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A look at news in and around Leavenworth County


Tonganoxie USD 464 candidate questionnaire: Gene Becker
April 6, 2015
Gene Becker is running for Tonganoxie USD 464 School Board’s Position 3. He is the current Position 7 (at-large) board member. Leana Leslie opted not to run for re-election, opening up that spot on the board.
Tonganoxie USD 464 candidate questionnaire: Kaija Baldock
April 6, 2015
Kaija Baldock is running for Tonganoxie USD 464 School Board Position 2.
Tonganoxie City Council agenda for April 6, 2015
April 6, 2015
Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce agenda for the April 6, 2015, meeting.
State lifts avian flu restrictions in Leavenworth, Wyandotte counties
April 6, 2015
The Kansas Department of Agriculture reports it has completed surveillance and testing of backyard flocks of poultry in Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties and lifted the movement restrictions for the quarantined area.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Brady Garren
April 1, 2015
This week’s Face to Face features Tonganoxie’s Brady Garren.
McLouth Happenings
April 1, 2015
Meals On Wheels exists to nourish the elderly and/or homebound people in our community. Regular, diabetic, mechanical (ground food), and renal (special kidney/dialysis diet) meals are available for delivery in McLouth. For more information, please call Meals on Wheels of Shawnee and Jefferson Counties: 785-295-3980.
Facebook and the election
Social media playing role locally in campaign
March 31, 2015
A forum for Tonganoxie City Council and Tonganoxie USD 464 School Board candidates gave those running in various races the chance to debate and explain their perspectives. With so many candidates, though, some might have preferred more opportunities to debate and discuss. Enter — for better or worse — Facebook.
Tonganoxie voters to use paper ballots Tuesday
Clerk cites cost savings for
March 31, 2015
Tonganoxie voters won’t cast ballots on electronic machines Tuesday. Leavenworth County Clerk Janet Klasinski has opted for paper ballots as a cost-saving measure. No machines means no fewer transportation costs. Klasinski said the decision also allowed her to reduce the her election worker staff by one. “In the past, we’ve had only 8 percent turnout,” Klasinski said. “I’m anticipating more than that this year.”
Tonganoxie police looking for information regarding case of man trying to lure middle school student into vehicle
March 30, 2015
Tonganoxie Police are looking for information regarding a reported incident Monday involving a man attempting to lure a middle school boy into a van.
Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development to celebrate 25 years April 9
March 29, 2015
The Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development Class is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and to honor the milestone, the Class of 2015 is hosting an event.
Tonganoxie Easter egg hunt today in Chieftain Park
March 28, 2015
The Tonganoxie Recreation Commission will have its annual Easter egg hunt at 3 p.m. Saturday throughout Chieftain Park.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Kendra Schobert
March 27, 2015
This week’s Face to Face profiles Tonganoxie Elementary School teacher Kendra Schobert.
Mercury Wireless service expanding to Tonganoxie area
March 26, 2015
Area Tonganoxie residents have another option for Internet services. Mercury Wireless, a Topeka company, now has a tower about 5 miles north of Tonganoxie that serves up to a 15-mile radius.
Crowded field for Position 2 on Tonganoxie USD 464 board
March 26, 2015
Tonganoxie USD 464’s Position 2 race has three candidates this year: incumbent Kathy Baragary and challengers Kaija Baldock and Bill Loechler. Here’s a closer look at each candidate.