Leavenworth County

Leavenworth man sentenced in stabbing case
August 21, 2019
Andrew Joseph Housworth, 41, Leavenworth, was sentenced Friday to more than 13 years in the Kansas Department of Corrections for one count of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, a severity level 4 person felony.
Leavenworth man sentenced in animal cruelty case
August 21, 2019
Lemuel Hunter Jr., 59, Leavenworth, Hunter was sentenced for a misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty for singeing a dog’s whiskers with a propane torch. The incident was reported Feb. 19, 2018, at an apartment in downtown Leavenworth.
Fall practice starts Monday for Tonganoxie, McLouth teams
August 14, 2019
It’s almost here: a new fall sports season. Tonganoxie and McLouth teams will begin fall practices Monday. Tonganoxie High will begin a new season for cross country, football, boys soccer, volleyball and girls golf.
Tonganoxie FFA officer attends conference
August 14, 2019
Demi Hull of the Tonganoxie FFA Chapter participated in the Kansas FFA District Officer’s Conference on Saturday and Sunday at the Marriott Convention Center in Junction City. Hull serves as the East Central District Treasurer.
Yeah band (camp)! Tonganoxie High Marching Chieftains sharpen skills during practice week
August 14, 2019
Tonganoxie High School Marching Band members got to break in the new turf at Beatty Field this past week. THS band director Charles Van Middelsworth led his students in this year’s band camp. Van Middlesworth said that 82 THS students participated in this year’s camp, which took place Aug. 5-9 at THS. The members split time with practice between the THS band room and the football field.
Man found guilty in Leavenworth fleeing case
August 14, 2019
Orion Sherley, 24, Vassar, Kan., was found guilty in Leavenworth County District Court of fleeing and attempting to elude Tonganoxie police.
Tonganoxie USD 464 approves personnel recommendations at Aug. 12 meeting
August 14, 2019
The Tonganoxie USD 464 school board approved personnel recommendations during Monday’s regular meeting.
High school bond issue mail-in ballots being sent out this week; voter registration ends 5 p.m. Thursday
August 13, 2019
If residents within the Tonganoxie USD 464 district lines aren’t already registered to vote, they have utnil 5 p.m. tomorrow to do so in advance of the school bond mail-in election. Ballots will be sent out Friday for a special Tonganoxie USD 464 bond election that will determine the future of the Tonganoxie High School campus.
Tonganoxie USD 464 revamps 2019-20 budget; mill rate in line with current year
August 13, 2019
The mill rate now is at 60.343, which is a slight decrease from the actual 2018-19 number of 60.415. The board originally approved a mill rate of 60.876 at a recent meeting, but district officials were able to make some changes to get the rate down.
Linwood News: Magic the Gathering, budget meeting set and astronomy for everyone
August 9, 2019
The Linwood Community Library will host a game day for Magic the Gathering enthusiasts next week.
Stieben: Leavenworth County Commissioners go to Washington
August 8, 2019
Commissioner Kaaz from Leavenworth and myself representing the southern parts of Leavenworth County recently attended the Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma Leadership Day in our Washington, D.C.
Tonganoxie golf tourney fundraiser to be played at Falcon Lakes
August 8, 2019
The fourth annual Tonganoxie Golf Tournament is coming up in late August. This year’s event will start at 1 p.m. Aug. 24 at Falcon Lakes. Proceeds from the four-person scramble will benefit Tonganoxie High School golf, basketball and softball programs. Forms are available on the school website, tong464.org.
Tonganoxie USD 464 Education Foundation offering NFL PLay Along contest
August 8, 2019
The Tonganoxie USD 464 Education Foundation is offering some added incentives to follow the National Football League this fall. The foundation is selling NFL Play Along tickets for the upcoming season. Funds raised will be used to support USD 464 schools, teachers and students. A $25 donation buys a single Play Along ticket good for the 17 weeks of the regular NFL season. Each ticket is unique with three different teams every week whose scores are added to determine a winner.
Leavenworth County asking for residents to take comprehensive plan survey before Sept. 1
August 8, 2019
Leavenworth County is creating a new comprehensive plan, and the county commission needs as much input as possible as it weighs priorities that are key to the county’s future growth and development. Residents are encouraged to take a five-minute survey about several issues important to the future growth of the county. The survey closes Sept. 1.
Chieftain Singers chosen for statewide education workshop
August 8, 2019
The Chieftain Singers vocal group at Tonganoxie High School has been selected to perform at the Kansas Music Educators Associations In-Service Workshop in February. The event also is where the Kansas All-State Choirs, Bands and Orchestras perform. There also will be workshops for all music educators across the state. Officials selected Tonganoxie from a group of top choirs, making the Chieftain Singers the first USD 464 performance group to earn the honor. The Chieftain Singers will be performing in front of music educators who teach at K-12 and college levels. THS vocal director Tom Gifford submitted an audition recording this past spring for the workshop. The Chieftain Singers will perform for 30 minutes at the workshop starting at 1 p.m. Feb. 28.