Local news

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.
Cake decorating class being offered next week
September 19, 2019
People interested in becoming a primo cake decorator should sign up for a class being offered at Tonganoxie Public Library.
Presentation on ‘Irrigation Crusade’ is Tuesday at Tonganoxie Community Historic Site
September 19, 2019
The Tonganoxie Community Historical Society will host a Kansas Humanities program on irrigation history during drought seasons for farmers and others during a special presentation next week. “The Irrigation Crusade,” a presentation and discussion by James Sherow, will start at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the TCHS campus, 201 W. Washington St. in Tonganoxie.
Remember When: A Community Review for Sept. 18, 2019
September 19, 2019
Tonganoxie by the Numbers – 3 – Number of people who have voted in advance of Tuesday’s special election. Traditionally, homecoming week at Tonganoxie High School is filled with fun events geared to fill students with school spirit. But this year, there was one homecoming event that filled the walls of the high school to the brim with Chieftain pride: Austin Stone was coming back to get his diploma. In March, Stone was hospitalized after complications arose from medical gas he received while having his wisdom teeth removed.
Construction continues to progress at new Tonganoxie Public Library site
September 19, 2019
Tonganoxie Public Library continues to take shape. Library director Nicole Holifield, as well as officials from JE Dunn Construction, Sapp Design Architects and Benson Method gave an update Monday to the Tonganoxie City Council during the governing body’s regular meeting.
Brusven places 2nd for Chieftains as Tonganoxie girls golf takes 3rd at first meet
September 6, 2019
Tonganoxie High girls golf opened the season earlier this week at Dubs Dread. THS placed third as a team and had its highest-ever finish by an individual at the tournament in the process. Morgan Brusven placed second in the tournament. The next competition will be Monday in Ottawa.
BOND PASSES: Voters approve $51.4 million THS project by 93 votes
September 5, 2019
The Tonganoxie High School campus will be getting a sizable upgrade. Today’s mail-in election results are in and the “yes” votes won by 93 votes, 1,759-1,666. Voters approved the $51.4 million mail-in bond issue with 51.3 percent of the vote, according to the county clerk’s office.
Remember When: A Community Review for Sept. 7, 2019
September 5, 2019
For years the Grinter family has been planting sunflowers. Once again, the sunflowers are in full bloom just off U.S. Highway 24-40 between Tonganoxie and Lawrence. Ted Grinter answers our questions about his family’s sunflower tradition.
McLouth Happenings: Circus coming Thursday, USM band members welcome, Sept. 11 flag display
September 4, 2019
Culpepper & Merriweather Circus is coming this week to the McLouth Threshing Bee Grounds There will be two performances of 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Sunflower Stroll, Plein Art Festival, cleanup days coming next week
August 23, 2019
The Sunflower Stroll will be Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 in the downtown area. Food trucks, band performances, a classic car cruise night, movie night, music and craft and decor vendors will be on hand.
Plein Art Festival next week alongside Sunflower Stroll
August 22, 2019
The Plein Art Festival will get Labor Day Weekend festivities started early in downtown Tonganoxie, with Sunflower Stroll events to coincide on the weekend. There also will be citywide garage sales that weekend. Tonganoxie Arts Council is organizing the art festival, which will run Wednesday, Aug. 28, through Aug. 31. Artists will participate in paint out competitions starting with “Moon Over Tongie” from 7-10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, in the downtown area, “Art in the Park” 8:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 29 at VFW and Magnatech parks and “History Preserved” 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Tonganoxie Community Historic Site.
Leadership Southern Leavenworth County to have recruitment gathering next week
August 22, 2019
Leadership Southern Leavenworth County is taking applications for the 2019-20 session and will be having a mixer later this month to get people more acquainted with the organization. Board members from Leadership SoLeavCo will be on hand to discuss the program and the organization in general.
Next Chats with Chelsi is Thursday at the library
August 21, 2019
Chelsi Myer will be on hand for a 4 p.m. Chats with Chelsi presentation Thursday at the Tonganoxie Public Library. Myer is a Leavenworth County Agent with Kansas State University Research and Extension. The topics of Myer’s chats vary from month to month, but they all stem from her family and consumer science background.