed through the weekend as repair work continued. Library director Nicole Holifield posted on the library’s Facebook page Monday with an update. She said that water had backed up into the men’s restroom, hallway and a storage closet.
Stieben: Commerce secretary comes to Leavenworth County
October 2, 2019
Kansas Secretary of Commerce David Toland visited Leavenworth County last month, making several stops within the county. The Leavenworth County Development Corporation coordinated Toland’s visit. His Sept. 19 tour of the county involved a breakfast reception in Tonganoxie, a meeting with city, county and state officials in Basehor and a business meeting and lunch in Lansing, followed by a tour of county industrial parks to promote industrial development. The commerce secretary also toured Fort Leavenworth where he met with military and civilian officials. He met the new warden, Shannon Meyer, at the Lansing Correctional Facility. The Secretary was given a tour of the facility during his visit.
Remember When: A Community Review for Oct. 2, 2019
October 2, 2019
Tonganoxie By the Numbers: 13.6 percent of registered voters actually voted in the Sept. 22 election. The special election resulted in voters favoring Sunday liquor sales. At noon Sunday, the doors at the three liquor stores in Tonganoxie opened for the first time. Crews are scheduled to start melting strips of thermoplastic into the fresh pavement atop a new Leavenworth County Road 1 beginning today. Once that striping is complete – by the end of the week, weather permitting – traffic will be free to drive unimpeded for the entire 5.62 miles between the intersection with U. S. Highway 24-40, just south of Tonganoxie, and the intersection with U.S. Highway 32. Tonganoxie Middle School’s cross country runners had a good time at the Tonganoxie Invitational on Sept. 22 as Warriors runners won three of the four races.
Week 4 Cram Session: Tonganoxie (3-0) at Bonner Springs 2-1)
September 27, 2019
Tonganoxie High has completed a third of the season and has lived up to its state ranking so far. The team continues to be in line for notable accomplishments: an undefeated regular season and a Frontier League title. THS will have a challenge this week, as Tonganoxie hits the road to take on Bonner Springs. BSHS got a big victory in handing Spring Hill its first loss. BSHS won, 35-21, at Spring Hill.
Tonganoxie High football game moved up to 5 p.m.
September 27, 2019
Due to anticipated inclement weather later this evening, the Tonganoxie-Bonner Springs football game has been moved up to 5 p.m. today at David Jaynes Field in Bonner Springs.
Tonganoxie Citywide Garage Sales coming next month
September 19, 2019
The Tonganoxie Citywide Garage Sale is a few weeks away. Residents are encouraged to have their garage sales Oct. 5. Many residents usually start sales the day before. Citywide sales are the first Saturday in April and October each year.
Bingo winners announced at Tonganoxie Public Library
September 19, 2019
Tonganoxie Public Library offers adult bingo 1-3 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month. Once again, the library had several winners at its most recent bingo session Monday at the community room in the library.