Leavenworth County

Work begins on Tonganoxie’s Gallagher Park
October 14, 2015
The new Gallagher Park just south of Tonganoxie Water Park is starting to take shape. Footings have been poured for a circular area that will have brick pavers and a water fountain.
Charter ordinance does not pass council
Measure required super majority
October 14, 2015
The Tonganoxie City Council voted, by a slim margin, to approve a charter ordinance last week changing the city’s form of government. Though initially reported that the ordinance passed, it actually required a 2/3 vote or super majority. The vote was 3-2, with Council Members Jim Truesdell and Curtis Oroke voting against the measure. The charter ordinance required four votes to pass.
Tonganoxie USD 464 board members spar over handbook errors
Officials have heated exchange about procedure
October 14, 2015
Grammatical errors in a school handbook led to a heated exchange during approval of the agenda at the Tonganoxie USD 464 school board meeting. Members Kaija Baldock and Amelia Brusven raised concerns about several errors in the draft of the safety and crisis prevention handbook.
Face to Face: Basehor home builder Casey Conus
October 13, 2015
Leavenworth County home builder Casey Conus shares a little about himself in this week’s Face to Face.
Pleasant day for a run for Tonganoxie cross country team
Boys team takes 1st, girls 2nd at Pleasant Ridge
October 13, 2015
The 1-2 punch continues for Tonganoxie High cross country teams, though the squads just missed sweeping the Pleasant Ridge Invitational on Thursday near Easton. THS, with a score of 39, won the boys meet by 20 points, while the girls placed second as a team, just one point behind Basehor-Linwood. The Chieftain boys again ran well as a team, ranging from second place to 14th in team scoring (the top five finishers on each team count toward the team schedule).
Tonganoxie youth taking on diabetes with help from friends
TES student with type 1 condition raising money for research
October 9, 2015
A Tonganoxie youth with type 1 diabetes is raising money for a foundation focused on research and residents can help out at a local restaurant. Corinne Morgan, 10, a Tonganoxie Elementary School fifth-grader, will be serving as a carhop with friends from 4-7 p.m. Friday at Sonic Drive-In restaurant.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie USD 464 human resources clerk Meagan Vestal
October 6, 2015
This week’s Face to Face features Tonganoxie USD 464 human resources clerk Meagan Vestal.
Tonganoxie High to stage ‘Twelve Angry Jurors’ for final night tonight
October 3, 2015
Tonganoxie High School is staging “Twelve Angry Jurors” for a final time tonight. The play first was staged Friday at THS and again will be staged at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center. Cast members are Nathan Bothwell, Jacob Brents, Emma DeMaranville, Cameron Folsom, Josh Lingo, Philip Rutherford, Braden Shryock, Ian Slater, Allison Williams, Natalie Wolf and Hunter York.
Leaders of the pack for Tonganoxie cross country
October 1, 2015
Tonganoxie defended its turf well last week at its home invitational. The THS girls team placed first overall and the boys squad second. Each team also had the top individual finisher. Tonganoxie finished with 23 points in the girls race, with Manhattan placing second with 48 and Wamego third with 53. Bishop Seabury placed fourth with 105 points. Pleasant Ridge, Bishop Ward, Wyandotte and JC Harmon also had runners compete in the race.
KSHSAA rolls out new classifications for schools
Tonganoxie stays in 4A for all sports; McLouth football to join rest of MHS sports in 2A next year
October 1, 2015
Tonganoxie will continue to remain where it is for high school classification, according to results the Kansas High School Activities Association recently released. McLouth, meanwhile, will move down a class for football.
Tonganoxie citywide garage sales, Leavenworth County cleanup events Saturday
October 1, 2015
Bargain hunters should have plenty of opportunities to find deals this weekend. Tonganoxie will have its citywide garage sales this Saturday. Residents are encouraged to have their sales throughout the community on Saturday, though some have been known to get started on Fridays each year.
Tonganoxie family’s natural gas restored following weeks of testing
September 29, 2015
A Tonganoxie family’s natural gas service has been restored after several weeks. Kansas Gas Service restored natural gas Saturday at the home of Scott and Shiela Wogomon in the Jackson Heights subdivision. Scott Wogomon said via email that service was restored after originally being shut off Aug. 18 following concerns that an unknown gas was permeating through ground beneath the home. The situation also affected two other residences in the area and had neighbors paying close attention to any strange smells of gas in the neighborhood.s
McLouth Happenings
September 29, 2015
The 15th annual Trail Ride for the Cure to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be Sunday, October 4, at the Circle S Guest Ranch, north of Lawrence.
Jarbalo Jottings
September 29, 2015
France Frick of Spokane, Wash., a former resident of this area, visited relatives and friends in this area for two weeks. She visited Thamar Barnett on Sept. 21.