Local news

Time change made for AA meetings in Tonganoxie
November 15, 2018
Tonganoxie will continue to offer Alcoholics Anonymous meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, but they now will start at 6 p.m. Meetings take place at First Congregational Church at Fourth and Shawnee streets in Tonganoxie.
Nerd Night returning Saturday to Myers Hotel
November 15, 2018
The latest Nerd Nite is Saturday at Myers Hotel. The event, which the Tonganoxie Public Library helps sponsor, will have three 20-minute topics and will start at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Myers Hotel Bar, Third and Main streets. Cost is $5. The three topics will be beer brewing (with free samples), Muslim culture and then fear and child psychology. No RSVP is required.
Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting festivities Saturday; library event at future site also planned in Tonganoxie
November 15, 2018
Downtown Tonganoxie soon will be getting festive for the holiday season and also denoting work on a new landmark. The Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting festivities will start about 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the downtown pocket park, Fourth and Delaware streets. At 5:35 p.m., there will be a THS Jazz Band performance. At 6 p.m., there will be a children’s choir performance. Santa and Mayor Jason Ward will arrive about 6:30 p.m. before Ward reads “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” The tree lighting then is planned to happen at 6:40 p.m.
Latest Mexican restaurant opens in Tonganoxie
November 9, 2018
Rebecca Mier is excited about her family’s newest restaurant. Ajuua! Mexican Grill and Cantina opened Oct. 22 at 300 N. Village Terrace just off East U.S. Highway 24-40 in Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie, Paola to meet in football for first time in 35 years
November 2, 2018
Once upon a local high school league, Tonganoxie and Paola were conference foes and played often. Both THS and Paola were members of the Pioneer League for 13 years, but the last time the teams played was in 1982. The two teams now are in the same conference again with Tonganoxie joining the Frontier League this year, but Paola was the only league Tonganoxie did not face during the regular season.
Third and strong: Tonganoxie High boys cap cross country season with bronze finish as team
October 27, 2018
Tonganoxie High cross country has a state trophy in 2018. The boys team placed third at Saturday’s Class 4A state cross country meet in Wamego. Tonganoxie scored 85 points, just behind second-place Towanda-Circle, which scored 81. Buhler won the meet with a low score of 47.
Tonganoxie trash truck driver backs over woman in Shawnee
October 24, 2018
A 69-year-old Shawnee woman was rushed to an area hospital after she was run over by a trash truck driven by a Tonganoxie man about 9:50 a.m. Tuesday in the 6500 block of Halsey Street in Shawnee. The incident happened in the Tanglewood Estates neighborhood of Shawnee. In a news release, Sgt. Steve Walsh of the Shawnee Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit said “a 37-year-old Tonganoxie driver was backing after collecting trash in a dead-end street when he collided with a pedestrian.”
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society guest speaker to discuss state archives
October 18, 2018
A state archivist will share letters from John Brown and even some Tonganoxie-related items during Tonganoxie Community Historical Society’s Fourth Tuesday Program. Matt Veatch, Kansas state archivist, will present virtual highlights from the Kansas State Archives collections 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Reno Methodist Church on the TCHS campus, 210 W. Washington St.
Remember When:: A Community Review for Oct. 17, 2018
October 18, 2018
Advance voting begins for Nov. 4 election. Advanced ballots will start being sent by mail today, but the return postage will be the voter’s responsibility. In the midst of learning about communities in their social studies class, third-grade students at Tonganoxie Elementary School took a short field trip last week to learn about the community in which they live. All six third-grade classes went to the Tonganoxie Community Historical Site last week for some hands-on learning about the history of Tonganoxie and the state of Kansas (Editor’s Note: By the time you read this, the 2018 third grade classes will already have traveled to the Tonganoxie Historical Museum – this year there are seven classes.).
Haunted Hayrides next 2 Saturdays at McLouth Threshing Bee Grounds
October 18, 2018
Enjoy the ride of your life on the Threshers Lair Haunted Hayride the next two weekends at the McLouth Threshing Bee Grounds. The hayrides will run 7:45-11 p.m. Saturday and again during the same time Oct. 27.
Bingo winners announced from Tonganoxie Public Library events
October 11, 2018
Bingo winners were announced recently with the latest adult bingo gatherings at Tonganoxie Public Library. Winners on Monday were Norma Tarr (4), Sandra Redding (2), Lucy Wolforth, Patty Szini (5), Dorothy Resco (3), Rosie Oelschlaegar (2), Kay Bundy (5), Lois Covey (2), Paul LaGue (2), Jackie Trainer, Don Fuhlhage and Susan Rose. Sept. 17 winners were Sonya Montgomery, Lois Covey, Linda Hemphill (3), Sharon Faherty (2), Kay Bundy, Marilyn Oxley (3), Doris Anderson, Rick Maloney, Patty Szini (2), Rosie Oelschlaeger(2), Lucy Wohlforth, Betty Layton (2), John Poterbin, Nila Denholm and Sharon Kelly. Bingo is played from 1-3 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month at the library’s community room.
Reptile event is Monday at Tonganoxie Public Library
October 11, 2018
Tonganoxie High School science teacher John Tollefson will bring live reptiles Monday to the Tonganoxie Public Library. The presentation will be 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday at the library, 303 S. Bury St. Tollefson will discuss animals such as turtles, crocodilians, lizards and snakes.
Nerd Night to get spooky Friday at Myers Hotel
October 11, 2018
Tonganoxie Public Library and the Myers Hotel Bar are teaming up to offer a Nerd Night that’s expected to get spooky. The event will run 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Myers Hotel, with three talks planned: the first on paranormal investigation, the second on the embalming process and the third on the films of Alfred Hitchcock. Tickets are $5, with cocktails available for anyone 21 and older. No RSVP is needed. For more information, call 913-845-3281.
Tonganoxie police make arrest on felony warrant
October 4, 2018
Tonganoxie police made an arrest early Thursday near 12th and Shawnee streets. Police arrested the person about 3 a.m. Thursday for an outstanding felony warrant. Chief Greg Larson said he couldn’t comment on the arrest because there is an active ongoing investigation with regards to the arrest.
Artists turn out to capture Tonganoxie
September 12, 2018
Though there were many activities happening during the Sunflower Stroll, one might have caught the eye most Labor Day Weekend. Artists could be seen around town painting various buildings and scenes.

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