A look at news in and around Leavenworth County

McLouth Happenings
September 10, 2014
The McLouth Threshing Bee will celebrate its 57th year later this month.
Jarbalo Jottings
September 10, 2014
The Barnett family enjoyed a Labor Day picnic and baby shower Aug. 30. Drake Lee Mooberry arrived a few days early on Aug. 28 and was able to attend his own shower, which took place at Jarbalo United Methodist Church.
Tonganoxie group to honor Sept. 11
September 10, 2014
Tonganoxie American Legion Post 41 will have a “random act of patriotism” Thursday morning in honor of the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001.
Leavenworth Retired School Personnel have September meeting
September 10, 2014
Leavenworth Retired School Personnel members received special recognition at its meeting Thursday at the Heritage Center.
Tonganoxie Nursing Center resident readies for milestone
06:41 p.m., September 10, 2014 Updated 10:36 a.m.
Frances Louise Von Hooser has a noteworthy birthday coming up. But she seems to be taking it in stride.
Tonganoxie church offers after-school program
September 10, 2014
A Tonganoxie church is offering an after-school program for a second year. The Good News Club began with the start of the school year. It meets Monday afternoons at Cornerstone Family Worship, 128 E. Sixth St.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie Motorcycle Association president Larry Collinge
September 10, 2014
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Larry Collinge, owner of Larry’s Performance Automotive and president of Tonganoxie Motorcycle Association.
Leavenworth County Democrats plan picnic fundraiser
September 5, 2014
The Leavenworth County Democrats are planning a second annual picnic fundraiser from 4-7 p.m. Sept. 20 at VFW Park in Tonganoxie, 900 E. First St.
Face to Face: Kramer and Associates’ Dana Splichal
September 2, 2014
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Dana Splichal of Tonganoxie.
Rural Tonganoxie sunflowers family tradition for nearly 40 years
September 2, 2014
Ted Grinter sorts through a truckbed full of corn.
Cooler weather delaying Tonganoxie sunflower field blooms
12:12 p.m., August 29, 2014 Updated 12:12 p.m.
A popular photo backdrop is expected to be in prime form the next two weekends. Ted and Kris Grinter’s sunflowers should be ready for pictures in the coming days, according to Kris’ blog,
Creative critters in Leavenworth County?
Animals create ‘art’ for local Humane Society
August 27, 2014
One person’s art is an animal’s chance to traipse across some tarp.
Face to Face: The Ruffled Daisy’s Beth Eaton
August 26, 2014
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Beth Eaton of The Ruffled Daisy.
Letter: O’Brien not responding to voter’s calls
August 25, 2014
I called Connie O’Brien at least eight times while she was in session and not one time did we connect. I never heard from her in more than two years.