Leavenworth County

Tonganoxie man pleads no contest to aggravated battery, criminal threat
July 20, 2016
A 40-year-old Tonganoxie resident has pled no contest to aggravated battery and criminal threat. Timothy Ryan Detrick entered the plea during a recent court appearance in Leavenworth County District Court.
Tonganoxie police track down escaped prisoner
July 20, 2016
Tonganoxie police were involved in a high-speed chase early Wednesday morning that led to the apprehension of an escaped prisoner.
Pokémon Go craze thriving in Tonganoxie
July 19, 2016
Jonathan Ferris lives near Tonganoxie’s VFW Park, which has made it easy to collect many Pokemon. The Pokemon Go phone application has become the latest pop culture sensation, and Tonganoxie is no different.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Jenny Worden
July 19, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profile features Jenny Worden.
Accident south of Tonganoxie sends youth to hospital
July 15, 2016
An accident Thursday night south of Tonganoxie sent a 7-year-old to an area hospital. A 1992 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Steven A. Waite, 43, Tonganoxie, was headed south on U.S. Highway 24-40 and stopped to make a left-hand turn when his vehicle was rear-ended by a 2006 Scion driven by Sabrina K. Hiatt, 18, Leavenworth, according to Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office reports.
Leavenworth County Fair going strong after 90 years
July 13, 2016
It’s been 90 years since the first installment of the Leavenworth County Fair. The first year, 1926, it was a celebration of a bumper crop of corn in downtown Tonganoxie and the next year corn and apples. The event officially was known as the Leavenworth County Fair in 1928 and in 1938 moved from downtown to its current site along Kansas Highway 16 at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds. For fair board president Mike Johnson, the event has been a part of his life for more than 50 years.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital 5K Run/Walk Tonganoxie race Saturday
July 12, 2016
Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s annual Summer Spray 5K Run/Walk Series is coming Saturday to Tonganoxie.
Fundraiser set for family violence group
July 12, 2016
Alliance against Family Violence will have its Night of Empowerment to help raise money for the local organization. The event will be 6:30-10 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Schwinn Produce Farm, Leavenworth. Proceeds will benefit Alliance Against Family Violence victim service programs and operational funds. For reservations and ticket information, contact 913-682-8979.
Free lunch program at Tonganoxie Middle School continues through July 22
July 12, 2016
Tonganoxie Middle School again is offering free summer meals for all youths and teens ages 1-18. The program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will finish up its two-month stint July 22. Meal times are 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Adult meals are available for $3.45. To learn more or find a Summer Meal Program while traveling, go to: www.tong464.org/Departments/SummerMealProgram.
School district offering online enrollment
July 12, 2016
Tonganoxie USD 464 is offering online enrollment through Aug. 5. All enrollment (walk-in and online) must be completed by Aug. 16. For more information about how to enroll online, go to tong464.org.
Tonganoxie city buildings continue to progress in repurposing efforts
Sesquicentennial event expected to end in the black
July 12, 2016
The landscape of two buildings in Tonganoxie continues to change. Interior work continues on the new City Hall and Tonganoxie Police Department, which are the results of repurposing projects.
Tonganoxie USD 464 moving end-of-year balance to help cover facility improvements
Brandon Parker resigns as teacher, coach in school district
July 12, 2016
Tonganoxie USD 464 will be looking to address capital improvements in the coming school year. New Superintendent Chris Kleidosty told the board that the district’s end-of-year transfer balance was about $269,000. He said in talking with personnel, it was his recommendation to earmark those funds for capital outlay to address some improvement projects that are in need of completion. One candidate is updating the district’s track at Beatty Field.
Hill touts career experiences in Leavenworth County Commission race
July 12, 2016
A longtime Leavenworth County resident who has spent much of her career working for major commercial construction and engineering firms is vying to be the next 3rd District representative on the Leavenworth County Commission. Bev Hill has been on the campaign trail in recent months as she prepares for a crowded Republican primary race with incumbent Dennis Bixby and fellow challengers Doug Smith and John Matthews.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Jim Welter
July 12, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profile features Tonganoxie’s Jim Welter.