Leavenworth County

Vehicle crashes Saturday into downtown Tonganoxie dance studio
May 13, 2017
A Ford Mustang took out a mailbox, clipped a parked vehicle and then crashed late Saturday morning into a downtown Tonganoxie storefront. The accident occurred about 11 a.m. Saturday, according to Tonganoxie Police Chief Jeff Brandau. A 33-year-old Tonganoxie man was driving east on Fourth Street when his vehicle struck the Tonganoxie United Methodist Church mailbox, clipped a parked car and then drove into the front of Graves Talent Studio at the southeast corner of Fourth and Green streets.
Remember When: A Community Review for May 10, 2017
May 11, 2017
Local residents will meet in VFW Park on Sunday for a “Stand in for Peace” event. This is not a political gathering. The inspiration came from Sharon Mehdi’s children’s book, “The Great Silent Grandmother Gathering.” Susy Ross and Helene Miller are organizing the event, which also has some historical background. In 1870, Julia Ward Howe, author of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” proposed to hold an annual Mother’s Day for Peace, to “promote the alliance of the different nationalities, the amicable settlement of international questions, and the great and general interests of peace.
McLouth Happenings
May 11, 2017
The Linwood Library will present a program called Water Gardening A to Z at 6:30 p.m. May 25. This free program will be presented by Karen Fiske from The Water Garden Society of Greater Kansas City.
Linwood News
May 11, 2017
The Linwood Library will present a program called Water Gardening A to Z at 6:30 p.m. May 25. This free program will be presented by Karen Fiske from The Water Garden Society of Greater Kansas City.
Jarbalo Jottings
May 10, 2017
Thanks to everyone who made the rummage sale at Jarbalo United Methodist Church a success: those who donated articles, baked goods and those who bought things.
Tonganoxie High takes 2nd at 4A state forensics
May 10, 2017
Tonganoxie High brought home a second-place trophy Saturday from the Class 4A State Speech and Drama Championships at Washburn Rural in Topeka. THS had seven students place at state, which helped the team to 294 points. That was just nine points behind state champion and Kaw Valley League foe Piper. Matt Scharff won an individual title in the humorous solo.
Tonganoxie USD 464 bond reissuance to save nearly $1.14 million; candidate filing deadline June 1; more hires, resignations, new positions
09:46 a.m., May 10, 2017 Updated 05:08 p.m.
Tonganoxie school board members approved refinancing of bonds that will save the district on average about $126,000 annually over the next decade, though those larger savings won’t start for a couple years.
Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development celebrates Class of 2017
May 10, 2017
Area residents ranging from high school seniors to retired citizens gathered last week in Tonganoxie to celebrate their graduation from Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development. SLCLD graduated 21 Wednesday, May 3, during a luncheon at Magdalenas Venue. Former state legislator and Kansas Board of Regents member Kenny Wilk was keynote speaker.
Art from the heart for Tonganoxie High students at Highland CC event
May 10, 2017
A van full of artwork and sculptures followed a school bus full of young Tonganoxie artists out of the Tonganoxie High School parking lot way too early last month. THS art students headed north April 27 to Highland Art Day for what has become an esteemed Highland Community College tradition.
Retirement recognition in Tonganoxie USD 464
May 3, 2017
Andy Gilner has taught government and political science for 40 years, but his first year in teaching he dabbled in drama, playing a role in the senior play “Meet My Ghosts.” That was at Bazine High School where the senior class had 10 students, not enough bodies for all the play’s roles. Gilner was reminded of this and other stories Sunday during a reception for retiring Tonganoxie USD 464 faculty and staff in the commons area at Tonganoxie Middle School.
Tonganoxie school board rescinds contract extension for superintendent
May 3, 2017
The Tonganoxie School Board has rescinded a one-year extension to its superintendent’s contract as the school district’s top administrator awaits a jury trial for alleged failure to report abuse at a former school. Chris Kleidosty came to Tonganoxie nearly a year ago, agreeing to a two-year contract as superintendent. In February, he was arrested for alleged failure to report abuse in the Prairie View school district where he was superintendent before coming to Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie superintendent’s case headed to jury trial
Alleged failure to report sexual abuse case continues next month
April 26, 2017
Tonganoxie public school Superintendent Chris Kleidosty will stand trial before a jury in Linn County for a case involving alleged failure to report sexual abuse at his former school district. Kleidosty appeared Wednesday in Linn County District Court. His attorney, Alan Fogleman, asked for a bench trial, but Linn County Attorney James Brun requested the jury trial.
All for ‘1” in Tonganoxie High making music history
April 26, 2017
Members of the Tonganoxie High School Band and Vocal Music Department have much to chirp about right now. The department made school history April 13 when it received four “1” ratings at a Class 4A large-group state music festival in Atchison.
Tonganoxie Recreation Commission gearing up for 50-year celebration in June
April 26, 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 the first Saturday in June.
Team Tongie painting night Saturday at VFW
April 21, 2017
Team Tongie is offering a painting night as a fundraiser later this month. At the event, visitors will paint a “love” picture led by Tonganoxie High School art teacher Amy Johnson starting at 6 p.m. April 22 at Tonganoxie VFW Post 9271, 910 E. First St. Cost is $30 per person, with proceeds helping area families facing serious health or medical crisis.

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