Leavenworth County

Linwood Community Library awarded CARES Act grant
July 8, 2020
Humanities Kansas has awarded a Humanities Kansas CARES Act Relief grant to the Linwood Community Library. These funds, which total $5,810, are earmarked to support a portion of the library’s personnel and utility costs for a two-month period. “This grant will help us out during these very difficult times,” said Sharon Moreland-Sender, Linwood library director. “Stefanie (Brown) and Kim (Downing) continue to develop creative and unique ways to bring the community engaging and fun programs.” Downing is adult programming coordinator and Brown is children’s services assistant at the library.
Tonganoxie Business Association meetings resuming this week around July 4 holiday
July 8, 2020
Second Harvest will have its next delivery to Tonganoxie later this week. Residents can stop by 10 a.m-noon Thursday at Cornerstone Family Worship, 205 E. U.S. Highway 24-40.
Local students part of Washburn University 20202 graduating class
July 8, 2020
More than 600 students completed their courses for associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees this spring at Washburn University, including some graduates from Leavenworth County.
Together Tonganoxie Thrives for July 8
July 8, 2020
Together Tonganoxie Thrives is a page that highlights local businesses that are participating in a 13-week special advertising page that features those businesses different weeks.
Jump in COVID-19 cases linked to Basehor Field of Dreams, Leavenworth County Health Department reports
July 6, 2020
Local health officials are linking increased COVID-19 cases to the Field of Dreams Athletics Complex near Basehor. The Leavenworth County Health Department said Monday that it has seen an increase in COVID-19 cases from contact tracing investigations related to the complex at 14333 Fairmount Road.
Leavenworth County won’t follow governor’s mandatory mask order
July 2, 2020
Leavenworth County officials will continue to encourage and recommend that the county’s residents continue to wear masks when social distancing is not possible. But the county is opting out of Gov. Laura Kelly’s executive order for mandatory mask-wearing, which is set to start Friday. County Commissioners voted, 5-0, to opt out of the order and follow recommendations from Leavenworth County Health Officer Jamie Miller during a special meeting Thursday night at the Leavenworth County Courthouse.
Tonganoxie City Hall closed Friday for observance of Independence Day holiday Saturday
July 2, 2020
Many government offices in Leavenworth County will be closed Friday in observance of the national holiday Saturday.
Fireworks allowed through Saturday
July 1, 2020
Residents can shoot off fireworks within city limits through Independence Day. Fireworks started being discharged Tuesday. Fireworks can be shot off 8 a.m.-11 p.m. daily from through Saturday, which is Independence Day.
Together Tonganoxie Thrives for July 1
July 1, 2020
Together Tonganoxie Thrives is a page that highlights local businesses that are participating in a 13-week special advertising page that features those businesses different weeks.
Kansas to begin mandatory mask policy on Friday as COVID-19 cases in state trend upward
June 29, 2020
The state of Kansas, beginning on Friday, will require every person to wear a mask in public places where social distancing is not possible, Gov. Laura Kelly announced Monday. The marked escalation in Kansas’ strategy to slow the spread of COVID-19 came after the state confirmed over 900 new cases of the respiratory virus over the past weekend. Repeatedly on Monday, Kelly stressed that mask wearing is currently the only method available to slow the virus spread in any meaningful way until a vaccine is readily available.
Almost here: Celebrating the Tonganoxie High Class of 2020
June 26, 2020
The Tonganoxie High School Class of 2020 finally will get to celebrate their graduation together. This year’s commencement exercises will be 6 p.m. Tuesday at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan.
Tradition-rich song to play on video board at Tonganoxie High graduation
June 26, 2020
If you’ve attended a number of Tonganoxie High School graduation ceremonies, there’s a song that you probably know by heart even if carrying a tune isn’t your thing. THS vocal director Tom Gifford has been leading THS seniors as they perform “Maybe Someday” at graduation every year he’s been at THS. This is his 14th year in Tonganoxie, and it’s a tradition that existed when he started his tenure here.
Together Tonganoxie Thrives for June 24
June 24, 2020
Together Tonganoxie Thrives is a page that highlights local businesses that are participating in a 13-week special advertising page that features those businesses different weeks.
Tonganoxie FFA wins awards during virtual state convention
June 22, 2020
The end of a school year normally means its almost time for the Kansas FFA State Convention in Manhattan, but this year’s convention looked a bit different due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 92nd annual convention, with the theme Holds True, was a four-day event, May 26-29.
Winchester man injured in one-vehicle accident west of Tonganoxie
June 17, 2020
A one-vehicle accident last week sent a 54-year-old Winchester man to a local hospital. The accident occurred about 7:39 a.m. June 16 on Kansas Highway 16 at 259th Street.

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