Government

Tonganoxie City Council’s Reed to challenge O’Brien for Kansas House seat
KCKCC instructor looks to unseat local incumbent first elected in 2008
May 3, 2016
A Tonganoxie City Council member will be challenging a long-standing incumbent at the state level. Democrat Kara Reed filed April 22 to challenge incumbent Connie O’Brien, R-Tonganoxie, in House District 42 in the November election.
Moratorium continues for certain land south of Tonganoxie
May 3, 2016
Leavenworth County’s moratorium on development south of Tonganoxie continues. Tonganoxie City Manager Nathan McCommon said the county commissioners opted to continue the status at a recent commission meeting McCommon attended.
Tonganoxie bar owners ask city to revise food truck regulations
Contracts approved for asphalt work, security system
April 19, 2016
A couple who owns a new Tonganoxie bar are asking the Tonganoxie City Council to revisit its ordinances regarding food truck vendors in the community. Kate and Jess Brubacher, who operate the Myers Hotel Bar at Third and Main streets, said they’d like to offer some rotating food options at their bar, but said city regulations seem to be hindering those efforts. The couple spoke in open session at Monday’s City Council meeting.
Plans for Tonganoxie’s Army Reserve center move forward
April 5, 2016
Plans for an Army Reserve center in Tonganoxie that would employ 11 and bring in 300 reservists are moving onward. Tonganoxie City Manager Nathan McCommon noted at Monday’s Tonganoxie City Council meeting that he recently received word from Army Reserve officials that construction of the center currently was up for bid and advertising would last until May 2.
Process continues for proposed luxury RV resort near Tonganoxie
March 29, 2016
Plans for a proposed 150-acre luxury RV resort east of the Stone Creek subdivision will continue to be reviewed by various groups in the coming weeks. The first reading for Ordinance 1408, annexing a small parcel of land to the city, took place at the March 21 Tonganoxie City Council meeting. The small parcel of land inadvertently was left out of a November request to annex roughly 150 acres into the city.
Tonganoxie City Council approves Topeka firm for City Hall, police station work
March 22, 2016
The Tonganoxie City Council has selected a Topeka construction company to do renovations to Cornerstone Family Worship for a new police station and the former Tan Time for a new City Hall. The council approved, 4-1, the low bid of The Osborne Company, Inc. $592,900, with alternate additions of $9,200 for City Hall windows and $6,000 for police shower.
Basehor man, great-grandson of Eisenhower, named Kansas’ newest aviation director
February 24, 2016
A Basehor man has been selected to be Kansas’ next aviation director.
Tonganoxie hears renovation plans, timetable for new City Hall, police station
Projects expected to be finished by September
February 16, 2016
HTK Architects gave the Tonganoxie City Council a look at plans for a new City Hall and police station at Monday’s regular council meeting. Marissa Carroll with HTK presented a Power Point of a few conceptual designs for the interior for both businesses. The former Tan Time, which was the U.S. Post Office in the 500 block of Fourth Street, will be repurposed into the new City Hall. The current Cornerstone Family Worship at Sixth and Church streets will become the new police station.
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 — is Feb. 18 and Peak is out and about selling $6 advance tickets for the meal ($7 at the door).
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.