Leavenworth County

Linwood man sentenced to nearly a decade in prison for attempted rape, attempted aggravated criminal sodomy
April 24, 2015
A 39-year-old Linwood man was sentenced Friday in Leavenworth County District Court to nearly 10 years in prison for attempted rape and attempted aggravated indecent liberties of a child. Christopher Adam King was sentenced to 118 months.
Defending home turf in Tonganoxie
THS track performs well at own invite
April 22, 2015
The Tonganoxie High track team represented itself well at its home meet last week at Beatty Field. Though some competitors didn’t participate because they qualified for the Kansas Relays last weekend, the Chieftains were able to finish second as a team on the boys side and third in the girls division. David Scharff placed fourth in the 100 with a time of 12.07 seconds, while Kyle Fain took fifth in the 400. Drew Cook turned in a big performance in the 1,600, taking the silver medal with a 4:59.34 time, about 2.5 seconds behind Kansas City Christian’s Luke Rovenstine.
Tonganoxie groups continue to evaluate future options for shared buildings
April 22, 2015
Several local entities are trying to get ducks in a row as they look to move forward with upgrading facilities. Tonganoxie City Council Member Kara Reed gave a PowerPoint presentation Monday during the council meeting. She, along with fellow Council Member Jim Truesdell, are on the local infrastructure committee with representatives from the school district, recreation commission, library board and police department. One by one, representatives discussed challenges they’re facing. Many talked about more space needed for storage and work area.
Mirror recieves Kansas Press Association awards for its 2014 work
April 22, 2015
The Mirror newspaper picked up several awards at Saturday’s Kansas Press Association Convention in Junction City. Newspapers from across the state compete in the Awards of Excellence competition. Members of the Washington Press Association from Washington state judged the many daily and weekly newspaper entries. The Mirror won 10 awards in non-daily division II, which is the middle-sized division among three for the non-daily newspapers.
Accept the Chiefs’ Challenge in Tonganoxie
April 22, 2015
Teams are starting to roll in for the inaugural Tonganoxie Chiefs’ Challenge. Organizer Monica Gee with the Tonganoxie Friends of the Police said between 10 and 14 four-person teams have either signed up or indicated they plan to participate in Saturday’s event. Overall, as of Monday night, Gee was expecting 20 teams so far. She expects several more teams to sign up on challenge day, which is Saturday in Chieftain Park.
Brotherly love in Tonganoxie
April 17, 2015
Of all the new amenities that have been added and renovations that have taken place at Brothers Market, there’s one item that’s been pretty popular. “Families love the hot rod shopping cart,” said Matt Stockdale, director of operations for Brothers Market, with a laugh.
Challengers sweep USD 464 races
Mayor wins close race:
April 15, 2015
The Tonganoxie USD 464 School Board will have a much different look in a few months. Voters last week voted in three challengers in races that involved incumbents, while a fourth seat was a battle between two candidates who were not incumbents.
Tonganoxie box social proves to be lucrative fundraiser
April 13, 2015
The Tonganoxie Community Historical Society’s first crack at an old-time tradition was quite the success. TCHS had a box social Saturday on historic site campus that was a nod to box socials that were popular a century ago. Box lunches were decorated years ago and men bid on those boxes women decorated and filled with food. Saturday’s event also had a celebrity auction that raised $1,980. That number also accounted for regular lunches people purchased and any matching funds the “celebrities” donated.
Tonganoxie police calls, March 25-April 9, 2015
April 13, 2015
Tonganoxie police calls for March 25-April 9, 2015.
Wine and shine: Leadership class celebrating 25 years tonight at Holy-Field
April 9, 2015
It’s almost here. The Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development Class is celebrating 25 years with an event to honor alumni and welcome others to learn more about the organization and join in the festivities.
ELECTION CENTRAL: City incumbents win; USD 464 incumbents out
07:46 p.m., April 7, 2015 Updated 09:31 p.m.
Tonganoxie Mayor, City Council and USD 464 all have contested races this year.
Tonganoxie Mayor candidate questionnaire: Jason Ward
April 6, 2015
Tonganoxie Mayor Jason Ward is running for re-election.
Tonganoxie City Council candidate questionnaire: Mike Vestal
April 6, 2015
Michael W. Vestal is running for Tonganoxie City Council.
Tonganoxie City Council candidate questionnaire: Kara Reed
April 6, 2015
Incumbent Kara Reed is running for re-election for Tonganoxie City Council.
Tonganoxie City Council candidate questionnaire: Curtis Oroke
April 6, 2015
Curtis Oroke is running for Tonganoxie City Council.

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