Local news

Tonganoxie USD 464 approves updated indoor mask mandate; will revisit Oct. 11
September 17, 2021
After a lengthy and sometimes tense meeting Monday, the Tonganoxie USD 464 school board opted to stay the course on mask requirements in district buildings, while also approving a measure for onsite COVID-19 testing with parental approval.
Tonganoxie Days to make its return this weekend; McLouth Threshing Bee in full swing though Sunday
September 15, 2021
Festival time is here again. Tonganoxie Days is making its return during a new season following a hiatus in 2020 due to earlier stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s also time for the 64th annual Mclouth Threshing Bee.
Remember When: A Community Review for Sept. 8, 2021
September 10, 2021
The Tonganoxie City Fire Department quickly doused an electrical fire which started at Haislip’s Laundromat, 622 East 4th Street, Tonganoxie. The fire started at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 5, after Kay Long, new Tonganoxie resident, placed a load of damp laundry into one of the upper dryers set into the east wall of the facility. “I thought, oh my god, I just moved here, they’re going to ship me out of town, I burned down the only laundry in town.” Actually, the damage was limited to the area above the dryer and the laundromat was allowed to open back up after the electrical system supplying the dryer was disconnected.
Hey there, from Kansas: Grinter Farms featured nationally on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’
September 9, 2021
Ted Grinter has done his share of interviews this time of year, but Thursday morning’s session provided a new first at Grinter Farms. “Good Morning America” crews were on hand around 7 a.m. to film a segment for the ABC morning show. Correspondent Becky Worley stood in the sunflower fields just west of Sunflower General as a camera rolled. A drone zoomed overhead to get additional shots.
Remembering 9/11 in Tonganoxie: Veterans plan to honor those lost on Sept. 11, 2001, on Saturday morning
September 8, 2021
Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of a day that left the nation in shock as terrorists hijacked planes full of passengers and sent the aircrafts into the World Trade Center in New York City.
Remember When: A Community Review for Sept. 1, 2021
September 3, 2021
Following a spell of wet weather in which Tonganoxie saw not one five-day stretch without rain since April, construction on U.S. Highway 24-40 finally appears to be getting underway. Fueled by recent dry weather, the grading process is nearly complete – except for one un-touched stretch of highway between 164th and 174th Streets. The bridge at 164th Street is complete, as are the two directly to the east of Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie Water Park to conclude season Monday
September 1, 2021
Swimmers wanting to take advantaged of a few more opportunities to make some splashes at Tonganoxie Water Park have three day left.
Food and craft vendors, cornhole tournament highlight this year’s Tonganoxie Days
September 1, 2021
The calendar shows Tonganoxie Days just more than two weeks away. The festival is making its return during a new season following a hiatus in 2020 due to earlier stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Beauty in the bloom: Fields of sunflowers at Grinter Farms will be busy area in coming days south of Tonganoxie
September 1, 2021
If you plant it, they will come. In droves. And droves. From points near and far.
Remember When: A Community Review for Aug. 25, 2021
August 25, 2021
The old-fashioned draft horse pull, which was canceled on the last day of the 1996 Leavenworth County Fair, was canceled again on the re-scheduled date of Aug. 23.
Tonganoxie police continue to investigate call of criminal threat involving expolosives
August 25, 2021
Tonganoxie police continue to investigate a criminal threat involving explosives Thursday night. People evacuated a neighborhood near U.S. Highway 24-40 on Thursday night after a criminal threat was called into dispatch.
Bunco available at Tonganoxie library
August 25, 2021
Tonganoxie Public Library is offering Bunco from 1-3 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month.
Tonganoxie Public LIbrary names new director
August 25, 2021
Max Wirestone’s title at Tonganoxie Public Library no longer has “interim” at the beginning. The library announced earlier this month that Wirestone was appointed as the library’s newest director.
ImmunoCare’s Twilight Tonganoxie event planned for Saturday night; music to be featured
August 25, 2021
ImmunoCare is having a Twilight Tonganoxie event with a food truck and live music to help develop interest and provide information about the organization.
Tonganoxie USD 464 superintendent asking anyone in district buildings to mask up starting Monday
August 22, 2021
Tonganoxie USD 464 will be asking that people wear masks while inside district buildings effective Monday. Superintendent Loren Feldkamp’s recommendation to move away from optional masks was shared Sunday night on social media.