A look at news in and around Leavenworth County

Tonganoxie Face to Face: VFW’s Art Miller
January 5, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profiles Tongnanoxie VFW member Art Miller.
Tonganoxie man to appear in court Monday following alleged stabbing
03:18 p.m., January 4, 2016 Updated 05:24 p.m.
A 38-year-old Tonganoxie man will appear in court next week for a case involving an alleged stabbing Sunday night at a Tonganoxie apartment complex.
New Leavenworth County Annex open house is today in Tonganoxie
Basehor EMS to be delayed
December 30, 2015
A grand opening and ribbon cutting for the new Leavenworth County Annex will be 2 p.m. today in Tonganoxie. An open house will immediately follow the ribbon cutting. The public is welcome to visit and tour the county’s newest
Planning commissioner files for Leavenworth County commission
December 30, 2015
Though the election is more than 10 months away, one candidate already has filed for Leavenworth County Commissioner.
Face to Face: New Tonganoxie Public Libary board member Loralee Stevens
December 28, 2015
This week’s Face to Face profile features Loralee Stevens, who recently joined the Tonganoxie Public Library board.
Tonganoxie to have equestrian restrictions on sidewalks, trails
No decision yet on police station
December 23, 2015
The Tonganoxie City Council approved an ordinance amending city code to restrict equestrian use and some motorized vehicles on trails and sidewalks. The governing body approved the measure, 4-0, with Council Member Kara Reed absent. The council recently requested city staff draw up an ordinance that would prohibit animals and motorized vehicles on sidewalks and trails within the city limits. It makes a revision to city code with the exception of a dog or cat properly licensed in the city that is properly restrained or on a leash.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Tabatha Regehr
December 23, 2015
This week’s Face to Face profiles Tonganoxie’s Tabatha Regehr
Tonganoxie briefs: Legislative update; Christmas party; Play auditions; Park bricks still for sale; Sesquicentennial meeting next month
December 23, 2015
A legislative forum will start at 7 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Tonganoxie VFW Post Home. First State Bank and Trust is sponsoring the event, which is open to the public. Local legislators have been invited to the forum to speak to residents about the upcoming session.
Area columnists: Jarbalo Jottings and McLouth Happenings
December 23, 2015
McLouth Happenings and Jarbalo Jottings
Tonganoxie wrestling tough on the road
December 16, 2015
Tonganoxie kept on plugging away in tournament competition this past Friday and Saturday at the Eudora Tournament of Champions. Several wrestlers turned in third-place finishes as THS placed sixth out of 23 teams. Rossville, the top-ranked team in Class 3A, won the meet with 287 points. THS had 170 in sixth. “They wrestled tough,” THS coach Ross Starcher said about his team. “A lot of them had seven, eight matches. They just kept going and going.”
Tonganoxie police calls, Nov. 6-Dec. 1, 2015
December 16, 2015
Tonganoxie police calls, Nov. 6-Dec. 1, 2015:
Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office warns of peak time for deer accidents
December 15, 2015
It’s heavy traffic season, what with big crowds heading to shopping centers for holiday shopping. While drivers should be mindful of the increased traffic, they also should be on the lookout for more deer potentially joining vehicles on the roads.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie Recreation Commission’s Lisa Large
December 15, 2015
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Tonganoxie Recreation Commission board member Lisa Large.
Numbers at Tonganoxie/Eudora interchange on the rise
Transactions at toll up in 2015
December 8, 2015
The latest traffic numbers indicate that the Tonganoxie/Eudora interchange is a popular stop for motorists along Kansas Turnpike/Interstate 70. According to the Kansas Turnpike Authority’s latest annual report, the Tongaonxie/Eudora interchange also, known as KTA interchange No. 212, increased its number of cash transactions by nearly 28,000 from 2014 (146,197) to 2015 (174,157).