Local news

Basehor mahjongg league donates funds
October 22, 2014
On Monday, the Four Winds Mahjongg League presented a check to Paws for Freedom, a Tonganoxie not-for-profit.
McLouth Happenings
October 22, 2014
The McLouth Recreation Commission is building a new community center along with a new library. A taco supper (including dessert, coffee and tea) will be 5-7 p.m. Thurday at the community center, 215 S. Union. All donations will go to building the new Library and will be greatly appreciated.
Characters to come to life in Tonganoxie
PAST performers to be at historical society meeting
October 21, 2014
A former governor is one character expected to come alive next week at the Tonganoxie Community Historic Site. The historical society will have First City Performers And Story Tellers members at its October meeting. The public is welcome to attend the performance, which starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the historic site, 201 W. Washington St. in Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie’s City of Angels Thrift Store settling into historic venue
October 21, 2014
Saturdays are busy at City of Angels Thrift Store, whether it’s walk-in customer traffic or folks dropping off items. The business is starting its seventh year this month, but has been at its new locale, 429 S. Main, about two months.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie city’s Angie Bowlin
October 21, 2014
This week’s Face to Face focuses on Tonganoxie utility billing clerk Angie Bowlin.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie Public Library and TRC board member David Frese
October 15, 2014
This week’s Face to Face profiles David Frese, Tonganoxie Public Library board chair and Tonganoxie Recreation Commission board member.
Tonganoxie firefighters enjoying quarters they constructed
October 8, 2014
The red button is a popular conversation piece.
Face to Face: TES Parent Teacher Club president Lorilei Witt
October 8, 2014
This week’s Face to Face feature is profiles Lorilei Witt.
Weekend planner: Tonganoxie, McLouth homecoming, farm tour, benefit walk
October 3, 2014
An American tradition in line with apple pie is on tap locally Friday. And Saturday, you probably can purchase some fruit at an area event to make that symbolic dessert if you’re in the baking mood.
Tonganoxie resident releases book, plans for more
Writer has created some 300 works
October 1, 2014
Lynn Paul started reading when she was 3. That’s when her mother caught her reading the catsup bottle, she said. When eating breakfast, she was reading ingredients and more on the cereal box. “If it’s the printed word, I’m on it,” Paul said.
Youth camps, programs coming to TRC
September 30, 2014
The deadline for the Tonganoxie Recreation Commission’s third- and fourth-grade basketball league is 5 p.m. Friday.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie City Fire Chief Dave Bennett
September 30, 2014
This week’s Face to Face profile features Dave Bennett, Tonganoxie Fire Department chief.
Tonganoxie man, Lawrence son convicted of selling synthetic marijuana
September 26, 2014
Jonathan Sloan, 33, of Lawrence, and his father, Clark Sloan, 55, of Tonganoxie, were convicted Thursday in federal court of trafficking synthetic marijuana out of retail stores in Lawrence and Tonganoxie, the U.S. District Attorney’s office said.
Tonganoxie’s Good Shepherd Thrift Shop and Food Bank could be in new locale at end of year
September 23, 2014
Good Shepherd volunteer Janet Stuke hopes a revamped downtown location will be ready for business by the end of the year or early next year. Either way, volunteers have responded in large numbers to help get the Good Shepherd Thrift Shop and Food Bank moved from its longtime spot at 302 E. Fourth St. a couple blocks to the east to 423 E. Fourth St.