Leavenworth County

Tonganoxie City Council agenda for the Feb. 2, 2015, meeting
January 30, 2015
Here’s a look at the agenda for the Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, Tonganoxie City Council meeting:
Tonganoxie-McLouth Souper Bowl Challenge ends Sunday
January 28, 2015
The Tonganoxie-McLouth Souper Bowl Challenge finishes up Sunday, so there’s still time to donate goods to your favorite “team.”
Face to Face: Tonganoxie High School’s David Walker
January 28, 2015
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Tonganoxie High School instructor David Walker.
Tonganoxie VFW recognizes local essay winners
Local students also district finalists
January 27, 2015
Several Tonganoxie students were recognized for their essays entries in this year’s Veterans of Foreign Wars writing contests. The national contests are known as the Voice of Democracy at the high school level and Patriot’s Pen at the middle school level.
106 birthdays and counting
Tonganoxie resident Ann Jarrett celebrates another milestone
January 27, 2015
When President Barack Obama visited Lawrence last week, he became the first sitting president since William Howard Taft in 1911. Tonganoxie resident Ann Jarrett has been alive for both of these historic visits. Born Jan. 21, 1909, Jarrett, known by many as Aunt Ann, celebrated her 106th birthday last week at Vintage Park Assisted Living in Tonganoxie.
Filing deadline for Tonganoxie races noon today
Mail-in ballots for sales tax question due next Tuesday
January 27, 2015
Several residents have filed for Tonganoxie City Council and USD 464 school board positions, though two positions won’t have anyone running in this year’s school board election cycle.
Buzzer beater helps ignite Tonganoxie boys in second half
January 23, 2015
When a game is tied seven times and has five lead changes, that’s a decent indication the game is a good one. The Tonganoxie High Boys had a 31-22 lead Thursday against Metro Academy, but the game became was back-and-forth most of the night before THS won, 65-60.
Holy-Field having Kansas Day celebration Sunday in Basehor
January 22, 2015
Holy-Field Winery in Basehor will get an early start on celebrating Kansas Day.
Author to speak about Quantrill era at Tonganoxie Community Historical Society
January 22, 2015
A psychosocial nurse will discuss Missouri Order No. 11 and the Civil War during the next Tonganoxie Community Historical Society meeting.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Toni Minor
January 22, 2015
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Tonganoxie resident Toni Minor.
Tonganoxie High debate takes 3rd at state
January 22, 2015
Tonganoxie High School is adding more accolades to its debate program’s list of achievements. THS placed third at the Class 4A state four-speaker debate tournament in El Dorado. The team also recorded a fourth-place finish in two-speaker debate.
Living the dream in Tonganoxie
Area residents join together for Martin Luther King celebration
January 22, 2015
The Jewel on Main Singers just finished performing “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” when Tonganoxie resident Laurence Hill offered a suggestion. The singers should replace “world” with “Tonganoxie.”
Tonganoxie educator one of Kansas’ best
TES teacher earns statewide award
January 15, 2015
Nichole Gurwell has an interesting approach to teaching, according to Ty Poehl, Tonganoxie Elementary School principal. “It’s kind of like you take someone who is already an excellent teacher, but also has the attributes of a Nickelodeon producer,” Poehl said. “She knows what kids like.”
Wrongfully convicted Oklahoma man to speak about capital punishment
January 8, 2015
Curtis McCarty, who was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death in Oklahoma, will speak next week about capital punishment.
Legislative update, discussion of sales tax extension vote to take place Saturday morning
January 8, 2015
Tonganoxie VFW Post 9271 and First State Bank and Trust will sponsor a legislative update this weekend.

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