Leavenworth County

Tonganoxie High Science Olympiad team state champs in small-school division
April 5, 2016
The Tonganoxie Science Olympiad team continues to be a powerhouse in the state. It also was 3 measly points from showcasing that talent nationally. THS was crowned the small-school division champion at state Saturday on the Wichita State University.
Tonganoxie FAST group begins weekly workouts, encourages wide-ranging participation
April 5, 2016
The area was abuzz on a beautiful Sunday evening. But Royals baseball wasn’t the only thing folks were interested in that night. Families Actively Strengthening Tonganoxie community workouts also started Sunday night with 33 people in attendance.
Tonganoxie school board begins superintendent search groundwork
10:16 a.m., April 5, 2016 Updated 01:48 p.m.
Tonganoxie USD 464 board members made their first steps toward selecting its next superintendent. Chris Christman, consultant with McPherson and Jacobson, the firm the board selected the week before to perform its superintendent search, carved out plans for the superintendent search at a special meeting Monday. Board Members Kay Smith and Amelia Brusven were absent. Board clerk Audra Boone was in attendance with the board.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie High School’s Janie Bennett
April 4, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profile features Tonganoxie High School counselor Janie Bennett.
Tonganoxie High grad involved in Emporia State University production
March 31, 2016
Tonganoxie High School graduate Elliott Brest is performing in a modern adaptation of a classic Greek comedy. Brest is part of the Emporia State University production of “The Birds: A Modern Adaptation” by Don Zolidis. A revamping of Aristophanes’ classic comedy, “The Birds” follows the story of Eulpides and Pithetaerus who are fed up with the petty problems of the modern world and flee to the kingdom of the birds in search of a simpler life.
Night of Knights event is Friday at Genesis Christian Academy
March 30, 2016
Night of Knights, one of Genesis Christian Academy’s major annual fundraisers, is later this week. Festivities start at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the school. 204 Washington St. The fundraiser helps to keep tuition lower and provides funds for special education, technology and athletics.
Return of Mr. Van’s band in Tonganoxie for summer celebration
March 30, 2016
The Tonganoxie Community Band was a standard for several summers at Tonganoxie VFW Park. Around the July 4 holiday, the band would play a variety of numbers — from movie theme songs to patriotic scores.
Walk Kansas ideal way to jumpstart healthy lifestyle
March 30, 2016
Population health research tells us that there are many factors that influence health status, including genetics, social circumstances, environmental exposures, health care and behavioral patterns. What most people might not fully realize is that behavioral patterns have the single greatest influence on personal and population health.
Tonganoxie USD 464 selects Nebraska firm for superintendent search
March 30, 2016
The Tonganoxie School Board is going a different route in its search for a new superintendent. After hearing from representatives of three groups vying to serve the district in its search process, the board approved, by a 4-3 vote, McPherson and Jacobson Superintendent Search Service.
Leavenworth man sentenced for battery, robbery
March 30, 2016
A 26-year-old Leavenworth man was sentenced to more than 16 years in the Kansas Department of Corrections for convictions of aggravated battery and robbery from a jury trial on Jan. 25-26. Clayton Wilmer was sentenced to 194 months, 162 months in KDOC for the aggravated battery and 32 months in KDOC for the robbery. The court ordered the two counts run consecutive. He must serve 36 months of post-release supervision upon completion of the prison sentence.
Citywide garage sale Saturday in Tonganoxie
March 30, 2016
Get ready to find some treasures this weekend. The Tonganoxie Citywide Garage Sale takes place this Saturday throughout Tonganoxie. Residents can have garage sales any week, but the first Saturdays in April and October have been designated as citywide garage sale dates.
McLouth Happenings
March 30, 2016
Donkey basketball again was a success at McLouth High School. The McLouth FFA put on the event Wednesday, March 23, in the Purple Gymnasium. A pulled pork meal took place in advance of the game.
Linwood News
March 30, 2016
The Brew to Brew run will take place Sunday and will go from the Boulevard Brewing Company in Kansas City, Mo., to Free State Brewery in Lawrence. You’ll see a lot of runners as well as transfer vehicles throughout Linwood. Please watch out when driving.
Jarbalo Jottings
March 30, 2016
Marilyn Oxley was voted in as director of the Fall Creek Cemetery Association for a three-year term at a meeting March 12. Others on the board are Ron Joles, secretary, and Jackie Schwinn, treasurer. There will be a clean-up day starting at 9 a.m. April 9 at the cemetery. The rain date is April 16. A memorial service will be May 29.