Leavenworth County

Enrollment down slightly for Tonganoxie USD 464 in 2018-19
October 24, 2018
Tonganoxie’s official enrollment for 2018-19 actually is down from last year. Assistant Superintendent Tonya Phillips told the school board in its regular meeting Oct. 9 that numbers actually were down by 31 students. She did note that a large graduating class could have some impact on the reduction.
Tonganoxie Spooktacular is Friday; Skeleton Scavenger Hunt underway
October 20, 2018
Arguably the biggest event in the downtown Tonganoxie area is back next Friday. Spooktacular is 6-8 p.m. next Friday, Oct. 26, and is expected to have another big crowd. The event has drawn more than 1,250 each year. Spooktacular is a collaboration of businesses, nonprofit organizations, civic and city resources coming together to create a safe Halloween experience for young and old. Spooktacular draws more than 75 entities together to provide candy, trinkets, games and a safe environment for youths of all ages.
Tonganoxie Business Showcase and Expo is next month
October 18, 2018
Tonganoxie-area business professionals will gather next month at Brunswick Ballroom for some early evening networking at the Business Showcase and Expo. Tonganoxie Business Association is sponsoring the event, which will be 4-7 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Brunswick Ballroom, 427 E. Fourth St.
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society guest speaker to discuss state archives
October 18, 2018
A state archivist will share letters from John Brown and even some Tonganoxie-related items during Tonganoxie Community Historical Society’s Fourth Tuesday Program. Matt Veatch, Kansas state archivist, will present virtual highlights from the Kansas State Archives collections 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Reno Methodist Church on the TCHS campus, 210 W. Washington St.
Remember When:: A Community Review for Oct. 17, 2018
October 18, 2018
Advance voting begins for Nov. 4 election. Advanced ballots will start being sent by mail today, but the return postage will be the voter’s responsibility. In the midst of learning about communities in their social studies class, third-grade students at Tonganoxie Elementary School took a short field trip last week to learn about the community in which they live. All six third-grade classes went to the Tonganoxie Community Historical Site last week for some hands-on learning about the history of Tonganoxie and the state of Kansas (Editor’s Note: By the time you read this, the 2018 third grade classes will already have traveled to the Tonganoxie Historical Museum – this year there are seven classes.).
Haunted Hayrides next 2 Saturdays at McLouth Threshing Bee Grounds
October 18, 2018
Enjoy the ride of your life on the Threshers Lair Haunted Hayride the next two weekends at the McLouth Threshing Bee Grounds. The hayrides will run 7:45-11 p.m. Saturday and again during the same time Oct. 27.
Linwood News: Teen Movie Night; photo fundraiser; National Novel Writing Month
October 18, 2018
The Linwood Community Library will host a movie night for youth ages 12 and up later this week. The latest Dwayne Johnson action movie, “Skyscraper,” will be the featured film. It will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the library. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
Tonganoxie Business Association Save-the-Date schedule
October 18, 2018
Here’s the latest save-the-date schedule from Tonganoxie Business Association. The group meets 8 a.m. Fridays at the Brothers Market dining area.
Owner donating land to city of Tonganoxie
October 17, 2018
The city will be acquiring more land near its parks and swimming pool. The council approved, 4-0, a donation from Nancy Younger for property at 103 and 105 Pleasant St.
Animal control contract approved for Tonganoxie
October 17, 2018
Animal control will continue with the same contractor for Tongnoxie. The council approved, 4-0, annual agreement with Frank Robinson, the current contractor, not to exceed $17,300. The contract is the same as the previous agreement, which carries a base annual fee not to exceed $14,400, an annual vehicle allowance not to exceed $2,400 and an initial, one-time equipment stipend of $500. Tonganoxie’s contract with Robinson is for field services. The city still maintains an agreement with Leavenworth for its animal control for the impoundment and veterinary care of animals.
Applications still being accepted for Tonganoxie council position
October 17, 2018
With Kara Reed’s departure from the Tonganoxie City Council, her position is open for applications, which will be initially reviewed by the City Council at the Nov. 5 council meeting. Applications must be submitted by 10 a.m. Oct. 26.
Himpel leads Tonganoxie City Council meeting
October 17, 2018
With Mayor Jason Ward and council member Kara Reed both absent from Monday’s meeting, the council had to appoint one of its members to lead the meeting. Reed served as mayor pro tem, which means she assumed mayoral duties in the event of the mayor’s absence.
Tonganoxie City Council hears more plans for former TES land
October 17, 2018
Plans for the rest of the land at the former Tonganoxie Elementary School campus were discussed in more detail at Monday’s City Council meeting. The Tonganoxie City Council took steps forward at the last meeting with regards to the new library’s future on the south end of the former TES site.
Inaugural Myers Hotel Oktoberfest is Saturday
October 12, 2018
Celebrate German heritage with the Myers Hotel Bar with the business’ first Oktoberfest. The celebration will run 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Activities are planned for all ages, including a stein-hoisting competition and sack races. There also will be five German/Oktoberfest beers on tap and plenty of polka.