A look at news in and around Leavenworth County

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.
Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial logo unveiled; community band expected to make return
09:58 a.m., February 16, 2016 Updated 04:14 p.m.
As volunteers continue to plan June’s Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial, specifics are coming together, including an evening music lineup and a logo for the event. The festival also will feature the return of a Tonganoxie musical tradition. Committee members started to share the logo online late last week on social media.
Tonganoxie readers show love on social media with #ihearttonganoxie
February 16, 2016
The flowers have been given and the chocolates most likely all consumed. With Valentine’s Day falling on Sunday, folks celebrated love for family and loved ones over the weekend.
Face to Face: Helzberg Diamonds’ Amanda J. McLaughlin
February 15, 2016
This week’s Face to Face features Amanda J. McLaughlin, a 2005 Tonganoxie High School graduate who works for Helzberg Diamonds.
Mirror invites readers to use #ihearttonganoxie on social media for Valentine’s Day
February 12, 2016
With Sunday being Valentine’s Day, it’s time send some warm wishes to that special person — or place.
Former Tonganoxie City Council member receives certificate for municipal courses
February 9, 2016
Bill Peak stays busy these days. The Tonganoxie Community Historical Society soup and chili feed — one of the organization’s main fundraisers — is Feb. 18 and Peak is out and about selling $6 advance tickets for the meal ($7 at the door).
Face to Face: Tonganoxie High alumnus Zack Pistora
February 9, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profiles Kansas Sierra Club lobbyist and 2006 Tongnaoxie High School graduate Zack Pistora.
McLouth Happenings
February 5, 2016
The United Methodist Church Souper Bowl rival teams, McLouth United Methodist Church and Tonganoxie United Methodist Church will battle to tackle hunger.
Jarbalo Jottings
February 5, 2016
The Jaunty Jarbalonians red hat group ate Jan. 18 at the New China Inn in Leavenworth. Those in attendance were Betty Clark, Linda Barry, Jane Turner and Thamar Barnett. They would like to have new members. If interested, call Thamar Barnett at 913-727-1727.
Father-son altercation leads to 5-hour Tonganoxie standoff
February 4, 2016
An incident Wednesday between a father and son involving a gun led to a standoff with police that lasted nearly five hours. Tonganoxie police were dispatched to the 600 block of River Street for a domestic disturbance involving a gun.
Tonganoxie calls special meeting for further financing disucssion
February 2, 2016
The Tonganoxie City Council held off on financing for the city’s new police station and city hall at Monday’s meeting to go over some changes in the contract.
Tonganoxie Public Library picks winning name for humongous teddy bear
Adult reading is this month
February 2, 2016
The gigantic stuffed animal at Tonganoxie Public Library is now known as Shakesbear, a take, of course, on Shakespeare.
KDOT continues to work on problematic potholes on K-32 in Linwood
January 28, 2016
The winter weather continues to affect a stretch of highway in Linwood. Both lanes of Kansas Highway 32 in Linwood have numerous pesky potholes that keep reappearing due to winter weather that is further aggravating the deteriorating overlay surface on the road.