Leavenworth County

Jarbalo Jottings
September 29, 2015
France Frick of Spokane, Wash., a former resident of this area, visited relatives and friends in this area for two weeks. She visited Thamar Barnett on Sept. 21.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie 4-H leader Gretchen Manus
September 29, 2015
Gretchen Manus is this week’s Face to Face profile person.
High on the hog: Knapp Family Farms to show off pigs on Kaw Valley Farm Tour
September 28, 2015
At Knapp Family Farms just outside of Basehor, family members have been raising pigs since 1954.
Tonganoxie City Fire Department fire calls, Sept. 7-20, 2015
September 27, 2015
Tonganoxie City Fire Department calls for Sept. 7-20, 2015.
Tonganoxie ACT scores higher than state average in various categories
September 27, 2015
ACT scores have been released, ] and Tonganoxie High School is ahead of the state average score in most categories. Tonganoxie’s average for the ACT composite score was 22.0, compared to 21.9 for the state average. That was a slight increase for THS from both 2014 (21.9) and 2013 (21.1).
Hyped up at homecoming
September 23, 2015
Tonganoxie High School still had candidates in a convertible as part of homecoming festivities Friday. Candidates Dalton Trimble and Megan Zerrer rolled onto the THS gymnasium floor in a battery-operated miniature Cadillac convertible. With potential inclement weather on the way Friday, school officials postponed the downtown homecoming parade until Monday.
Tonganoxie High debate squad takes second place at St. James Academy
September 23, 2015
The THS Debate Squad started the 2015-16 season with a second-place overall finish Saturday at St. James Academy in Lenexa. The event hosted eight schools from northeast Kansas. In the open division, seniors Spencer Finkbiner and Dawson Jones finished in third place with a 4-1 record. Seniors Emma DeMaranville and Josh Lingo also finished 4-1 and placed fourth. Other debaters in the open division included sophomores Ethan Sandburg, Sierra Staatz, Dylan Tavis and Alan Hinds.
Tonganoxie family continues to be without gas services
September 23, 2015
A Tonganoxie family continues to wait for results from state officials on gas found underneath its home. Scott Wogomon and his family, who live in the Jackson Heights subdivision, have been without gas service since Aug. 18 when Kansas Gas Service investigated a gas leak at the home. The leak was addressed, but in the process, Kansas Gas Service officials found a gas foreign to what they provide beneath the soil of the Wogomon home.
Tonganoxie Hall of Fame class recognized Friday at Myers Hotel
September 23, 2015
Ken Mark recalled when retired Tonganoxie High School science teacher Pat Wakeman would wear some very “loud” overalls to some THS track events. Those overalls definitely screamed “school spirit” with their red and white stripes. Mark mentioned the overalls during a reception Friday afternoon for the latest Tonganoxie USD 464 Education Foundation Hall of Fame inductees.
Tonganoxie Middle School cross country opens season
September 23, 2015
The Tonganoxie Warrior Cross Country Team traveled earlier this month to Shawnee Mission Park for the Lexington Trails Invitational. This meet has traditionally been a nice follow-up to the large season opener hosted by Basehor-Linwood, giving the middle school runners some competition against smaller schools. This year was no different, as several Warriors placed in the top 10 and the grade-level teams fared well also at the Sept. 10 invitational.
Tonganoxie mural provides new attraction downtown
September 23, 2015
A mural in the downtown Tonganoxie pocket park drew many passersby last week. Kelly Poling, a muralist from Chillicothe, Mo., painted the mural much of last week on the west side of the Dr. Phil Stevens medical office. The mural, which Poling started Sept. 15, shows “books” with various titles depicting people and things that are part of Tonganoxie’s history.
Tonganoxie’s curbside recycling growing
Drop-off site still popular with residents
September 23, 2015
Tonganoxie will be completing its first year of curbside recycling later this fall. The city approved opt-in recycling about a year ago and services through Honey Creek Disposal started last November. Randy Sheldon with Honey Creek said about 250 Tonganoxie households utilize the service, which costs $4 monthly. That’s charge is on top of the base trash service fee for Tonganoxie residents, as the company is the city’s trash service provider.
Tonganoxie homecoming parade postponed due to bad weather
September 18, 2015
The Tonganoxie High School homecoming parade has been postponed due to inclement weather.
Tonganoxie USD 464 addresses cyberbullying at meeting
02:30 p.m., September 15, 2015 Updated 02:31 p.m.
Tonganoxie USD 464 took the proper steps, per its policies involving cyberbullying, in a case in which one student shared a photo of another, according to Superintendent Lyn Rantz. The superintendent also apologized for comments she made to a Kansas City, Mo., television station about the situation, and said that the comments did not reflect her entire email to the station about the incident.