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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.
Jarbalo Jottings, Linwood News and McLouth Happenings
December 28, 2016
Rosie Oelschlaeger was treated to a birthday dinner Dec. 18 at Montana Mike’s in Lawrence. Those honoring here were John and Jack Oelschlaeger and Amy, Lawrence and Gary Oelshlaeger,Tonganoxie. Helen McBroom, Marilyn Oxley and NIla Denholm, all of rural Tonganoxie, treated Rosie Oelschlaeger on Dec. 20 to a birthday dinner while also at Montana Mike’s.
Tonganoxie VFW biscuits and gravy feed New Year’s Day and other items of note heading into 2017
December 28, 2016
The Tonganoxie Women’s Auxiliary VFW Post 9271 will have a biscuits and gravy breakfast on New Year’s Day. The meal will run from 7 a.m. to noon Sunday at the VFW Post Home, 109 E. First St.
Tonganoxie City Council puts hold on rezoning vote
December 21, 2016
The Tonganoxie City Council again is asking its planning commission to take a vote on a rezoning issue on the east side of town, but this time it would be whenever an RV resort company also issued a special use permit. About 50 people attended Monday’s City Council meeting at which the council was potentially going to vote on the rezoning of about 32 acres from rural residential to commercial.
Capturing Christmas spirit
December 21, 2016
A Tonganoxie Elementary School class collected a whopping 832 items to donate to Good Shepherd Thrift Store and Food Bank to help those in need this holiday season.
Remember When: A Community Review for Dec. 14, 2016
December 15, 2016
The weather outside was frightful, but a handful of children braved Thursday night’s frigid temperatures to attend the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Tonganoxie’s VFW Park. Four children assisted in turning on the tree lights.
Letter to editor: Tonganoxie residents should voice RV resort questions, concerns at meeting
December 15, 2016
I would like to encourage all residents and business owners in Tonganoxie to attend the next City Council meeting. As noted in the article in the Dec. 7 edition of The Mirror, the council is expected to vote on the rezoning request of 32 acres from rural residential to general business that also lays the groundwork for a 482-pad “luxury” RV resort east of 206th Street along U.S. Highway 24-40.
Tonganoxie City Council to have special meeting Thursday, regular meeting Monday
December 15, 2016
Tonganoxie City Council will have a special meeting from 6-8 p.m. Thursday to review city manager applications in executive session and identify semifinalists to bring in for interviews in January. The meeting will be in City Hall.
Jarbalo Jottings, Linwood News and McLouth Happenings
December 13, 2016
Rosie Oelschlaeger went Nov. 22 to Holton to visit her brother, Gene Sawyer, Terri Morris and Mary Mora. They ate at Trail’s Restaurant and shopped at the new Walmart store there.
Charley’s Country Christmas coming Saturday to Tonganoxie
December 13, 2016
Charley Green again will be spreading holiday cheer through a compilation of musicians this weekend in Tonganoxie. Charley’s Country Christmas will start at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Jewel on Main, 707 E. Fourth St., Tonganoxie.
Army breaks ground for Tonganoxie center
December 13, 2016
Tonganoxie Mayor Jason Ward said “it’s been a long time coming.” But on a frigid December morning with a biting wind, military personnel, local government officials and business leaders gathered Tuesday for a groundbreaking ceremony for the Army Reserve Center south of Tonganoxie.
Barbecue drive to benefit Tonganoxie High student battling kidney condition
December 12, 2016
A Tonganoxie High School senior is battling a kidney condition, but fundraisers have been started to offset medical expenses and other costs.
Area communities offering wide array of holiday activities
December 8, 2016
Several activities have been planned for this holiday season. Here’s a look at some of the events on tap in the area:
Remember When: A community review
December 7, 2016
New group targets young professionals. Young Professionals of Leavenworth County has its share of younger members, but age doesn’t matter when it comes to membership in the newly formed group. Some members are older, including one man who is in his 70s. The group had its first monthly meeting in September. For each month’s meeting, a different business sponsors the meeting and another speaker gives an educational discussion.