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A look at news in and around Leavenworth County


Jarbalo Jottings
May 21, 2015
A memorial service will start at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Eagle Cemetery. Another memorial service will be 2 p.m. May 24 at Fall Creek Cemetery.
Linwood girl’s passion for rodeo continues to grow
May 21, 2015
It only took a family trip to the Shrine Rodeo to set Emmie Noyes on a new path. The Linwood girl was 8 years old when she visited the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds in Tonganoxie to watch the Shrine Rodeo. It was that year the horse “bug” first bit her.
Antique engine event May 30 at Tonganoxie Community Historic Site
May 21, 2015
The Mo Kan Antique Power Association will be meeting from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 30 at the Tonganoxie Community Historic Site, 201 W. Washington St.
Free cancer screening to be offered May 30 in Tonganoxie
May 21, 2015
Masonic Lodge No. 190 will host a free cancer screening before the Tonganoxie Summer Kick-Off on May 30. The screening will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Tonganoxie High School, 404 E. U.S. Highway 24-40, and is open to the public.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Kris Roberts
May 19, 2015
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Tonganoxie’s Kris Roberts.
Flooding closes road near Easton in Leavenworth County
May 18, 2015
Kansas Highway 192 in Leavenworth County is now closed to all traffic over Stranger Creek, east of the Easton, due to high flood waters over the road.
McLouth Happenings
May 13, 2015
Baccalaureate service for McLouth High School graduates will be 7 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of McLouth. The McLouth High School Class of 2015 and the McLouth Ministerial Alliance are sponsoring the service.
The bronze look for Tonganoxie track
THS squads both take 3rd at Piper
May 13, 2015
A Tonganoxie High track athlete broke a school record as THS took third in both the boys and girls divisions. Kourtni Freemyer cleared 10 feet in the pole vault, taking first and setting a new school record in the event. The THS girls had several strong performances on their way to a third-place finish and 114 points. Piper won the meet with 127 and Basehor-Linwood placed second with 116.
McLouth Happenings
May 13, 2015
Baccalaureate service for McLouth High School graduates will be 7 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of McLouth. The McLouth High School Class of 2015 and the McLouth Ministerial Alliance are sponsoring the service.
Jarbalo Jottings
May 13, 2015
A memorial service will start at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Eagle Cemetery. Another memorial service will be 2 p.m. May 24 at Fall Creek Cemetery.
Tonganoxie School Board special meeting Thursday to cover potential LOB increase, freshman athletics
01:37 p.m., May 13, 2015 Updated 02:53 p.m.
The Tonganoxie USD 464 School Board will have a special meeting Thursday to discuss the possibility of increasing the local option budget and to further discuss Monday’s decision to eliminate ninth-grade athletics schedules for the 2015-16 school year as a cost-saving measure.
Some Tonganoxie residents unhappy with roaming buffalo
May 10, 2015
Buffalo that have roamed a pasture east of Tonganoxie in Leavenworth County for 10 to 15 years are starting to annoy some of their neighbors.
Motorcycle-vehicle wreck near Tonganoxie sends 2 to KU Hospital
09:11 a.m., May 7, 2015 Updated 10:14 a.m.
A motorcycle-vehicle accident Wednesday that involved a 14-year-old driver sent two people to an area hospital. The accident took place just before 7:30 p.m. at Tonganoxie Drive (County Road 5) and Parallel Road near Tonganoxie. A 14-year-old Tonganoxie youth was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Cruz when he failed to yield to a 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle that was headed north on Tonganoxie Drive.
Literacy Fair is Thursday at Tonganoxie Elementary School
05:27 p.m., May 6, 2015 Updated 08:46 a.m.
Tonganoxie Public Library is sponsoring an all-ages literacy fair this week at Tonganoxie Elementary School.
Tallest tale in all the land
Tonganoxie area resident 1st woman to win storytelling contest
May 6, 2015
Keyta Kelly has the knack for telling a humdinger of a story. She has a shovel to prove it. Kelly recently was chosen as the latest tall tale storyteller champion. The competition took place a couple weekends ago in Downs, the Storytelling Capital of Kansas.

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