A look at news in and around Leavenworth County

Tonganoxie Public Library expecting big numbers for this year’s 5K race/walk
June 9, 2014
The Tonganoxie Public Library’s 5K run/walk during Tonganoxie Days traditionally has been a main moneymaker for the library.
Tonganoxie organizers seek more participants for Kirby McRill 5K Walk
June 9, 2014
The Kirby McRill 5K Walk has plenty of volunteers, prizes and sponsors for the June 21 event. Now the event just needs more participants.
Tonganoxie High grad earns degree, other honors from William Jewell
June 8, 2014
A Tonganoxie High School graduate has earned a degree from a Missouri institution.
Tonganoxie driver safety refresher course for seniors later this week
June 7, 2014
A driving safety refresher course for senior citizens will be offered Thursday and Friday in Tonganoxie.
Leavenworth County law enforcement officials run for Special Olympics
June 5, 2014
Nearly 70 Leavenworth County law enforcement officials from various agencies ran Tuesday in the Special Olympics Torch Run through parts of Lansing and Leavenworth.
Welded creations: Local artist joins WyCo Museum exhibit
June 5, 2014
At age 83, Harold Leible is starting to realize that he might be something of an artist.
Springdale News
June 3, 2014
Evelyn Schwinn and Sharon Lynn enjoyed a sister day May 21. They had lunch and did some shopping.
McLouth Happenings
June 3, 2014
The family of Zelma Sanders extends our sincere appreciation for the various expressions of loving comfort we received from our friends, relatives and community.
Jarbalo Jottings
June 3, 2014
Orville and Rosie Oelschlaeger and Gary Oleschlaeger visited cemeteries Memorial Day weekend in Morrill, Troy and Fall Creek.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie High School athletic trainer Mark Padfield
June 3, 2014
This week’s Face to Face profile features Mark Padfield, Tonganoxie High School athletic trainer and teacher.
Heavy metal guitarist joins with Tonganoxie monster truck giants for wild ride
June 3, 2014
Monster truck driver Trent Montgomery went flying over some junk vehicles in the Iron Outlaw truck Saturday on a course a few miles south of Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie delays curbside recycling decision, approves pay increase for city administrator
08:35 a.m., June 3, 2014 Updated 10:20 a.m.
Online polls indicate that people want mandatory recycling in Tonganoxie, but Tonganoxie City Council members want to allow more time for public input before making a decision on whether to add curbside recycling services.
Basehor Dairy Days focusing on local community, history
June 3, 2014
Dairy Days, which honors Basehor’s roots as a dairy farming community, kicks of at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Basehor City Park with the return of the Crazy Cow 5k run and walk.
Tonganoxie officially opens Chieftain Trail expansion
June 2, 2014
As Tonganoxie City Administrator Nate McCommon put it, city amenities don’t just happen out of nowhere. McCommon spoke at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the second phase of Tonganoxie’s Chieftain Trail.