Leavenworth County

Hello to summer in Tonganoxie
Tonganoxie Recreation Commission offering many programs
June 10, 2015
The rain is staying away just long enough for the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds to begin bustling with youth baseball and softball for the summer. The Tonganoxie Recreation Commission officially started the summer off with its kickoff party May 29 and plenty more programs are being offered in the summer.
Tonganoxie group hopes for ‘yes’ vote in mail ballot election
June 10, 2015
About 10 Tonganoxie area residents gathered at a local residence Friday night to discuss politics. The discussion centered at times on what’s happening in Topeka, but the focus for this group was and continues to be hyperlocal — the state of school funding.
Tonganoxie’s Kirby McRill Walk and Run coming June 20
June 10, 2015
The Kirby McRill 5K Adeventure Walk and 5K Run will be later this month. The inaugural walk was last summer when teams walked a course trough Tonganoxie that included various challenges along the way.
Tonganoxie Days: Focusing on the festival
June 10, 2015
Saturday marks the 30th annual Tonganoxie Days festival and longtime organizer Connie Torneden has one thing on her mind to celebrate the milestone. She just wants the rain to stay away for a day.
Tonganoxie event in July to mark National Day of Cowboy
June 10, 2015
Tonganoxie will celebrate National Day of the American Cowboy with a parade, several country western music performances and vendors.
Tonganoxie High has 6 all-league selections
June 10, 2015
Tonganoxie High had several student-athletes make all-league teams for spring sports. The Chieftains had six selections among three sports — softball, baseball and girls soccer. Here’s a closer look at each team’s selections.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Connie Torneden
June 9, 2015
This week’s Face to Face profiles Tonganoxie Days organizer Connie Torneden.
Tonganoxie youth remembered for ‘lighting up a room’
12:43 p.m., June 8, 2015 Updated 10:36 a.m.
Sierra Sommer was known for lighting up a room. She, also, as others noted, was a bit of a chameleon at Tonganoxie High School in that she had the knack for fitting into various circles. She had a diverse group of friends.
Lunch is served — for free in Tonganoxie
June 3, 2015
Youths can enjoy free meals this summer — and adults can join them. The Tonganoxie Summer Lunch Crew program, which Tonganoxie USD 464 is offering and the U.S. Department of Agriculture is funding, is providing free lunch on weekdays to youths ages 1-18.
Tonganoxie USD 464 superintendent’s contract extended through 2017
District has several resignations
June 3, 2015
The Tonganoxie USD 464 School Board has approved a contract extension for Superintendent Lyn Rantz. Rantz is in the first year of a two-year contract. Monday’s unanimous approval extends her contract to 2017.
Flash flood warning in effect for Leavenworth County, parts of Wyandotte, Johnson counties
June 3, 2015
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning that’s in effect until 4:30 p.m. today for the area.
Flash flood warning in effect for Leavenworth County, parts of Wyandotte, Johnson counties
June 3, 2015
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning that’s in effect until 4:30 p.m. today for the area. Leavenworth County, northwestern Johnson County and western Wyandotte County all are included in the warning.
Suspect in homicide case takes authorities on vehicle chase that ends in Basehor
May 28, 2015
Lawrence police on Wednesday afternoon arrested a suspect in connection with a fatal stabbing Monday in Lawrence.
Tonganoxie High seniors receive scholarships at awards night
May 27, 2015
Tonganoxie High School had its Senior Awards Night on May 14 at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center on the THS campus in advance of commencement exercises, which took place May 16.