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Kind K-9 donation in Tonganoxie
January 19, 2017
Chief has some new threads and work space with the Tonganoxie Police Department. A Belgian Malinois, Chief is the department’s K-9 who was set to receive a bulletproof/stabproof vest, thanks to Going to the Dogs, a Leawood nonprofit organization that assists area K-9 units.
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society’s Fourth Monday festivities are next week
January 18, 2017
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society will start out the 2017 Fourth Tuesday Programs at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the historical site, 201 W. Washington. Carrie Ritchey will present the program, “Little Stranger Church: A Place in History.” Join us for an interesting look at the work involved in the restoration of a historical building. TCHS programs are always free and always followed by refreshments. We hope you will join us.r3ssss
National speaker to discuss bullying with Tonganoxie schools, community
January 18, 2017
National speaker coming to Tonganoxie to discuss bullying with community drate count for dinner, child care and seating. to register, go to surveymonkey.com/r/53YLHCV or contact Tonya Phillips at tphillips@tong464.org or 913-416-1400. The community is encouraged to attend the evening presentation. Coles will finish up with more school interaction Jan. 27.
Chieftain Cafe at Tonganoxie Public Libray welcomes volunteers
January 18, 2017
Youths are utilizing a Tonganoxie Public Library after-school program that also is in need of more volunteers. The Chieftain Cafe, a program that provides food and other assistance, is open to youths 18 and younger 3:30-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays in the library’s community room. Library director Nicole Holifield said she started kicking around the idea after observing younger patrons at the library.
A perpetual time of need in Tonganoxie
January 12, 2017
The Good Shepherd Thrift Store and Food Bank helps families in need in both Leavenworth and Jefferson counties. That assistance continues because of the community’s purchasing of donated goods in the thrift store and food items for the pantry. During the holidays, the pantry shelves are full and plentiful.
Remember When: A Community Review for Jan. 4, 2017
January 4, 2017
Leavenworth County Road 1 improvement project will cost just under $13 million. The county has committed $8 million in sales tax revenues, while the Kansas Turnpike Authority has said it would pay $2 million. The county was hopeful that another million would be coming from the federal government, but that was placed on hold following the November election.
`The Columnists: Jarbalo Jottings, Linwood News and McLouth Happenings
January 4, 2017
The Barnett family Christmas dinner and gift exchange took place Christmas Day at Jarbalo United Methodist Church. There were 38 relatives there.
Local inmate sentenced to more than 10 years
January 4, 2017
Lansing Correctional Facility inmate Scott Gilbert, 53, was sentenced to 130 months recently in Leavenworth County District Court for his aggravated escape from custody from Lansing Correctional Facility on May 10, 2013.
Leavenworth County Council on Aging offering outreach in new year
January 4, 2017
The Leavenworth County Council on Aging will provide community outreach monthly at Tonganoxie Public Library starting in February.
Leavenworth County United Way car drive extended to February
January 4, 2017
The United Way of Leavenworth County is extending its 2016 raffle contest. Tickets are $50 each and just 1,000 are being sold.
Pickin’ and Grinnin next week at Tonganoxie Friends Church
January 4, 2017
Join in for an evening of “Pickin’ and Grinnin’” music and fellowship next week at Tonganoxie Friends Church. The event starts at 6 p.m. Jan. 13. Bring your guitar, fiddle, banjo, whatever and share in the fun.
2016: A year of changes in Tonganoxie
January 4, 2017
Another year has come and gone, but it was one of noticeable change in Tonganoxie. Here’s a look at our selections for the top five stories of 2016:
Tonganoxie volleyball lands on all-LJW team
December 30, 2016
Hickman led the Firebirds with 284 kills, breaking the school record for career kills, totaling 730. The 6-foot-4 senior middle hitter led the Sunflower League with 124 blocks and ranked sixth with a .378 hit percentage. The three-time all-Sunflower League selection has signed to play at Creighton.
Remember When: A Community Review for Jan. 28, 2017
December 28, 2016
The Tonganoxie High School Marching Band left early this morning for Memphis, Tenn., a hot spot for blues music that’s also the site of the Liberty Bowl, at which the band will perform Friday. On Thursday, the band will march in a parade and participate in field show competitions. On Friday, the band will rehearse music for the Liberty Bowl halftime show with country artist LeAnn Rimes, featured halftime performer.