Leavenworth County

Early morning vehicle accident claims life of May Tonganoxie High graduate
June 15, 2018
An 18-year-old who graduated last month from Tonganoxie High School died in an overnight vehicle accident early Friday morning. Dalton Richard Hull, who has a Lawrence address, was driving about 2:25 a.m. Friday west on Loring Road in southern Leavenworth County when his Ford Mustang struck a parked vehicle on the side of the road. Hull’s Mustang flipped over on its top after impact.
Tonganoxie USD 464 board approves resignations
June 13, 2018
Resignations also were approved at Monday’s meeting. The latest resignations are: Kassandra Dehoff, THS family and consumer science teacher; Juliet Ford, TES physical education; Kelly Staples, TES paraprofessional
Work agreements approved at Tonganoxie school board meeting
June 13, 2018
The board approved work agreements for new hires in the district.
Tonganoxie USD 464 board honors interim superintendent
June 13, 2018
Tonganoxie Board President Jim Bothwell noted at the end of the meeting that Monday’s regular meeting would be the final one with Tonya Phillips as interim superintendent.
Tonganoxie USD 464 school board holding off on transportation decision
June 13, 2018
The Tonganoxie USD 464 school board has opted to continue with its current bus system and not hire an outside company to handle transporation services for the district. Members were in agreement that any decision should come with more information about the district’s current arrangement. The district has always owned and operated its own fleet.
School funding headed upward, Karleskint tells Tonganoxie USD 464 board
June 13, 2018
Kansas school districts should be getting more funding in the coming years, according to one of Tonganoxie’s representatives at the Statehouse.
Speaker to discuss LGTBQ issues today with ‘Ask a Lesbrarian” at Tonganoxie Public Library
June 13, 2018
Marilyn Kearney will be the speaker for the program “Ask a Lesbrarian” from 1:30-3 p.m. today at the Tonganoxie Public Library.
Tonganoxie officials unveil 2019 proposed budget
June 6, 2018
Assistant City Manager Dan Porter laid out the remaining timeline for the proposed 2019 budget, which at this point would hold the line compared to last year’s mill rate. Porter presented the proposed budget at Monday’s City Council meeting in Council Chambers. Another presentation and opportunity for public input will take place at the next regular council meeting, which is June 18.
Tonganoxie communty sends off police chief at retirement reception
June 6, 2018
Tonganoxie Business Association members gave Jeff Brandau some good-natured ribbing Friday during the organization’s weekly breakfast meeting at Brothers Market. Members reminded the retiring police chief that it also was National Doughnut Day and that it was fitting that was his last day on the job.
Tonganoxie Days, library run, VFW car show coming Saturday
June 6, 2018
One of Tonganoxie’s bigger Saturdays is almost here. Tonganoxie Days will be Saturday, which means the Gallagher Park and the surrounding area will be bustling with music entertainment, children’s inflatables, food vendors and adult beverages.
McLouth man killed in head-on collision
May 16, 2018
A two-vehicle head on collision claimed the life of a McLouth man Tuesday on Kansas Highway 16. Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the accident, which happened about 3:35 p.m. Tuesday on K-16 at Parallel Road.
Helping hands from Tonganoxie in Guatemala
May 16, 2018
Thanks to a group of local volunteers, Guatemalan villagers have healthier smiles and improved roofs over their heads. Tonganoxie resident Kay Soetaert led a group of 13 volunteers in February to San Juan la Laguna on the shore of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala for medical and dental outreach, as well as home construction. Soetaert said she has gone to the Central American country some 15 times for mission work, many times with St. Mark’s United Methodist Church from Overland Park.
Battle of Badges blood drive this week throughout Leavenworth County
May 14, 2018
Leavenworth County Battle of the Badges is a blood drive taking place this week throughout the county that encourages residents to join with first responders in donating blood.
Dynamic Doodler: Tonganoxie students Google entry named best in Kansas; online voting ends May 18
May 10, 2018
Google representatives kept Tonganoxie Elementary School students in suspense as long as they could Thursday during an assembly at the TES gymnasium. A TES student was named the Kansas winner of this year’s Doodle 4 Google contest, but who in the crowd was the winner? Googlers, as the employees called themselves, unveiled clues one by one. The winner likes cats. Her favorite color is purple. She is in Kalli Kruse’s fifth-grade class.*
City OKs zoning for RV resort, retail development
May 9, 2018
Neighbors of a proposed luxury RV resort and retail development area just east of Tonganoxie spoke out at Monday’s council meeting against the project. But Council Members noted their also was support for the project. Discussion continued before the Council voted, 5-0, to approve rezoning and a special use permits to keep the project moving forward.

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