A look at news in and around Leavenworth County

Tonganoxie Pickin’ and Grinnin’ is Friday
December 7, 2016
Join in for a good family evening of Pickin’ and Grinnin’ music and fellowship at 6 p.m. Friday at Tonganoxie Friends Church.
Tonganoxie man gives no contest plea during indecent liberties case
December 7, 2016
A 19-year-old Tonganoxie man pleaded no contest Monday in Leavenworth County District Court to aggravated indecent liberties with a child.
Technology award for Tonganoxie Community Historical Society
December 7, 2016
The Tonganoxie Community Historical Society has won the 2016 Technology Award from the Kansas Museums Association. TCHS representatives received the award Nov. 4 during the annual KMA conference at Fort Leavenworth.
Tonganoxie City Council to determine rezoning fate
December 7, 2016
The fate of rezoning an area along U.S. Highway 24-40 near 206th Street will rest with the Tonganoxie City Council.
All for one and one for all at Tonganoxie’s Madrigal Feaste
December 7, 2016
It’s early December, which means a growing Tonganoxie tradition once again transformed Tonganoxie Middle School into a Renaissance Era castle. This past weekend was the 15th annual Madrigal Feaste, an event that continues to draw sellout performances for two nights only. It also serves as a reunion.
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society wins state technology award
December 2, 2016
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society has won the 2016 Technology Award from the Kansas Museums Association. TCHS representatives received the award Nov. 4 during the annual Kansas Museums Association conference at Fort Leavenworth.
Tonganoxie accepting goods for food drive
November 30, 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.
Tonganoxie library offers games for adults
November 30, 2016
The library continues to offer bingo the first and third Mondays of each month, but now is offering Grown-up Game Time the second and fourth Mondays of each month.
Leavenworth County elder abuse summit Thursday
November 30, 2016
Leavenworth County attorneys, along with with representatives from the Department of Children and Familiies will have an elder abuse summit this week.
Olathe man sentenced in Tonganoxie DUI case
November 30, 2016
Martin Patrick, 46, Olathe, was convicted by jury last week in Leavenworth District Court of driving under the influence of alcohol. Sentencing will be 10 a.m. Jan. 4.
Leavenworth man gives guilty plea in battery case
November 30, 2016
A Leavenworth man pled guilty last week to two felony counts of aggravated battery and one count of domestic battery on Oct. 19, 2016, in Leavenworth County District Court. Judge Gunnar Sundby sentenced Miller to 162 months in prison due to his criminal history and the severity level of the offense. The Leavenworth County Attorney’s Office filed charges following an incident on March 10, 2016, in which officers were called to Miller’s girlfriend’s home after he shoved his girlfriend into a piece of furniture. Miller’s girlfriend’s friend responded to the home to help.
Atchison man sentenced to life in kidnapping case
November 30, 2016
Marcas McGowan, 32, Atchison, was sentenced last week in federal court to life in prison without parole on one count of kidnapping resulting in death of a 5-year-old-girl and a 10-year sentence for one count discharging a firearm during a crime of violence.44
McLouth Happenings
November 30, 2016
McLouth’s Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration will be 4-6 p.m. Saturday downtown in City Park. Enjoy free food, drinks and door prizes donated by local businesses and folks who want this to be a special occasion for the community. Join in the Christmas caroling.
Linwood News
November 30, 2016
Santa Claus visits the area with a stop from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Linwood Library. He will ride in on a firetruck at noon and be ready to visit with children right after. Mrs. Claus will also be on hand. The event will also include some craft activities and cookies to munch on.