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A look at news in and around Leavenworth County


Boatwright gives keynote speech at Tonganoxie Chamber event
May 24, 2016
Danni Boatwright reminisced about her hometown, shared her continued pride for the community and even got a bit emotional talking about family and friends. The clothing store owner who has created a line of sports team attire gave the keynote speech at last week’s Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Nikki Beach
May 24, 2016
This week’s Face to Face features Team Tongie board member Nikki Beach
Tonganoxie area groups support national veteran motorcycle ride on Interstate 70
May 23, 2016
Nearly 40 American flags were unfurled — including a 20-foot-by-30-foot version towering above the overpass — to greet motorcyclists Monday passing through the Heartland. Tonganoxie American Legion Post 41 and its women’s auxiliary, the Tonganoxie Motorcycle Association, Christian Motorcycle Association and the Ozawkie American Legion Riders joined together for the annual event.
Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office investigating body found near Tonganoxie
May 23, 2016
The Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a body found Friday between Tonganoxie and McLouth.
Tonganoxie City Council approves hiring legal counsel for potential proceedings with RV resort group
May 17, 2016
The Tonganoxie City Council has approved hiring counsel for any potential work with a group looking to build luxury RV resort just east of Tonganoxie. The council approved, 4-0, an agreement with Shannon Marcano to negotiate any development agreements. Mayor Jason Ward and Council Member Andy Gilner were absent from Monday’s meeting.
Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial organizers asking for residents to show up Sunday for lip dub video
May 17, 2016
Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial organizers are looking to promote the event this Sunday, but they need the community’s help. With assistance from Tonganoxie High School video production students and Gab Local TV of Topeka, organizers are trying to put together lip dub segment for the community. Lip dub is a form of lip syncing to music in a video.
Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development graduates 12 students for 2015-16
May 17, 2016
This year’s Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development Class had 12 graduates. The students received their graduation awards during a luncheon May 4 at the Bob Wiley Memorial VFW Post 11499 in Basehor. Class members hail from Tonganoxie, Basehor and Lansing and were recognized for completing the eight-month course.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Lindsay Eccles
May 17, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profiles Lindsay Eccles.
Tonganoxie man charged with capital murder in KCK detective’s death
Charges also filed in Leavenworth County
05:14 p.m., May 11, 2016 Updated 05:28 p.m.
A Tonganoxie man accused in the fatal shooting of a Kansas City, Kan., police detective was charged with capital murder today, a day after Missouri authorities charged him with shooting a woman during a failed attempt to steal a car and escape law enforcement.
Flood warnings, severe thunderstorm watches for Leavenworth, Jefferson counties
May 11, 2016
Leavenworth counties.
Work on new Tonganoxie City Hall starting on Fourth Street
Power washing started on exterior
May 10, 2016
The ruckus that folks in the downtown area might be hearing can be attributed to the new Tonganoxie City Hall.
Tonganoxie part of investigation in shooting death of KCK officer
May 10, 2016
KANSAS CITY, KAN. — A Tonganoxie suspect in the fatal shooting of a police detective in Kansas City, Kan., and a subsequent string of carjackings remained in the hospital Tuesday after he was shot and wounded by police during his arrest in neighboring Missouri. Law agencies’ pursuit of the suspect also led them to Tonganoxie, causing road closures and lockdowns in Tonganoxie USD 464.
Downtown Tonganoxie gets splash of color thanks to EAST group, local businesses
May 10, 2016
Flowers are brightening up downtown Tonganoxie thanks to a local organization and Fourth Street business owners.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie Public Library’s Bethany Daye
May 10, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profiles Bethany Daye from the Tonganoxie Public Library.
Tonganoxie man sought in KCK detective shooting caught; officer killed
05:43 p.m., May 9, 2016 Updated 06:32 p.m.
A man sought for questioning in connection with a shooting that hospitalized a Kansas City, Kansas, police detective was later wounded after being shot by police in neighboring Missouri.

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