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A look at news in and around Leavenworth County


Tonganoxie Community Historical Society soup feed is Feb. 18
February 5, 2016
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society will have its annual soup and chili feed from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 18 at Tonganoxie United Methodist Church.
McLouth Happenings
February 5, 2016
The United Methodist Church Souper Bowl rival teams, McLouth United Methodist Church and Tonganoxie United Methodist Church will battle to tackle hunger.
Jarbalo Jottings
February 5, 2016
The Jaunty Jarbalonians red hat group ate Jan. 18 at the New China Inn in Leavenworth. Those in attendance were Betty Clark, Linda Barry, Jane Turner and Thamar Barnett. They would like to have new members. If interested, call Thamar Barnett at 913-727-1727.
Father-son altercation leads to 5-hour Tonganoxie standoff
February 4, 2016
An incident Wednesday between a father and son involving a gun led to a standoff with police that lasted nearly five hours. Tonganoxie police were dispatched to the 600 block of River Street for a domestic disturbance involving a gun.
Tonganoxie calls special meeting for further financing disucssion
February 2, 2016
The Tonganoxie City Council held off on financing for the city’s new police station and city hall at Monday’s meeting to go over some changes in the contract.
Tonganoxie Public Library picks winning name for humongous teddy bear
Adult reading is this month
February 2, 2016
The gigantic stuffed animal at Tonganoxie Public Library is now known as Shakesbear, a take, of course, on Shakespeare.
KDOT continues to work on problematic potholes on K-32 in Linwood
January 28, 2016
The winter weather continues to affect a stretch of highway in Linwood. Both lanes of Kansas Highway 32 in Linwood have numerous pesky potholes that keep reappearing due to winter weather that is further aggravating the deteriorating overlay surface on the road.
Tonganoxie earmarks $31,500 for sesquicentennial celebration
January 26, 2016
The Tonganoxie City Council has earmarked $31,500 for the Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial celebration this summer. The council approved the measure, 5-0, at a rescheduled meeting last week. Council Members Curtis Oroke and Kara Reed are on the event’s steering committee and presented a proposal for the funding request.
Tonganoxie EAST group celebrates year with storyteller
January 26, 2016
Joyce Slater recounted her childhood Monday at the Myers Hotel. She spoke of sleeping in a bedroom of several siblings. “Now that was cooperation,” she said. “Most of us today are very sound sleepers.” Slater, who has been an active storyteller since 1989, served as speaker for the Entrepreneurs Achieving Success Together annual celebration.
Tonganoxie man pleads no contest in case involving juvenile
January 26, 2016
A 54-year-old Tonganoxie pleaded no contest to two cases Friday in Leavenworth County District Court. Warren P. Thompson entered a no contest plea to one charge of aggravated child endangerement and another for possession of a methamphetamine.
Tonganoxie man pleads guilty to fracturing infant son’s skull
January 26, 2016
A 30-year-old Tonganoxie man admitted to fracturing his 3-month-old son’s skull Monday while in Leavenworth County District Court.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie City Hall’s Teresa Bastron
January 26, 2016
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Tonganoxie City Hall’s Teresa Bastron
Knights of Columbus free-throw contest is this weekend
Rec commission also has several activities coming up
January 21, 2016
The Tonganoxie Knights of Columbus again will be challenging local youths to test their free-throw shooting skills this weeekend. All boys and girls ages 9-14 are invited to participate in the council/local level of competition at the 2016 Tonganoxie Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship.
A day of remembrance in Tonganoxie for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 21, 2016
From poetry to dance and boisterous song to re-enactments, the more than 60 people who attended Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at The Jewel on Main saw the passion for the civil rights leader conveyed in numerous ways.
Tonganoxie celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. with song, dance and spoken word
January 19, 2016
From poetry to dance and boisterous song to re-enactments, the more than 60 people who attended Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at The Jewel on Main saw the passion for the civil rights leader conveyed in numerous ways. Roz McCommon, owner of the The Jewel on Main, 707 E. Fourth St., organized the first MLK celebration at her venue last year in Tonganoxie.

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