Leavenworth County

Beatty Field renovations begin on Tonganoxie High School campus
May 18, 2019
The grass surface is all but gone at Beatty Field. Crews started prep work for the field, which will have artificial turf installed in during the next 2-3 months. Tonganoxie USD 464 board members unanimously approved installing field turf at the stadium. The cost of the project, per the contract with ATG Sports out of Andover, is $655,500. A few items included in the agreement are an eight-year base warranty of all base work, rock and drainage under the turf which guarantees against soft spots, low spots and drainage problems, along with a grooming device and a no-change-orders guarantee. That means the bid includes all items necessary for the project. Any additional would come if the district added additional scope to the project.
Tonganoxie High to send off 160 at graduation Saturday
May 17, 2019
The Tonganoxie High School gymnasium likely will be a packed house Saturday. Commencement exercises for the THS Class of 2019 will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the school’s gymnasium. The THS band will perform songs before graduation and then play the processional as 160 THS seniors will enter the gymnasium. Faculty will greet the class as they file in for the final time as high school students.
Friday Flicks: TBA, Myers Hotel Bar offering movie series
May 16, 2019
Tonganoxie doesn’t have multiplex movie theater, but it is becoming the spot to catch classic flicks and other movies. Tonganoxie Business Association is sponsoring a summer movie series at Gallagher Park, while Myers Hotel Bar has started its own series across the street. The TBA series kicks off with the Steven Spielberg classic “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” starting at dusk Friday at the park, which is just south of Tonganoxie Water Park.
Book buddies: Tonganoxie police, schools begin reading partnership
May 15, 2019
Tonganoxie Elementary School students have some new reading buddies in uniform. The Tonganoxie Police Department recently coordinated with Tonganoxie USD 464 to facilitate police officers reading to children at Tonganoxie Elementary School. Like similar reading programs in the metro, this interaction centers around police and teachers encouraging children to read well and more often. The district’s teachers and Tonganoxie Police hope to make this program fun in the process. Superintendent Loren Feldkamp, TES principal Chuck Mahon and many teachers welcomed officers into the elementary school starting last month.
Traffic signals at U.S. Highway 24-40 and Main Street are expected to be fixed this afternoon
May 10, 2019
The city of Tonganoxie is working to get the traffic signal at U.S. Highway 24-40 and Main Street functional again. Assistant City Manager Dan Porter said Friday morning that the it was thought that a “component of the signal mechanism” was why the light was not functioning properly. Porter said he wasn’t sure how long the light has not been functioning, but that it was not working properly when he came through the light around 7:30 a.m.
Basehor Craft Show accepting prospective vendors
May 9, 2019
Artists and crafters who wish to be considered for a booth at the 36th annual Basehor Craft Show can submit their contact information to Basehor Craft Show, P.O. Box 125, Basehor 66007, or to basehorcraftshow@gmail.com. This year’s show is Nov. 2. Application forms and information about the show will be mailed to those on the contact list June 4. Those selected for the juried show will be informed in mid-July. The Craft Show is sponsored by the Beta Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary organization of women educators promoting education, altruism and world understanding. Show proceeds help support local scholarships and other altruistic projects.
Tonganoxie police participating in Click It or Ticket
May 9, 2019
The Tonganoxie Police Department will have increased traffic patrol within the city limits from May 20-June 2. TPD joins 180 other law enforcement agencies in aggressively enforcing Kansas occupant restraint laws as part of the 2019 Kansas Click It or Ticket campaign. The activity is supported through a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation.
School physicals to be offered May 20 at Tonganoxie High
May 9, 2019
Tonganoxie middle and high school students can get their sports physicals later this month. LMH Health will be offering the physiclals 6-7 p.m. May 20 at the Tonganoxie High School gymnasium. Cost is $25 for each physical, which requires no appointment. Half of the money taken for the physicals will be donated to the atehletic training sports medicine budget for the Tonganoxie school district.
Tonganoxie USD 464 board OKs proposed bond plan, state paperwork
May 2, 2019
Tonganoxie USD 464 is moving closer to asking voters to consider a bond issue that would revamp the Tonganoxie High School campus and considerably change its landscape. A few members from the proposed bond issue’s vision team spoke to the school board at a special meeting monday with the vision committee’s suggestion for what the new school would encompass.
Tonganoxie High Class of 1969 to have special event alumni weekend
May 2, 2019
The Tonganoxie High School Class of 1969 is celebrating its 50th year reunion with additional festivities surrounding this year’s annual alumni banquet. Class activities will kick off with a social from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Friday at Flashbacks, Fourth and Main streets in downtown Tonganoxie. A pulled pork dinner will be served for $13 a plate.
Tonganoxie High Community Service Day now taking place Friday
May 2, 2019
Weather permitting, Tonganoxie High School students will be all over town helping with cleanup efforts and other tasks Friday. It’s is the annual THS Community Service Day, which was moved from today due to inclement weather. Community Service Day is an annual event that puts THS students into the community helping with various projects, including improvements to school campuses and yard work for elderly residents.
Tonganoxie Middle School to celebrate 10 years of Fine Arts Night on Thursday at school
May 2, 2019
Tonganoxie Middle School students wil be showcasing their talent Thursday at TMS. The TMS Fine Arts Night will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the middle school. Several activities will be taking place during the event. Guitar Club, Warrior Jazz Ensemble, vocal music classes, along with instrumental and vocal ensembles will perform in the TMS gymnasium.
Stieben: County Road 1 plan right choice for future of southern Leavenworth County
April 26, 2019
The first two weeks as your new Fifth District County Commissioner have been a whirlwind of activity. In fact, I personally cannot remember a two-week period in recent history during which so many decisions, many of them years in the making, have been finally resolved by the county. The years-long controversy of County Road 1 moved a giant step closer to being resolved Wednesday, April 17, at the commission meeting. The Commission voted to adopt land development Concept A, which allows for the “highest and best use of property” along County Road 1.
Tonganoxie, McLouth to celebrate alumni with reunion banquets
07:01 p.m., April 25, 2019 Updated 07:34 a.m.
Tonganoxie High School and McLouth High School soon will be celebrating alumni reunions. In Tonganoxie, the THS Class of 1994 is serving as the host of the 84th Annual THS Alumni Banquet. The event will start at 6 p.m. May 11 at the Chieftain Room on the THS East Campus.