Leavenworth County

McLouth Happenings
April 1, 2015
Meals On Wheels exists to nourish the elderly and/or homebound people in our community. Regular, diabetic, mechanical (ground food), and renal (special kidney/dialysis diet) meals are available for delivery in McLouth. For more information, please call Meals on Wheels of Shawnee and Jefferson Counties: 785-295-3980.
Facebook and the election
Social media playing role locally in campaign
March 31, 2015
A forum for Tonganoxie City Council and Tonganoxie USD 464 School Board candidates gave those running in various races the chance to debate and explain their perspectives. With so many candidates, though, some might have preferred more opportunities to debate and discuss. Enter — for better or worse — Facebook.
Tonganoxie voters to use paper ballots Tuesday
Clerk cites cost savings for
March 31, 2015
Tonganoxie voters won’t cast ballots on electronic machines Tuesday. Leavenworth County Clerk Janet Klasinski has opted for paper ballots as a cost-saving measure. No machines means no fewer transportation costs. Klasinski said the decision also allowed her to reduce the her election worker staff by one. “In the past, we’ve had only 8 percent turnout,” Klasinski said. “I’m anticipating more than that this year.”
Tonganoxie police looking for information regarding case of man trying to lure middle school student into vehicle
March 30, 2015
Tonganoxie Police are looking for information regarding a reported incident Monday involving a man attempting to lure a middle school boy into a van.
Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development to celebrate 25 years April 9
March 29, 2015
The Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development Class is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and to honor the milestone, the Class of 2015 is hosting an event.
Tonganoxie Easter egg hunt today in Chieftain Park
March 28, 2015
The Tonganoxie Recreation Commission will have its annual Easter egg hunt at 3 p.m. Saturday throughout Chieftain Park.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Kendra Schobert
March 27, 2015
This week’s Face to Face profiles Tonganoxie Elementary School teacher Kendra Schobert.
Mercury Wireless service expanding to Tonganoxie area
March 26, 2015
Area Tonganoxie residents have another option for Internet services. Mercury Wireless, a Topeka company, now has a tower about 5 miles north of Tonganoxie that serves up to a 15-mile radius.
Crowded field for Position 2 on Tonganoxie USD 464 board
March 26, 2015
Tonganoxie USD 464’s Position 2 race has three candidates this year: incumbent Kathy Baragary and challengers Kaija Baldock and Bill Loechler. Here’s a closer look at each candidate.
Scientifically speaking
March 26, 2015
The Tonganoxie High School Science Olympiad team continues to make a name for itself on the state level. “Our first year at state, they didn’t know how to pronounce Tonganoxie,” said Christine Biel, one of the team’s coaches. “They mispronounced it 20 times. “But now that we’ve been there awhile, they know how to pronounce Tonganoxie.”
Tonganoxie High softball looks to improve in 2015
March 23, 2015
The Tonganoxie High softball team enters the 2015 without familiar faces thanks to graduation. Pitcher Morgan Oroke and catcher Laney Walker were seniors last year, as were shortstop Cally Engle-Maxwell and centerfielder Marissa Martin.
Local attorney faces incumbent in school board race
Brusven, Truesdell in race for Position 1
March 20, 2015
Position 1 is among four contested seats in this spring’s Tonganoxie USD 464 election. Incumbent Diane Truesdell faces challenger Amelia Brusven in the race. Here’s a closer look at both candidates.
Tonganoxie candidates gather for forum
07:41 a.m., March 18, 2015 Updated 04:59 p.m.
Finances dominated Saturday’s candidate forum at the Tonganoxie VFW Post Home. Candidates vying for Tonganoxie City Council and Tonganoxie USD 464 School Board seats gave speeches about themselves and then answered questions.
State creates quarantine zone for bird flu in rural Leavenworth, Wyandotte counties
March 16, 2015
In response to the confirmed positive case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Leavenworth County, the Kansas Department of Agriculture has established a quarantine zone in Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties.
Avian flu case confirmed in Leavenworth County
March 14, 2015
The Kansas Department of Agriculture was notified late Friday afternoon that samples collected from a backyard poultry flock containing both chickens and ducks in Leavenworth County returned a presumptive positive result for highly pathogenic avian influenza at the National Veterinary Services Lab.

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