Local news

Tonganoxie mural public forum set for Wednesday in council chambers
July 7, 2015
Residents with ideas of what might be featured on walls in the new Tonganoxie downtown pocket park are asked to share their thoughts tonight during a public forum. Progress continues on the mural project at the new pocket park in downtown Tonganoxie, but the committee members are asking for input from the community to help determine what might go on the murals. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers, 321 Delaware.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie UMC minister Bill Gepford
July 7, 2015
This week’s Face to Face profile features Tonganoxie’s
Tonganoxie police reports, June 29-July 5, 2015
July 6, 2015
Tonganoxie police calls June 29-July 5, 2015:
Celebration in July to mark National Day of American Cowboy
July 2, 2015
Tonganoxie will celebrate National Day of the American Cowboy with a parade, several country western music performances and vendors.
Cinderella’ to be staged later this month
July 2, 2015
This year’s summer youth theater production will be 6 p.m. July 17 and 11 a.m. July 18 Saturday at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center on the Tonganoxie High School campus.
Longtime Tonganoxie doctor dies after just celebrating 60 years of service
July 2, 2015
Dr. Phil Stevens, who just marked 60 years of service yesterday, died in his sleep overnight.
Public input needed for Tonganoxie mural work
July 1, 2015
Progress continues on the mural project at the new pocket park in downtown Tonganoxie, but the committee members are asking for input from the community to help determine what might go on the murals.
60 years strong: Tonganoxie physician marks milestone
July 1, 2015
When Dr. Phil Stevens opened his office in Tonganoxie, the office came with a General Electric refrigerator. The fridge still is going strong — and so is Stevens. That was exactly 60 years ago to the day today. Stevens started his practice on July 1, 1955, in the office at 605 E. Fourth St.
Tidal Waves open KVL championships
July 1, 2015
The Tongie Tidal Waves opened up Kaw Valley League championships with preliminary races Monday and Tuesday at Tonganoxie Water Park. Prelims took place Monday for youths in age divisions 12 and younger, 14 and younger and 18 and younger. Youths in younger divisions had prelims Tuesday.
Tonganoxie USD 464 voters say no to budget authority increase
June 30, 2015
The Tonganoxie USD 464 school board will not have an increased local-option budget authority. With about a 39 percent voter turnout, 1,235 people voted against the measure, while 1,055 voted in favor of it, a margin of 180 votes. The “no” votes had about 54 percent of the vote.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie reading specialist Janet Falk
June 30, 2015
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Tongie Tidal Waves coach and local educator Janet Falk.
Tonganoxie celebrates new Good Shepherd building
Organization has grand opening Saturday
June 28, 2015
Good Shepherd Thrift Shop and Food Bank has existed for nearly 30 years. It’s grown from temporary homes in its inception in 1987 to a long established building — the former Christian church — between Tonganoxie United Methodist Church and Tonganoxie Friends Church.
Here’s to Kirby in Tonganoxie
Adventure walk, run attract roughly 50 participants
June 23, 2015
The Kirby McRill 5K Adventure Walk and Run brought in several participants for its second installment Saturday. More than 50 people participated in either the walk or run. Last year’s inaugural event had just the adventure walk, but a run was added this year.
Tonganoxie restaurant’s burger named one of top 11 in Kansas
June 23, 2015
A Tonganoxie restaurant makes one of the best burgers in the state, according to blogger Annie Sandmeier. Grandpa’s Burger Box has made her list of 11 burger joints across the state that “will make your taste buds explode.”