A look at news in and around Leavenworth County

The cowboy way
Linwood alum publishes western fiction book
January 7, 2015
Charley Green had aspirations growing up near Linwood to be the next Joel McCrea — or at least the characters he portrayed. McCrea starred in numerous American Westerns, making him one of Green’s idols as a child. Green has transformed that passion years later into a book, “The Reluctant Warrior: The Journey Begins.”
Tonganoxie’s Good Shepherd still anticipating spring opening
Organization seeks volunteers with help to new site
January 7, 2015
The Good Shepherd Thrift Store and Food Bank is expected to open in its news location when the weather likely will be more enjoyable.
Mail-in ballots for sales tax extension to be sent out in coming days
Informational meetings today, Saturday
January 7, 2015
Leavenworth County voters will be receiving ballots later this month for a ballot question that will decide whether to extend the county’s 1 cent sales tax.
Tonganoxie police calls for Dec. 24, 2014-Jan. 5, 2015
January 7, 2015
Tonganoxie police calls for Dec. 24, 2014-Jan. 5, 2015.
Humane society hoping to build animal shelter to serve Leavenworth County
January 6, 2015
Leavenworth County Humane Society, Inc., says it is creating a solution for animal control needs in the county, but some county officials have their doubts.
Kansas court orders more state spending on schools
December 30, 2014
A state district court panel has ruled that Kansas isn’t spending enough money on its public schools to provide a suitable education for every child.
Tonganoxie, McLouth teams won’t have to travel far for substate, regional action
December 29, 2014
Postseasons for winter sports still are more than two months away, but regional and substate sites have been announced.
Tonganoxie Recreation Commission offering fitness, travel and youth programs in new year
December 29, 2014
With the new year comes several programs being offered at the Tonganoxie Recreation Commission, both for adults and youths. Here’s a look at some of the programs being offered in January:
Tonganoxie man dies in vehicle-pedestrian accident on K-16
December 28, 2014
A vehicle-pedestrian accident claimed the life of a Tonganoxie man about 2 miles west of Tonganoxie.
Special day for Tonganoxie wrestlers as team takes 2nd at memorial tourney
December 24, 2014
Tonganoxie High put six wrestlers in the finals of the Randy Starcher Memorial Tournament on Saturday at the THS gymnasium. None of them disappointed as the Chieftains finished 6-0 in those matches.
Mirror asking for assistance in picking Tonganoxie area’s top stories of 2014
December 23, 2014
Construction of the new Tonganoxie Elementary School continues to change the landscape of the USD 464 land south of Washington Street. Tonganoxie had two residents for a state representative seat. The city’s third traffic signal has been installed.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce’s Greg Orscheln
December 23, 2014
This week’s Face to Face feature focuses on Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce board member Greg Orscheln.
Tonganoxie assists in Wreaths Across America efforts
December 21, 2014
Diana Pitts has helped place wreaths at the soldiers’ graves at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery for seven years. Pitts has worked 26 years at Fort Leavenworth, but the annual process is important to Pitts for another reason. Her oldest son, Cpl. David Unger, died Oct. 17, 2006, while serving in Iraq.
World Company looking for freelance writers
December 16, 2014
If you’ve always wanted to see your name in print, here’s your chance. The World Company is looking for freelance writers for high school sports and news coverage.