Local news

Man sentenced to 20 months in meth case
November 24, 2014
A 42-year-old man recently was sentenced to 20 months in prison for methamphetamine possession. Chad Gorrell also must complete 12 months of post release supervision after his prison sentence. He will serve his time with the Kansas Department of Corrections.
Tonganoxie library mini tree deadline extended
November 24, 2014
The Tonganoxie Public Library is extending the deadline for its miniature Christmas tree auction. Trees now will be accepted through Dec. 6.
Kobach speaks at Republican Party meeting in Tonganoxie
November 24, 2014
Immigration was the hot topic last Thursday in Tonganoxie. Secretary of State Kris Kobach, known for his work in tightening voter ID laws in Kansas while working on immigration reform laws elsewhere in the country, spoke to about 40 people at Talette’s Café in Tonganoxie for a Leavenworth County Republican Party meeting.
Grinch steals show in Tonganoxie
New theme, activities bring in ‘largest turnout’ for tree lighting
November 24, 2014
Tonganoxie came together Saturday for what Mayor Jason Ward was calling the largest Christmas tree lighting event yet.
McLouth teen dies in weekend vehicle accident
November 24, 2014
A two-vehicle accident claimed the life of a McLouth High School student.
Tonganoxie police K9 unit receiving protective vest
November 19, 2014
The Tonganoxie Police Department’s K9 unit will be receiving a ballistic vest thanks to a nationwide Groupon event that raised more than $335,000.
Tonganoxie tree lighting Saturday
Festivities will include snow machine inside downtown business, new locale for tree
02:23 p.m., November 19, 2014 Updated 09:50 a.m.
A cold spell has cast its bone-chilling temperatures on the area, but temperatures are supposed to reach the low 50s Saturday, just in time for the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony and festivities.
Bali Ha’i’ at Tonganoxie High
November 18, 2014
It was “Some Enchanted Evening” again and again last weekend at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center. The Tonganoxie High School drama and music departments staged the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic “South Pacific” Thursday through Sunday at TPAC.
Tonganoxie florist returning to retail world
Former shop now a vintage store
November 18, 2014
Sandy and Ray Bichelmeyer have lofty hopes for downtown Tonganoxie.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie City Council’s Andy Gilner
November 18, 2014
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Tonganoxie City Council member and longtime Tonganoxie High School teacher Andy Gilner.
Tonganoxie thrift store preparing for season
Good Shepherd offers help with holiday meals
November 13, 2014
Good Shepherd Thrift Store and Food Bank volunteers and others are continuing to get the organization’s new home ready for business. With the holidays approaching, officials also are working to ensure local families in need get a helping hand this time of year.
New Tonganoxie city staffer settling into post
Assistant city administrator formerly served as public information officer in Olathe
November 13, 2014
Jamie Shockley was working on a bachelor’s degree in political science and had aspirations of law school. Then she took public administration and municipal administration classes as part of her political science requirements.
Face to face: Sandra Wentz-Hall
November 11, 2014
This year’s Face to Face
Grinch coming to Tonganoxie for tree lighting
November 10, 2014
The Grinch won’t be able to pass up the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting. Downtown Tonganoxie will be decorated as Whoville for this year’s tree lighting. Festivities are expected to start at 3 p.m. Nov. 22 in downtown Tonganoxie. Carriage rides will begin at 3 p.m. and story time is expected to start at the library about 3:30 p.m.