Leavenworth County

Inaugural Myers Hotel Oktoberfest is Saturday
October 12, 2018
Celebrate German heritage with the Myers Hotel Bar with the business’ first Oktoberfest. The celebration will run 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Activities are planned for all ages, including a stein-hoisting competition and sack races. There also will be five German/Oktoberfest beers on tap and plenty of polka.
Bingo winners announced from Tonganoxie Public Library events
October 11, 2018
Bingo winners were announced recently with the latest adult bingo gatherings at Tonganoxie Public Library. Winners on Monday were Norma Tarr (4), Sandra Redding (2), Lucy Wolforth, Patty Szini (5), Dorothy Resco (3), Rosie Oelschlaegar (2), Kay Bundy (5), Lois Covey (2), Paul LaGue (2), Jackie Trainer, Don Fuhlhage and Susan Rose. Sept. 17 winners were Sonya Montgomery, Lois Covey, Linda Hemphill (3), Sharon Faherty (2), Kay Bundy, Marilyn Oxley (3), Doris Anderson, Rick Maloney, Patty Szini (2), Rosie Oelschlaeger(2), Lucy Wohlforth, Betty Layton (2), John Poterbin, Nila Denholm and Sharon Kelly. Bingo is played from 1-3 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month at the library’s community room.
Reptile event is Monday at Tonganoxie Public Library
October 11, 2018
Tonganoxie High School science teacher John Tollefson will bring live reptiles Monday to the Tonganoxie Public Library. The presentation will be 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday at the library, 303 S. Bury St. Tollefson will discuss animals such as turtles, crocodilians, lizards and snakes.
Nerd Night to get spooky Friday at Myers Hotel
October 11, 2018
Tonganoxie Public Library and the Myers Hotel Bar are teaming up to offer a Nerd Night that’s expected to get spooky. The event will run 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Myers Hotel, with three talks planned: the first on paranormal investigation, the second on the embalming process and the third on the films of Alfred Hitchcock. Tickets are $5, with cocktails available for anyone 21 and older. No RSVP is needed. For more information, call 913-845-3281.
Pumpkins, mazes and more at new Leavenworth County farm
October 11, 2018
Meuschke Farms is the newest offering in the growing Kansas agritourism landscape. Owner Shane Meuschke (prounounced “My-skee”) has a corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides and even a hay bale pyramid for youths to climb up. The family also has mums at the farm, which is in southern Leavenworth County just north of the Douglas County line.
Administration confiscates knife at Tonganoxie Elementary School
October 10, 2018
Administration confiscated a small knife Tuesday morning at Tonganoxie Elementary School. According to a release from Tonganoxie USD 464, a student reported at 8 a.m. Tuesday that another student had brought a knife to TES.
Tonganoxie police make arrest on felony warrant
October 4, 2018
Tonganoxie police made an arrest early Thursday near 12th and Shawnee streets. Police arrested the person about 3 a.m. Thursday for an outstanding felony warrant. Chief Greg Larson said he couldn’t comment on the arrest because there is an active ongoing investigation with regards to the arrest.
Tonganoxie High Car Show is Saturday
September 27, 2018
The second annual Tonganoxie Car Show will be Saturday at Tonganoxie High School, 300 U.S. Highway 24-40 in Tonganoxie. Registration will start at 8 a.m., with this year’s show to run until 4 p.m.
Tonganoxie, McLouth, Basehor-Linwood celebrating homecoming this week
September 26, 2018
Homecoming week is in full swing. All three local high schools are having homecoming festivities this week. Activities started Monday for Tonganoxie, McLouth and Basehor-Linwood, with parades planned for Friday in all three communities. Here’s a closer look at plans for each school:
Hall of Fame incuctees announced for Tonganoxie Education Foundation’s 2018 class
September 21, 2018
The Tonganoxie USD 464 Education Foundation will be inducting its ninth Education Hall of Fame as part of homecoming festivities Sept. 28. Criteria considered by the selection committee include outstanding service to the district by teachers, administrators and staff; outstanding contributions to education in the Tonganoxie community by school board members and other citizens; and outstanding achievements in the field of education by alumni.
Back on track: Tonganoxie High cracks win column with football victory against Eudora
September 21, 2018
Eudora struck first, but Tonganoxie answered again and again. And again and again and again. In a battle of winless teams Friday, EHS struck first and led, 6-0, after a quarter. But Tonganoxie responded with what would be five unanswered touchdowns on the Chieftains’ way to a 34-6 road victory. Tonganoxie led, 14-6, at halftime and then 20-6 heading into the fourth quarter.
Tonganoxie City Council to make appointment without Reed
September 21, 2018
It appears outgoing council member Kara Reed, who served for five and half years on the Tonganoxie City Council, will not have a hand in selecting her successor. Reed announced at the Sept. 4 meeting that she would be resigning because she was moving outside the city limits. “It has been my great honor to serve alongside a dedicated staff and fellow elected officials on behalf of the city of Tonganoxie for the last five and a half years,” she wrote in a letter she read to citizens, city staff and fellow members of the governing body. “It is with regret that I must leave before my term has expired, but a move outside of city limits makes my resignation necessary.”
Artists turn out to capture Tonganoxie
September 12, 2018
Though there were many activities happening during the Sunflower Stroll, one might have caught the eye most Labor Day Weekend. Artists could be seen around town painting various buildings and scenes.
Tonganoxie City Council member stepping down because of move out of city
September 5, 2018
A Tonganoxie City Council member is stepping down because she is moving out of the city. Council President Kara Reed posted on her city council member Facebook page Tuesday that she was resigning. She posted an open letter to citizens, elected officials and city staff and also read the letter at Tuesday’s council meeting. “It has been my great honor to serve alongside a dedicated staff and fellow elected officials on behalf of the city of Tonganoxie for the last five and a half years,” she wrote. “It is with regret that I must leave before my term has expired, but a move outside of city limits makes my resignation necessary.”
McLouth Happenings: Honoring first responders; remembering 9-11; Threshing Bee around corner; yard sales
September 5, 2018
McLouth United Methodist Church invites everyone to honor first responders during the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday at the church. After the service, there will be “EMERGE ‘N SEE” events.

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