A look at news in and around Leavenworth County

Leavenworth County Council on Aging visiting library on monthly basis
November 30, 2016
The Leavenworth County Council on Aging is visiting Tonganoxie Public Library starting later this month. Council on Aging officials will be at the Tonganoxie Public Library the second Thursday of each month to offer outreach services.
Tonganoxie Chamber hosting open house for proposed luxury RV resort today
November 30, 2016
The Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce is hosting an open house with the developers of a proposed luxury RV resort today.
Tonganoxie ‘late night’ basketball event helps get 2016-17 season started
November 29, 2016
Winter sports are about to get started with basketball and wrestling competition later this week. But last week, a new tradition started with an event like the late night celebrations for the first basketball practice of the year at the college level.
Remember When: A community review
November 29, 2016
The Stranger Creek Limbhanger’s chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation participated in NWTF’s Turkey Hunters Care program by providing turkeys to needy families to help complete the centerpiece of an All-American thanksgiving dinner. On Nov. 18, the organization donated $400 worth of turkeys to the Vaughn-Trent center in Bonner Springs to help ensure that families in the area would have a Thanksgiving to remember.
Storybook stroll in downtown Tonganoxie
November 29, 2016
Windows adorned with parts of a story have been a tradition in recent years in downtown Tonganoxie. Entrepreneurs Achieving Success Together, which meets weekly to discuss projects and events to benefit Tonnganoxie, has created various storybooks in recent years during the holidays, but this year’s version is an original story.
Tonganoxie High School graduate part of winning challenge duo at K-State
November 29, 2016
A Kansas State University competition has awarded 16 students and 10 different business ideas with $20,000 in prize money — and a Tonganoxie High School graduate is at the top of the list. Tonganoxie’s Tyler O’Briant teamed up with Manhattan’s Sam Rozell — both seniors in electrical engineering — and were awarded $7,500 and a spot in the Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge for their pitch for Eyas, the first truly advanced police support quadcopter drone on the market. The Eyas will provide dual functionality both as a reconnaissance and a documentation tool, enhancing police officers’ ability to more fully understand the myriad of dangerous situations they face on a daily basis as well as provide more appropriate, over-the-shoulder documentation once these situations commence.
Lions Club offers screening, to have informational meeting Tuesday at library
November 23, 2016
Lions Club members provided service recently to Tonganoxie Elementary School which could benefit the health of students. Vision screenings discovered 49 students who may need professional eye exams. Lions Club members, using the Welch-Allyn SPOT device, screened 533 kindergartners, first-, third- and fifth-graders.
Lighting up the town in Tonganoxie
November 23, 2016
Visitors gathered to once again kick off the holiday season Saturday in downtown Tonganoxie. Folks gathered for various local talent performing near the pocket park at Fourth and Delaware as part of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting festivities.
Tonganoxie sales tax mail-in ballot question coming this winter
New developments with potential library locale, interlocal agreement and festivals
November 23, 2016
Tonganoxie will move ahead with a mail-in ballot for replacement of the 3/4-cent sales tax for Tonganoxie Water Park. The Council approved the final measure, 5-0, Monday, with ballots expected to be sent out in February.
Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting festivities Saturday
November 18, 2016
It’s actually looking very much like Christmas in Tonganoxie. Organizers and volunteers have been getting the downtown area ready for the annual Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting festivities, which will be 3-6 p.m. Saturday in downtown Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie High graduate to offer four-course dinner at Myers Hotel
November 16, 2016
Tonganoxie High School graduate Jamie Everett from Hank Charcuterie in Lawrence will be preparing a cocktail dinner next week at Myers Hotel. Myers Hotel architect Kate Brubacher is coordinating the Farmhouse Table Dinner with Everett. The meal starts at 6 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Myers Hotel Bar, 204 S. Main St., Tonganoxie. Space is limited. Cost is $65. For more information, contact Brubacher at
Tonganoxie city office accepting goods for food drive
November 16, 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. Suggested items are peanut butter, jelly, canned soup, canned fruit and vegetables, cereal, pork and beans, spaghetti and sauce and macaroni and cheese. Donated food items will help Good Shpeherd fill its food pantry in time for the holidays.
Presentation on ‘Tonganoxie: The Man’
November 16, 2016
Susy Ross will present a piece about “Tonganoxie: The Man” next week. The presentation will start at 12:30 p.m. Monday at the Tonganoxie Public Library, Third and Bury streets. The speech, which will focus on the community’s namesake, is in observance of Native American Month.
Tonganoxie library director meet and greet to be Saturday
November 16, 2016
Tonganoxie Public Library will have a meet and greet for new library director Nicole Holifield this weekend. The event will be 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the library, Third and Bury streets. Light refreshments and children’s activities will be available before the tree lighting.