Local news

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.
Author to speak about Quantrill era at Tonganoxie Community Historical Society
January 22, 2015
A psychosocial nurse will discuss Missouri Order No. 11 and the Civil War during the next Tonganoxie Community Historical Society meeting.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Toni Minor
January 22, 2015
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Tonganoxie resident Toni Minor.
Living the dream in Tonganoxie
Area residents join together for Martin Luther King celebration
January 22, 2015
The Jewel on Main Singers just finished performing “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” when Tonganoxie resident Laurence Hill offered a suggestion. The singers should replace “world” with “Tonganoxie.”
Wrongfully convicted Oklahoma man to speak about capital punishment
January 8, 2015
Curtis McCarty, who was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death in Oklahoma, will speak next week about capital punishment.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie resident Brett Wedel
January 8, 2015
This week’s Face to Face profile features Tonganoxie’s Brett Wedel.
The cowboy way
Linwood alum publishes western fiction book
January 7, 2015
Charley Green had aspirations growing up near Linwood to be the next Joel McCrea — or at least the characters he portrayed. McCrea starred in numerous American Westerns, making him one of Green’s idols as a child. Green has transformed that passion years later into a book, “The Reluctant Warrior: The Journey Begins.”