April 1, 2021
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society Museum
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Tonganoxie Mayor Herb Robbins implemented a Phase Four water emergency on Thursday as the city faced dry conditions and a broken wholesale water line. Heavy usage and a drain of the system (resulting after an independent contractor doing construction on U.S. Highway 24-40 broke the water line around 150th Street) have limited the supply to Tonganoxie.
The Leavenworth Fishing Lake received a visit from some feathered travelers last week. On April 9, a flock of roughly 30-40 pelicans landed on the lake for a springtime rest. “This is the most I’ve seen for a couple of years,” said Kansas Department of Wildlife Officer Larry Lentz.
‘Twas the season for shearing sheep at the Jacobs’ farm on Saturday when Rick and Cheryl Jacobs held their fifth annual Shearing Day at their farm south of Tonganoxie off County Road 32. Over 30 head of sheep were sheared at the festival, while an estimated 400 to 600 people curiously gawked at the displays. Michael Purdom, of Springdale, Arkansas, sheared most of the sheep with electric shears, but saved about five for demonstrations with hand shears.
The frontpage headline was “Groundbreaking held for highway expansion project.” Those pictured in the photo included Anna Mary Landauer (former Basehor mayor) and State Senator Alan Ramirez. Ramirez said, “For the 14 years that I’ve been in the legislature, we’ve fought for this project.” Larry Meadows presided at the ceremony.