Government

Former Tonganoxie City Council member receives certificate for municipal courses
February 9, 2016
Bill Peak stays busy these days. The Tonganoxie Community Historical Society soup and chili feed — one of the organization’s main fundraisers — and Peak is out and about selling $6 advance tickets for the meal ($7 at the door). Peak, the retired U.S. Postal Service official, is a TCHS member and on committees for the Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial and Gallagher Park Task Force.
Tonganoxie calls special meeting for further financing disucssion
February 2, 2016
The Tonganoxie City Council held off on financing for the city’s new police station and city hall at Monday’s meeting to go over some changes in the contract.
KDOT continues to work on problematic potholes on K-32 in Linwood
January 28, 2016
The winter weather continues to affect a stretch of highway in Linwood. Both lanes of Kansas Highway 32 in Linwood have numerous pesky potholes that keep reappearing due to winter weather that is further aggravating the deteriorating overlay surface on the road.
Tonganoxie earmarks $31,500 for sesquicentennial celebration
January 26, 2016
The Tonganoxie City Council has earmarked $31,500 for the Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial celebration this summer. The council approved the measure, 5-0, at a rescheduled meeting last week. Council Members Curtis Oroke and Kara Reed are on the event’s steering committee and presented a proposal for the funding request.
Tonganoxie man pleads no contest in case involving juvenile
January 26, 2016
A 54-year-old Tonganoxie pleaded no contest to two cases Friday in Leavenworth County District Court. Warren P. Thompson entered a no contest plea to one charge of aggravated child endangerement and another for possession of a methamphetamine.
Tonganoxie man pleads guilty to fracturing infant son’s skull
January 26, 2016
A 30-year-old Tonganoxie man admitted to fracturing his 3-month-old son’s skull Monday while in Leavenworth County District Court.
Tonganoxie City Council votes to purchase church for $275,000
Mayor casts tiebreaking vote for police station’s new home
January 5, 2016
As the debate about the Tonganoxie Police Department’s future home has dragged on, City Council members have been unanimous about the need for a new station — elected officials just have been split on the location and new versus repurposed.
New Leavenworth County Annex opens in Tonganoxie
January 5, 2016
A new, more spacious Leavenworth County Annex is up and running in Tonganoxie. The building had its first day of operations Monday, but several county officials were on hand Wednesday, Dec. 30, for an open house at the 100,000-square-foot facility.
Key political matchups to influence Kansas lawmakers’ work
January 4, 2016
Key political matchups will help shape the Kansas Legislature’s work after lawmakers open their annual session on Jan. 11.
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.
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.
Questions on classroom spending cloud Kansas schools debate
December 20, 2015
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback says he and many Kansas legislators won’t be ready to consider big increases in aid to public schools until they are confident that enough of the money already spent on education is finding its way into the classroom.
McLouth tree lighting ceremony is Saturday
December 4, 2015
McLouth will get into the holiday spirit with its annual tree lighting ceremony this weekend. The ceremony will be 4-6 p.m. Saturday at the city park in downtown McLouth.
Both Kansas Cities raise age to buy tobacco products to 21
November 20, 2015
Young Kansas City smokers will have to drive a bit farther to buy their cigarettes, e-cigarettes or vapor products under an ordinance that’s getting widespread support in the metropolitan area.
Tonganoxie police station, City Hall discussion trudges on
Council approves appraisal bids, tentative budget
November 17, 2015
The Tonganoxie City Council approved the setting of a budget for an updated City Hall and police station, along with the appraisal bids for a church that could be the new home for the police department. About 20 people were in attendance, some voicing opposition to a police move to the current Cornerstone Family Worship at Sixth and Church streets.

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