Leavenworth County

Colvert wins silver medal at state for Tonganoxie High girls wrestling
03:11 p.m., February 26, 2021 Updated 10:22 p.m.
Holly Colvert will be wrestling for a state title. The Tonganoxie High sophomore will take a 16-3 record into the Division II finals in the 191-pound division Friday in Salina. She will meet Atchison County senior Tannah Forbes (8-3) later today in the championship round at Tony’s Pizza Events Center.
Retirement time: Howard Fields finishing up final week with Tonganoxie Public Library; patrons can give well-wishes online, at library
February 26, 2021
A friendly face at Tonganoxie Public Library worked his final Monday earlier this week at an employee there. Howard Fields, will officially be retired — again — after this week.
Remember When: A Community Review for Feb. 24, 2021
February 25, 2021
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee has been working for the past several weeks on the plans which include having T-shirts, sweatshirts, caps and mugs for sale. The mugs are something new this year and will be available with the purchase of a drink at Bichelmeyer’s stand in front of the store the day of the parade on March 16.
Tonganoxie High boys wrestling qualifies 7 for state, finishes as substate runner-up as team
06:28 p.m., February 20, 2021 Updated 10:59 p.m.
Tonganoxie High will be sending seven wrestlers to the Class 4A state championships next Saturday in Salina on the boys side. Sophomore Brock Coleman (106), freshman Braeden Moore (113), junior Grayson Sonntag (126), freshman Gabe Bailey (152) and Brenden Martin (195) all will compete in the substate finals tonight in Chanute and are guaranteed state berths next weekend in Salina.Tonganoxie High will be sending seven wrestlers to the Class 4A state championships next Saturday in Salina on the boys side. Junior Grayson Sonntag (126), senior Gabe Bailey (152) and senior Brenden Martin (195) all won gold Saturday at a Class 4A substate in Chanute.
Tonganoxie City Council to meet tonight
February 18, 2021
Tonganoxie City Council will meet tonight in a meeting rescheduled from earlier in the week.
Remember When: A Community Review for Feb. 17, 2021
February 18, 2021
After attaining over 790 signatures of registered voters and basically finishing construction, the Reno Township will finally have a fire department. “We’re a brand new fire department,” said Reno Township Fire Chief Richard Ogden, “we’re the new kid on the block.”
Bitter temps cause closures early in week
February 17, 2021
The prolonged bitter temperatures in recent days forced Tonganoxie USD 464 to cancel classes for a fourth consecutive school day as the city of Tonganoxie also postponed a meeting due to the inclement weather.
Classes canceled again for Wednesday in Tonganoxie school district
February 16, 2021
Tonganoxie USD 464 has canceled classes for a fourth consecutive day. Superintendent Loren Feldkamp announced Tuesday evening that classes again would not be in session Wednesday. Concerns about the potential for more snow and slick roads, as well as rolling blackouts, factored into the decision.
Tonganoxie USD 464 cancels 3rd consecutive school day due to weather; Genesis Christian Academy also cancels Tuesday classes
02:07 p.m., February 15, 2021 Updated 03:27 p.m.
The prolonged bitter temperatures are forcing Tonganoxie USD 464 to cancel classes for a third consecutive school day. District officials announced Monday morning that classes again would not be in session Tuesday due to inclement weather. Friday classes were canceled Thursday due to the impending low temperatures and then Monday’s classes were canceled Sunday as the cold spell pushed on through the weekend.
Tonganoxie USD 464 classes a no-go again Monday due to impending weather; area is in wind chill warning
February 14, 2021
Students in Tonganoxie USD 464 won’t have classes again Monday. Superintendent Loren Feldkamp announced Sunday that schools would be canceled again due to inclement weather. Friday classes were called off Friday due to the extremely cold temperatures. Tonganoxie is in a wind chill warning until 6 p.m. Monday. Wind chills are expected to drop to as low as 30 degrees below zero. The area also was in a wind chill advisory Friday.
Valentine’s Day carsd being sent out to essential workers
February 12, 2021
The Tonganoxie Public Library is asking patrons who check out books to sign a Valentine at the circulation desk. Library staff will be sending out the cards to essential workers in Tonganoxie. Cards can be signed through Friday at the library.
Black History Month scavenger hunt taking place at library
February 12, 2021
Youths can learn more about Black History Month with a scavenger hunt at Tonganoxie Public Library. Throughout February, youths can come to the circulation desk at the library, 217 E. Fourth St., and pick up a game card. They can then search for clues at the library. Participants will receive a mystery prize for playing.
Tonganoxie USD 464 classes canceled Friday due to anticipated inclement weather
February 11, 2021
Students in Tonganoxie USD 464 won’t have classes Friday. Superintendent Loren Feldkamp announced Thursday afternoon that schools have been canceled due to inclement weather.
This month’s Second Harvest dropoff in Tonganoxie canceled
February 10, 2021
Second Harvest’s mobile food delivery originally scheduled for Thursday in Tonganoxie has been canceled due to cold weather. The pickup generally is the second Thursday of each month. Produce and other grocery food items are available to all residents at each of the pickups. People are limited to five family boxes per vehicle. The next pickup now will be 10 a.m. March 11 at Cornerstone Family Worship, 205 E. U.S. Highway 24-40.
Tonganoxie school board approves new stadium lights at Beatty Field
February 10, 2021
Tonganoxie USD 464 will be adding new lights to its outdoor sports complex. The school board approved a bid from Musco for $288,000 for new lights, poles and speaker brackets at Beatty Field. Capital Electric will be involved in the project as well.

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