Area

A look at news in and around Leavenworth County


Tonganoxie again discussing ban on specific dog breeds
June 7, 2016
Tonganoxie again is revisiting its dog breed ban. City Council Member Kara Reed asked that the city again examine its breed-specific ban of pit bulls and Rottweilers.
Tonganoxie Public Library kicks off summer reading program
Other activities scheduled for this month
June 7, 2016
Tonganoxie Public Library’s summer kickoff party drew quite the crowd last week. Interim director Nicole Holifield said about 300 people attended the event. Games, bounce houses and food were some of the offerings at the event Wednesday, June 1, in the library parking lot and its library’s land to the east of the parking area. Tonganoxie City Fire Department firefighters served hot dogs and other refreshments.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Katy Crookham
June 7, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profile features Katy Crookham of Crookham Construction.
Tonganoxie church collecting shoes
June 3, 2016
Sacred Heart Catholic Church is collecting shoes and boots for a local drive. Residents are asked to gather any old, used and gently worn shoes from their closets and drop them off at the church, 1100 West St.
Youths encouraged to visit Tonganoxie Library to pick up sesquicentennial coloring sheet
June 3, 2016
Youths are encouraged to visit Tonganoxie Public Library to pick up sheets of paper for a sesquicentennial coloring activity.
Tonganoxie Recreation Commission summer kickoff is Saturday
Many summer programs have started in school district
May 31, 2016
The school year has concluded, but there are many activities scheduled for the summer break months. Tonganoxie Recreation Commission will have its annual summer kickoff party 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Chieftain Park.
Tonganoxie scavenger hunt leading up to sesquicentennial starts Saturday
Train naming contest ends Friday
May 31, 2016
Tonganoxie Public Library is celebrating the Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial a few days early with a scavenger hunt. Library aide Bethany Hyde has put together clues for the hunt, which starts Saturday. People can stop by that day to pick up the first scavenger hunt clue.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Lori Wilson
May 30, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profiles on First State Bank’s Lori Wilson.
Tonganoxie Community Band to have practices next 2 weeks
Group inviting musicians to join in preparation for Sesquicentennial performance
May 26, 2016
The Tonganoxie Community Band will have rehearsals in the next couple weeks in preparation for the Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial.
Boatwright gives keynote speech at Tonganoxie Chamber event
May 24, 2016
Danni Boatwright reminisced about her hometown, shared her continued pride for the community and even got a bit emotional talking about family and friends. The clothing store owner who has created a line of sports team attire gave the keynote speech at last week’s Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Nikki Beach
May 24, 2016
This week’s Face to Face features Team Tongie board member Nikki Beach
Tonganoxie area groups support national veteran motorcycle ride on Interstate 70
May 23, 2016
Nearly 40 American flags were unfurled — including a 20-foot-by-30-foot version towering above the overpass — to greet motorcyclists Monday passing through the Heartland. Tonganoxie American Legion Post 41 and its women’s auxiliary, the Tonganoxie Motorcycle Association, Christian Motorcycle Association and the Ozawkie American Legion Riders joined together for the annual event.
Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office investigating body found near Tonganoxie
May 23, 2016
The Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a body found Friday between Tonganoxie and McLouth.
Tonganoxie City Council approves hiring legal counsel for potential proceedings with RV resort group
May 17, 2016
The Tonganoxie City Council has approved hiring counsel for any potential work with a group looking to build luxury RV resort just east of Tonganoxie. The council approved, 4-0, an agreement with Shannon Marcano to negotiate any development agreements. Mayor Jason Ward and Council Member Andy Gilner were absent from Monday’s meeting.