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A look at news in and around Leavenworth County


McLouth Happenings
March 30, 2016
Donkey basketball again was a success at McLouth High School. The McLouth FFA put on the event Wednesday, March 23, in the Purple Gymnasium. A pulled pork meal took place in advance of the game.
Linwood News
March 30, 2016
The Brew to Brew run will take place Sunday and will go from the Boulevard Brewing Company in Kansas City, Mo., to Free State Brewery in Lawrence. You’ll see a lot of runners as well as transfer vehicles throughout Linwood. Please watch out when driving.
Jarbalo Jottings
March 30, 2016
Marilyn Oxley was voted in as director of the Fall Creek Cemetery Association for a three-year term at a meeting March 12. Others on the board are Ron Joles, secretary, and Jackie Schwinn, treasurer. There will be a clean-up day starting at 9 a.m. April 9 at the cemetery. The rain date is April 16. A memorial service will be May 29.
Tonganoxie senior earns K-State’s Putnam Scholarship
March 30, 2016
A Tonganoxie High School senior has been awarded Kansas State University’s Putnam Scholarship. Natalie Wolf received the scholarship during ceremonies Feb. 19 at K-State. Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students, presented the award.
Process continues for proposed luxury RV resort near Tonganoxie
March 29, 2016
Plans for a proposed 150-acre luxury RV resort east of the Stone Creek subdivision will continue to be reviewed by various groups in the coming weeks. The first reading for Ordinance 1408, annexing a small parcel of land to the city, took place at the March 21 Tonganoxie City Council meeting. The small parcel of land inadvertently was left out of a November request to annex roughly 150 acres into the city.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Andy Suber
March 29, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profile features local real estate developer and construction manager Andy Suber.
Tonganoxie City Council approves Topeka firm for City Hall, police station work
March 22, 2016
The Tonganoxie City Council has selected a Topeka construction company to do renovations to Cornerstone Family Worship for a new police station and the former Tan Time for a new City Hall. The council approved, 4-1, the low bid of The Osborne Company, Inc. $592,900, with alternate additions of $9,200 for City Hall windows and $6,000 for police shower.
Organizers hope Feast for First Responders gains steam in Tonganoxie
March 22, 2016
A few Tonganoxie residents who made a meal for first-responders hope the gesture will become a regular occurrence. The first Feast with First Responders dinner took place Feb. 19 at the Tonganoxie City Fire Station. Roughly 20 people were present, with representatives from the Tonganoxie police and fire departments and Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Service. Leavenworth County Sheriff’s office members also were invited to the gathering.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Jamie Bowser
March 15, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profile features Jamie Bowser.
Tonganoxie girls’ furious rally falls short against Atchison
March 9, 2016
Midway through the second quarter, things looked bleak for the Tonganoxie High girls basketball team. Behind an offensive rebounding onslaught, Atchison opened up a 39-15 lead midway through the second quarter. “The way our team has been all year is if we play a half court game, we have a tough time because we don’t rebound well,” head coach Matt Frost said.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Alex Neeland
March 8, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profile features Alex Neeland.
Officials investigating, increasing security measures after threatenting message found in Tonganoxie High School bathroom
March 1, 2016
Local law enforcement officials are investigating a threatening note found this morning at Tonganoxie High School. According to updates administrators posted on the Tonganoxie USD 464 web page and Facebook page, someone found a threatening note written on a bathroom stall wall.
Chickens to be hatching this month at Tonganoxie Public Library
March 1, 2016
A special delivery to Tonganoxie Public Library will require employees there to provide mama chicken duties this month. Ameraucana chicken eggs were delivered Tuesday morning just before story time with local youngsters. Nicole Holifield, youth services librarian at the Tonganoxie library, ordered the eggs in time for Easter and purchased an incubator online.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie City FD Capt. Adam Griffith
March 1, 2016
This week’s face to face faeture profile features Capt. Adam Griffith with the Tonganoxie City Fire Department.