Local news

Youth camps, programs coming to TRC
September 30, 2014
The deadline for the Tonganoxie Recreation Commission’s third- and fourth-grade basketball league is 5 p.m. Friday.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie City Fire Chief Dave Bennett
September 30, 2014
This week’s Face to Face profile features Dave Bennett, Tonganoxie Fire Department chief.
Tonganoxie man, Lawrence son convicted of selling synthetic marijuana
September 26, 2014
Jonathan Sloan, 33, of Lawrence, and his father, Clark Sloan, 55, of Tonganoxie, were convicted Thursday in federal court of trafficking synthetic marijuana out of retail stores in Lawrence and Tonganoxie, the U.S. District Attorney’s office said.
Tonganoxie’s Good Shepherd Thrift Shop and Food Bank could be in new locale at end of year
September 23, 2014
Good Shepherd volunteer Janet Stuke hopes a revamped downtown location will be ready for business by the end of the year or early next year. Either way, volunteers have responded in large numbers to help get the Good Shepherd Thrift Shop and Food Bank moved from its longtime spot at 302 E. Fourth St. a couple blocks to the east to 423 E. Fourth St.
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.