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A look at news in and around Leavenworth County


Tonganoxie police calls, Feb. 20-March 1, 2015
March 5, 2015
Here’s a look at Tonganoxie police calls for Feb. 20-March 1, 2015:
Tonganoxie Live effort on the move
March 5, 2015
Several businesses and organizations gathered for the inaugural Tonganoxie Live social last week. Based on discussion at the event, the “movement” is expected to keep growing. Tonganoxie Live is a Facebook page that local residents started as a way to keep people in the community connected.
What’s on your (license) plate?
Leavenworth County issued wide range of tags in 2014
March 4, 2015
The rivalry between Kansas State University and Kansas University has heated up in recent weeks thanks to happenings on the hardwood. In Leavenworth County those allegiances are pretty even — at least when it comes to license plates. Leavenworth County issued 17 new K-State plates in 2014, compared to 16 KU plates, according to Tracy Wiehe with the county treasurer’s office.
Jewel on Main to have diva show Saturday
February 28, 2015
The Jewel on Main will have its next performance this weekend.
Tonganoxie Live social is Thursday
February 25, 2015
The Tonganoxie Live social is an event organizers hope will bring various local organizations, businesses and groups together Thursday.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Patrick Budy
February 24, 2015
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Tonganoxie’s Patrick Budy
Leavenworth County treasurer hopes to avoid postcard notifications for vehicle tag renewals
Official awaits result of proposed bill
February 24, 2015
The state of Kansas plans to change the way it notifies motorists that they need to renew vehicle tags. It’s a move that Leavenworth County Treasurer Janice Van Parys said could be a major adjustment for some taxpayers. Residents will receive postcards, rather than letters, from the Kansas Division of Vehicles. The move is designed to save the state money.
Another viable senior living option in Tonganoxie?
TES buildings future could include apartments, rec commission home
February 23, 2015
What has been a hub of activity for Tonganoxie children for several years could become a prime locale for senior citizens. The current Tonganoxie Elementary School campus, which takes up two city blocks from Second to Fourth streets near downtown, will be moving to a new building later this year near Tonganoxie Middle School.
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society soup and chili feed today at Methodist church
February 19, 2015
The Tonganoxie Community Historical Society is having its soup and chili feed until 7 p.m. today at the Tonganoxie United Methodist Church.
Tonganoxie vigil pays tribute to 21-year-old killed in Thursday morning wreck
06:00 a.m., February 19, 2015 Updated 08:28 p.m.
As more than 100 people gathered on a frigid Thursday night along Leavenworth County Road 5 in Tonganoxie, a family member spoke glowingly about Colin Bennett. Darren Bennett, an uncle, told the crowd that no one ever had “anything negative to say about Colin Bennett.”
Humane society to hold annual meeting Sunday
February 5, 2015
Leavenworth County Humane Society, Inc. will hold its 2015 Annual Membership Meeting 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the Lansing Community Center, 800 First Terr., Lansing.
Leavenworth County voters approve 20-year sales tax extension
Leavenworth County approves mail-in measure with 67 percent of vote
February 4, 2015
A one-cent sales tax will be extended in Leavenworth County for 20 years. Voters approved the mail ballot issue by 67 percent.
Tonganoxie Phil doesn’t see shadow; hello, early spring
February 2, 2015
Wisconsin is known for its badgers, but another type of furry fella made the headlines there Monday. Sun Prairie, Wis., Mayor Jonathan Freund leaned over to Jimmy the groundhog during a Groundhog Day ceremony to get the scoop on the rodent’s prognostication.
Tonganoxie, McLouth classes canceled for Monday
February 2, 2015
Classes have been canceled for Monday due to extreme weather conditions for Tonganoxie USD 464, McLouth USD 342 and Genesis Christian Academy.
Tonganoxie City Council agenda for the Feb. 2, 2015, meeting
January 30, 2015
Here’s a look at the agenda for the Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, Tonganoxie City Council meeting:

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