Leavenworth County

Irish time in Tonganoxie with St. Pat’s Parade on tap Saturday
March 8, 2017
Tonganoxie eyes of all shades will be smiling Saturday. The community’s St. Patrick’s Parade returns with an 11 a.m. start time. The parade will take the traditional downtown route, starting at Main and Fourth streets and moving west along Fourth Street. A traveling trophy will be given out for the best overall float, while bobble head trophies will be given for the best boys and girls youth entries.
Leavenworth County under tornado watch; red flag warning set for Tuesday
March 6, 2017
Tonganoxie is under a tornado watch until 10 p.m. Monday, while a wind advisory is set to end at 6 p.m. Monday.
Super science for Tonganoxie Olympiad
March 3, 2017
Tonganoxie High has another regional medal to its credit for Science Olympiad. This year’s team placed third at its regional this past Saturday at Johnson County Community College. There were 20 teams that competed, with the top six in each event medaling. Here’s a list of THS teams and their placings:
Suspect linked to threatening note at Tonganoxie school
March 2, 2017
Threatening notes were discovered on consecutive days at Tonganoxie Middle School and then Tonganoxie Elementary School last week. Authorities still are investigating the TMS note, but the issue has been resolved at TES, according to interim Superintendent Tonya Phillips.
Remember When: A Community Review for March 1, 2017
March 2, 2017
Weather has stalled the construction of Chieftain Trail in Tonganoxie. But once the ground thaws, work on the trail will begin in full force. The half-mile trail will extend from Fourth and Main streets to Chieftain Park and also will tie in with VFW Park. The new branch of First State Bank and Trust is open at 15506 Pinehurst Drive in Basehor. (10 years ago)
The Columnists: Jarbalo Jottings, Linwood News and McLouth Happenings
March 2, 2017
The upcoming pancake supper was discussed. It will be 5-7 p.m. March 18. It was decided to add fruit to the menu. Marilyn Oxley filled in for Rosie as program leader and Nila Denholm served as hostess and served ice cream sandwiches to members Elaine Gnasch, Marilyn Oxley, Faye Cleavinger, Frances Jeannin, Thamar Barnett and the Rev. Larry Grove. The next meeting will be March 17 and the group will set up tables and chairs for the supper.
Kathy’s Kottage offers cozy craft opportunities in Tonganoxie
March 1, 2017
Kathy’s Kottage offers visitors the chance to buy or create crafts and gifts, but the Tonganoxie business also has an international feel. Kathy Link, who taught second grade at Genesis Christian Academy for nine years, retired from the school in June 2016. A longtime craft enthusiast, Link wanted to share her craft love with the community. This past October, Kathy’s Kottage opened at 120 Hatchell Road nestled near her home. Link’s husband, Bob, built the cozy building.
Tonganoxie school board member addresses events surrounding superintendent; attorney who filed charges is former USD 464 administrator
March 1, 2017
As Tonganoxie’s top administrator awaits his time in court for allegedly failing to report abuse at his previous school, a Tonganoxie School Board member explains the district’s timeline with hiring the administrator. The Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kleidosty on Tuesday on a warrant out of Linn County where he previously was superintendent at Prairie View USD 362.
Tonganoxie voters approve 20-year sales tax; Tonganoxie Days entertainment agreement approved; VFW Park news
March 1, 2017
A 3/4-cent sales tax will fund a new Tonganoxie Public Library. Tonganoxie residents voted, 776-429, to replace the current 3/4-cent sales tax with a new 20-year sales tax at the same rate, according to Leavenworth County Clerk Janet Klasinski. She noted voter turnout was nearly 42 percent. The “yes” votes won with about 64 percent of the vote.
Suspect identified in case involving threatening message at Tonganoxie Elementary School
February 24, 2017
A second threatening note has been discovered in as many days in the Tonganoxie School District, this time at Tonganoxie Elementary School. But this time, a suspect has been identified. A student reported at 10:30 a.m. Friday that a threat was written in the boys’ bathroom at TES. Tonganoxie police were called to Tonganoxie Elementary School to investigate the threat and assess the credibility.
Tonganoxie police investgating threatening note left in TMS bathroom
February 23, 2017
Officials have deemed Tonganoxie Middle School to be safe Thursday afternoon after a student reported a threat being written in a bathroom stall. The student reported the note being found in a boys’ bathroom about 11:45 a.m. Thursday, according to a statement from the Tonganoxie USD 464.
Tonganoxie USD 464 superintendent suspended with pay after arrest
07:59 p.m., February 21, 2017 Updated 09:55 p.m.
Tonganoxie USD 464’s superintendent has been arrested on a warrant out of another county for failing to report abuse from an alleged incident that occurred while he was superintendent of a district there. The Tonganoxie Board of Education released a statement after a special meeting Tuesday night.
Tonganoxie man sentenced to more than 3 years for drugs, robbery charges
February 17, 2017
A Tonganoxie man was sentenced earlier this week to more than 3 years in prison for drug possession and other charges. Joshua H. Pearson, 39, was sentenced Wednesday on one count possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, a severity level 5 drug felony, one count of robbery and one count of criminal threat. The defendant was sentenced to serve 41 months in Kansas Department of Corrections custody with 24 months of post-release supervision after completing his time. The defendant petitioned the court for probation but was denied.
TCHS soup feed at Tonganoxie United Methodist Church
February 15, 2017
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society will have its annual chili and soup feed this week. The meal will run from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday at Tonganoxie United Methodist Church, 328 E. Fourth St., Tonganoxie.