A look at news in and around Leavenworth County

Tonganoxie police calls, July 28-Aug. 6, 2014
August 7, 2014
Tonganoxie police calls for July 28-Aug. 6, 2014.
Springdale News
August 5, 2014
Luke Cole, 16, was fishing July 21 at a farm pond when he caught a 24-inch 8-pound bass. It sure made his day.
Jarbalo Jottings
August 5, 2014
Frances Jeannin, Virginia Seymour and Alberta Heintzelman went to the graveyard service July 26 for Albert DeFrees at Mount Muncie Cemetery.
KSU professor reports on state of Tonganoxie
August 5, 2014
A Kansas State University professor said Tonganoxie has qualities — the community just needs to find better ways to highlight them.
Election sites open for today’s primaries
August 5, 2014
Election sites are open today for the primaries.
Face to Face: Steve Skeet of Skeet Real Estate
August 5, 2014
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Steve Skeet, owner of Skeet Real Estate.
Services for Tonganoxie youth Franklin Eason are Saturday
August 1, 2014
Visitation will be available until 8 p.m. tonight at West Haven Baptist Church in Tonganoxie for Franklin Eason, the Tonganoxie youth who died earlier this week after a long battle with a brain tumor. Franklin was 11.
USM Community Band welcoming new members
August 1, 2014
The University of Saint Mary Community Band is looking for enthusiastic local musicians for the band’s 2014-15 slate of concerts and events. The band’s fall rehearsal schedule begins at 6 p.m. Aug. 25 in Xavier Theatre on USM’s Leavenworth campus, 4100 S. Fourth St.
Longtime 4-H, fair supporter funds refurbished restrooms at Leavenworth County Fairgrounds
July 31, 2014
Marilyn Kay Parsons has wanted to contribute to improvements at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds for several years.
McLouth Happenings
July 29, 2014
If you would like to volunteer to deliver Meals on Wheels in McLouth, contact Beverly Muzzy at or 913-796-6935.
Jarbalo Jottings
July 29, 2014
Word has been received here of the death of a former resident of the area, Albert “Frosty” DeFrees. He died July 22 in Oklahoma. Services were Saturday in Mt. Muncie Cemetery, Lansing.
Mild weather greets Leavenworth County Fair in Tonganoxie
July 29, 2014
Fairgoers — both humans and animals — likely are going to like this week’s forecast. Mother Nature by all accounts has ordered up ideal fair week weather. Highs generally are expected to be in the 80s and lows in the 60s throughout the week, according to weather forecasts.
Arkansas franchisee re-opens Tonganoxie Domino’s
July 29, 2014
Drivers along U.S. Highway 24-40 in Tonganoxie might notice a guy dressed in Domino’s attire spinning a sign.
Face to Face: United Way of Leavenworth County executive director Tim Anderson
July 28, 2014
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Tim Anderson, executive director for United Way of Leavenworth County.