Leavenworth County

Face to Face: Tonganoxie High school’s Mary Welsh
May 3, 2016
This week’s Face to Face is Tonganoxie High School’s Mary Welsh.
Patrons weigh in on Tonganoxie superintendent search process during stakeholder meeting
April 26, 2016
Tonganoxie USD 464’s next superintendent should have a good relationship with faculty and staff and be heavily involved in the community. The new top administrator should also be a team player and trustworthy. Those were some of the qualities patrons said were important for a new superintendent to be successful. Roughly people attended the stakeholder meeting Thursday at the Chieftain Room on the Tonganoxie High School east campus.
Tonganoxie FFA offers annual Day at the Farm for some 160 third-graders
April 26, 2016
Nearly 160 Tonganoxie Elementary School third-graders got a better glimpse of life on the farm, thanks to Tonganoxie High FFA students. The local chapter, which has been offering Day at the Farm for several years at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds, had this year’s event on Friday.
Tonganoxie student finds giant morel mushroom after heavy rain
April 26, 2016
Heath Martin tries to go morel hunting every year near his family’s house in rural Tonganoxie. The Tonganoxie High School senior started the activity about four years ago “I just went down in the woods and found them,” Martin recalled about his first hunt. He checked with his mother, Jennifer, whether the mushrooms were the kind that were safe to eat. His mother gave him the green light and he was on his way with a new hobby of gathering small morels. Last week, though, the soon-to-be THS graduate found a whopper.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie Planning Commission member Grant Watson
April 26, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profile is Tonganoxie Planning Commission’s Grant Watson.
Souvenir buttons can also win residents prizes at Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial
April 20, 2016
The Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial is still about 2 1/2 months away, but a chance to have a memento of the festival — and possibly some cash in one’s pocket — is now available at a few locations around town. Sesquicentennial buttons are available at various venues throughout Tonganoxie: Community National Bank, First State Bank and Trust, Gambino’s Pizza, Flashbacks, Talette’s Cafe, The Downtown Drugstore, Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce and City Hall.
Tonganoxie City Council hears concerns about sesquicentennial road closures
Organizers offer informational packets, meet with businesses to address potential issues
April 20, 2016
The Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial will be a two-day event throughout downtown Tonganoxie, a slight change from recent Tonganoxie Days, which historically has taken place on the second Saturday of June along Fourth Street. The change has brought up some concerns from downtown business owners and representatives, which were discussed at Monday’s Tonganoxie City Council meeting. Rachel Kelly, who works at Kelly Law Office, voiced concern about the festival tying up the downtown area for three days.
Tonganoxie bar owners ask city to revise food truck regulations
Contracts approved for asphalt work, security system
April 19, 2016
A couple who owns a new Tonganoxie bar are asking the Tonganoxie City Council to revisit its ordinances regarding food truck vendors in the community. Kate and Jess Brubacher, who operate the Myers Hotel Bar at Third and Main streets, said they’d like to offer some rotating food options at their bar, but said city regulations seem to be hindering those efforts. The couple spoke in open session at Monday’s City Council meeting.
Patron surveys available until May 3 for superintendent search
Position would be second administrative spot filled this spring
09:56 a.m., April 19, 2016 Updated 02:30 p.m.
Tonganoxie USD 464 officials are asking for assistance with their superintendent search. The district has posted a five-question Survey Monkey questionnaire on its website, tong464.org, for patrons to fill out. The stakeholder input form asks questions about the community and schools, issues a new superintendent should be aware of and attributes a superintendent should possess to be successful in Tonganoxie. The survey opened April 8 and will close May 3. The school board is looking to hire a new superintendent after Lyn Rantz announced that she would be leaving at the end of June to take an administrative position at Topeka Collegiate.
Some 300 students attend Tonganoxie High School prom
April 19, 2016
Tonganoxie High School juniors and seniors could be spotted here and there Saturday in Tonganoxie and Lawrence. With prom taking place Saturday night in Lawrence, students were gathering for photos in advance with their friends at various venues, including VFW Park in Tonganoxie, which traditionally has been a popular spot for prom attendees.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie Planning Commission member Steve Gumm
April 19, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profiles Tonganoxie Planning Commission member Steve Gumm.
Tonganoxie USD 464 sets superintendent meetings; principal hired; longtime ag/FFA adviser stepping down
April 15, 2016
The Tonganoxie School Board approved several special meetings at Monday’s regular monthly meeting as it continues its search for a new superintendent.
Tonganoxie USD 464 patrons encouraged to fill out superintendent stakeholder input form
April 14, 2016
Tonganoxie USD 464 officials are asking for assistance with its superintendent search.
THS FCCLA members organize mock accident to bring safety awareness to Tonganoxie
April 12, 2016
Danielle Focht and Shannon Haufler, Tonganoxie High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America members, soon will be graduating. The THS seniors would have had another classmate graduating with them in May, Sierra Sommer, who died in an accident last summer near 166th Street and Evans Road when another vehicle didn’t see the the vehicle Sommer was in.
Yo-yo professional to have Thursday workshop at Linwood Community Library
April 12, 2016
Blake Freeman has performed in front of 30,000 people at Kauffman Stadium. On Thursday, he’ll perform at Linwood Community Library. Freeman, who is a professional yo-yo person, will conduct a workshop at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the library. Freeman first took up the yo-yo when he was 12 and has been a yo-yoer for 20 years.

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