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A look at news in and around Leavenworth County


Lions Club offers screening, to have informational meeting Tuesday at library
November 23, 2016
Lions Club members provided service recently to Tonganoxie Elementary School which could benefit the health of students. Vision screenings discovered 49 students who may need professional eye exams. Lions Club members, using the Welch-Allyn SPOT device, screened 533 kindergartners, first-, third- and fifth-graders.
Lighting up the town in Tonganoxie
November 23, 2016
Visitors gathered to once again kick off the holiday season Saturday in downtown Tonganoxie. Folks gathered for various local talent performing near the pocket park at Fourth and Delaware as part of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting festivities.
Tonganoxie sales tax mail-in ballot question coming this winter
New developments with potential library locale, interlocal agreement and festivals
November 23, 2016
Tonganoxie will move ahead with a mail-in ballot for replacement of the 3/4-cent sales tax for Tonganoxie Water Park. The Council approved the final measure, 5-0, Monday, with ballots expected to be sent out in February.
Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting festivities Saturday
November 18, 2016
It’s actually looking very much like Christmas in Tonganoxie. Organizers and volunteers have been getting the downtown area ready for the annual Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting festivities, which will be 3-6 p.m. Saturday in downtown Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie High graduate to offer four-course dinner at Myers Hotel
November 16, 2016
Tonganoxie High School graduate Jamie Everett from Hank Charcuterie in Lawrence will be preparing a cocktail dinner next week at Myers Hotel. Myers Hotel architect Kate Brubacher is coordinating the Farmhouse Table Dinner with Everett. The meal starts at 6 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Myers Hotel Bar, 204 S. Main St., Tonganoxie. Space is limited. Cost is $65. For more information, contact Brubacher at brubacherhausfrau@gmail.com.
Tonganoxie city office accepting goods for food drive
November 16, 2016
The city of Tonganoxie is accepting food in November to help fill Good Shepherd Thrift Store and Food Bank. Non-perishable food items can be dropped off at City Hall, 526 E. Fourth St. Suggested items are peanut butter, jelly, canned soup, canned fruit and vegetables, cereal, pork and beans, spaghetti and sauce and macaroni and cheese. Donated food items will help Good Shpeherd fill its food pantry in time for the holidays.
Presentation on ‘Tonganoxie: The Man’
November 16, 2016
Susy Ross will present a piece about “Tonganoxie: The Man” next week. The presentation will start at 12:30 p.m. Monday at the Tonganoxie Public Library, Third and Bury streets. The speech, which will focus on the community’s namesake, is in observance of Native American Month.
Tonganoxie library director meet and greet to be Saturday
November 16, 2016
Tonganoxie Public Library will have a meet and greet for new library director Nicole Holifield this weekend. The event will be 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the library, Third and Bury streets. Light refreshments and children’s activities will be available before the tree lighting.
Merry Mayor event in Tonganoxie
November 16, 2016
Tonganoxie again will get the holiday season started with the annual Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting this weekend. Festivities will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday in downtown Tonganoxie at the pocket park, Fourth and Delaware streets.
Easton man convicted in DUI case
November 16, 2016
A 71-year-old Easton man was convicted by jury recently of driving under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene of an injury accident and failure to maintain a lane. Dale Kays appeared last week in Leavenworth County District Court. The convictions are from an incident on Jan. 22, 2016, according to Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson. Deputies with the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a residence on Easton Road to investigate a truck in the ditch. The 911 caller stated the truck took out multiple mail boxes and a traffic sign, according to Thompson. Deputies were also informed that the possible driver was attempting to leave the scene in another person’s vehicle.
Leavenworth man gives plea in meth case
November 16, 2016
Jason Schroyer, 46, Leavenworth, recently gave a plead of no contest to possession of methamphetamine.
McLouth Happenings
November 16, 2016
McLouth Elementary School had its annual Grandparents Day. More than 300 grandparents were in attendance for the day. They spent the afternoon with their grandchildren at recess, the book fair and even spent time in various classrooms. Thank you to the PTO for its tireless work to prepare for this event.
Linwood News
November 16, 2016
The Linwood Library is offering teens the chance to see the “Star Trek Beyond” movie at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the library. The library will play the movie on the big screen and snacks will be offered. The movie, which came out in the summer, was released on DVD earlier this month.
Jarbalo Jottings
November 16, 2016
David and Jane Turner went Nov. 4 to Centropolis for a meeting of the Santa Fe Trail Leather Artists Guild. Kathy Stimac and Terry Drennon of Reading visited Thamar Barnett, David and Jane Turner and Tammy Mooberry on Nov. 5. Rosie Oelschlaeger and Gary Oelschlaeger visited John and Janice Oelschlaeger and Amy of Lawrence on Nov. 6. They helped them with some projects and wished John a happy birthday.