A look at news in and around Leavenworth County

Organizers hope Feast for First Responders gains steam in Tonganoxie
March 22, 2016
A few Tonganoxie residents who made a meal for first-responders hope the gesture will become a regular occurrence. The first Feast with First Responders dinner took place Feb. 19 at the Tonganoxie City Fire Station. Roughly 20 people were present, with representatives from the Tonganoxie police and fire departments and Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Service. Leavenworth County Sheriff’s office members also were invited to the gathering.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Jamie Bowser
March 15, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profile features Jamie Bowser.
Tonganoxie girls’ furious rally falls short against Atchison
March 9, 2016
Midway through the second quarter, things looked bleak for the Tonganoxie High girls basketball team. Behind an offensive rebounding onslaught, Atchison opened up a 39-15 lead midway through the second quarter. “The way our team has been all year is if we play a half court game, we have a tough time because we don’t rebound well,” head coach Matt Frost said.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Alex Neeland
March 8, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profile features Alex Neeland.
Officials investigating, increasing security measures after threatenting message found in Tonganoxie High School bathroom
March 1, 2016
Local law enforcement officials are investigating a threatening note found this morning at Tonganoxie High School. According to updates administrators posted on the Tonganoxie USD 464 web page and Facebook page, someone found a threatening note written on a bathroom stall wall.
Chickens to be hatching this month at Tonganoxie Public Library
March 1, 2016
A special delivery to Tonganoxie Public Library will require employees there to provide mama chicken duties this month. Ameraucana chicken eggs were delivered Tuesday morning just before story time with local youngsters. Nicole Holifield, youth services librarian at the Tonganoxie library, ordered the eggs in time for Easter and purchased an incubator online.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie City FD Capt. Adam Griffith
March 1, 2016
This week’s face to face faeture profile features Capt. Adam Griffith with the Tonganoxie City Fire Department.
Rantz to resign in June as Tonganoxie USD 464 superintendent
04:12 p.m., February 25, 2016 Updated 05:11 p.m.
Tonganoxie USD 464 again will be searching for a new superintendent. Lyn Rantz, the district’s administrator since 2014, plans to resign at the end of June. Rantz provided The Mirror with a copy of her resignation letter to the board this afternoon.
New health kiosks available at Tonganoxie library
Bilingual story time, after-school snack program being added
February 24, 2016
Tonganoxie Public Library has an additional resource for anyone researching health information. A health literacy kiosks can be found at the library through the end of March. The kiosk was brought in at the beginning of this month, thanks to a project the State Library of Kansas initiated in partnership with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas.
Basehor man, great-grandson of Eisenhower, named Kansas’ newest aviation director
February 24, 2016
A Basehor man has been selected to be Kansas’ next aviation director.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie spa owner Lindsey Schubert
February 23, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profile features Lindsey Schubert, a Tonganoxie High School graduate who now owns Blush Spa in Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie police calls, Feb. 15-18, 2016
February 21, 2016
Tonganoxie police calls for Feb. 15-18, 2016
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society soup feed is Feb. 18
February 18, 2016
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society will have its annual soup and chili feed from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 18 at Tonganoxie United Methodist Church.
Tonganoxie hears renovation plans, timetable for new City Hall, police station
Projects expected to be finished by September
February 16, 2016
HTK Architects gave the Tonganoxie City Council a look at plans for a new City Hall and police station at Monday’s regular council meeting. Marissa Carroll with HTK presented a Power Point of a few conceptual designs for the interior for both businesses. The former Tan Time, which was the U.S. Post Office in the 500 block of Fourth Street, will be repurposed into the new City Hall. The current Cornerstone Family Worship at Sixth and Church streets will become the new police station.