Leavenworth County

Artists turn out to capture Tonganoxie
September 12, 2018
Though there were many activities happening during the Sunflower Stroll, one might have caught the eye most Labor Day Weekend. Artists could be seen around town painting various buildings and scenes.
Tonganoxie City Council member stepping down because of move out of city
September 5, 2018
A Tonganoxie City Council member is stepping down because she is moving out of the city. Council President Kara Reed posted on her city council member Facebook page Tuesday that she was resigning. She posted an open letter to citizens, elected officials and city staff and also read the letter at Tuesday’s council meeting. “It has been my great honor to serve alongside a dedicated staff and fellow elected officials on behalf of the city of Tonganoxie for the last five and a half years,” she wrote. “It is with regret that I must leave before my term has expired, but a move outside of city limits makes my resignation necessary.”
McLouth Happenings: Honoring first responders; remembering 9-11; Threshing Bee around corner; yard sales
September 5, 2018
McLouth United Methodist Church invites everyone to honor first responders during the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday at the church. After the service, there will be “EMERGE ‘N SEE” events.
Linwood News: Learn about donkeys; become friend of library; vendors needed
September 5, 2018
Jay and Stacy Ellis from Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue will visit at noon Saturday. They will be at the Linwood Community Library for an outdoor program about donkeys. Guests will learn all about donkeys, their satellite rescue group, and be able to ask questions. They will also bring a couple of their donkeys with them.
Tonganoxie seeking animal control services proposals
September 5, 2018
Tonganoxie is looking for animal control service proposals. Inquiries about the request for proposals are due by 2 p.m. Sept. 14 and will be posted on the city’s website. Inquiries should be directed to Dan Porter, assistant city manager; dporter@tonganoxie.org; 913-845-2620, ext. 1040. Proposals must be submitted by 2 p.m. Sept. 19. Full details on the scope of services and submission instructions are available in the 2018 Animal Control Services Request for Proposals.
Motorcycle accident on Kansas Highway 16 sends two rural Tonganoxie residents to KU hospital
September 4, 2018
A two-motorcycle accident Monday afternoon on Kansas Highway 16 sent both riders to University of Kansas hospital. The accident occurred about 1:40 p.m. Monday at Kansas Highway 16 at Parallel Road. The first motorcycle, a 2017 Harley trike, was driven by a 67-year-old rural Tonganoxie man. The second motorcycle, a 1948 Harley FL, was driven by a 70-year-old rural Tonganoxie man.
Chieftain Stars dance members announced for 2018-19 at Tonganoxie High
August 30, 2018
The Chieftain Stars dance team will be performing with 13 members for the 2018-19 school year. Captains are Reagan Arthaud, Bailey Bradley and Avery Moritz. Joining the captains this year are Anna Soetaert, Corinn Search, Aspen Moritz, Jillian Asmus, Merkaia Khanthaboury, Sadie Atchison, Harlei Hendrix, Alexis Kelly, Allyson Albert and Kobi Bearden.
Tonganoxie High cheer squad has 14 members for 2018-19
August 30, 2018
The 2018-19 Tonganoxie High cheer squad has 14 members. Squad captains this year are Yareli Gardea and Trinity Touchton. Their fellow cheer members are Anja Bartels, Maddie Bell, Cadence Cole, Matt Burke, Kristi Chambers, Meghan Heskett, Emma Morgan, Ava Barbells, Macy Geiger, Stasi Johnson, Mikayla Rhoads and Jordon VanAnne.
Tonganoxie Business Association meetings Fridays at Brothers Market
August 29, 2018
The next Tonganoxie Business Association meeting will be 8 a.m. Friday at Brothers Market in its dining area. Meetings are 8 a.m. Fridays and are open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to attend.
Produce available Tuesdays in downtown Tonganoxie
August 29, 2018
Visitors can pick up produce at noon Tuesdays in the Mutual Savings parking lot just west of Good Shepherd Thrift Store and Food Bank. People providing the produce will let visitors know if there will not be produce the next Tuesday.
Homecoming to be Piper game Sept. 29 at Tonganoxie High
August 29, 2018
Tonganoxie High School Homecoming will be Sept. 28. There will be a half-day of school that day and an afternoon parade, performances and student speakers on Fourth Street. Special activities to incorporate middle school and elementary school students also are being planned for that day. The parade is open to everyone, but students at TES and TMS can only attend if they go with parents or other means outside of school. A reception and induction of this year’s Tonganoxie Education Hall of Fame class also will take place that day. THS takes on Piper in the homecoming game, with homecoming royalty crowning taking place before the game and hall-of-fame.
Tonganoxie Water Park season finishing up Monday
August 29, 2018
Swim enthusiasts will get their last chances to visit Tonganoxie Water Park for the season. Tonganoxie Water Park is open Labor Day Weekend, but its final day of the season is Monday. The water park again will open up in May 2019.
Tonganoxie City Council meeting moved to Tuesday
August 29, 2018
The Tonganoxie City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday for its first meeting of the month. The governing body normally meets the first and third Monday of each month, but Monday’s meeting was moved to Tuesday because of the Labor Day holiday.
Several offices to be closed for Labor Day observance
August 29, 2018
Most government offices, many banks and some other businesses will be closed Monday in honor of Labor Day.
Tonganoxie High School car show coming in late September
August 29, 2018
The second annual Tonganoxie Car Show will be Sept. 29 at Tonganoxie High School, 300 U.S. Highway 24-40 in Tonganoxie. Registration will start at 8 a.m. for this year’s show and run until 10:30 a.m. Entry price is $15 the day of the event. Cost of registration for students is $10 and cost for adult participants who pre-register is $12. For more information about the event, contact Tony Maurer at tmaurer@tong464.org or 913-416-1400, ext. 2051. Readers also can like the Tonganoxie Auto Tech Car Show page on Facebook.