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Who will win the Republican primary today in the Leavenworth County Commission 3rd District race?

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Doug Smith
 
53%
Dennis Bixby
 
30%
Beverly Hill
 
15%
John Matthews
 
0%
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Jarbalo Jottings
September 7, 2016
Rosie Oelschlaeger went Wednesday, Aug. 31, to Holton to help her brother, Gene Sawyer, celebrate his 94th birthday. Others there, joining them at Sac and Fox Casino near Holton were Linda Blanton of Highland and Teri Morris and Mary Mora of Holton.
United Way of Leavenworth County embarks on 2016 campaign
September 7, 2016
Leavenworth County United Way launched its 2016 campaign Thursday in Leavenworth. Hallmark once again sponsored the event at its Leavenworth Production Center. Some 75 people attended. Invitations were extended to government and business leaders as well as organizations working to make a difference throughout Leavenworth County. Members of the community are also welcome to come hear about United Way’s efforts.
Tonganoxie High cross country competes well against Lansing
September 7, 2016
Tonganoxie opened the cross country season last week with a dual on the road against Lansing. The THS boys nearly had a victory, scoring 29 to Lansing’s low score of 27. The Lions also won the girls meet with 21 points to the Chieftains’ 35. In the boys race, Tonganoxie’s Drew Cook took first with a time of 18 minutes, 5 seconds. Carter Kietzmann placed second in 18:50 and Calvin Morgan sixth with 19:43 time. Jakob Foley placed ninth (20:08) and Chandler Hamman 11th (20:24).
Linenberger: Time is prime to strike sunflower gold in Tonganoxie area
September 6, 2016
As I took a friend Sunday to Lawrence, I decided to venture down U.S. Highway 24-40 so we could drive by the Grinter Farms sunflowers and see all of the activity that comes with it. As we got closer and traffic was at an almost standstill, I noticed cars coming from the east on Woodend Road, a gravel road. I thought there must have been a wreck and cars were being re-routed. Nope.
Tonganoxie coach calls for better play after 6-0 soccer shutout
Team opens season 1-1 after loss to BLHS
02:57 a.m., September 6, 2016 Updated 10:10 p.m.
It’s not uncommon for teams at the high school, college and even at professional level to have a moment in their season where nothing is going well. That moment is right now for the Tonganoxie High boys soccer team. Tonganoxie was hit in the mouth Thursday at Basehor-Linwood and defeated by a sound score of 6-0. The match was decided very quickly. In fact, Basehor-Linwood scored its first goal in the first 30 seconds of the game and its second goal came just 45 seconds later.
Tonganoxie High volleyball battles through for 4-set victory against Eudora in rematch of 2015 substate
September 6, 2016
After the Tonganoxie High volleyball team lost the third set of its best-of-five match to Eudora on Thursday, THS coach Tiffany Parker wasn’t sure how her team would respond in the fourth set. Tonganoxie lost a lot of the momentum it gained in taking a 2-0 set lead, but more importantly, the team would have to fight through fatigue after a tough match with Lansing just two days earlier.
Traffic backups close down Grinter’s Sunflower Farm
September 5, 2016
Miles-long traffic backups shut down the popular Grinter Farms sunflower field Monday afternoon. A vehicle accident midday also contributed to the congestion, according to Leavenworth County Undersheriff Jim Sherley. He said traffic was backed up more than 5 miles from Grinter Farms. He said he was told traffic was backed up on U.S. Highways 24-40 as far west as the Teepee Junction near Lawrence.
Tonganoxie football outlasts Spring Hill, 33-13, in season opener
September 3, 2016
What a difference a year makes. Last year, the Tonganoxie Chieftains would have been the team to make the costly mistakes. But this year, they are a veteran football team that has learned from past miscues. That experience paid dividends on opening night, when the Chieftains were the much more polished team.
Visitors to Grinter Farms near Tonganoxie encouraged to be a part of social media sunflower ‘guestbook’
September 2, 2016
It’s almost Labor Day Weekend and folks at Grinter Farms have been busy getting ready for all of their guests in the coming days. Many of the sunflowers are blooming and ready for photos.
Outstanding Leavenworth County 4-H member named last month
Several local residents win Leavenworth County Fair contests
August 31, 2016
Leavenworth County 4-H Council has created a new award for 2016 to recognize an outstanding senior 4-H member. This year’s award goes to Christina Wiley of the Reno Bobwhite 4-H Club. She received a plaque and a gift card. Christina Wiley is the daughter of Dan and Sonia Wiley. She is a 12-year 4-H member and now is attending Kansas State University.
Monthly musical event next week at Tonganoxie Friends Church
August 31, 2016
Residents are invited to gather for an evening of “Pickin’ and Grinnin’” music and fellowship next week in Tonganoxie. The event will be 7 p.m. Sept. 9. People are welcome to bring a guitar, fiddle, banjo or other musical instrument and share in the fun.
Cemetery stroll next month at Holy Angels with First City PAST group
August 31, 2016
Holy Angels Catholic Parish and Cemetery are celebrating 150 years in Leavenworth County. As part of that celebration, a local group will have a historical storytelling event.
Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development Class applications due this week
August 31, 2016
The Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development organization is taking applications for its 2016-17 school year. Classes members range in age from high school seniors to retired residents. Classes generally are the second Wednesday of each month from September through April, with a graduation luncheon taking place in May. 4
Tonganoxie Public Library offering online survey
August 31, 2016
Tonganoxie Public Library is conducting an online survey and it wants its patrons to participate. Library officials are gearing up for a private fundraising campaign and public vote on a library expansion.
Lesbian pastor takes involuntary leave
August 31, 2016
A lesbian pastor has agreed to go on involuntary leave from her United Methodist Church in Edgerton to avoid a church trial over her sexual orientation. Cynthia Meyer and Methodist officials agreed in early August that her leave will begin Thursday. Her final sermon in Edgerton was Sunday.
Stein makes presidential ballot in Kansas
August 31, 2016
Topeka — Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has earned a spot on the presidential ballot in Kansas, although she will be listed as an independent candidate.
Baker University reports stonrg new enrollment since 2007
August 31, 2016
On her third day of classes Monday at Baker University, Nicolasa Kenney entered the school’s Harter Union wearing a gray University of Kansas T-shirt.
Tonganoxie High cross country on its mark
August 31, 2016
With the Tonganoxie High School cross country season right around the corner, the team had its Red vs. White scrimmage on Friday to determine the varsity runners for the first meet.
Back to the pitch for Tonganoxie High soccer
August 31, 2016
The Tonganoxie High boys’ soccer team held a 2-0 lead over Kansas City Christian at halftime in the first round of the 2015 4-1A playoffs and it didn’t appear their season was in any immediate danger of ending. However, Kansas City Christian benefited from a no-call on their first goal and it was all down hill from there for Tonganoxie, whose season ended with a 3-2 defeat.
Speaker takes on tragedy in Tonganoxie High assembly
August 31, 2016
Aaron Thomas shared many thought-provoking quotes during assemblies last week at Tonganoxie High School. “Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond,” Thomas said, reciting one of a handful of quotes he found vital to share with THS students. Thomas has been faced with trying times that have tested that quote’s validity.