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Remember When: A Community Review for Dec. 14, 2016
December 15, 2016
The weather outside was frightful, but a handful of children braved Thursday night’s frigid temperatures to attend the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Tonganoxie’s VFW Park. Four children assisted in turning on the tree lights.
Letter to editor: Tonganoxie residents should voice RV resort questions, concerns at meeting
December 15, 2016
I would like to encourage all residents and business owners in Tonganoxie to attend the next City Council meeting. As noted in the article in the Dec. 7 edition of The Mirror, the council is expected to vote on the rezoning request of 32 acres from rural residential to general business that also lays the groundwork for a 482-pad “luxury” RV resort east of 206th Street along U.S. Highway 24-40.
Tonganoxie City Council to have special meeting Thursday, regular meeting Monday
December 15, 2016
Tonganoxie City Council will have a special meeting from 6-8 p.m. Thursday to review city manager applications in executive session and identify semifinalists to bring in for interviews in January. The meeting will be in City Hall.
Jarbalo Jottings, Linwood News and McLouth Happenings
December 13, 2016
Rosie Oelschlaeger went Nov. 22 to Holton to visit her brother, Gene Sawyer, Terri Morris and Mary Mora. They ate at Trail’s Restaurant and shopped at the new Walmart store there.
Charley’s Country Christmas coming Saturday to Tonganoxie
December 13, 2016
Charley Green again will be spreading holiday cheer through a compilation of musicians this weekend in Tonganoxie. Charley’s Country Christmas will start at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Jewel on Main, 707 E. Fourth St., Tonganoxie.
Army breaks ground for Tonganoxie center
December 13, 2016
Tonganoxie Mayor Jason Ward said “it’s been a long time coming.” But on a frigid December morning with a biting wind, military personnel, local government officials and business leaders gathered Tuesday for a groundbreaking ceremony for the Army Reserve Center south of Tonganoxie.
Barbecue drive to benefit Tonganoxie High student battling kidney condition
December 12, 2016
A Tonganoxie High School senior is battling a kidney condition, but fundraisers have been started to offset medical expenses and other costs.
Area communities offering wide array of holiday activities
December 8, 2016
Several activities have been planned for this holiday season. Here’s a look at some of the events on tap in the area:
Remember When: A community review
December 7, 2016
New group targets young professionals. Young Professionals of Leavenworth County has its share of younger members, but age doesn’t matter when it comes to membership in the newly formed group. Some members are older, including one man who is in his 70s. The group had its first monthly meeting in September. For each month’s meeting, a different business sponsors the meeting and another speaker gives an educational discussion.
McLouth Happenings
December 7, 2016
The McLouth High School boys basketball team will be holding a chili dinner fundraiser late Friday afternoon.
Jarbalo Jottings
December 7, 2016
Thamar Barnett was a dinner guest of David and Jane Turner on Thanksgiving Day.
Winners announced for Run for the Blue
December 7, 2016
The Friends of the Tonganoxie Police recently had the Run for the Blue 5K/10K in Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie Pickin’ and Grinnin’ is Friday
December 7, 2016
Join in for a good family evening of Pickin’ and Grinnin’ music and fellowship at 6 p.m. Friday at Tonganoxie Friends Church.
Technology award for Tonganoxie Community Historical Society
December 7, 2016
The Tonganoxie Community Historical Society has won the 2016 Technology Award from the Kansas Museums Association. TCHS representatives received the award Nov. 4 during the annual KMA conference at Fort Leavenworth.