Leavenworth County

From a festive distance: Tonganoxie celebrates tree lighting in new way; food challenge brings in more than 6,000 cans for Good Shepherd
November 25, 2020
One particular vehicle had to make a second trip through the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting route Saturday night. A passenger remembered what she wanted to ask Santa Claus for Christmas, so a second trip was made. Rain and frigid conditions couldn’t keep a steady string of cars from rolling through the Winter Wonderland in downtown Tonganoxie. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the traditional tree lighting in the pocket park at Fourth and Delaware streets, the event turned into a drive-by event.
Tonganoxie USD 464 to meet again Monday night to discuss new remote learning plans
November 25, 2020
The Tonganoxie USD 464 Board of Education will be discussing a strategic reopening plan and Superintendent Loren Feldkamp’s remote learning recommendation from last week’s remote learning recommendation.
Miracle on 4th Street: Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting ‘drive-by’ event is Saturday in Tonganoxie
November 20, 2020
An adaptive holiday celebration soon will be rolling through downtown Tonganoxie. The Mayor’s Tree Lighting “Drive-by” ceremony will be 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday.
USD 464 to discuss full remote learning
November 18, 2020
The Tonganoxie USD 464 school board will meet today to discuss ongoing plans for remote learning as the high school already moved to full remote learning earlier this week. The board will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at the Tonganoxie Elementary School library to discuss COVID-19 updates in the district, remote learning plans and extra-curricular activities.
Applications for open Tonganoxie City Council seat due Dec. 3
November 11, 2020
Tonganoxie residents interested in being considered to fill a City Council seat have until early December to apply. City staff will be taking applications until 10 a.m. Dec. 3. The Council then will review the applications at its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 7.
Tonganoxie man sentenced to 6 years in prison for child sex crime
November 5, 2020
A Tonganoxie man was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison for attempting to meet a 13-year-old for sex, according to the Douglas County district attorney’s office.
Leavenworth County deputy killed in crash involving school bus
November 1, 2020
A Leavenworth County sheriff’s deputy was killed while on duty Friday afternoon when his unmarked vehicle collided with a school bus about 7 miles north of Tonganoxie. The deputy, 59-year-old Daniel R. Abramovitz of Leavenworth, was driving westbound on McIntyre Road at about 4 p.m. Friday when a northbound school bus failed to yield at McIntyre Road’s intersection with 211th Street, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol’s online accident report. The report says Abramovitz struck the passenger side of the bus, which then overturned and collided with a fence line and a stop sign.
2 boys slain in Leavenworth County; 2 girls abducted, then found
October 24, 2020
Authorities found two girls who were abducted from a Leavenworth County home where two boys were discovered dead Saturday, and a suspect is in custody, a TV station reported.
Tonganoxie USD 464 signals learning center construction with groundbreaking
October 14, 2020
The Tonganoxie High campus is really buzzing these days with the sounds of construction. Tonganoxie USD 464 officials, community members and the THS building expansion team were on hand for a groundbreaking Wednesday, Oct. 7, where the new THS Learning Center will stand in the future. School district Superintendent Loren Feldkamp led the ceremony as members of the Tongie Strong building committee, THS administrators, Assistant Superintendent Tonya Phillips, school board members and other community members looked on.
Tonganoxie City Council selects Thomas Turf for mowing contract at business park
October 14, 2020
Council selects Thomas Turf for mowing contract at business park The council approved a contract with Thomas Turf and Landscape for mowing services of city-owned lots at the Tonganoxie Business Park for 2020.
Tonganoxie businesses approved for CARES Act funding plan
October 14, 2020
Tonganoxie business will be receiving a total of more than $387,000 through the CARES Act spending plan. The Tonganoxie City Council approved the funding during its regular meeting Oct. 5. Applications were submitted from Sept. 1-9 and then on Sept. 17, the Allocation Review Committee, comprised of City Council members Lisa Patterson and Jake Dale and Tonganoxie Business Association President Monica Gee reviewed and made recommendations for the funding. The council established the spending plan through an ordinance July 20 and the Leavenworth County Commission then approved it Aug. 12.
Remember When: A Community Review for Oct. 14, 2020
October 14, 2020
It’s been 100 years since Lem Evans started a real estate company in Tonganoxie, and Lem is still here selling real estate today. Well, not the original Lem Evans, but his great-grandsons, Lem and J.W. Evans, and great-great-grandson, John Evans II.
Tonganoxie-Piper game now back on; teams to play at 5 p.m. today
October 3, 2020
Piper has been cleared to play its Frontier League game against Tonganoxie High. The teams now will play at 5 p.m. today at Beatty Field.
Tonganoxie High football game could move to Saturday
04:28 p.m., October 2, 2020 Updated 04:14 a.m.
Tonganoxie High School’s football game against Piper originally scheduled for Friday now might take place Saturday. THS officials posted late Friday afternoon that the game had been canceled because Piper was awaiting COVID-19 test results for some of its players.
A story and a stroll: Tonganoxie library, historical society team up for what’s hoped to be 1st in ongoing series of bookwalk events
September 16, 2020
A book came to life this past weekend at the Tonganoxie Community Historic Site. And it’s hoped more will do the same in the future. Tonganoxie Public Library and the Tonganoxie Community Historical Society recently collaborated to created Every Barn Tells a Storywalk on the TCHS campus.