Local news

Face to Face: Vintage Park’s Julie Hansen
March 5, 2015
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Julie Hansen, executive director at Vintage Park Assisted Living in Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie police calls, Feb. 20-March 1, 2015
March 5, 2015
Here’s a look at Tonganoxie police calls for Feb. 20-March 1, 2015:
Tonganoxie Live effort on the move
March 5, 2015
Several businesses and organizations gathered for the inaugural Tonganoxie Live social last week. Based on discussion at the event, the “movement” is expected to keep growing. Tonganoxie Live is a Facebook page that local residents started as a way to keep people in the community connected.
Jewel on Main to have diva show Saturday
February 28, 2015
The Jewel on Main will have its next performance this weekend.
Tonganoxie Live social is Thursday
February 25, 2015
The Tonganoxie Live social is an event organizers hope will bring various local organizations, businesses and groups together Thursday.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Patrick Budy
February 24, 2015
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Tonganoxie’s Patrick Budy
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society soup and chili feed today at Methodist church
February 19, 2015
The Tonganoxie Community Historical Society is having its soup and chili feed until 7 p.m. today at the Tonganoxie United Methodist Church.
Tonganoxie vigil pays tribute to 21-year-old killed in Thursday morning wreck
06:00 a.m., February 19, 2015 Updated 08:28 p.m.
As more than 100 people gathered on a frigid Thursday night along Leavenworth County Road 5 in Tonganoxie, a family member spoke glowingly about Colin Bennett. Darren Bennett, an uncle, told the crowd that no one ever had “anything negative to say about Colin Bennett.”
Tonganoxie Phil doesn’t see shadow; hello, early spring
February 2, 2015
Wisconsin is known for its badgers, but another type of furry fella made the headlines there Monday. Sun Prairie, Wis., Mayor Jonathan Freund leaned over to Jimmy the groundhog during a Groundhog Day ceremony to get the scoop on the rodent’s prognostication.
Tonganoxie, McLouth classes canceled for Monday
February 2, 2015
Classes have been canceled for Monday due to extreme weather conditions for Tonganoxie USD 464, McLouth USD 342 and Genesis Christian Academy.
Tonganoxie-McLouth Souper Bowl Challenge ends Sunday
January 28, 2015
The Tonganoxie-McLouth Souper Bowl Challenge finishes up Sunday, so there’s still time to donate goods to your favorite “team.”
Face to Face: Tonganoxie High School’s David Walker
January 28, 2015
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Tonganoxie High School instructor David Walker.
106 birthdays and counting
Tonganoxie resident Ann Jarrett celebrates another milestone
January 27, 2015
When President Barack Obama visited Lawrence last week, he became the first sitting president since William Howard Taft in 1911. Tonganoxie resident Ann Jarrett has been alive for both of these historic visits. Born Jan. 21, 1909, Jarrett, known by many as Aunt Ann, celebrated her 106th birthday last week at Vintage Park Assisted Living in Tonganoxie.
Buzzer beater helps ignite Tonganoxie boys in second half
January 23, 2015
When a game is tied seven times and has five lead changes, that’s a decent indication the game is a good one. The Tonganoxie High Boys had a 31-22 lead Thursday against Metro Academy, but the game became was back-and-forth most of the night before THS won, 65-60.