August 4, 2005
- In southern Leavenworth County, where rural land is increasingly being developed for new homes and businesses, many residents fall into one of two distinct categories — rural or urban. The rural are the farmers who’ve likely lived on the farm all their lives, who make their living by farming, ranching or dairying. The urban are those who, though they may live in a town or rural setting, earn their living elsewhere, or are retired from working elsewhere. In this type of a community, Mike Oelschlaeger, who lives about seven miles southeast of Tonganoxie, is a dichotomy. Or, it might be more simply said, he works both sides of the fence.