Leavenworth County

Remember When: A Community Review for Oct. 16, 2019
October 17, 2019
Monday night football couldn’t have been much better than it was this week. The Chiefs got mile high relief, and that wasn’t until the last minute. Considering the fact that it was 1982 since they defeated the Broncos there, it’s indeed something different. Also, lots of fun even as a fan. It took 16 months, countless government delays, and the lowering of the water line caused by the flood of 1993, but Leavenworth Aviation Services, Inc. is reopened for business. Started in 1990 by Wally Winstead, the airport, located on Sherman Army Airfield, Ft. Leavenworth, was enjoying a great deal of success until Mother Nature got involved.
McLouth Happenings: Haunted hayrides next 2 Saturdays; Veterans to be honored at MES
October 17, 2019
Enjoy the ride of your life on the Threshers Lair Haunted Hayride this month at the McLouth Threshing Bee Grounds. Spooky rides will be offered 7:45-11 p.m. Saturday and 7:45-11 p.m. Oct. 26. Cost: $10 per person for adults and youths 7 and older; $5 for children ages 6 and younger.
Linwood News: Creepy stories; Halloween art for youths; Halloween storytime
October 17, 2019
Lawrence storyteller Priscilla Howe will be here later this week for a night of spine-tingling tales for adults and teens. Not for the faint of heart, Howe will tell her favorite creepy stories! The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Linwood Community Library. Any children attending should be at least middle school age or older.
Leavenworth men who fled during traffic stop taken into custody
October 17, 2019
One man was taken into Leavenworth County Sheriff’s office custody this past week while another turned himself in the next day after the men fled a traffic stop a few miles north of Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie High teachers discuss ‘sister school’ and E-sports
October 16, 2019
Tonganoxie High School faculty and administration is trying to implement some new offerings and partnerships. Various faculty members and THS principal Mark Farrar spoke at Monday’s Tonganoxie USD 464 board meeting about initiatives they have in the works or hope to implement down the road.
Tonganoxie Public Library doors open again
October 16, 2019
The Tonganoxie Public Library is back to its regular hours, though as of late Tuesday morning the library still did not have running water or working bathrooms. Library director Nicole Holifield posted a note last week on the library’s website with an update that the library would be back in operation starting at 9 a.m. this past Thursday. Officials had to push that date back, so instead the library re-opened Tuesday.
Tonganoxie City Council to meet again today; rezoning for townhome development on agenda
09:32 a.m., October 14, 2019 Updated 08:09 p.m.
Tonganoxie’s next city council meeting will be today due to scheduling conflicts with the regular meeting that was scheduled later this month. City Manager George Brajkovic and Assistant City Manager Dan Porter will be at a conference Oct. 21. The council decided to schedule the meeting for today.
Tonganoxie Public Library now pushing back opening to Tuesday
09:29 a.m., October 14, 2019 Updated 09:29 a.m.
The Tonganoxie Public Library will be re-open this week. Library director Nicole Holifield originally posted a note on the library’s website with an update that the library would be back in operation starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, but that date had to be pushed back. The library now will reopen Tuesday.
Business Expo coming in november to Tonganoxie
October 9, 2019
Plans are in the works for the second annual Tonganoxie Business Expo and Showcase. This year’s event will be 4-7 p.m. Nov. 12 at Brunswick Ballroom, 427 E. Fourth St. in Tonganoxie. Last year, visitors enjoyed an evening of networking, live music, appetizers and prizes.
Tonganoxie High Auto Tech Car Show coming this weekend
October 9, 2019
The third annual Tonganoxie Auto Tech Car Show is Saturday. The Tonganoxie High School group’s show will start with registration at 8 a.m. Judging starts at 11 a.m. Anyone interested in a booth space can purchase one for $30. There also will be a food truck at the show. For more information, contact THS instructor Tony Maurer at tmaurer@tong464.org.
Enrollment is up in Tonganoxie USD 464
October 9, 2019
Tonganoxie USD 464 enrollment is up across the board. Assistant Superintendent Tonya Phillips reports that total enrollment as of Sept. 20 was 1,965 students in the district. That’s up 20 from 2018. With regards to full-time equivalent the number is 1,941, up 6.5 from 2018. The adjusted FTE is up 13 to 1,980.8.
New Casey’s to open later this month in Tonganoxie
October 9, 2019
The new Casey’s General Store will be opening later this month. According to information posted at the current Casey’s store along U.S. Highway 24-40, the store will open at 6 a.m. Oct. 17.
Remember When: A Community Review for Oct. 9, 2019
October 9, 2019
From the column, “Direct from Denise,” written by Denise Sullivan, Leavenworth County Extension Agent for Home Economics: You have probably noticed the new food labels by now. They were directed to be in place by May of this year by the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act. The new labels have been met with mixed reviews — some find them to be quite helpful, others find them to be “clear as mud.”
Authorities take one man into custody, another still at-large following traffic stop north of Tonganoxie
09:05 a.m., October 9, 2019 Updated 10:50 p.m.
The Leavenworth County Sheriff’s office is searching an area north of Tonganoxie for two subjects who fled a traffic stop on foot this morning. As a precautionary measure, Tonganoxie USD 464 schools are on lockdown.
License plate presentation coming Oct. 22 to Tonganoxie Community Historical Society
October 9, 2019
For all of those residents who played the license plate game on road trips or enjoy seeing older license plates, there might be just the presentation and exhibit for you coming later this month to the Tonganoxie Community Historic Site campus.

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