Leavenworth County

Tonganoxie School Board special meeting Thursday to cover potential LOB increase, freshman athletics
01:37 p.m., May 13, 2015 Updated 02:53 p.m.
The Tonganoxie USD 464 School Board will have a special meeting Thursday to discuss the possibility of increasing the local option budget and to further discuss Monday’s decision to eliminate ninth-grade athletics schedules for the 2015-16 school year as a cost-saving measure.
Tongnoxie USD 464 board cuts teacher position, freshman athletics events
May 12, 2015
The Tonganoxie School Board made its first rounds of budget cuts, including letting go of a music teacher and shrinking athletics offerings. The board approved, 6-0, not to renew the contract of middle school music instructor Kimberlynn Angelo.
Some Tonganoxie residents unhappy with roaming buffalo
May 10, 2015
Buffalo that have roamed a pasture east of Tonganoxie in Leavenworth County for 10 to 15 years are starting to annoy some of their neighbors.
Motorcycle-vehicle wreck near Tonganoxie sends 2 to KU Hospital
09:11 a.m., May 7, 2015 Updated 10:14 a.m.
A motorcycle-vehicle accident Wednesday that involved a 14-year-old driver sent two people to an area hospital. The accident took place just before 7:30 p.m. at Tonganoxie Drive (County Road 5) and Parallel Road near Tonganoxie. A 14-year-old Tonganoxie youth was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Cruz when he failed to yield to a 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle that was headed north on Tonganoxie Drive.
Literacy Fair is Thursday at Tonganoxie Elementary School
05:27 p.m., May 6, 2015 Updated 08:46 a.m.
Tonganoxie Public Library is sponsoring an all-ages literacy fair this week at Tonganoxie Elementary School.
Celebrating Tonganoxie Elementary School
May 6, 2015
Former students, teachers and other community members will get the chance to relive decades of memories later today. The farewell celebration for the current Tonganoxie Elementary School will be 6-8 p.m. today at the school. TES teacher Gail Kiefer said tables would be set in the cafeteria with projects and displays a class has put together.
Tallest tale in all the land
Tonganoxie area resident 1st woman to win storytelling contest
May 6, 2015
Keyta Kelly has the knack for telling a humdinger of a story. She has a shovel to prove it. Kelly recently was chosen as the latest tall tale storyteller champion. The competition took place a couple weekends ago in Downs, the Storytelling Capital of Kansas.
Tonganoxie High forensics takes 6th at state in 4A
McLouth takes 13th in 2A
May 6, 2015
The Tonganoxie High speech and drama team placed sixth overall in Class 4A Saturday in Topeka. Sumner Academy again won the overall forensics title, this time scoring 336 points. Pratt placed second with 254, Bishop Miege third at 242, Mulvane fourth at 240, Louisburg fifth with 226 and THS with 219 points. There were 48 teams that competed total.
Tonganoxie City Council approves Mayor Ward’s appointments
May 6, 2015
The Tonganoxie City Council approved Mayor Jason Ward’s annual appointments during Monday’s City Council meeting.
Semi trailer hits 2 buffalo east of Tonganoxie
May 5, 2015
A semi-tractor trailer struck two buffalo early Monday just east of Tonganoxie. The vehicle, which was headed east on U.S. Highway 24-40, struck and killed two buffalo that had wandered onto the highway between Stone Creek/South Park Drive and 206th Street.
Donation account created for toddler injured in lawnmower accident
May 4, 2015
A Go Fund Me account has been created to support the family of Richard Brock, the 15-month-old severely injured in a lawn mower accident last week.
Toddler hospitalized after being struck by lawn mower
April 30, 2015
A 15-month-old has been flown to a hospital after being struck by a lawn mower in Leavenworth County.
Tonganoxie water main break could leave some without water for much of day
April 29, 2015
There’s a water main break this morning at Fifth Street and U.S. Highway 24-40. Residents living within a few blocks of the area will be without water most of the day as crews make the needed repairs.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Kevan Welsh
April 28, 2015
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Tonganoxie’s Kevan Welsh.