Leavenworth County

Grinch steals show in Tonganoxie
New theme, activities bring in ‘largest turnout’ for tree lighting
November 24, 2014
Tonganoxie came together Saturday for what Mayor Jason Ward was calling the largest Christmas tree lighting event yet.
McLouth teen dies in weekend vehicle accident
November 24, 2014
A two-vehicle accident claimed the life of a McLouth High School student.
Reilly signs with K-State rowing team
November 21, 2014
Entering last summer, Tonganoxie High senior Grace Reilly was focused on continuing her soccer career at the collegiate level.
Tonganoxie traffic lights expected to be fully operational Monday
November 19, 2014
Let there be traffic lights. Crews are putting finishing touches on the traffic signal at U.S. Highway 24-40 and Stone Creek Drive/South Park Drive this week, Tonganoxie City Administrator Nathan McCommon told city council members Monday.
Tonganoxie police K9 unit receiving protective vest
November 19, 2014
The Tonganoxie Police Department’s K9 unit will be receiving a ballistic vest thanks to a nationwide Groupon event that raised more than $335,000.
Backpack Buddies program in need of food
November 19, 2014
Organizers for Backpack Buddies are in need of food donations.
Tonganoxie tree lighting Saturday
Festivities will include snow machine inside downtown business, new locale for tree
02:23 p.m., November 19, 2014 Updated 09:50 a.m.
A cold spell has cast its bone-chilling temperatures on the area, but temperatures are supposed to reach the low 50s Saturday, just in time for the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony and festivities.
Bali Ha’i’ at Tonganoxie High
November 18, 2014
It was “Some Enchanted Evening” again and again last weekend at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center. The Tonganoxie High School drama and music departments staged the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic “South Pacific” Thursday through Sunday at TPAC.
Tonganoxie florist returning to retail world
Former shop now a vintage store
November 18, 2014
Sandy and Ray Bichelmeyer have lofty hopes for downtown Tonganoxie.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie City Council’s Andy Gilner
November 18, 2014
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Tonganoxie City Council member and longtime Tonganoxie High School teacher Andy Gilner.
Randy Leach still missing after 26 years, KBI case file remains sealed
November 17, 2014
For the first few years, Harold and Alberta Leach kept hoping their missing son, Randy, would come home. Twenty-six years have passed since the high school senior and the family car vanished from a graduation party, but the Linwood parents still want to find their only child. They’re desperate to know whether law enforcement left no stone unturned in the search for Randy, in part because they’ve felt for years that investigators were secretive, refusing to keep them abreast of developments. But law enforcement agencies refuse to release the records, citing an ongoing investigation, even the broad outlines of which they decline to reveal.
Tonganoxie High School staging ‘South Pacific’
November 14, 2014
The Tonganoxie High School theater and music departments will present their fall musical through Sunday at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center on the THS campus.
Tonganoxie thrift store preparing for season
Good Shepherd offers help with holiday meals
November 13, 2014
Good Shepherd Thrift Store and Food Bank volunteers and others are continuing to get the organization’s new home ready for business. With the holidays approaching, officials also are working to ensure local families in need get a helping hand this time of year.
New Tonganoxie city staffer settling into post
Assistant city administrator formerly served as public information officer in Olathe
November 13, 2014
Jamie Shockley was working on a bachelor’s degree in political science and had aspirations of law school. Then she took public administration and municipal administration classes as part of her political science requirements.