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A look at news in and around Leavenworth County


Face to Face: Tonganoxie High School’s Janie Bennett
April 4, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profile features Tonganoxie High School counselor Janie Bennett.
Tonganoxie High grad involved in Emporia State University production
March 31, 2016
Tonganoxie High School graduate Elliott Brest is performing in a modern adaptation of a classic Greek comedy. Brest is part of the Emporia State University production of “The Birds: A Modern Adaptation” by Don Zolidis. A revamping of Aristophanes’ classic comedy, “The Birds” follows the story of Eulpides and Pithetaerus who are fed up with the petty problems of the modern world and flee to the kingdom of the birds in search of a simpler life.
Return of Mr. Van’s band in Tonganoxie for summer celebration
March 30, 2016
The Tonganoxie Community Band was a standard for several summers at Tonganoxie VFW Park. Around the July 4 holiday, the band would play a variety of numbers — from movie theme songs to patriotic scores.
Walk Kansas ideal way to jumpstart healthy lifestyle
March 30, 2016
Population health research tells us that there are many factors that influence health status, including genetics, social circumstances, environmental exposures, health care and behavioral patterns. What most people might not fully realize is that behavioral patterns have the single greatest influence on personal and population health.
Leavenworth man sentenced for battery, robbery
March 30, 2016
A 26-year-old Leavenworth man was sentenced to more than 16 years in the Kansas Department of Corrections for convictions of aggravated battery and robbery from a jury trial on Jan. 25-26. Clayton Wilmer was sentenced to 194 months, 162 months in KDOC for the aggravated battery and 32 months in KDOC for the robbery. The court ordered the two counts run consecutive. He must serve 36 months of post-release supervision upon completion of the prison sentence.
Citywide garage sale Saturday in Tonganoxie
March 30, 2016
Get ready to find some treasures this weekend. The Tonganoxie Citywide Garage Sale takes place this Saturday throughout Tonganoxie. Residents can have garage sales any week, but the first Saturdays in April and October have been designated as citywide garage sale dates.
McLouth Happenings
March 30, 2016
Donkey basketball again was a success at McLouth High School. The McLouth FFA put on the event Wednesday, March 23, in the Purple Gymnasium. A pulled pork meal took place in advance of the game.
Linwood News
March 30, 2016
The Brew to Brew run will take place Sunday and will go from the Boulevard Brewing Company in Kansas City, Mo., to Free State Brewery in Lawrence. You’ll see a lot of runners as well as transfer vehicles throughout Linwood. Please watch out when driving.
Jarbalo Jottings
March 30, 2016
Marilyn Oxley was voted in as director of the Fall Creek Cemetery Association for a three-year term at a meeting March 12. Others on the board are Ron Joles, secretary, and Jackie Schwinn, treasurer. There will be a clean-up day starting at 9 a.m. April 9 at the cemetery. The rain date is April 16. A memorial service will be May 29.
Tonganoxie senior earns K-State’s Putnam Scholarship
March 30, 2016
A Tonganoxie High School senior has been awarded Kansas State University’s Putnam Scholarship. Natalie Wolf received the scholarship during ceremonies Feb. 19 at K-State. Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students, presented the award.
Process continues for proposed luxury RV resort near Tonganoxie
March 29, 2016
Plans for a proposed 150-acre luxury RV resort east of the Stone Creek subdivision will continue to be reviewed by various groups in the coming weeks. The first reading for Ordinance 1408, annexing a small parcel of land to the city, took place at the March 21 Tonganoxie City Council meeting. The small parcel of land inadvertently was left out of a November request to annex roughly 150 acres into the city.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Andy Suber
March 29, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profile features local real estate developer and construction manager Andy Suber.
Tonganoxie City Council approves Topeka firm for City Hall, police station work
March 22, 2016
The Tonganoxie City Council has selected a Topeka construction company to do renovations to Cornerstone Family Worship for a new police station and the former Tan Time for a new City Hall. The council approved, 4-1, the low bid of The Osborne Company, Inc. $592,900, with alternate additions of $9,200 for City Hall windows and $6,000 for police shower.
Organizers hope Feast for First Responders gains steam in Tonganoxie
March 22, 2016
A few Tonganoxie residents who made a meal for first-responders hope the gesture will become a regular occurrence. The first Feast with First Responders dinner took place Feb. 19 at the Tonganoxie City Fire Station. Roughly 20 people were present, with representatives from the Tonganoxie police and fire departments and Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Service. Leavenworth County Sheriff’s office members also were invited to the gathering.