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A look at news in and around Leavenworth County


Tonganoxie High principal Jamie Carlisle resigns, effective June 30
December 9, 2014
Tonganoxie High School will be in search of a new principal.
Tonganoxie police calls, Dec. 1-3, 2014
December 5, 2014
Tonganoxie police calls for Dec. 1-3, 2014
World Company community papers seek freelance writers
December 5, 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.
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society to have Christmas party Tuesday
Public invited to event
December 3, 2014
The Tonganoxie Community Historical Society will have its Christmas party next week.
What’s your bid, Tonganoxie?
December 3, 2014
Even Elsa and Anna are getting into the decorating spirit at the Tonganoxie Public Library. The characters from “Frozen” have a tree on display as part of the library’s Festival of Mini Trees. OK, so the characters didn’t actually put a tree together. Library staff created a few trees based on various book characters and gave those characters attribution.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie school board’s Dan Hopkins Sr.
December 2, 2014
This week’s Face to Face profile features Tonganoxie USD 464 board member Dan Hopkins Sr.
Tonganoxie’s Sunflower Auto Plaza closes doors, but owner’s tire shop continues to thrive
Owner cites hectic schedule, travel for decision to close business, plans to sell on smaller scale
06:03 p.m., December 1, 2014 Updated 06:03 p.m.
Business bustled at Sunflower Auto Plaza the past two years. Kelly Smith refurbished the former Casey’s General Store at the northwest corner of U.S. Highway 24-40 and Kansas Highway 16, opening the doors to the new business July 1, 2012. The business experienced plenty of success. The 17-vehicle lot, which had two sales representatives and a finance manager, was averaging about 23 cars sold each month. In the first month of business, Sunflower Auto Plaza sold 46 vehicles.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Rich Minear
November 25, 2014
This week’s Face to Face zeroes in on Tonganoxie’s Rich Minear.
Face to face: Tonganoxie Middle School’s LeAnn Bond
November 25, 2014
This week’s Face to Face features LeAnn Bond.
Woman pleads no contest in child endangerment
November 24, 2014
A 22-year-old woman pleaded no contest to one count of aggravated child endangerment. Ashley Lingenfelser recently entered the plea in Leavenworth County District Court. According to the Leavenworth County Attorney’s office, an individual called the Tonganoxie Police Department regarding the bruising on Lingenfelser’s 18-month-old son.
Man sentenced to 20 months in meth case
November 24, 2014
A 42-year-old man recently was sentenced to 20 months in prison for methamphetamine possession. Chad Gorrell also must complete 12 months of post release supervision after his prison sentence. He will serve his time with the Kansas Department of Corrections.
Tonganoxie library mini tree deadline extended
November 24, 2014
The Tonganoxie Public Library is extending the deadline for its miniature Christmas tree auction. Trees now will be accepted through Dec. 6.
Kobach speaks at Republican Party meeting in Tonganoxie
November 24, 2014
Immigration was the hot topic last Thursday in Tonganoxie. Secretary of State Kris Kobach, known for his work in tightening voter ID laws in Kansas while working on immigration reform laws elsewhere in the country, spoke to about 40 people at Talette’s Café in Tonganoxie for a Leavenworth County Republican Party meeting.
Grinch steals show in Tonganoxie
New theme, activities bring in ‘largest turnout’ for tree lighting
November 24, 2014
Tonganoxie came together Saturday for what Mayor Jason Ward was calling the largest Christmas tree lighting event yet.