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A look at news in and around Leavenworth County


Genesis Christian Academy, Tonganoxie Recreation Commission receive Lawrence Memorial Hospital grants
October 27, 2017
Genesis Christian Academy and the Tonganoxie Recreation Commission together have been awarded health and wellness grants from the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association. Funds were raised for the grant through the Summer Spray 5K this past summer.
McLouth Happenings: Halloween festivities, church chili supper and tree lighting information
October 26, 2017
Enjoy the ride of your life on the Threshers Lair Haunted Hayride on Saturday at the McLouth Threshing Bee Grounds. The hayrides are 7:30-11 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $10 per person; $5 for children ages 6 and younger.
Linwood News: Hayride, early childhood screening, movie night and Bluegrass show
October 26, 2017
The city of Linwood is hosting its annual hayride and costume contest this weekend. It will be 7 p.m. Saturday at the city park. Refreshments will be available. For more information, contact City Hall.
Spooky spots in Tonganoxie area for Halloween celebrations
October 26, 2017
Halloween festivities are nearly here. Whether it’s Spooktacular on Friday in Tonganoxie or haunted hayrides Saturday in McLouth, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate the holiday in the area.
Tyson narrows list to three potential sites
October 26, 2017
TOPEKA — Local officials have confirmed that three Kansas counties are finalists for a new Tyson Foods Inc. chicken-processing plant. The sites are in Cloud County in north-central Kansas, Montgomery County in southeastern Kansas and Sedgwick County in south-central Kansas. Montgomery County proposed a site in Coffeyville. State Department of Agriculture spokeswoman Heather Lansdowne said last week that 16 communities in Kansas pursued the project, and Tyson narrowed the list to three.
Linwood News: Adult fairy gardens
October 19, 2017
The Linwood Library is bringing fairy gardens to an adult audience with its fairy garden workshop, which starts at noon Saturday. Registration is required for the event. Participants will need to bring their own container, but the library will supply dirt, some plants, and guidance. Participants may bring any extras they desire. Admission is free.
McLouth Happenings: Library offerings; Haunted Hayride; Festival of Trees
October 19, 2017
Enjoy the ride of your life on the Threshers Lair Haunted Hayride the next two Saturdays at the McLouth Threshing Bee Grounds. The hayrides are 7:30-11 p.m. Saturday and then again a week later on Oct. 28. Cost is $10 per person; $5 for children ages 6 and younger.
Tonganoxie USD 464 reports slight increase in enrollment
October 19, 2017
Tonganoxie USD 464’s enrollment numbers are up from 2016-17. Tonganoxie’s enrollment as of Sept. 20, the official date for Kansas school districts to submit their enrollment numbers, was 1,976. That’s an increase of 13 students from Sept. 20, 2016.
Missing foster children found in Kansas City
01:29 p.m., October 18, 2017 Updated 01:29 p.m.
Tonganoxie police located three Tonganoxie youths who had been missing for six weeks from foster care. Local police found the girls with help from other area law enforcement agencies. Chief Jeff Brandau said Tuesday that Tonganoxie police had gotten information about the potential location of the three girls, who are 12, 14 and 15.
McLouth Happenings: Laughing Lunch next week at Gambino’s
October 11, 2017
The 1967 Class of McLouth High School will meet for its Laughing Lunch at noon Oct. 19 at Rice House in Tonganoxie. The restaurant is just off East U.S. Highway 24-40 next to Gambino’s. All classmates are invited to attend the regular gathering.
Linwood News: Bingo night Saturday; hydrant flushing reminder; breakout at library; fall garden exchange
October 11, 2017
Linwood Community Building will be the site for bingo Saturday. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Games will run 6-9 p.m. Cards are $10 each and concessions will be available. Proceeds will go toward maintaining the building.
Leavenworth woman convicted in rape case involving 16-month-old
October 11, 2017
A 41-year-old Leavenworth woman was convicted Thursday of one count rape of an 16-month-old girl. Mahogany Payne was convicted in Leavenworth County District court. For the purpose of this case, rape is defined as sexual intercourse with a victim younger than 14 when the offender is 18 or older. Sexual intercourse is defined as digital penetration of the female sex organ. Any penetration however slight, constitutes sexual intercourse.
Klemp back on Leavenworth County Commission with appointment
October 11, 2017
Louis Klemp is returning to the Leavenworth County Commission. Leavenworth County Republican Party officials selected Klemp from a field of three hopefuls. The appointment comes after longtime Commissioner Clyde Graeber announced last month he would be stepping down due to health issues. Klemp served previously on the Leavenworth County Commission. He takes over Graeber’s position serving the 2nd District, which covers Lansing and parts of Leavenworth.
This month’s Art Night Out is Thursday at Tonganoxie Public Library
October 11, 2017
Local artist Liz Daniel will lead her next Art Night Out later this month. The next program will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Tonganoxie Public Library community room. During the classes, which take place the second Thursday of each month, Daniel leads attendees in creating art masterpieces.