Leavenworth County

KDOT continues to work on problematic potholes on K-32 in Linwood
January 28, 2016
The winter weather continues to affect a stretch of highway in Linwood. Both lanes of Kansas Highway 32 in Linwood have numerous pesky potholes that keep reappearing due to winter weather that is further aggravating the deteriorating overlay surface on the road.
Tonganoxie Elementary School honor roll, 2015-16 first and second semesters
January 28, 2016
Tonganoxie Elementary School recently released honor roll lists for its fourth- and fifth-graders. Here’s a look at those lists:
Chieftains nab 1st victory in overtime fashion, place 4th at home invite
January 26, 2016
After junior Bryson Clark’s game-tying three pointer bounced twice off the rim and in with 34 seconds left to force overtime, Holton had all of the momentum heading into overtime against Tonganoxie. Even after the Chieftains blew a late fourth-quarter lead, they outscored the Wildcats 8-4 to win their first game of the season to improve their record to 1-9.
Tonganoxie earmarks $31,500 for sesquicentennial celebration
January 26, 2016
The Tonganoxie City Council has earmarked $31,500 for the Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial celebration this summer. The council approved the measure, 5-0, at a rescheduled meeting last week. Council Members Curtis Oroke and Kara Reed are on the event’s steering committee and presented a proposal for the funding request.
Tonganoxie EAST group celebrates year with storyteller
January 26, 2016
Joyce Slater recounted her childhood Monday at the Myers Hotel. She spoke of sleeping in a bedroom of several siblings. “Now that was cooperation,” she said. “Most of us today are very sound sleepers.” Slater, who has been an active storyteller since 1989, served as speaker for the Entrepreneurs Achieving Success Together annual celebration.
Tonganoxie man pleads no contest in case involving juvenile
January 26, 2016
A 54-year-old Tonganoxie pleaded no contest to two cases Friday in Leavenworth County District Court. Warren P. Thompson entered a no contest plea to one charge of aggravated child endangerement and another for possession of a methamphetamine.
Tonganoxie man pleads guilty to fracturing infant son’s skull
January 26, 2016
A 30-year-old Tonganoxie man admitted to fracturing his 3-month-old son’s skull Monday while in Leavenworth County District Court.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie City Hall’s Teresa Bastron
January 26, 2016
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Tonganoxie City Hall’s Teresa Bastron
Knights of Columbus free-throw contest is this weekend
Rec commission also has several activities coming up
January 21, 2016
The Tonganoxie Knights of Columbus again will be challenging local youths to test their free-throw shooting skills this weeekend. All boys and girls ages 9-14 are invited to participate in the council/local level of competition at the 2016 Tonganoxie Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship.
A day of remembrance in Tonganoxie for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 21, 2016
From poetry to dance and boisterous song to re-enactments, the more than 60 people who attended Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at The Jewel on Main saw the passion for the civil rights leader conveyed in numerous ways.
Inclement weather postpones Tonganoxie Invitational
Tuesday’s games to be played at same times Wednesdays
January 19, 2016
The Tonganoxie Invitational has been postponed a night due to inclement weather.1
Tonganoxie celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. with song, dance and spoken word
January 19, 2016
From poetry to dance and boisterous song to re-enactments, the more than 60 people who attended Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at The Jewel on Main saw the passion for the civil rights leader conveyed in numerous ways. Roz McCommon, owner of the The Jewel on Main, 707 E. Fourth St., organized the first MLK celebration at her venue last year in Tonganoxie.
A Royal visitor to Tonganoxie
KayCee brings his “W” from The K to help start local reading challenge
January 19, 2016
Tonganoxie Elementary School kicked off its new Royals Reading Challenge with someone whose become a bit of a celebrity at Kauffman Stadium. KayCee, the old-time baseball player who brings out the “W” after every Royals victory, spoke to TES students Friday afternoon.
Tonganoxie High School medals four teams at two-speaker state debate
January 19, 2016
The Tonganoxie High School debate team finished the season with another successful weekend at the Class 4A state debate championships.