COVID-19 updates, statewide and Leavenworth County for April 2

April 3, 2020

The Leavenworth County Health Department and Kansas Department of Health and Environment release daily statistics about COVID-19 cases in the county and state. Here are statistics released April 1. Leavenworth County has 28 confirmed cases through LCHD. and 102 total between confirmed and self-reporting probable cases.

Tonganoxie Living

Student from Tonganoxie named one of 21 VIP student ambassadors at Fort Hays State University

March 26, 2020

A student from Tonganoxie is one of 21 Fort Hays State University undergraduates who will serve as VIP Student Ambassadors for the 2020-21 academic school year at Fort Hays State University. Rose Reilly, a sophomore majoring in biology, is a Lawrence Virtual High School graduate. Six returning ambassadors will be joined by 15 new ambassadors.

Local news

Yard cards boom during pandemic; hospital receives surprise sign recognizing workers as ‘heroes’

April 1, 2020

For a blind Eudora resident who turned 85 last week, honks from passing cars were one way the community let him know they were thinking about him on his special day. “Honk,” a sign in his front yard read, “Lou is 85!” Celebrations of all kinds have been upended due to the coronavirus and government orders to stay at home, but many locals seem to have decided that surprise signs in the front yard can be one way to make an occasion special.


Leavenworth County

State, USD 464 discuss plans to pay all employees

March 26, 2020

Tonganoxie USD 464 school board members discussed how to proceed with paying employees during its monthly meeting March 16. Superintendent Loren Feldkamp noted that certain positions, such as teachers, would be paid no matter how the remainder of the school year might look due to the COVID-19 pandemic, per their contracts.

Sports

If you build it, they will Tweet

April 1, 2020

When Opening Day is canceled, a Royals fan must improvise. As the pandemic continued and residents worked to keep their social distance, Justin Nutter got creative. It’s easy to forget that this would have been this day or that would have started that day during the current situation, but the former Mirror sports editor celebrated Opening Day with several Royals in the comfort of his own basement.

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