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Organizers cancel Tonganoxie St. Patrick’s Parade, citing similar cancellations in the area, and weather
05:01 p.m., March 12, 2020 Updated 05:03 p.m.
Friday’s Movie in the Park and Saturday’s Tonganoxie St. Patrick’s Parade have been canceled due to similar cancellations in the area and anticipated inclement weather.
Tonganoxie Business Association to begin Gallagher Park movie series with ‘Little Giants’ on Friday
March 11, 2020
As the calendar makes its way to spring and summer, so begins another Tonganoxie Business Association Movies in the Park series. The 2020 schedule will start Friday evening with a showing of “Little Giants” starring Ed O’Neill and Rick Moranis at Gallagher Park just south of Tonganoxie Water Park near Third and Main streets.
Tonganoxie Public Library closing Thursday night; new site opens March 9
February 26, 2020
Tonganoxie Public Library will open the doors to its much-anticipated new space soon, but visitors will have to be without the library’s services for just more than a week as staff makes the transition to the new space The new library opens March 9 at Fourth and Shawnee streets, but the current library at Third and Bury streets closes its doors for good later this week. The current library will close for good at 8 p.m. Thursday at Third and Bury streets and reopen March 9 with expanded hours at the new site.
Boatwright voted off in 2nd episode of ‘Survivor,’ still has chance on Edge of Extinction island
February 26, 2020
Danni Boatwright made it all the way to the final night of “Survivor: Guatemala” and became the winning competitor of that season. But in the all-star 40th season, she will have some work to do to replicate that victory. Boatwright was the third person voted off the island after the most recent episode Wednesday, Feb. 19. The Tonganoxie High graduate was voted off the island and her torch extinguished at the end of the second episode of “Survivor 40: Winners at War.”
Tonganoxie Public Library announces latest bingo winners
February 26, 2020
Tonganoxie Public Library had its latest adult bingo day Feb. 17. Winners this past week were Dorothy Resco (3), Patty Choate (2), Marilyn Oxley (3), Lois Covey (2), Sharon Faherty (2), Sandra Redding (1), Patty Szini (2), Kay Bundy (3), Rosie Oelschlaeger (1), Ella Whitworth (1), Margot Gilham (1), Teresa Burge (1), Lilly Burge (2), Jakob Burge (2) and Don Fuhlhage (3). Adult bingo normally takes place 1-3 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month at Tonganoxie Public Library. The library will be closed this coming Monday, which is the first Monday of March, but will be open March 9 at the new location on Fourth Street.
Tonganoxie Water Park positions open for summer jobs
February 26, 2020
The city of Tonganoxie is seeking seasonal employees for its water park. Positions that are needed this summer are lifeguard, assistant manager and admissions/concessions clerk. For more information on how to apply, go to tonganoxie.org.
MIles for Marilyn run set for April 11
February 26, 2020
The Fourth Annual Miles for Marilyn School to School 5K Run/Walk will take place in April. The Tonganoxie High School cross country program is hosting the memorial run, which honors longtime Leavenworth County educator Marilyn Weller. This year’s fundraiser, with proceeds again going to Tonganoxie High School scholarships, will be 9-11 a.m. April at THS. Weller worked as a physical therapist in Leavenworth County schools for 32 years. For more information, visit the event page on Facebook by searching for “Miles for Marilyn 2020.”
Deer Ridge Estate to have wedding open house event in rural Tonganoxie
February 26, 2020
Deer Ridge Estate in rural Tonganoxie will be on display this weekend for folks on the hunt for a wedding venue. The business is having its Wedding Open day 1-4 p.m. Sunday on the grounds, 21107 Donahoo Road northwest of Tonganoxie. There will be a tour, food and dessert tastings, cocktail sipping and the opportunity for visitors to ask their wedding-related questions. The event is free, but organizers ask for an RSVP to celebrate@deerridgeestate.com.
TCHS soup and baked potato feed, basket raffle is Thursday
February 20, 2020
You can leave the cooking to Tonganoxie Community Historical Society members Thursday. The TCHS is planning for its annual soup feed and basket raffle at Hughes Hall in the Tonganoxie United Methodist Church basement. This event is TCHS’ biggest annual fundraiser this month with the chili supper and basket raffle. Serving will be 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday at TUMC, 328 E. Fourth St. Menu items are chili, vegetable beef soup, baked potato bar, relishes, homemade desserts, coffee, tea and water.
Second Harvest pickup rescheduled for this Friday
February 19, 2020
Second Harvest now will have its February delivery from 10 a.m.-noon Thursday at Cornerstone Family Worship, 205 E. U.S. Highway 24-40. The pickup was moved from this past Thursday due to inclement weather. The monthly Second Harvest food dropoff normally is 10 a.m.-noon the second Thursday of each month. Produce and other grocery food items are available to all residents at each of the pickups. People are limited to five family boxes per vehicle. The next pickup will be March 12 at Cornerstone.
Colvert makes history as 1st Tonganoxie High girls wrestling team member to earn state bid
02:10 a.m., February 15, 2020 Updated 11:38 a.m.
A Tonganoxie High freshman made history Saturday.
Longtime Tonganoxie resident George Cooper turns 100
February 5, 2020
Longtime Tonganoxie resident George Cooper will have two celebrations serve as bookends for a momentous birthday. Cooper turns 100 today.
No school Friday for Tonganoxie, McLouth or Genesis Christian Academy
January 24, 2020
Inclement weather has forced the cancellation of Friday classes for the second consecutive week in Tonganoxie and McLouth. There will be no school Friday for Tonganoxie USD 464, McLouth USD 342 or Genesis Christian Academy. Other area school districts canceling classes are Basehor-Linwood, Lansing, Pleasant Ridge, PIper and Bonner Springs.
Area schools cancel Friday classes due to anticipated inclement weather
January 16, 2020
Tonganoxie USD 464, Genesis Christian Academy and McLouth USD 342 are among many area schools canceling Friday classes due to anticipated inclement weather. All Leavenworth County public schools have canceled Friday classes, as have Lawrence, Eudora, Piper and Bonner Springs districts.