Leavenworth County

Some 300 students attend Tonganoxie High School prom
April 19, 2016
Tonganoxie High School juniors and seniors could be spotted here and there Saturday in Tonganoxie and Lawrence. With prom taking place Saturday night in Lawrence, students were gathering for photos in advance with their friends at various venues, including VFW Park in Tonganoxie, which traditionally has been a popular spot for prom attendees.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie Planning Commission member Steve Gumm
April 19, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profiles Tonganoxie Planning Commission member Steve Gumm.
Tonganoxie USD 464 sets superintendent meetings; principal hired; longtime ag/FFA adviser stepping down
April 15, 2016
The Tonganoxie School Board approved several special meetings at Monday’s regular monthly meeting as it continues its search for a new superintendent.
Tonganoxie USD 464 patrons encouraged to fill out superintendent stakeholder input form
April 14, 2016
Tonganoxie USD 464 officials are asking for assistance with its superintendent search.
THS FCCLA members organize mock accident to bring safety awareness to Tonganoxie
April 12, 2016
Danielle Focht and Shannon Haufler, Tonganoxie High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America members, soon will be graduating. The THS seniors would have had another classmate graduating with them in May, Sierra Sommer, who died in an accident last summer near 166th Street and Evans Road when another vehicle didn’t see the the vehicle Sommer was in.
Yo-yo professional to have Thursday workshop at Linwood Community Library
April 12, 2016
Blake Freeman has performed in front of 30,000 people at Kauffman Stadium. On Thursday, he’ll perform at Linwood Community Library. Freeman, who is a professional yo-yo person, will conduct a workshop at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the library. Freeman first took up the yo-yo when he was 12 and has been a yo-yoer for 20 years.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Melissa Collier Gepford
April 11, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profile features Melissa Collier Gepford, director of children’s ministry at Tonganoxie United Methodist Church.
Plans for Tonganoxie’s Army Reserve center move forward
April 5, 2016
Plans for an Army Reserve center in Tonganoxie that would employ 11 and bring in 300 reservists are moving onward. Tonganoxie City Manager Nathan McCommon noted at Monday’s Tonganoxie City Council meeting that he recently received word from Army Reserve officials that construction of the center currently was up for bid and advertising would last until May 2.
Tonganoxie High Science Olympiad team state champs in small-school division
April 5, 2016
The Tonganoxie Science Olympiad team continues to be a powerhouse in the state. It also was 3 measly points from showcasing that talent nationally. THS was crowned the small-school division champion at state Saturday on the Wichita State University.
Tonganoxie FAST group begins weekly workouts, encourages wide-ranging participation
April 5, 2016
The area was abuzz on a beautiful Sunday evening. But Royals baseball wasn’t the only thing folks were interested in that night. Families Actively Strengthening Tonganoxie community workouts also started Sunday night with 33 people in attendance.
Tonganoxie school board begins superintendent search groundwork
10:16 a.m., April 5, 2016 Updated 01:48 p.m.
Tonganoxie USD 464 board members made their first steps toward selecting its next superintendent. Chris Christman, consultant with McPherson and Jacobson, the firm the board selected the week before to perform its superintendent search, carved out plans for the superintendent search at a special meeting Monday. Board Members Kay Smith and Amelia Brusven were absent. Board clerk Audra Boone was in attendance with the board.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie High School’s Janie Bennett
April 4, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profile features Tonganoxie High School counselor Janie Bennett.
Tonganoxie High grad involved in Emporia State University production
March 31, 2016
Tonganoxie High School graduate Elliott Brest is performing in a modern adaptation of a classic Greek comedy. Brest is part of the Emporia State University production of “The Birds: A Modern Adaptation” by Don Zolidis. A revamping of Aristophanes’ classic comedy, “The Birds” follows the story of Eulpides and Pithetaerus who are fed up with the petty problems of the modern world and flee to the kingdom of the birds in search of a simpler life.
Night of Knights event is Friday at Genesis Christian Academy
March 30, 2016
Night of Knights, one of Genesis Christian Academy’s major annual fundraisers, is later this week. Festivities start at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the school. 204 Washington St. The fundraiser helps to keep tuition lower and provides funds for special education, technology and athletics.