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A look at news in and around Leavenworth County


A day of remembrance in Tonganoxie for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 21, 2016
From poetry to dance and boisterous song to re-enactments, the more than 60 people who attended Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at The Jewel on Main saw the passion for the civil rights leader conveyed in numerous ways.
Tonganoxie celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. with song, dance and spoken word
January 19, 2016
From poetry to dance and boisterous song to re-enactments, the more than 60 people who attended Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at The Jewel on Main saw the passion for the civil rights leader conveyed in numerous ways. Roz McCommon, owner of the The Jewel on Main, 707 E. Fourth St., organized the first MLK celebration at her venue last year in Tonganoxie.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie USD 464 Board Member Kaija Baldock
January 18, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profile features Kaija Baldock, Tonganoxie USD 464 board member.
Lawrence couple opens bar in Tonganoxie’s Myers Hotel
January 6, 2016
Lawrence resident Kate Brubacher always has enjoyed taking leisurely drives from the college town to points elsewhere. One of those trips always included a drive on U.S. 24-40 to Tonganoxie. She’d pass by the Myers Hotel multiple times.
Tonganoxie City Council votes to purchase church for $275,000
Mayor casts tiebreaking vote for police station’s new home
January 5, 2016
As the debate about the Tonganoxie Police Department’s future home has dragged on, City Council members have been unanimous about the need for a new station — elected officials just have been split on the location and new versus repurposed.
New Leavenworth County Annex opens in Tonganoxie
January 5, 2016
A new, more spacious Leavenworth County Annex is up and running in Tonganoxie. The building had its first day of operations Monday, but several county officials were on hand Wednesday, Dec. 30, for an open house at the 100,000-square-foot facility.
Tonganoxie Face to Face: VFW’s Art Miller
January 5, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profiles Tongnanoxie VFW member Art Miller.
Tonganoxie man to appear in court Monday following alleged stabbing
03:18 p.m., January 4, 2016 Updated 05:24 p.m.
A 38-year-old Tonganoxie man will appear in court next week for a case involving an alleged stabbing Sunday night at a Tonganoxie apartment complex.
New Leavenworth County Annex open house is today in Tonganoxie
Basehor EMS to be delayed
December 30, 2015
A grand opening and ribbon cutting for the new Leavenworth County Annex will be 2 p.m. today in Tonganoxie. An open house will immediately follow the ribbon cutting. The public is welcome to visit and tour the county’s newest
Planning commissioner files for Leavenworth County commission
December 30, 2015
Though the election is more than 10 months away, one candidate already has filed for Leavenworth County Commissioner.
Face to Face: New Tonganoxie Public Libary board member Loralee Stevens
December 28, 2015
This week’s Face to Face profile features Loralee Stevens, who recently joined the Tonganoxie Public Library board.
Tonganoxie to have equestrian restrictions on sidewalks, trails
No decision yet on police station
December 23, 2015
The Tonganoxie City Council approved an ordinance amending city code to restrict equestrian use and some motorized vehicles on trails and sidewalks. The governing body approved the measure, 4-0, with Council Member Kara Reed absent. The council recently requested city staff draw up an ordinance that would prohibit animals and motorized vehicles on sidewalks and trails within the city limits. It makes a revision to city code with the exception of a dog or cat properly licensed in the city that is properly restrained or on a leash.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Tabatha Regehr
December 23, 2015
This week’s Face to Face profiles Tonganoxie’s Tabatha Regehr
Tonganoxie briefs: Legislative update; Christmas party; Play auditions; Park bricks still for sale; Sesquicentennial meeting next month
December 23, 2015
A legislative forum will start at 7 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Tonganoxie VFW Post Home. First State Bank and Trust is sponsoring the event, which is open to the public. Local legislators have been invited to the forum to speak to residents about the upcoming session.