A look at news in and around Leavenworth County

McLouth Happenings
October 22, 2014
The McLouth Recreation Commission is building a new community center along with a new library. A taco supper (including dessert, coffee and tea) will be 5-7 p.m. Thurday at the community center, 215 S. Union. All donations will go to building the new Library and will be greatly appreciated.
Characters to come to life in Tonganoxie
PAST performers to be at historical society meeting
October 21, 2014
A former governor is one character expected to come alive next week at the Tonganoxie Community Historic Site. The historical society will have First City Performers And Story Tellers members at its October meeting. The public is welcome to attend the performance, which starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the historic site, 201 W. Washington St. in Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie’s City of Angels Thrift Store settling into historic venue
October 21, 2014
Saturdays are busy at City of Angels Thrift Store, whether it’s walk-in customer traffic or folks dropping off items. The business is starting its seventh year this month, but has been at its new locale, 429 S. Main, about two months.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie city’s Angie Bowlin
October 21, 2014
This week’s Face to Face focuses on Tonganoxie utility billing clerk Angie Bowlin.
Basehor craft fair organizers celebrate 40 years
October 16, 2014
For 40 years, the Beta Epsilon chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa has been serving the Basehor community and, increasingly, the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie Public Library and TRC board member David Frese
October 15, 2014
This week’s Face to Face profiles David Frese, Tonganoxie Public Library board chair and Tonganoxie Recreation Commission board member.
Tonganoxie firefighters enjoying quarters they constructed
October 8, 2014
The red button is a popular conversation piece.
Leavenworth County advance voting offered at local, area libraries
October 8, 2014
Advance voting will be available later this month throughout Southern Leavenworth County.
Face to Face: TES Parent Teacher Club president Lorilei Witt
October 8, 2014
This week’s Face to Face feature is profiles Lorilei Witt.
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.