Leavenworth County

Leavenworth County Commission votes down Patriot highway plans
June 1, 2017
A proposed six-lane highway that would run through Leavenworth County no longer is in the works.
Series of Tonganoxie weekend events continue this weekend
June 1, 2017
Tonganoxie Recreation Commission will celebrate its 50th anniversary with its annual summer kickoff with an even bigger bash to commemorate the milestone. The celebration will be 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Chieftain Park. This year there will be a giant hamster ball arena and more fun activities. For more, go to tongierec.org.
Lawrence Memorial 5K Summer Spray series coming up again this summer
June 1, 2017
The Lawrence Memorial Hospital Summer Spray 5K Run/Walk Series is returning this summer. Eudora will be the first venue June 10. The Baldwin City run will be June 24 and then the Tonganoxie event July 15. Entry fees are $10 for youths 12 and younger, $25 for adult preregistration and $30 for regular adult registration.
Basehor Crazy Cow 5K Run/Walk is Saturday
June 1, 2017
Basehor Dairy Days is moving to the third Saturday in June starting in 2018. However, the Crazy Cow 5K Run/Walk will still take place this year.
Leavenworth County makes community recycling bin available again in Tonganoxie
June 1, 2017
Leavenworth County has placed a trial recycling bin at the former Leavenworth County Annex, 425 Laming Road. The bin can be used for paperboard, brown paper bags, phone books, newspaper, glass bottles and jars, plastic, cardboard, in and aluminum cans.
Remember When: A Community Review for May 31, 2017
June 1, 2017
Alisha “Boo” Barnes, a 15-year-old Tonganoxie girl, landed this 60-pound flathead on a limb line Saturday morning with the help of her papa and dad. Alisha is no stranger to fishing, having fished with her papa, Rick DeMaranville, since she was 2 (Alisha is pictured in waders holding the flathead.). Phil Jeannin’s retirement party was attended by 200 people. The longtime teacher instructed students for 34 years. Jeannin was lucky enough to teach many children of his former students.
Early birthday celebration at Shrine Rodeo
June 1, 2017
Billy Griffin got an early birthday present at the Shrine Rodeo in Tonganoxie. The Holden, Mo., cowboy won the bareback riding for the second time in three years at the rodeo, which was Friday at and Saturday at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds.
Cousins continue family tradition in Tonganoxie at Shrine Rodeo
May 25, 2017
Garrett Phillips and Bo Pursel will get some good family time in this week, and hope to win some money while they do it. The two men, both rodeo athletes, will be team roping together in the Aballah Shrine Rodeo May 25 and 26 in Tonganoxie. Phillips, Tonganoxie High School graduate as of Saturday, and his cousin Bo Pursel, a 2012 graduate of Lansing High School, pair up with their horses and their ropes and head to area rodeos to compete in the team roping. Phillips is the header: the cowboy who ropes the steer’s head. Pursel, his cousin on his dad’s side, is the heeler, the cowboy who ropes the steer’s back heels.
Abdallah Shrine Rodeo and Demolition Derby roars into Tonganoxie
May 25, 2017
Bulls, horses and other livestock will take center stage before cars smash their way through the arena later this week at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds in Tonganoxie. The Abdallah Shrine Rodeo an Demolition Derby begins at 7 p.m. nightly Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rodeo events will be Thursday and Friday and the demolition derby will be staged Saturday.
Judge OKs Tonganoxie superintendent’s return to campus during court proceedings
No move yet from board to lift paid-leave suspension
May 23, 2017
The Tonganoxie school district superintendent can return to work under certain court stipulations as his court proceedings continue, a Linn County District Court judge determined Tuesday. Judge Terri L. Johnson granted a bond modification request from Alan Fogleman for his client, Tonganoxie Supt. Chris Kleidosty.
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.