Local news

Public input needed for Tonganoxie mural work
July 1, 2015
Progress continues on the mural project at the new pocket park in downtown Tonganoxie, but the committee members are asking for input from the community to help determine what might go on the murals.
60 years strong: Tonganoxie physician marks milestone
July 1, 2015
When Dr. Phil Stevens opened his office in Tonganoxie, the office came with a General Electric refrigerator. The fridge still is going strong — and so is Stevens. That was exactly 60 years ago to the day today. Stevens started his practice on July 1, 1955, in the office at 605 E. Fourth St.
Tonganoxie USD 464 voters say no to budget authority increase
June 30, 2015
The Tonganoxie USD 464 school board will not have an increased local-option budget authority. With about a 39 percent voter turnout, 1,235 people voted against the measure, while 1,055 voted in favor of it, a margin of 180 votes. The “no” votes had about 54 percent of the vote.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie reading specialist Janet Falk
June 30, 2015
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Tongie Tidal Waves coach and local educator Janet Falk.
Tonganoxie celebrates new Good Shepherd building
Organization has grand opening Saturday
June 28, 2015
Good Shepherd Thrift Shop and Food Bank has existed for nearly 30 years. It’s grown from temporary homes in its inception in 1987 to a long established building — the former Christian church — between Tonganoxie United Methodist Church and Tonganoxie Friends Church.
Here’s to Kirby in Tonganoxie
Adventure walk, run attract roughly 50 participants
June 23, 2015
The Kirby McRill 5K Adventure Walk and Run brought in several participants for its second installment Saturday. More than 50 people participated in either the walk or run. Last year’s inaugural event had just the adventure walk, but a run was added this year.
Tonganoxie restaurant’s burger named one of top 11 in Kansas
June 23, 2015
A Tonganoxie restaurant makes one of the best burgers in the state, according to blogger Annie Sandmeier. Grandpa’s Burger Box has made her list of 11 burger joints across the state that “will make your taste buds explode.”
Off-duty Shawnee firefighter administers CPR to 4-year-old at Tonganoxie Water Park
June 22, 2015
An off-duty firefighter provided CPR to a near-drowning 4-year-old Monday afternoon at Tonganoxie Water Park. The child’s mother told police that she took another child to the park’s slide while family members watched her 4-year-old girl. She said she later noticed the child floating face down in the pool and pulled her out.
One for the books in Tonganoxie
Tonganoxie Library run raises more than $10,000
June 22, 2015
Organizers for this year’s Tonganoxie Library Run for the Books had an ambitious goal for the event — raise at least $10,000. It was a number library board president David Frese said almost was picked jokingly, as if there were a chance that much money could be raised.
Summer in Tonganoxie: Library offers special themes for programs
June 18, 2015
There are plenty of activities in which to participate in Tonganoxie and the surrounding area and the library is a destination for many of those offerings. The Tonganoxie Public Library, which is open seven days a week, has an extensive summer youth program. Children’s programs are offered at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays, while teen programs get started at 4 p.m. Thursdays. The children’s programming already had Mad Science on June 3 and Super Hero Boot Camp last Wednesday, June 10.
Tonganoxie Days festival shines through
June 18, 2015
An overcast Saturday didn’t seem to hinder folks from getting out for the 30th annual Tonganoxie Days on Saturday. “Despite a shower here and there, I thought it went pretty good,” said Connie Torneden, longtime organizer. “It seemed like there were people looking at the booths consistently throughout the day, so that was pretty good.”
Tonganoxie’s Kirby McRill Aventure Walk/Run is Saturday
June 18, 2015
A unique 5K walk that pays homage to a not-so-ordinary namesake is back for its second year Saturday and organizers are hoping several teams sign up in the coming days. The Kirby McRill Adventure Walk and 5K run will start with registration at 7 a.m. Saturday at The Jewel on Main at Fourth and Main streets in the downtown Tonganoxie area.
Tonganoxie police investigating sexual assault case involving 13-year-old
June 17, 2015
Tonganoxie police continue to investigate an alleged sexual assault case involving a 13-year-old girl at an underage party.
Frese: Push for Tonganoxie Public Libary expansion starts with Saturday run
June 11, 2015
For several years now, those of us on the Tonganoxie Public Library Board of Trustees have talked about building a new library. It has just never seemed like the right time.
Sand volleyball tourney Saturday in Tonganoxie
June 10, 2015
A sand volleyball tournament is planned for Saturday in Chieftain Park.

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