Leavenworth County

Linwood to celebrate 150 years with festival June 24
June 14, 2017
Linwood has hit the sesquicentennial mark this year and soon will be having a celebration to commemorate it. The Linwood Pioneer Festival Celebration will honor 150 years of the southern Leavenworth County community June 24. It opens with the Lion’s Club pancake breakfast starting at 7 a.m. at the Linwood Community Center, Third and Main streets. A 5K Fun Run/Walk will start at 7:30 a.m. at the City Park Shelter, Fifth and Main streets. Pre-registration on race day starts at 6 a.m. for those who haven’t registered yet. The race will begin and end at the shelter.
Remember When: A Community Review for June 14, 2017
June 14, 2017
Kevin Freeman and his daughter Makayla were pictured as they worked to capture a swarm of 15,000 bees that settled on a dogwood in the Paul Mast home.
Tonganoxie USD 464 hopes to fill high number of resignations
June 14, 2017
Tonganoxie USD 464 hopes to have a full staff when the 2017-18 school year begins in August. Interim Superintendent Tonya Phillips said the district continues to receive resignations. She said at Monday’s regular school board meeting that the district has filled or is trying to fill 37 positions that have been open. She said that is unusually large group of new staff.
Big bike boom in Tonganoxie
State cycling tour to bring 850 riders to town Friday
June 14, 2017
The 43rd year of the longest-running bicycling event in Kansas history — a 522-mile ride across the Sunflower State — will be stopping for a big night in Tonganoxie. Biking Across Kansas started June 10 at the Colorado line west of Tribune and will make an overnight stop Friday in Tonganoxie. About 850 cyclists are expected to stay in Tonganoxie, with many spending the night at Tonganoxie High School. Other overnight stops on the eight-day tour are Dighton, WaKenney, Plainville, Lincoln, Chapman and Rossville. The cyclist will finish up the tour Saturday in Leavenworth.
Leadership group, local realtors partner to bring SAFE benefits to Leavenworth County emergency responders
June 7, 2017
Leavenworth County has roughly 630 public safety officers. Thanks to donations from two local Realtors and others, they all now have Surviving Spouse and Family Endowment Fund coverage.
Tonganoxie school physical night scheduled for July
June 7, 2017
A school physical night will be offered this summer. The event will be 6-7 p.m. July 18 on the Tonganoxie High School east campus. It’s open to all middle school and high school students.
Tonganoxie Public LIbrary’s Chieftain Cafe continuing in summer months
June 7, 2017
Tonganoxie Public Library is extending its Chieftain Cafe into the summer.
Tonganoxie High classmates headed to Washington, D.C.
June 7, 2017
Allison Williams and Sierra Staatz, both seniors-to-be at Tonganoxie High School, will tour the nation’s capitol with 38 other students from Kansas and Hawaii for KEC’s 57th Annual Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, June 8-15 in Washington, D.C. FreeState Electric Cooperative selected Williams and Staatz from a group of high school students. To win this trip, students were asked to compose an essay about cooperative engagement, as well as go through a personal interview.
Tonganoxie Days returning with run milestone, more attractions in festival area
June 7, 2017
Tonganoxie might not be celebrating a big birthday this year, but there is a milestone at this year’s Tonganoxie Days. The 30th annual Tonganoxie Public Library Run/Walk will start at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the library, 303 S. Bury St. Proceeds from the run after expenses go toward the new library fund and summer reading programs. About 200 have signed up for the run so far.
Tonganoxie Recreation Commission rolling into summer
June 7, 2017
Tonganoxie Recreation Commission opened the new season with its 50th anniversary celebration and annual summer kickoff Saturday. The event leads into a busy time for TRC programs.
Tonganoxie City Council to have 10-person race, primary Aug. 1
June 7, 2017
Incumbents will join seven challengers also vying for their seats in a Tonganoxie City Council election that will require a primary. The 10-person field will have a run-off Aug. 1 for the at-large seats.
Tonganoxie Recreation Commission gearing up for Saturday’s 50-year celebration
June 2, 2017
Tonganoxie celebrated a big milestone last year with a sesquicentennial celebration. For a third of that time, there also has been a Tonganoxie Recreation Commission. TRC will celebrate 50 years with its annual summer kickoff Saturday.
Tonganoxie Public Library opens community garden
June 1, 2017
Residents can work on their green thumbs right in the middle of town. Tonganoxie Public Library has unveiled the Library Community Garden. Garden plots first were available May 22. They measure 8x8 and are leased for $20. That fee incldues free vegetable seeds.
Leavenworth County Commission votes down Patriot highway plans
June 1, 2017
A proposed six-lane highway that would run through Leavenworth County no longer is in the works.
Series of Tonganoxie weekend events continue this weekend
June 1, 2017
Tonganoxie Recreation Commission will celebrate its 50th anniversary with its annual summer kickoff with an even bigger bash to commemorate the milestone. The celebration will be 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Chieftain Park. This year there will be a giant hamster ball arena and more fun activities. For more, go to tongierec.org.

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