A look at news in and around Leavenworth County

Pet Health Day coming April 14 to Tonganoxie
March 1, 2018
Pet owners can get their animals micro-chipped and vaccinated for rabies and a five-way vaccination for the discounted price of $30 in April.
Annual meeting for Fall Creek Cemetery Corporation is March 10
March 1, 2018
The Fall Creek Cemetery Corporation annual meeting will be 2 p.m. March 10 at Alexandria Township Fire Department in Springdale.
Tonganoxie Business Assocation coffee will be after-work affair this month
March 1, 2018
Tonganoxie Business Association will sponsor a March coffee at Mid-Star Lab in the Urban Hess Business Park. The event will start at 5 p.m. March 13 at the business, 1701 Commerce Ave.
Linwood News: Teen anime night; annual meeting; Eagles of Kansas; Bingo Night
March 1, 2018
The Linwood Community Library will show the anime movie “Princess Mononoke” from Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki at 3 p.m. Saturday. The movie will be shown after library hours with snacks and drinks provided and is for youth ages 13 and older.
Remember When: A Community Review for Feb. 28, 2018
March 1, 2018
John Cass Lenahan recently had “Yesteryears III” published. His previous two books dealt with Tonganoxie life primarily in the 1800’s. The third installment basically runs from the 1920s through the 1940s, particularly World War II.
School board meeting moved; Bothwell named VP; former city maintenance shop drawing interest from potential buyers
February 22, 2018
The Tonganoxie USD 464 board is expected to select a search firm for its new superintendent, though the meeting originally was set for this past Friday, but it was moved to 6 p.m. today because of scheduling conflicts. Board members will hear from Kansas Association of School Boards, as well as McPherson and Jacobson.
Tonganoxie USD 464, Genesis Christian Academy classes canceled again today due to inclement weather
February 22, 2018
Tonganoxie USD 464 and Genesis Christian Academy again will not have classes Thursday. School officials called off classes early Thursday morning due to inclement weather.
Lawson resigns from Tonganoxie City Council
February 20, 2018
A Tonganoxie City Council member who was the top vote-getter among a crowded field in the 2017 election has resigned. Jamie Lawson, who had been in office for about six weeks, announced at the beginning of Tuesday’s meeting that he would be stepping down. Lawson apologized for the sudden announcement.
No school for Tonganoxie USD 464 due to ice
February 20, 2018
Tonganoxie USD 464 will not have classes today, Feb. 20. School officials canceled due to icy conditions.
Linwood News: Ham and bean meal, Presidents Day closings, library winter programs
February 16, 2018
The Masonic Lodge will have a ham and bean dinner this week. Ham and beans will be served 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Linwood Community Center.
Basehor Beat: Hunter safety education courses to be offered
February 15, 2018
The Basehor Community Library partners with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism to offer state certified hunter education taught by Steve and Marsha Letcher. The class is taught in two parts to ensure the mandatory 10 hours of instruction. Please go to for more information and registration. The class is free, but students must be 11 or older to enroll.
Remember When: A Community Review for Jan. 31, 2018
January 31, 2018
Three Tonganoxie High band members made school history when they were selected to the Kansas Music Educators Association 1A-4A All-State Band. Senior Ryan Wolfe and juniors Rex Hancock and Ryan Brammer became the first ever THS students to eve make the prestigious band.
Basehor Beat: Basehor students win spelling bee
January 31, 2018
Basehor-Linwood students ready for Leavenworth County Spelling Bee later this week Basehor-Linwood students recently won the schoolwide spelling bee at various grade levels.
Dispatch numbers show thefts, animal calls up in 2017; Gill takes job with KBI; counterfeit bills found
January 31, 2018
Citations were up by more than 200 issuances in 2017 from 2016 for the Tonganoxie Police Department. Despite those numbers, some areas were down, such as DUIs (36 in 2016 to 23 in 2017) and arrest reports (257 in 2016 to 244 in 2017).