A look at news in and around Leavenworth County

Tonganoxie blood drive March 29 at Victory Baptist Church
March 20, 2014
Victory Baptist Church is teaming up with the American Red Cross for a blood drive.
Life of Kirby McRill to be told at Tonganoxie Community Historical Society meeting
March 20, 2014
The life of Kirby McRill will be explained next week.
Pet of the week: Murphy
March 19, 2014
This week’s pet of the week is Murphy.
Tonganoxie’s own Man of Merit defies stereotypes
THS grad named to select list at KU
March 19, 2014
Jenny McKee first met Bret Koch in one of her classes at Kansas University.
Springdale News
March 18, 2014
The Schwinn brothers, Dan, John and Bill recently attended a dinner meeting in Lawrence for Millard Management Crop Insurance.
Jarbalo Jottings
March 18, 2014
Jarbalo United Methodist Women met Wednesday March 12 at the church. President Marilyn Oxley opened the meeting and Rev. Larry Grove gave a prayer.
Reception set for new Leavenworth County K-State Research and Extension agent
March 18, 2014
Leavenworth County Research and Extension will have a reception welcoming its new agriculture and natural resources agent.
Leavenworth County Republican women to meet next week
March 18, 2014
The Leavenworth County Republican Women’s Club monthly program and luncheon is next week.
Tonganoxie moves forward with tearing down police station
March 18, 2014
Tonganoxie will move ahead with demolishing the former Tonganoxie police station.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce’s Michelle Derry
March 18, 2014
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce vice president Michelle Derry.
Tonganoxie man cited for painting traditional green stripe down Fourth Street
March 17, 2014
A green stripe has been painted down Fourth Street all but one year of the St. Patrick’s Parade through downtown Tonganoxie.
Linwood Community Library to feature job search program, puppet show, author
March 17, 2014
The Linwood Community Library is offering special events in the coming weeks.
McLouth Happenings: Donkey basketball coming to MHS next week
March 17, 2014
Bob and Alfreda Ryan went March 10 to Pleasant Ridge High School to see their granddaughter Sarajo Mance inducted into the National Honor Society.
Saturday fundraiser to benefit Basehor twins needing reconstructive brain surgery
March 13, 2014
A Saturday fundraiser will benefit Blake and Lance Tranckino, twin baby brothers who require reconstructive brain surgery.