Local news

Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Melissa Collier Gepford
April 11, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profile features Melissa Collier Gepford, director of children’s ministry at Tonganoxie United Methodist Church.
Tonganoxie FAST group begins weekly workouts, encourages wide-ranging participation
April 5, 2016
The area was abuzz on a beautiful Sunday evening. But Royals baseball wasn’t the only thing folks were interested in that night. Families Actively Strengthening Tonganoxie community workouts also started Sunday night with 33 people in attendance.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie High School’s Janie Bennett
April 4, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profile features Tonganoxie High School counselor Janie Bennett.
Tonganoxie High grad involved in Emporia State University production
March 31, 2016
Tonganoxie High School graduate Elliott Brest is performing in a modern adaptation of a classic Greek comedy. Brest is part of the Emporia State University production of “The Birds: A Modern Adaptation” by Don Zolidis. A revamping of Aristophanes’ classic comedy, “The Birds” follows the story of Eulpides and Pithetaerus who are fed up with the petty problems of the modern world and flee to the kingdom of the birds in search of a simpler life.
Return of Mr. Van’s band in Tonganoxie for summer celebration
March 30, 2016
The Tonganoxie Community Band was a standard for several summers at Tonganoxie VFW Park. Around the July 4 holiday, the band would play a variety of numbers — from movie theme songs to patriotic scores.
Citywide garage sale Saturday in Tonganoxie
March 30, 2016
Get ready to find some treasures this weekend. The Tonganoxie Citywide Garage Sale takes place this Saturday throughout Tonganoxie. Residents can have garage sales any week, but the first Saturdays in April and October have been designated as citywide garage sale dates.
McLouth Happenings
March 30, 2016
Donkey basketball again was a success at McLouth High School. The McLouth FFA put on the event Wednesday, March 23, in the Purple Gymnasium. A pulled pork meal took place in advance of the game.
Jarbalo Jottings
March 30, 2016
Marilyn Oxley was voted in as director of the Fall Creek Cemetery Association for a three-year term at a meeting March 12. Others on the board are Ron Joles, secretary, and Jackie Schwinn, treasurer. There will be a clean-up day starting at 9 a.m. April 9 at the cemetery. The rain date is April 16. A memorial service will be May 29.
Tonganoxie senior earns K-State’s Putnam Scholarship
March 30, 2016
A Tonganoxie High School senior has been awarded Kansas State University’s Putnam Scholarship. Natalie Wolf received the scholarship during ceremonies Feb. 19 at K-State. Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students, presented the award.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Andy Suber
March 29, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profile features local real estate developer and construction manager Andy Suber.
Organizers hope Feast for First Responders gains steam in Tonganoxie
March 22, 2016
A few Tonganoxie residents who made a meal for first-responders hope the gesture will become a regular occurrence. The first Feast with First Responders dinner took place Feb. 19 at the Tonganoxie City Fire Station. Roughly 20 people were present, with representatives from the Tonganoxie police and fire departments and Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Service. Leavenworth County Sheriff’s office members also were invited to the gathering.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Jamie Bowser
March 15, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profile features Jamie Bowser.
Tonganoxie girls’ furious rally falls short against Atchison
March 9, 2016
Midway through the second quarter, things looked bleak for the Tonganoxie High girls basketball team. Behind an offensive rebounding onslaught, Atchison opened up a 39-15 lead midway through the second quarter. “The way our team has been all year is if we play a half court game, we have a tough time because we don’t rebound well,” head coach Matt Frost said.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Alex Neeland
March 8, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profile features Alex Neeland.