Leavenworth County

Tonganoxie educator one of Kansas’ best
TES teacher earns statewide award
January 15, 2015
Nichole Gurwell has an interesting approach to teaching, according to Ty Poehl, Tonganoxie Elementary School principal. “It’s kind of like you take someone who is already an excellent teacher, but also has the attributes of a Nickelodeon producer,” Poehl said. “She knows what kids like.”
Wrongfully convicted Oklahoma man to speak about capital punishment
January 8, 2015
Curtis McCarty, who was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death in Oklahoma, will speak next week about capital punishment.
Legislative update, discussion of sales tax extension vote to take place Saturday morning
January 8, 2015
Tonganoxie VFW Post 9271 and First State Bank and Trust will sponsor a legislative update this weekend.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie resident Brett Wedel
January 8, 2015
This week’s Face to Face profile features Tonganoxie’s Brett Wedel.
Basehor officials express support for Leavenworth County sales tax extension
Some area residents share doubts at library informational forum
January 8, 2015
A community meeting was held Wednesday at the Basehor Community Library to get feedback from Basehor citizens concerning the upcoming mail ballot vote for Leavenworth County.
The cowboy way
Linwood alum publishes western fiction book
January 7, 2015
Charley Green had aspirations growing up near Linwood to be the next Joel McCrea — or at least the characters he portrayed. McCrea starred in numerous American Westerns, making him one of Green’s idols as a child. Green has transformed that passion years later into a book, “The Reluctant Warrior: The Journey Begins.”
Tonganoxie’s Good Shepherd still anticipating spring opening
Organization seeks volunteers with help to new site
January 7, 2015
The Good Shepherd Thrift Store and Food Bank is expected to open in its news location when the weather likely will be more enjoyable.
Mail-in ballots for sales tax extension to be sent out in coming days
Informational meetings today, Saturday
January 7, 2015
Leavenworth County voters will be receiving ballots later this month for a ballot question that will decide whether to extend the county’s 1 cent sales tax.
Tonganoxie police calls for Dec. 24, 2014-Jan. 5, 2015
January 7, 2015
Tonganoxie police calls for Dec. 24, 2014-Jan. 5, 2015.
Humane society hoping to build animal shelter to serve Leavenworth County
January 6, 2015
Leavenworth County Humane Society, Inc., says it is creating a solution for animal control needs in the county, but some county officials have their doubts.
Kansas court orders more state spending on schools
December 30, 2014
A state district court panel has ruled that Kansas isn’t spending enough money on its public schools to provide a suitable education for every child.
Tonganoxie, McLouth teams won’t have to travel far for substate, regional action
December 29, 2014
Postseasons for winter sports still are more than two months away, but regional and substate sites have been announced.
Tonganoxie Recreation Commission offering fitness, travel and youth programs in new year
December 29, 2014
With the new year comes several programs being offered at the Tonganoxie Recreation Commission, both for adults and youths. Here’s a look at some of the programs being offered in January:
Tonganoxie man dies in vehicle-pedestrian accident on K-16
December 28, 2014
A vehicle-pedestrian accident claimed the life of a Tonganoxie man about 2 miles west of Tonganoxie.