A look at news in and around Leavenworth County

Pleasant day for a run for Tonganoxie cross country team
Boys team takes 1st, girls 2nd at Pleasant Ridge
October 13, 2015
The 1-2 punch continues for Tonganoxie High cross country teams, though the squads just missed sweeping the Pleasant Ridge Invitational on Thursday near Easton. THS, with a score of 39, won the boys meet by 20 points, while the girls placed second as a team, just one point behind Basehor-Linwood. The Chieftain boys again ran well as a team, ranging from second place to 14th in team scoring (the top five finishers on each team count toward the team schedule).
Face to Face: Tonganoxie USD 464 human resources clerk Meagan Vestal
October 6, 2015
This week’s Face to Face features Tonganoxie USD 464 human resources clerk Meagan Vestal.
Leaders of the pack for Tonganoxie cross country
October 1, 2015
Tonganoxie defended its turf well last week at its home invitational. The THS girls team placed first overall and the boys squad second. Each team also had the top individual finisher. Tonganoxie finished with 23 points in the girls race, with Manhattan placing second with 48 and Wamego third with 53. Bishop Seabury placed fourth with 105 points. Pleasant Ridge, Bishop Ward, Wyandotte and JC Harmon also had runners compete in the race.
Tonganoxie citywide garage sales, Leavenworth County cleanup events Saturday
October 1, 2015
Bargain hunters should have plenty of opportunities to find deals this weekend. Tonganoxie will have its citywide garage sales this Saturday. Residents are encouraged to have their sales throughout the community on Saturday, though some have been known to get started on Fridays each year.
Tonganoxie family’s natural gas restored following weeks of testing
September 29, 2015
A Tonganoxie family’s natural gas service has been restored after several weeks. Kansas Gas Service restored natural gas Saturday at the home of Scott and Shiela Wogomon in the Jackson Heights subdivision. Scott Wogomon said via email that service was restored after originally being shut off Aug. 18 following concerns that an unknown gas was permeating through ground beneath the home. The situation also affected two other residences in the area and had neighbors paying close attention to any strange smells of gas in the neighborhood.s
McLouth Happenings
September 29, 2015
The 15th annual Trail Ride for the Cure to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be Sunday, October 4, at the Circle S Guest Ranch, north of Lawrence.
Jarbalo Jottings
September 29, 2015
France Frick of Spokane, Wash., a former resident of this area, visited relatives and friends in this area for two weeks. She visited Thamar Barnett on Sept. 21.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie 4-H leader Gretchen Manus
September 29, 2015
Gretchen Manus is this week’s Face to Face profile person.
High on the hog: Knapp Family Farms to show off pigs on Kaw Valley Farm Tour
September 28, 2015
At Knapp Family Farms just outside of Basehor, family members have been raising pigs since 1954.
Tonganoxie City Fire Department fire calls, Sept. 7-20, 2015
September 27, 2015
Tonganoxie City Fire Department calls for Sept. 7-20, 2015.
Tonganoxie family continues to be without gas services
September 23, 2015
A Tonganoxie family continues to wait for results from state officials on gas found underneath its home. Scott Wogomon and his family, who live in the Jackson Heights subdivision, have been without gas service since Aug. 18 when Kansas Gas Service investigated a gas leak at the home. The leak was addressed, but in the process, Kansas Gas Service officials found a gas foreign to what they provide beneath the soil of the Wogomon home.
Tonganoxie mural provides new attraction downtown
September 23, 2015
A mural in the downtown Tonganoxie pocket park drew many passersby last week. Kelly Poling, a muralist from Chillicothe, Mo., painted the mural much of last week on the west side of the Dr. Phil Stevens medical office. The mural, which Poling started Sept. 15, shows “books” with various titles depicting people and things that are part of Tonganoxie’s history.
Tonganoxie’s curbside recycling growing
Drop-off site still popular with residents
September 23, 2015
Tonganoxie will be completing its first year of curbside recycling later this fall. The city approved opt-in recycling about a year ago and services through Honey Creek Disposal started last November. Randy Sheldon with Honey Creek said about 250 Tonganoxie households utilize the service, which costs $4 monthly. That’s charge is on top of the base trash service fee for Tonganoxie residents, as the company is the city’s trash service provider.
Tonganoxie homecoming parade postponed due to bad weather
September 18, 2015
The Tonganoxie High School homecoming parade has been postponed due to inclement weather.