Leavenworth County

Planning for longtime Tonganoxie building’s future
Modernization of current TES could cost more than $3 million
December 16, 2014
As the new Tonganoxie Elementary School continues to take shape near Tonganoxie Middle School, the future of the longtime elementary school at Fourth and Shawnee streets continues to be discussed. With it comes some potentially large price tags.
Tonganoxie High principal Jamie Carlisle resigns, effective June 30
December 9, 2014
Tonganoxie High School will be in search of a new principal.
Tonganoxie police calls, Dec. 1-3, 2014
December 5, 2014
Tonganoxie police calls for Dec. 1-3, 2014
World Company community papers seek freelance writers
December 5, 2014
If you’ve always wanted to see your name in print, here’s your chance. The World Company is looking for freelance writers for high school sports and news coverage.
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society to have Christmas party Tuesday
Public invited to event
December 3, 2014
The Tonganoxie Community Historical Society will have its Christmas party next week.
What’s your bid, Tonganoxie?
December 3, 2014
Even Elsa and Anna are getting into the decorating spirit at the Tonganoxie Public Library. The characters from “Frozen” have a tree on display as part of the library’s Festival of Mini Trees. OK, so the characters didn’t actually put a tree together. Library staff created a few trees based on various book characters and gave those characters attribution.
Hear ye, hear ye, from Tonganoxie
Limited seats still available for annual Madrigal Feaste
December 3, 2014
A ye olde tradition is back for another year. The Madrigal Feaste, the longstanding event the Tonganoxie middle and high school music departments showcase, will be Friday and Saturday at the Tonganoxie Middle School commons area.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie school board’s Dan Hopkins Sr.
December 2, 2014
This week’s Face to Face profile features Tonganoxie USD 464 board member Dan Hopkins Sr.
Tonganoxie’s Sunflower Auto Plaza closes doors, but owner’s tire shop continues to thrive
Owner cites hectic schedule, travel for decision to close business, plans to sell on smaller scale
06:03 p.m., December 1, 2014 Updated 06:03 p.m.
Business bustled at Sunflower Auto Plaza the past two years. Kelly Smith refurbished the former Casey’s General Store at the northwest corner of U.S. Highway 24-40 and Kansas Highway 16, opening the doors to the new business July 1, 2012. The business experienced plenty of success. The 17-vehicle lot, which had two sales representatives and a finance manager, was averaging about 23 cars sold each month. In the first month of business, Sunflower Auto Plaza sold 46 vehicles.
Chicken, bacon, turkey drizzled in chocolate
Tonganoxie second-graders write about how they would prepare a turkey
November 26, 2014
Editor’s note: Students in Kendra Schobert’s second-grade class at Tonganoxie Elementary School recently wrote recipes for how they would prepare a turkey. Here’s a look at some of those interesting recipes:
Helping hands for holidays in Tonganoxie
Backpack Program helps Tonganoxie students in need of food
November 25, 2014
Tonganoxie Elementary School counselor Katie Welsh situates food in boxes on the couch in her office.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Rich Minear
November 25, 2014
This week’s Face to Face zeroes in on Tonganoxie’s Rich Minear.
Face to face: Tonganoxie Middle School’s LeAnn Bond
November 25, 2014
This week’s Face to Face features LeAnn Bond.
Woman pleads no contest in child endangerment
November 24, 2014
A 22-year-old woman pleaded no contest to one count of aggravated child endangerment. Ashley Lingenfelser recently entered the plea in Leavenworth County District Court. According to the Leavenworth County Attorney’s office, an individual called the Tonganoxie Police Department regarding the bruising on Lingenfelser’s 18-month-old son.