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A look at news in and around Leavenworth County


Tonganoxie police investigating sexual assault case involving 13-year-old
June 17, 2015
Tonganoxie police continue to investigate an alleged sexual assault case involving a 13-year-old girl at an underage party.
Frese: Push for Tonganoxie Public Libary expansion starts with Saturday run
June 11, 2015
For several years now, those of us on the Tonganoxie Public Library Board of Trustees have talked about building a new library. It has just never seemed like the right time.
Sand volleyball tourney Saturday in Tonganoxie
June 10, 2015
A sand volleyball tournament is planned for Saturday in Chieftain Park.
Hello to summer in Tonganoxie
Tonganoxie Recreation Commission offering many programs
June 10, 2015
The rain is staying away just long enough for the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds to begin bustling with youth baseball and softball for the summer. The Tonganoxie Recreation Commission officially started the summer off with its kickoff party May 29 and plenty more programs are being offered in the summer.
Tonganoxie group hopes for ‘yes’ vote in mail ballot election
June 10, 2015
About 10 Tonganoxie area residents gathered at a local residence Friday night to discuss politics. The discussion centered at times on what’s happening in Topeka, but the focus for this group was and continues to be hyperlocal — the state of school funding.
Tonganoxie’s Kirby McRill Walk and Run coming June 20
June 10, 2015
The Kirby McRill 5K Adeventure Walk and 5K Run will be later this month. The inaugural walk was last summer when teams walked a course trough Tonganoxie that included various challenges along the way.
Tonganoxie Days: Focusing on the festival
June 10, 2015
Saturday marks the 30th annual Tonganoxie Days festival and longtime organizer Connie Torneden has one thing on her mind to celebrate the milestone. She just wants the rain to stay away for a day.
Tonganoxie event in July to mark National Day of Cowboy
June 10, 2015
Tonganoxie will celebrate National Day of the American Cowboy with a parade, several country western music performances and vendors.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Connie Torneden
June 9, 2015
This week’s Face to Face profiles Tonganoxie Days organizer Connie Torneden.
Tonganoxie youth remembered for ‘lighting up a room’
12:43 p.m., June 8, 2015 Updated 10:36 a.m.
Sierra Sommer was known for lighting up a room. She, also, as others noted, was a bit of a chameleon at Tonganoxie High School in that she had the knack for fitting into various circles. She had a diverse group of friends.
Flash flood warning in effect for Leavenworth County, parts of Wyandotte, Johnson counties
June 3, 2015
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning that’s in effect until 4:30 p.m. today for the area.
Flash flood warning in effect for Leavenworth County, parts of Wyandotte, Johnson counties
June 3, 2015
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning that’s in effect until 4:30 p.m. today for the area. Leavenworth County, northwestern Johnson County and western Wyandotte County all are included in the warning.
Suspect in homicide case takes authorities on vehicle chase that ends in Basehor
May 28, 2015
Lawrence police on Wednesday afternoon arrested a suspect in connection with a fatal stabbing Monday in Lawrence.
McLouth Happenings
May 27, 2015
It’s time for Vacation Bible School for all children from 3 years old through fifth grade. The session will run from 9 a.m.- noon for five days starting Monday at First Baptist Church of McLouth. This year’s theme is “SonSpark Labs.”