A look at news in and around Leavenworth County

Face to Face: Tonganoxie SRO Anthony Garcia
October 21, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profile features Anthony Garcia with the Tonganoxie Police Department. He also serves as a student resource officer for Tonganoxie USD 464.
Ribbon cutting highlights new Tonganoxie Police Station
Event unveils latest municipal building
October 19, 2016
As about 30 people attended a ribbon cutting on a crisp and chilly fall morning this past Thursday at the new Tonganoxie Police Department, Mayor Jason Ward joked about the weather and said it was fitting because police Chief Jeff Brandau thought it would be “a cold day in hell before he had a new police station.”
Spooktacular Scavenger Hunt starts Friday; Spooktacular set for Oct. 28
October 19, 2016
Spooktacular scavenger hunt will get started Friday. Youths can get started on the Spooktacular Scavenger Hunt by gathering clues Friday in downtown Tonganoxie. The hunt will run through Oct. 27 and prizes will be given out, such as mini Gambinos pizzas, a $100 gift card and 15 $10 bills.
Ballot question debate moves along slowly; sign ordinance tabled; public hearing set
Public hearing set for Nov. 7
October 19, 2016
The Tonganoxie City Council continues to determine what a ballot question might resemble as it looks to put the 3/4-cent sales tax extension to a public vote. A downsized council met Monday for its regular meeting, with Mayor Jason Ward and Council Members Chris Donnelly and Jim Truesdell absent.
Man makes running stop in Tonganoxie along 10-day statewide journey
October 14, 2016
Local residents might have seen an area man running Monday through Tonganoxie. The Johnson County resident has logged plenty of miles in his shoes in recent weeks. And on Monday, he made a stop near Tonganoxie. John Kohler has been involved in Run Across Kansas. It started from Kanorado at the Colorado line and made his way to mile 405 near the Tonganoxie city limits. He was greeted by family, friends and some school children at LIFE Child Care Center and Daycare.
Tonganoxie continues sales tax extension talks
Festival move alsod debated; city manager bids farewell
October 6, 2016
The Tonganoxie City Council opted to move forward with putting the extension of the 3/4-cent sales tax for 20 years to a public vote. What the sales tax question exactly will say is still to be determined.
Visitation today, services tomorrow for Tonganoxie postmaster; online account set up for contributions
October 3, 2016
An online account has been set up to help of the family of Tonganoxie’s postmaster, who died last week in a head-on crash along U.S. Highway 24-40. Kelly Fowler, 51, who also was a 1983 Tonganoxie High School graduate, was killed Sept. 26 in the accident, which occurred near 243rd Street and U.S. 24-40 not far from her home south of Reno.
Kathy’s Kottage to have open house Saturday in Tonganoxie
September 30, 2016
A retired Genesis Christian Academy teacher is starting a new business in Tonganoxie and there will be an open house this weekend to showcase the new venture. Kathy Link will have an open house from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at Kathy’s Kottage, 120 Hatchell Road. The business will start offering classes for youths and women starting in October. It also is a boutique where visitors can purchase various crafts. For more information, go to the business’ Facebook page.
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society offering barn quilt classes next month; deadline Oct. 8
September 29, 2016
The barn quilt is the largest grassroots art movement in America. Barn art (as some call it), has found its way into Leavenworth County by way of Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie’s fall citywide garage sale is Saturday
September 28, 2016
The Tonganoxie Citywide Garage Sales for fall will be Oct. 1.
Bonner Springs man sentenced in burglary case
September 28, 2016
Kenneth Calhoun, 48, Bonner Springs, was sentenced to 32 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections for a burglary he committed in June 2014.
Jarbalo Jottings, Linwood News and McLouth Happenings
September 28, 2016
Weekly columns from Jarbalo, Linwood News and McLouth Happenings:
Tonganoxie business makes mark on Manhattan with condos and now Bluemont Hotel
September 27, 2016
Tonganoxie’s Andy Suber already had a vision for the future when he and childhood friend Jason Grantham were attending Kansas State University majoring in construction science.
Tonganoxie High School to perform ‘The Odd Couple’
September 21, 2016
Tonganoxie High School will be performing “The Odd Couple” for its fall play this weekend at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center. The popular comedy that has graced stage and small screen is about two buddies who almost kill each other trying to share an apartment. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at TPAC. Admission is $3 for students and seniors and $5 for adults.
Tonganoxie Public Library officials talk building future with City Council
September 20, 2016
Tonganoxie Public Library officials have been discussing expansion or the feasibility of building a new structure in some capacity for the last decade. In the past year, a library foundation was established to create a fundraising arm for new construction. With the 3/4-cent sales tax for Tonganoxie Water Park set to expire in a year, the Tonganoxie City Council is looking at the option of extending it, possibly 20 years.