A look at news in and around Leavenworth County

Crowning achievement: Tonganoxie hairstylist is newest Mrs. Kansas
March 12, 2014
Donna Hoegler stood on the Folly Theater stage ready to answer a judge’s question.
Tonganoxie grocer not selling recalled beef
March 11, 2014
The recent fresh beef recall hasn’t affected products in Tonganoxie.
Basehor snow plow crew clears path, hopefully into spring
March 11, 2014
The four-man Basehor snow plow crew that keeps the city’s 42 miles of road clear of ice and snow has had a long winter full of unique challenges.
Face to Face: Community National Bank’s Art Hancock
March 11, 2014
This week’s Face to Face profile is about Community National Bank’s Art Hancock.
Tonganoxie police calls for March 6-10, 2014
March 10, 2014
Tonganoxie police calls for March 6-10, 2014:
Kansas Supreme Court: State’s public school funding levels are unconstitutional
10:12 a.m., March 7, 2014 Updated 05:10 p.m.
The Kansas Supreme Court said Friday the state’s current public school funding levels are unconstitutional. In the much-anticipated ruling, the court said Kansas’ poor school districts were harmed when the state made the decision to cut certain payments when tax revenues declined during the Great Recession.
Lansing city offices closed Monday for longtime mayor’s funeral
March 7, 2014
Lansing city offices will be closed Monday morning in observance of the funeral Mass for former Mayor Ken Bernard. The city’s mayor for 29 years, Bernard died Tuesday at St. John Hospital, Leavenworth. He was 76.
Tonganoxie police calls, March 3-5, 2014
March 6, 2014
Tonganoxie police calls for March 3-5, 2014:
Tonganoxie officials delay demolition plans for former police station
10:38 a.m., March 4, 2014 Updated 11:22 a.m.
The Tonganoxie City Council will be getting a second opinion before moving forward to demolish the former Tonganoxie police station.
Tonganoxie police calls for Feb. 17-28, 2014
March 4, 2014
Tonganoxie police calls for Feb. 17-28, 2014:
Face to Face: Tonganoxie Recreation Commission board chair Drew Johnson
March 4, 2014
This week’s Face to Face profiles Tonganoxie Recreation Commission chair Drew Johnson.
Bonner dentist on ‘crusade’ to spread sleep apnea awareness
March 4, 2014
In the past few weeks, area dentist Thomas Drake has started what he calls his “own, personal crusade.”
Tonganoxie USD 464, Genesis Christian Academy cancel Monday classes
March 2, 2014
Tonganoxie USD 464 and Genesis Christian Academy will not have Monday classes.
Up to 10 inches of snow possible in Tonganoxie area; winter storm warning in effect though Monday
March 1, 2014
Eastern Kansas is bracing for another round of frigid temperatures and snow accumulation as the National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings from Saturday evening to Monday morning.