Leavenworth County

Tonganoxie’s 2007 budget gets final OK
No residents speak during public hearing
August 17, 2016
Tonganoxie has approved its 2017 budget. No residents spoke during the budget hearing at Monday’s City Council meeting, so the council voted, 5-0, shortly later. The 2017 rate is .62 of a mill higher than the current 2016 rate (44.179) to accommodate Tonganoxie Public Library’s proposed .62 increase for employee benefits.
Festival to continue after Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial celebration
August 17, 2016
The city will continue to be involved in an annual Tonganoxie festival. Council members said they favored the city’s involvement in whatever is decided moving forward. The city earmarked $31,500 for the Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial, which took place in June the traditional weekend of Tonganoxie Days.
Make Art, Not War’ coming to Tonganoxie Community Historical Society
August 17, 2016
Through the years, Kansans have used art to convey opinions on war. Next week, some of those actions will be brought to life at the Tonganoxie Community Historic Site. The Tonganoxie Community Historical Society will host “Make Art, Not War,” a presentation and discussion by Erika Nelson, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the historic site, 201 W. Washington St.
Soles for souls: Tonganoxie church collects shoes to raise money for religious studies
August 17, 2016
Boots and many other types of shoes donated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church were made for walking. It turns out those shoes also were made to raise a good chunk of change for education programs at the church. Several volunteers helped religious education coordinators Nancy Lanza and Jennifer Eastes on Saturday with loading those donated shoes — about 175 bags to be exact — for Funds2Orgs, a company that trades shoes for money in group’s fundraising campaigns.
Linwood News, Jarbalo Jottings and McLouth Happenings
August 10, 2016
Read the latest from Linwood, Jarbalo and McLouth:
Tonganoxie USD 464 holds line on mill rate; Smith resigns from board
August 10, 2016
The Tonganoxie School Board approved, 5-0, the proposed 2016-17 budget for USD 464. Superintendent Chris Kleidosty’s proposal calls for a budget with a slightly lower mill rate. The 2016-17 proposed budget, which is being published in the legals portion of the B section, calls for a mill rate of 60.398. That’s a slight drop from the actual 2015-16 rate of 60.402. A mill is $1 in taxes for every $1,000 in property valuation.
Tonganoxie department buildings open
Officials open new City Hall, police station locations
August 10, 2016
The new Tonganoxie City Hall and Tonganoxie Police Station are open for business. Both departments opened Monday, with City Hall in the former Post Office (most recently Tan Time) in the 500 block of Fourth Street.
Incumbents ousted in primaries
Voter turnout low in Leavenworth County
August 10, 2016
Tonganoxie will have new representation on the county and state levels. Longtime county employee Doug Smith won the Leavenworth County Commission Third District primary, while Jim Karleskint won the Kansas House District 42 race in the Aug. 2 primary.
Bernie wins Mirror/LCHS Cutest Pet Contest
August 9, 2016
The votes have been counted and Bernie is the winner. Well, not that Bernie. The Mirror and Leavenworth County Humane Society teamed up for a Cutest Pet Contest that ran throughout July. People could “vote” for what they deemed the cutest pet, with each “like” counting as a vote. Identical photo albums on The Mirror and LCHS Facebook pages meant one person could give a maximum of two votes to an animal.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie Fire Department’s Ryan Bennett
August 9, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profiles Ryan Bennett with the Tonganoxie City Fire Department.
Tonganoxie City Fire Department, Leavenworth County EMS work together for continued training
August 9, 2016
Leavenworth County Emergency Management Service personnel can be the first to a scene when a 911 call is made. When that situation arises in the case of a victim trapped in a burning vehicle, Leavenworth County EMS members will have more training in helping the person out of the vehicle.
2016 Leavenworth County Fair Schedule
July 27, 2016
Here’s a look at the remaining schedule for the 2016 Leavenworth County Fair.
Mid Star Lab brings growing business to Tonganoxie
July 26, 2016
A local business has come full circle in its own right. Mid Star Labs had a ribbon cutting last month at its new site in the Urban Hess Business with help from the Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce.
Incumbent Bixby hopes for another term as crowded primary looms Tuesday
July 26, 2016
Dennis Bixby is seeking a second term as the Leavenworth County Commission’s Third District representative because there is more he’d like to accomplish. “I got a lot of stuff done, but that four years went really really quick,” Bixby said.
Tonganoxie celebrates official anniversary of first plat with downtown ceremony
July 26, 2016
Tonganoxie found several ways to celebrate its sesquicentennial with a two-day festival last month. Historical re-enactors of characters from Tonganoxie’s past, a commemorative newspaper, musical entertainment, vendors, a food court, children’s games, visits from Big Jay and Willie the Wildcat, a barbecue contest, a car show and a beer garden all complemented the main stage area.

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