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A look at news in and around Leavenworth County


Tonganoxie Community Historical Society wins state technology award
December 2, 2016
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society has won the 2016 Technology Award from the Kansas Museums Association. TCHS representatives received the award Nov. 4 during the annual Kansas Museums Association conference at Fort Leavenworth.
Tonganoxie accepting goods for food drive
November 30, 2016
The city of Tonganoxie is accepting food in November to help fill Good Shepherd Thrift Store and Food Bank. Non-perishable food items can be dropped off at City Hall, 526 E. Fourth St.
Tonganoxie library offers games for adults
November 30, 2016
The library continues to offer bingo the first and third Mondays of each month, but now is offering Grown-up Game Time the second and fourth Mondays of each month.
Leavenworth County elder abuse summit Thursday
November 30, 2016
Leavenworth County attorneys, along with with representatives from the Department of Children and Familiies will have an elder abuse summit this week.
Olathe man sentenced in Tonganoxie DUI case
November 30, 2016
Martin Patrick, 46, Olathe, was convicted by jury last week in Leavenworth District Court of driving under the influence of alcohol. Sentencing will be 10 a.m. Jan. 4.
Leavenworth man gives guilty plea in battery case
November 30, 2016
A Leavenworth man pled guilty last week to two felony counts of aggravated battery and one count of domestic battery on Oct. 19, 2016, in Leavenworth County District Court. Judge Gunnar Sundby sentenced Miller to 162 months in prison due to his criminal history and the severity level of the offense. The Leavenworth County Attorney’s Office filed charges following an incident on March 10, 2016, in which officers were called to Miller’s girlfriend’s home after he shoved his girlfriend into a piece of furniture. Miller’s girlfriend’s friend responded to the home to help.
Atchison man sentenced to life in kidnapping case
November 30, 2016
Marcas McGowan, 32, Atchison, was sentenced last week in federal court to life in prison without parole on one count of kidnapping resulting in death of a 5-year-old-girl and a 10-year sentence for one count discharging a firearm during a crime of violence.44
McLouth Happenings
November 30, 2016
McLouth’s Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration will be 4-6 p.m. Saturday downtown in City Park. Enjoy free food, drinks and door prizes donated by local businesses and folks who want this to be a special occasion for the community. Join in the Christmas caroling.
Linwood News
November 30, 2016
Santa Claus visits the area with a stop from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Linwood Library. He will ride in on a firetruck at noon and be ready to visit with children right after. Mrs. Claus will also be on hand. The event will also include some craft activities and cookies to munch on.
Jarbalo Jottings
November 30, 2016
The Leavenworth County Council on Aging is visiting Tonganoxie Public Library starting later this month. Council on Aging officials will be at the Tonganoxie Public Library the second Thursday of each month to offer outreach services.
Leavenworth County Council on Aging visiting library on monthly basis
November 30, 2016
The Leavenworth County Council on Aging is visiting Tonganoxie Public Library starting later this month. Council on Aging officials will be at the Tonganoxie Public Library the second Thursday of each month to offer outreach services.
Tonganoxie Chamber hosting open house for proposed luxury RV resort today
November 30, 2016
The Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce is hosting an open house with the developers of a proposed luxury RV resort today.
Tonganoxie ‘late night’ basketball event helps get 2016-17 season started
November 29, 2016
Winter sports are about to get started with basketball and wrestling competition later this week. But last week, a new tradition started with an event like the late night celebrations for the first basketball practice of the year at the college level.
Remember When: A community review
November 29, 2016
The Stranger Creek Limbhanger’s chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation participated in NWTF’s Turkey Hunters Care program by providing turkeys to needy families to help complete the centerpiece of an All-American thanksgiving dinner. On Nov. 18, the organization donated $400 worth of turkeys to the Vaughn-Trent center in Bonner Springs to help ensure that families in the area would have a Thanksgiving to remember.
Storybook stroll in downtown Tonganoxie
November 29, 2016
Windows adorned with parts of a story have been a tradition in recent years in downtown Tonganoxie. Entrepreneurs Achieving Success Together, which meets weekly to discuss projects and events to benefit Tonnganoxie, has created various storybooks in recent years during the holidays, but this year’s version is an original story.

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