Local news

John Brown to come to life again tonight at Tonganoxie Community Historic Site
September 23, 2014
John Brown has come to life in re-enactments at the Black Jack Battlefield in southern Douglas County and at other venues, including area classrooms.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie High School’s Kelly Fredley
September 23, 2014
This week’s Face to Face profile focuses on Tonganoxie High School counselor Kelly Fredley.
Basehor, Tonganoxie VFWs plan benefit for local man
September 22, 2014
A Bingo and Brunch Fundraiser in planned this weekend to help a local man with a traumatic brain injury.
New Tonganoxie Public Library director ready to work with community
September 16, 2014
Cindy Grant loves to read. Though her career path has meandered through various professions, her hobby eventually became her vocation.
Tonganoxie City Council OKs builder ordinance
September 16, 2014
Tonganoxie has adopted new licensing regulations for builders and those in related fields. The City Council approved the ordinance, 3-0, at Monday’s regular meeting. Council member Jim Truesdell was absent, while Chris Donnelly abstained. Donnelly said after the meeting he did not vote because it was a conflict of interest. The local banker also is a builder himself.
Democrats’ picnic fundraiser Saturday in Tonganoxie
September 16, 2014
The Leavenworth County Democrats are planning a second annual picnic fundraiser from 4-7 p.m. Saturday at VFW Park in Tonganoxie, 900 E. First St.
Deadline for citywide garage sale ads is Monday
September 16, 2014
Tonganoxie’s citywide garage sale is almost here.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie Police Department’s Jarrod Gill
September 16, 2014
This week’s Face to Face feature showcases the Tonganoxie Police Department’s Jarrod Gill
Fundraiser aids students with backpacks, supplies
September 11, 2014
Reece and Nichols is having its third annual back-to-school fundraiser.
American Legion gun show, flea market Sept. 27-28
September 11, 2014
Tonganoxie American Legion Post 41 will have a benefit gun show and flea market later this month. The local post will have the event from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 27 and 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds.
Local Democrats set picnic fundraiser for Sept. 20
September 11, 2014
The Leavenworth County Democrats are planning a second annual picnic fundraiser from 4-7 p.m. Sept. 20 at VFW Park in Tonganoxie, 900 E. First St.
Tonganoxie citywide garage sales Sept. 27
September 11, 2014
Tonganoxie’s citywide garage sale will be later this month.
Tonganoxie’s Cornerstone Family Worship plans for new church on former motel property
September 11, 2014
The landscape in the 200 block of U.S. Highway 24-40 has changed dramatically in recent weeks. By the end of next year, it could change even more. The Sunset Motel, a longtime fixture near the highway curve at 205 U.S. 24-40 in Tonganoxie, has been torn down. A house behind the one-level motel has also been removed.
Tonganoxie Pastor’s Corner: Learning to navigate living space between constancy, change
September 11, 2014
There is a pedestrian bridge in Lincoln, Neb., that runs from the newly built Pinnacle Bank Arena to Haymarket Park. The bridge’s construction includes 14 different 12-foot-high letters that spell the city’s name on each side of the bridge. As one walks across the bridge they can read a series of thought-provoking quotations attributed to famous Nebraskans. Each starts with one of the letters in the city’s name.