A look at news in and around Leavenworth County

Local soldier returning from fourth tour to be honored tonight at Grandpa’s Burger Box Bike Night
June 13, 2014
The Tonganoxie Motorcycle Association will have its second Grandpa’s Burger Box Bike Night tonight with a special guest.
The Mirror conducting cutest pet contest
June 12, 2014
Do you have the cutest pet in all the land?
ATV, motorcycle races added to Tonganoxie Days lineup
June 10, 2014
Tonganoxie Days has been a staple for nearly 30 years, but getting ready for it can be a yearlong activity.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie building inspector Christy Carter
June 10, 2014
This week’s Face to Face profile features Christy Carter, building inspector and codes enforcement officer for Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie Public Library expecting big numbers for this year’s 5K race/walk
June 9, 2014
The Tonganoxie Public Library’s 5K run/walk during Tonganoxie Days traditionally has been a main moneymaker for the library.
Tonganoxie organizers seek more participants for Kirby McRill 5K Walk
June 9, 2014
The Kirby McRill 5K Walk has plenty of volunteers, prizes and sponsors for the June 21 event. Now the event just needs more participants.
Tonganoxie High grad earns degree, other honors from William Jewell
June 8, 2014
A Tonganoxie High School graduate has earned a degree from a Missouri institution.
Tonganoxie driver safety refresher course for seniors later this week
June 7, 2014
A driving safety refresher course for senior citizens will be offered Thursday and Friday in Tonganoxie.
Leavenworth County law enforcement officials run for Special Olympics
June 5, 2014
Nearly 70 Leavenworth County law enforcement officials from various agencies ran Tuesday in the Special Olympics Torch Run through parts of Lansing and Leavenworth.
Welded creations: Local artist joins WyCo Museum exhibit
June 5, 2014
At age 83, Harold Leible is starting to realize that he might be something of an artist.
Springdale News
June 3, 2014
Evelyn Schwinn and Sharon Lynn enjoyed a sister day May 21. They had lunch and did some shopping.
McLouth Happenings
June 3, 2014
The family of Zelma Sanders extends our sincere appreciation for the various expressions of loving comfort we received from our friends, relatives and community.
Jarbalo Jottings
June 3, 2014
Orville and Rosie Oelschlaeger and Gary Oleschlaeger visited cemeteries Memorial Day weekend in Morrill, Troy and Fall Creek.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie High School athletic trainer Mark Padfield
June 3, 2014
This week’s Face to Face profile features Mark Padfield, Tonganoxie High School athletic trainer and teacher.