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A look at news in and around Leavenworth County


Tonganoxie man arrested on suspicion of child endangerment, alcohol charges
July 14, 2015
A Tonganoxie man whose apartment was the scene of an alleged sexual assault case involving a 13-year-old girl has been booked into Leavenworth County Jail.
Face to Face: Grandpa’s Burger Box’s Kristin Conley
July 14, 2015
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Grandpa’s Burger Box owner Kristin Conley.
July celebration in Tonganoxie to mark National Day of American Cowboy
July 9, 2015
Tonganoxie will celebrate National Day of the American Cowboy with a parade, several country western music performances and vendors. The event starts with a parade at 10 a.m. July 25 through downtown Tonganoxie.
Cinderella’ to be staged this month at Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center
July 9, 2015
This year’s summer youth theater production will be 6 p.m. July 17 and 11 a.m. July 18 Saturday at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center on the Tonganoxie High School campus.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital Summer Spray 5K comes July 18 to Tonganoxie
July 8, 2015
The Lawrence Memorial Hospital Summer Spray 5K series will take place later this month in Tonganoxie. The event will begin with registration at 6:30 a.m. July 18 at Family Medicine of Tonganoxie, 410 Woodfield Drive. The race will start at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for youths 12 and younger, Adult pre-registration is $25, while adult registration is $30. Team registration (up three people) is $50. Participants can register online at lmhendowment.org by clicking on the event. Online registration must be complete 48 hours before the 5K.
USD 464 LOB authority hike fails to pass
July 8, 2015
The Tonganoxie USD 464 school board will not have an increased local-option budget authority. With about a 39 percent voter turnout, 1,235 people voted against the measure, while 1,055 voted in favor of it, a margin of 180 votes. The “no” votes had about 54 percent of the vote. The deadline for the mail-ballot election was June 30.
Tonganoxie mural public forum set for Wednesday in council chambers
July 7, 2015
Residents with ideas of what might be featured on walls in the new Tonganoxie downtown pocket park are asked to share their thoughts tonight during a public forum. Progress continues on the mural project at the new pocket park in downtown Tonganoxie, but the committee members are asking for input from the community to help determine what might go on the murals. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers, 321 Delaware.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie UMC minister Bill Gepford
July 7, 2015
This week’s Face to Face profile features Tonganoxie’s
Tonganoxie police reports, June 29-July 5, 2015
July 6, 2015
Tonganoxie police calls June 29-July 5, 2015:
Celebration in July to mark National Day of American Cowboy
July 2, 2015
Tonganoxie will celebrate National Day of the American Cowboy with a parade, several country western music performances and vendors.
Cinderella’ to be staged later this month
July 2, 2015
This year’s summer youth theater production will be 6 p.m. July 17 and 11 a.m. July 18 Saturday at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center on the Tonganoxie High School campus.
Longtime Tonganoxie doctor dies after just celebrating 60 years of service
July 2, 2015
Dr. Phil Stevens, who just marked 60 years of service yesterday, died in his sleep overnight.
Public input needed for Tonganoxie mural work
July 1, 2015
Progress continues on the mural project at the new pocket park in downtown Tonganoxie, but the committee members are asking for input from the community to help determine what might go on the murals.
60 years strong: Tonganoxie physician marks milestone
July 1, 2015
When Dr. Phil Stevens opened his office in Tonganoxie, the office came with a General Electric refrigerator. The fridge still is going strong — and so is Stevens. That was exactly 60 years ago to the day today. Stevens started his practice on July 1, 1955, in the office at 605 E. Fourth St.