A look at news in and around Leavenworth County

Longtime fair board member remembered for volunteerism
October 8, 2014
Area residents paid respects to a longtime Leavenworth County Fair Board member earlier this week.
Weekend planner: Tonganoxie, McLouth homecoming, farm tour, benefit walk
October 3, 2014
An American tradition in line with apple pie is on tap locally Friday. And Saturday, you probably can purchase some fruit at an area event to make that symbolic dessert if you’re in the baking mood.
Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties
October 2, 2014
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte County until 9 a.m. Thursday morning and warn of significant sized hail.
Tonganoxie resident releases book, plans for more
Writer has created some 300 works
October 1, 2014
Lynn Paul started reading when she was 3. That’s when her mother caught her reading the catsup bottle, she said. When eating breakfast, she was reading ingredients and more on the cereal box. “If it’s the printed word, I’m on it,” Paul said.
Linwood woman dies in grain truck accident
October 1, 2014
An 85-year-old Linwood woman trapped in a grain truck that caught fire after striking a power pole in a southern Leavenworth County driveway died Tuesday evening. Edna Elder was driving a Ford grain truck into a rural driveway when the vehicle struck a pole in a private driveway.
Youth camps, programs coming to TRC
September 30, 2014
The deadline for the Tonganoxie Recreation Commission’s third- and fourth-grade basketball league is 5 p.m. Friday.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie City Fire Chief Dave Bennett
September 30, 2014
This week’s Face to Face profile features Dave Bennett, Tonganoxie Fire Department chief.
Tonganoxie man, Lawrence son convicted of selling synthetic marijuana
September 26, 2014
Jonathan Sloan, 33, of Lawrence, and his father, Clark Sloan, 55, of Tonganoxie, were convicted Thursday in federal court of trafficking synthetic marijuana out of retail stores in Lawrence and Tonganoxie, the U.S. District Attorney’s office said.
Tonganoxie’s Good Shepherd Thrift Shop and Food Bank could be in new locale at end of year
September 23, 2014
Good Shepherd volunteer Janet Stuke hopes a revamped downtown location will be ready for business by the end of the year or early next year. Either way, volunteers have responded in large numbers to help get the Good Shepherd Thrift Shop and Food Bank moved from its longtime spot at 302 E. Fourth St. a couple blocks to the east to 423 E. Fourth St.
Tonganoxie candidates for Kansas House square off in Leavenworth
September 23, 2014
There were three candidates fielding questions with two distinctive messages at Monday’s candidate forum in Leavenworth’s Riverfront Community Center.
John Brown to come to life again tonight at Tonganoxie Community Historic Site
September 23, 2014
John Brown has come to life in re-enactments at the Black Jack Battlefield in southern Douglas County and at other venues, including area classrooms.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie High School’s Kelly Fredley
September 23, 2014
This week’s Face to Face profile focuses on Tonganoxie High School counselor Kelly Fredley.
Basehor, Tonganoxie VFWs plan benefit for local man
September 22, 2014
A Bingo and Brunch Fundraiser in planned this weekend to help a local man with a traumatic brain injury.
Leavenworth County Humane Society hopes survey sheds light on animal needs
September 17, 2014
Early returns on a Leavenworth County Humane Society survey indicate 97 percent of residents want an animal shelter outside Leavenworth. Most who have taken the survey so far reported they were willing to pay for the service.