Government

Rural Leavenworth, Inc., to host volunteer festival
September 1, 2021
Rural Leavenworth, Inc. is having a volunteer festival this month. The event will be noon-2 p.m. Sept. 11 at Leavenworth County Fire District 1’s Station No. 2 at 25115 187th St., Leavenworth.
Active COVID-19 cases mostly down throughout Leavenworth County
September 1, 2021
Leavenworth County is seeing a drop in active cases by about 50 from the previous week’s numbers, the health department reported Monday. LCHD reported that there were 189 active cases as of Monday afternoon, a drop from 240 cases as of the previous weekly report released Aug. 23.
Next Tonganoxie City Council meeting to fall on a Tuesday
August 25, 2021
Tonganoxie City Council next will meet on Sept. 7. The Council normally meets the first and third Monday of each month, but the governing body will meet on a Tuesday next month because the first Monday is Labor Day and city offices are closed that day.
Leavenworth County setting at 222 active COVID-19 cases
August 25, 2021
The Leavenworth County Health Department is monitoring 240 active cases as of Monday. There were 244 new positive cases and 222 community recoveries from Aug. 16 to Monday, according to LCHD statistics.
For now, Kansas can enforce COVID-inspired limits on officials’ power, court rules
August 25, 2021
People who oppose mask requirements or restrictions on public gatherings imposed by Kansas counties can challenge them in court and obtain a ruling within 10 days — at least for now — because of a decision Tuesday by the state’s highest court.
Leavenworth County reports 5 new COVID-19 deaths
August 19, 2021
There were five COVID-19 related deaths reported to the Leavenworth County Health Department over six days according to LCHD statistics released Monday. Statistics showed five deaths reported between Aug. 10 and Monday.
Tonganoxie City Council approves final plat for Hill’s Pet Nutrition plant
August 18, 2021
Tonganoxie City Council members approved the final plat for the Hill’s Pet Nutrition plant at Tonganoxie Business Park. The approval was the next step after the Tonganoxie Planning Commission approved the plan at its Aug. 5 meeting.
Tonganoxie City Council approves additional measures with Hill’s pet food plant project
August 4, 2021
Tonganoxie City Council approved an economic development exemption for the proposed Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc., project at Tonganoxie Business Park as part of a short regular council meeting Monday at council chambers. The council held a public hearing for considering of an economic development exemption at the beginning of Monday’s meeting, per state statute.
Business owner offering to fund dog-waste bag dispensers for trail areas in Tonganoxie
July 22, 2021
A Tonganoxie business is offering to help dog’s with their, well, business, when pedestrians have their furry friends out and about on walks around town. Monica Gee with Wizard of Paws spoke Monday to the Tonganoxie City Council about putting up dog waste bag dispensers along Chieftain Trail and other high-traffic spots such as Chieftain Park and VFW Park for dog-walking. Gee said she would like to start out with about 10 dispensers to gauge usage and then proceed as to whether more or fewer stations are needed.
Leavenworth County experiencing 107 new COVID-19 cases
July 21, 2021
Leavenworth County had 107 new positive community cases in the past week as rates climbed to the county’s highest since this past December. Of those cases, 93 involve unvaccinated people and 14 vaccinated, according to Leavenworth County Health Department numbers released Monday.
Kansas collected 9.3% surplus in 2021 budget year
July 7, 2021
Kansas reported Friday that tax collections for its just-concluded 2021 budget year were 9.3% more than anticipated, giving the state its healthiest cash reserves in more than 40 years as the U.S. economy recovers from COVID-19. The state Department of Revenue’s report was certain to spark a push next year in the Republican-controlled Legislature to cut taxes again after GOP lawmakers enacted income tax reductions earlier this year over Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s veto. As a sign of a solid economy, the numbers also are likely to spur more pressure from Republicans and business groups on Kelly to end the $300 a week in extra unemployment benefits allowed by the latest federal COVID-19 relief law.
Leavenworth County Health Department monitoring 5 active COVID-19 cases
June 25, 2021
Leavenworth County Health Department is monitoring five active COVID-19 cases as of Monday’s weekly report.
Races set for Tonganoxie City Council, USD 464 school board
June 4, 2021
The candidate field for Tonganoxie City Council is filled with current and former council members, while the Tonganoxie school board races this year will have some new faces running. The filing deadline was noon Tuesday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse. Terms are expiring for three seats on each governing body.
Republican legislators’ plan would return Kansas Statehouse prayer room to its original spot
June 2, 2021
Republican legislators have hatched a plan for returning the Kansas Statehouse’s meditation room to its original spot after Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly moved it to create more space for her staff.
Filing deadline is Tuesday for Tonganoxie city, school board races
May 26, 2021
The filing deadline for Tonganoxie City Council and Tonganoxie USD 464 school board candidates is less than a week away. The deadline to file for candidates is noon Tuesday. Terms are expiring for three seats on each governing body, with some candidates already filed in the school board race.

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