Local news

Tonganoxie trainer warns of heat illnesses, urges proper hydration
July 20, 2015
Local high school athletes are getting outside for various summer camps this summer. That activity will be accelerated when fall sports begin practicing in the traditionally blazing hot month of August. Tonganoxie High athletic trainer Mark Padfield reminds athletes of all ages to be prepared for outdoor activity when the heat and humidity are at high levels.
Learning about leadership in Leavenworth County
4-H group receives crash course on various careers at recent camp
July 16, 2015
Local professionals gave some 4-H members glimpses into their careers recently at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds. Leavenworth County 4-H Youth Leaders spent a day camp with guest speakers from the community speaking to the youths about their career experiences and what paths they took to their respective careers.
Errors on Tonganoxie Elementary School murals a concern at meeting
July 16, 2015
Tonganoxie USD 464 has events planned for an open house July 25 at the new Tonganoxie Elementary School, but school board members are concerned about some corrections to murals throughout the school not being finished before the open house.
LMH Summer Spray 5K coming Saturday to Tonganoxie
July 16, 2015
With the heat wave that has hit the area, the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Summer Spray 5K event Saturday in Tonganoxie might be coming at just the right time. The event will begin with registration at 6:30 a.m. July 18 at Family Medicine of Tonganoxie, 410 Woodfield Drive. The race will start at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for youths 12 and younger, Adult pre-registration is $25, while adult registration is $30. Team registration (up three people) is $50. Participants can register online at lmhendowment.org by clicking on the event. Online registration must be complete 48 hours before the 5K.
Tonganoxie City Council hears preferences for new police station
July 16, 2015
As the Tonganoxie City Council decides how to proceed with a new police station, citizens — and police officers — weighed in on their preferences. The council had a public forum Monday in council chambers with about 25 attending.
Tiebreaking vote grants chruch tax break
July 15, 2015
The Tonganoxie City Council approved a tax break to Cornerstone Family Worship for construction of a new church, but it took Mayor Jason Ward’s tiebreaking vote. Council Members Chris Donnelly and Andy Gilner voted in favor of the excise tax reduction, while fellow members Curtis Oroke and Kara Reed voted against it.
New attractions to greet Leavenworth County fairgoers
July 15, 2015
The Leavenworth County Fair will be swinging into Tonganoxie later this month with some new attractions, including the bull bash on Aug. 1.
Tonganoxie man arrested on suspicion of child endangerment, alcohol charges
July 14, 2015
A Tonganoxie man whose apartment was the scene of an alleged sexual assault case involving a 13-year-old girl has been booked into Leavenworth County Jail.
Face to Face: Grandpa’s Burger Box’s Kristin Conley
July 14, 2015
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Grandpa’s Burger Box owner Kristin Conley.
July celebration in Tonganoxie to mark National Day of American Cowboy
July 9, 2015
Tonganoxie will celebrate National Day of the American Cowboy with a parade, several country western music performances and vendors. The event starts with a parade at 10 a.m. July 25 through downtown Tonganoxie.
Cinderella’ to be staged this month at Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center
July 9, 2015
This year’s summer youth theater production will be 6 p.m. July 17 and 11 a.m. July 18 Saturday at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center on the Tonganoxie High School campus.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital Summer Spray 5K comes July 18 to Tonganoxie
July 8, 2015
The Lawrence Memorial Hospital Summer Spray 5K series will take place later this month in Tonganoxie. The event will begin with registration at 6:30 a.m. July 18 at Family Medicine of Tonganoxie, 410 Woodfield Drive. The race will start at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for youths 12 and younger, Adult pre-registration is $25, while adult registration is $30. Team registration (up three people) is $50. Participants can register online at lmhendowment.org by clicking on the event. Online registration must be complete 48 hours before the 5K.
Tonganoxie mural public forum set for Wednesday in council chambers
July 7, 2015
Residents with ideas of what might be featured on walls in the new Tonganoxie downtown pocket park are asked to share their thoughts tonight during a public forum. 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. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers, 321 Delaware.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie UMC minister Bill Gepford
July 7, 2015
This week’s Face to Face profile features Tonganoxie’s