February 14, 2008
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The family of a former mayor has a special request for anyone attending the former resident’s visitation next week. Former Tonganoxie Mayor Mike Vestal died Feb. 28. His visitation is 6-8 p.m. Monday at Cornerstone Family Worship, 205 E. U.S. Highway 24-40 in Tonganoxie. Family members have asked that anyone with a favorite University of Kansas shirt wear it to the visitation.
The Tonganoxie City Council had a moment of silence Monday for a former mayor. Mayor Jason Ward led the remembrance for former Mayor Mike Vestal, who died last week in Florida. Ward remembered Vestal for his years of service on the Tonganoxie City Council, along with many years as dispatch for the Tonganoxie Police Department.
Tonganoxie Mayor Mike Vestal has been released from the hospital and is back at work just days after being taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital for what he said doctors called a bad reaction to sleep medication.
But work is done after apology; mayor says he was unaware of additional work
Tuesday morning Tonganoxie Mayor Mike Vestal wrote an e-mail apologizing to the city council for having public works employees fix his van Thursday and Friday at the new Tonganoxie Public Works Facility.
Leavenworth County commissioners, in a discussion this week, had a question for the city of Tonganoxie: Is it going to chip in funds for improvements on County Road 1?