Leavenworth County

Late bloomers still can enter sunflower growing contest for youth; families also encouraged to plant sunflower to celebarte festival
July 10, 2019
The sunflower growing contest for the Sunflower Stroll has started, but there are still a few days to get involved in the fun. Youth up to the age of 14 are invited to participate in a sunflower growing contest. The rules are simple, but your strategies can be whatever you can dream up.
Top honors for Tonganoxie High FCCLA
July 10, 2019
Tonganoxie High School graduated seniors and current THS students brought home various awards last week at the National Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Convention in Anaheim, Calif.
Tonganoxie USD 464 scheduling informational open houses for proposed new high school campus
July 10, 2019
Tonganoxie USD 464 will be offering informational meetings about the proposed $51.4 million bond issue that would fund an overhaul of the Tonganoxie High School campus. Stephanie Meyer with DLR Group spoke to the school board at Monday’s regular meeting about some plans for meetings and tours at THS for patrons, along with a series of mailers to educate the public on the proposed project.
Tonganoxie Business Association movie nights at park scheduled for 3 more nights this summer
July 3, 2019
Tonganoxie Business Association will continue its Movie Night at the Park with the showing of “Homeward Bound” next week.
Petting zoo coming to Tonganoxie Public Library
July 3, 2019
Children will get to see a variety of animals and ask questions about them next week at the Tonganoxie Public Library. Local 4-H members will present a variety of animals starting at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. There will be a horse, sheep, goat, rabbits, calf and chickens at the petting zoo.
Sunflower growing contest to start next week in Tonganoxie
July 3, 2019
The sunflower growing contest for the Sunflower Stroll soon will begin. Youth up to the age of 14 are invited to participate in a sunflower growing contest. The rules are simple, but your strategies can be whatever you can dream up.
Tonganoxie population hits estimated 5,500 mark
July 3, 2019
Every incorporated city in Leavenworth County has seen an increase in population since the 2010 U.S. Census, according to population estimates released earlier this month. The estimates are from July 2018.
Residents urge emphasis on city code enforcements
June 26, 2019
Some Tonganoxie residents are asking the city to continue to look at ways to improve blighted properties and other areas that might need addressed. Former Tonganoxie City Council member Jamie Lawson gave a presentation in front of the council and roughly 50 other residents at the June 3 council meeting that discussed concern about residences in the community that could be cleaned up, including properties that have been repeat offenders when it comes to ordinance violations.
Tonganoxie USD 464 to hear final word from state on election soon
June 26, 2019
The timeline for a mail-in ballot has been set for a proposed $51.4 million bond issue that would substantially upgrade the current Tonganoxie High School campus. The final step before that is final approval from the State Board of Education to move forward, which is expected early next week.
Sunflower seeds available now for Tonganoxie Sunflower Stroll contest; planting starts later
June 19, 2019
Labor Day weekend seems to be a long way off on the calendar. But in three weeks, it will be time to plant your sunflowers. Youth up to the age of 14 are invited to participate in a sunflower growing contest. The rules are simple, but your strategies can be whatever you can dream up. Participants will be planting black oil sunflowers this year, the very same type of seed that is grown by Grinter Farms. Planting can only occur on or after July 9.
Abdallah Shrine Rodeo moving to September in Tonganoxie
June 19, 2019
A recent tradition in Tonganoxie was absent this Memorial Day Weekend. But don’t worry, it will be here this fall instead. This year’s Abdallah Shrine Rodeo and Demolition Derby will be Sept. 26-28 at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds. The event has been Memorial Day Weekend the last several years, but it now will be in the fall, with the rodeo taking place Sept. 26 and 27 and the demolition derby Sept. 28. Concessions, souvenirs and more will be part of the event as well. The rodeo and demo derby also received approval for a temporary cereal malt beverage from the Tonganoxie City Council, so the event again will offer some adult beverages.
Remember When: A Community Review for June 19, 2019
June 19, 2019
At Tonganoxie High School, Tonganoxie celebrity and “Survivor: Guatemala” winner Danni Boatwright was on hand last weekend to help raise money for Team Tongie, an organization set up to help Tonganoxie students and their families in time of need.
McLouth Happenings: Old Settlers Festival
June 19, 2019
Don’t miss Old Settlers Festival, which runs Thursday through Saturday in Oskaloosa. This year’s theme is “Celebrating a New Generation of Old Settlers.” Lots of events and fun for all ages starting at 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday evenings beginning at 5 p.m., along with events all day and evening Saturday. There will be a carnival and live music every evening. The Old Settlers Parade will start at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
Linwood News: Alzheimer’s and dementia program; upcoming teen programs; entertainment programs for youths; StoryWalk program
June 19, 2019
The Alzheimer’s Association, Heart of America Chapter, will present a program on understanding Alzheimer’s disease starting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Linwood Community Library.
Wasnburn announces academic lists for spring semester
June 19, 2019
Local students named to Washburn spring 2019 academic lists Washburn University congratulates more than 600 students named to the spring 2019 President’s List and another 850 named to the Dean’s List.

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