Leavenworth County

Open house for Tonganoxie youth activity center is Saturday
June 25, 2018
There will be an open house Saturday for the new Tonganoxie Youth Activity Center. The open house will be 10-11 a.m. June 30 at the center, which is in the former Jewel on Main building on the northeast corner of Fourth and Main streets in downtown Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie City Council approves more fireworks stands
June 22, 2018
The council approved five more fireworks stands for this year’s July 4 holiday season. The additional stands approved Monday were Anthony R. Miller/Sacred Heart Catholic Church Youth Group (1100 West St.), Rockstar Fireworks (325 E. U.S. Highway 24-40), Trieb’s T-Town No. 1 (420 Stone Creek), Trieb’s T-Town No. 2 (105 E Fifth St.) and J’s Fireworks, Inc. (205 E U.S. 24-40). Sale and discharge of fireworks in Tonganoxie can be done 8 a.m.-11 p.m. June 30-July 4.
Ordinance on sellf-service storage passes Tonganoxie City Council
June 22, 2018
The council voted, 3-1, for an ordinance that allows for self-service storage in the general business district. Council Member Rocky Himpel cast the dissenting vote. Council Member Kara Reed was absent.
Council recognizes first Tonganoxie Citizens Academy class
June 20, 2018
The first Tonganoxie Citizen Academy class officially graduated. Members of the first academy class attended Monday’s City Council meeting.
City Council appoints Bretthauer to rec commission board
June 20, 2018
John Bretthauer will be the newest member of the Tonganoxie Recreation Commission board. The City Council approved, 2-1, to appoint Bretthauer to the TRC board. Curtis Oroke made the motion and Dave Bennett the second.
Early morning vehicle accident claims life of May Tonganoxie High graduate
June 15, 2018
An 18-year-old who graduated last month from Tonganoxie High School died in an overnight vehicle accident early Friday morning. Dalton Richard Hull, who has a Lawrence address, was driving about 2:25 a.m. Friday west on Loring Road in southern Leavenworth County when his Ford Mustang struck a parked vehicle on the side of the road. Hull’s Mustang flipped over on its top after impact.
Tonganoxie USD 464 board approves resignations
June 13, 2018
Resignations also were approved at Monday’s meeting. The latest resignations are: Kassandra Dehoff, THS family and consumer science teacher; Juliet Ford, TES physical education; Kelly Staples, TES paraprofessional
Work agreements approved at Tonganoxie school board meeting
June 13, 2018
The board approved work agreements for new hires in the district.
Tonganoxie USD 464 board honors interim superintendent
June 13, 2018
Tonganoxie Board President Jim Bothwell noted at the end of the meeting that Monday’s regular meeting would be the final one with Tonya Phillips as interim superintendent.
Tonganoxie USD 464 school board holding off on transportation decision
June 13, 2018
The Tonganoxie USD 464 school board has opted to continue with its current bus system and not hire an outside company to handle transporation services for the district. Members were in agreement that any decision should come with more information about the district’s current arrangement. The district has always owned and operated its own fleet.
School funding headed upward, Karleskint tells Tonganoxie USD 464 board
June 13, 2018
Kansas school districts should be getting more funding in the coming years, according to one of Tonganoxie’s representatives at the Statehouse.
Speaker to discuss LGTBQ issues today with ‘Ask a Lesbrarian” at Tonganoxie Public Library
June 13, 2018
Marilyn Kearney will be the speaker for the program “Ask a Lesbrarian” from 1:30-3 p.m. today at the Tonganoxie Public Library.
Tonganoxie Business Association recognizes merchants and more at annual banquet
June 6, 2018
Several Tonganoxie businesses and first responders were recognized during Tonganoxie Business Association’s annual banquet May 15 at West Haven Baptist Church. Downtown Drugstore was named Small Business of the Year, while Mid-Star Lab/Capitol Orthopedics was named Large Business of the Year.
Tonganoxie officials unveil 2019 proposed budget
June 6, 2018
Assistant City Manager Dan Porter laid out the remaining timeline for the proposed 2019 budget, which at this point would hold the line compared to last year’s mill rate. Porter presented the proposed budget at Monday’s City Council meeting in Council Chambers. Another presentation and opportunity for public input will take place at the next regular council meeting, which is June 18.