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A look at news in and around Leavenworth County


Holy-Field having Kansas Day celebration Sunday in Basehor
January 22, 2015
Holy-Field Winery in Basehor will get an early start on celebrating Kansas Day.
Author to speak about Quantrill era at Tonganoxie Community Historical Society
January 22, 2015
A psychosocial nurse will discuss Missouri Order No. 11 and the Civil War during the next Tonganoxie Community Historical Society meeting.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Toni Minor
January 22, 2015
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Tonganoxie resident Toni Minor.
Living the dream in Tonganoxie
Area residents join together for Martin Luther King celebration
January 22, 2015
The Jewel on Main Singers just finished performing “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” when Tonganoxie resident Laurence Hill offered a suggestion. The singers should replace “world” with “Tonganoxie.”
Wrongfully convicted Oklahoma man to speak about capital punishment
January 8, 2015
Curtis McCarty, who was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death in Oklahoma, will speak next week about capital punishment.
Legislative update, discussion of sales tax extension vote to take place Saturday morning
January 8, 2015
Tonganoxie VFW Post 9271 and First State Bank and Trust will sponsor a legislative update this weekend.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie resident Brett Wedel
January 8, 2015
This week’s Face to Face profile features Tonganoxie’s Brett Wedel.
Basehor officials express support for Leavenworth County sales tax extension
Some area residents share doubts at library informational forum
January 8, 2015
A community meeting was held Wednesday at the Basehor Community Library to get feedback from Basehor citizens concerning the upcoming mail ballot vote for Leavenworth County.
The cowboy way
Linwood alum publishes western fiction book
January 7, 2015
Charley Green had aspirations growing up near Linwood to be the next Joel McCrea — or at least the characters he portrayed. McCrea starred in numerous American Westerns, making him one of Green’s idols as a child. Green has transformed that passion years later into a book, “The Reluctant Warrior: The Journey Begins.”
Tonganoxie’s Good Shepherd still anticipating spring opening
Organization seeks volunteers with help to new site
January 7, 2015
The Good Shepherd Thrift Store and Food Bank is expected to open in its news location when the weather likely will be more enjoyable.
Mail-in ballots for sales tax extension to be sent out in coming days
Informational meetings today, Saturday
January 7, 2015
Leavenworth County voters will be receiving ballots later this month for a ballot question that will decide whether to extend the county’s 1 cent sales tax.
Tonganoxie police calls for Dec. 24, 2014-Jan. 5, 2015
January 7, 2015
Tonganoxie police calls for Dec. 24, 2014-Jan. 5, 2015.
Humane society hoping to build animal shelter to serve Leavenworth County
January 6, 2015
Leavenworth County Humane Society, Inc., says it is creating a solution for animal control needs in the county, but some county officials have their doubts.
Kansas court orders more state spending on schools
December 30, 2014
A state district court panel has ruled that Kansas isn’t spending enough money on its public schools to provide a suitable education for every child.