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Tonganoxie celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. with song, dance and spoken word
January 19, 2016
From poetry to dance and boisterous song to re-enactments, the more than 60 people who attended Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at The Jewel on Main saw the passion for the civil rights leader conveyed in numerous ways. Roz McCommon, owner of the The Jewel on Main, 707 E. Fourth St., organized the first MLK celebration at her venue last year in Tonganoxie.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie USD 464 Board Member Kaija Baldock
January 18, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profile features Kaija Baldock, Tonganoxie USD 464 board member.
Tonganoxie City Council votes to purchase church for $275,000
Mayor casts tiebreaking vote for police station’s new home
January 5, 2016
As the debate about the Tonganoxie Police Department’s future home has dragged on, City Council members have been unanimous about the need for a new station — elected officials just have been split on the location and new versus repurposed.
New Leavenworth County Annex opens in Tonganoxie
January 5, 2016
A new, more spacious Leavenworth County Annex is up and running in Tonganoxie. The building had its first day of operations Monday, but several county officials were on hand Wednesday, Dec. 30, for an open house at the 100,000-square-foot facility.
Tonganoxie Face to Face: VFW’s Art Miller
January 5, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profiles Tongnanoxie VFW member Art Miller.
Tonganoxie man to appear in court Monday following alleged stabbing
03:18 p.m., January 4, 2016 Updated 05:24 p.m.
A 38-year-old Tonganoxie man will appear in court next week for a case involving an alleged stabbing Sunday night at a Tonganoxie apartment complex.
Face to Face: New Tonganoxie Public Libary board member Loralee Stevens
December 28, 2015
This week’s Face to Face profile features Loralee Stevens, who recently joined the Tonganoxie Public Library board.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Tabatha Regehr
December 23, 2015
This week’s Face to Face profiles Tonganoxie’s Tabatha Regehr
Tonganoxie briefs: Legislative update; Christmas party; Play auditions; Park bricks still for sale; Sesquicentennial meeting next month
December 23, 2015
A legislative forum will start at 7 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Tonganoxie VFW Post Home. First State Bank and Trust is sponsoring the event, which is open to the public. Local legislators have been invited to the forum to speak to residents about the upcoming session.
Area columnists: Jarbalo Jottings and McLouth Happenings
December 23, 2015
McLouth Happenings and Jarbalo Jottings
Tonganoxie wrestling tough on the road
December 16, 2015
Tonganoxie kept on plugging away in tournament competition this past Friday and Saturday at the Eudora Tournament of Champions. Several wrestlers turned in third-place finishes as THS placed sixth out of 23 teams. Rossville, the top-ranked team in Class 3A, won the meet with 287 points. THS had 170 in sixth. “They wrestled tough,” THS coach Ross Starcher said about his team. “A lot of them had seven, eight matches. They just kept going and going.”
Tonganoxie police calls, Nov. 6-Dec. 1, 2015
December 16, 2015
Tonganoxie police calls, Nov. 6-Dec. 1, 2015:
Face to Face: Tonganoxie Recreation Commission’s Lisa Large
December 15, 2015
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Tonganoxie Recreation Commission board member Lisa Large.
Numbers at Tonganoxie/Eudora interchange on the rise
Transactions at toll up in 2015
December 8, 2015
The latest traffic numbers indicate that the Tonganoxie/Eudora interchange is a popular stop for motorists along Kansas Turnpike/Interstate 70. According to the Kansas Turnpike Authority’s latest annual report, the Tongaonxie/Eudora interchange also, known as KTA interchange No. 212, increased its number of cash transactions by nearly 28,000 from 2014 (146,197) to 2015 (174,157).