Local news

Tonganoxie City Council denies church request in Urban Hess, cites zoning regulations
February 8, 2017
The Tonganoxie City Council has denied a church from having a lot in the Urban Hess Business Center. The building, which is owned by Eric Finkbiner, once was a greenhouse and later a motorcycle shop. Finkbiner, who operated the pharmacy at the former B&J Country Mart, had plans for a business in the pharmaceutical company for his building in Urban Hess, but those plans fell through. Finkbiner said he hasn’t made much money off a previous tenant, so when the Kaw Valley Church of Christ wanted to come to an agreement on the building, he jumped at the chance.
Weller remembered for ‘biggest and most kind heart’
February 1, 2017
Marilyn Weller always had plenty of food available for her daughters’ friends when they came over or when the family would head out for a Sunday at the lake.
Kansas Turnpike encourages work zone safety with contest for students
January 26, 2017
In preparation for National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 3-7, the Kansas Turnpike Authority is holding its second annual design contest for teen students in grades 8-12. The week aims to raise awareness about fatality prevention while traveling through work zones.
Blood drive is next week in Tonganoxie
January 26, 2017
Community Blood Drive will have its next Tongnanoxie drive from 2-7 p.m. Feb. 3 at Tonganoxie VFW Hall, 910 E. First St. Donors can book appointments at esavealifenow.org by entering sponsor code “tonganoxie.” For additional details, contact Dick Dean at 913-845-2164 or rdean420@sunflower.com.
Multiple celebrations planned for Kansas Day
January 26, 2017
The Sunflower State turns 156 on Sunday and various groups will be celebrating. Holy-Field Winery in Basehor will celebrate with cake, wine and music from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the winery, 18807 158th St. Kansas Day at the Capitol will start at 11 a.m. Friday at the Statehouse in Topeka on the first-floor rotunda. The Kansas Historical Society also will celebrate Friday with activities 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with Kansas Day at the Museum at the Kansas Museum of History, 6425 SW 6th Ave., Topeka. For more, go to kshs.org. Kansas became the 34th state when it was admitted to the Union on Jan. 29, 1861.
Jarbalo Jottings, Linwood News and McLouth Happenings
January 26, 2017
Apologies for no news for a couple weeks. I have been down with a respiratory infection. I am better now. Due to the recent threatening ice storms, people didn’t get out unless they had to.
Remember When: A Community Review for Jan. 25, 2017
January 26, 2017
John Taylor, editor of the Lansing Current newspaper, also will become editor of the Mirror and the Sentinel. Dorothy Korb’s farm has been named a 2006 soil conservation award winner. Ron and Barbara Ernzen and Brian Potter also were honored.
National speaker coming to Tonganoxie to discuss bullying with community
January 25, 2017
National speaker coming to Tonganoxie to discuss bullying with community A national speaker who specializes in addressing bullying will be in Tonganoxie this week for a community presentation. Joe Coles will come Thursday to Tonganoxie for a series of presentations. Coles will speak to students in all grades during the school day and then will give a presentation that evening for the public at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center.
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.