Leavenworth County

Tonganoxie police calls, Aug. 3-10, 2015
August 10, 2015
Tonganoxie police calls for Aug. 3-10, 2015.
LCHS shelter permit approved
August 7, 2015
The Leavenworth County Humane Society is moving forward with plans to build and operate a “no kill” pet animal shelter open to all Leavenworth County residents.
Tonganoxie USD 464 officials urging parents to apply online to assist in potential state aid
August 7, 2015
Tonganoxie USD 464 Superintendent Lyn Rantz has said that early enrollment shows several new students are enrolled in the district. With the state’s new block funding, the district won’t receive additional state aid for those students, as was the case with the previous state aid formula.
Tonganoxie FFA members participate in state convention
August 5, 2015
Tonganoxie FFA members participated in the state convention earlier in the summer in Manhattan. Students were at McCain Auditorium on the Kansas State University campus. Tonganoxie FFA had three students, Zach Callahan, Sierra Graham and Justin Patrick win the state FFA degree.
Tonganoxie City Council still mulling police stations
City buys former post office for offices
August 5, 2015
The Tonganoxie police station is expected to be moving, but where exactly that will be continues to be a point of contention. The council continued its ongoing discussion about the department headquarters’ future at Monday’s meeting. At the previous meeting, the council approved pursuing an existing building to repurpose.
Sideline Chic moves into downtown Bonner Springs
August 5, 2015
A growing business is staying true to its small town roots by moving to downtown Bonner Springs.
Tonganoxie USD 464 board approves plan to increase mill levy
Rate would go up about 2 mills
August 4, 2015
The Tonganoxie USD 464 school board plans to increase the tax rate by about 2 mills for 2015-16. The board approved Superintendent Lyn Rantz’s budget proposal at Monday’s special meeting. If it gets final approval later this month, it would carry a mill rate of 60.4. That’s up from 58.443 in 2014-15. A mill is $1 in taxes for every $1,000 in residential property valuation.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie educator Nichole Gurwell
August 4, 2015
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles TES and TMS instructional coach Nichole Gurwell.
Tonganoxie USD 464 board discusses traffic issues at new school
July 29, 2015
As Tonganoxie USD 464 moves forward with its new elementary school, it also prepares for what Superintendent Lyn Rantz said could take some patience — traffic dropping off and picking up students at Tonganoxie elementary and middle schools.
New Tonganoxie Elementary School creates ‘excitement and pride’
July 28, 2015
There were no official counts of how many people visited Tonganoxie Elementary School on Saturday for the new school’s open house. But Parent Teacher Club members handed out 504 cookies and bottled water to visitors — and then handed out packaged cookies because they ran out of the original allotment. Volunteers had to make two visits to Brothers Market for more cookies.
Face to Face: LCHS president Crystal Swann Blackdeer
July 28, 2015
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Leavenworth County Humane Society president Crystal Swann Blackdeer.
Jarbalo Jottings
July 22, 2015
Local residents celebrated Kaleb Siefkas’ third birthday July 11. His parents, Ryan and Rhiannon Siefkas, hosted the party.
Busting moves, winning awards
July 22, 2015
The Tonganoxie High cheer and dance teams won several awards at a spirit camp last month in Salina. THS teams attended spirit camp June 16-19 at Kansas Wesleyan University. The Chieftain Stars dance team earned blue ribbons for its home routine and fight song performances, along with the overall camp leadership award. The team also earned 27 individual blue ribbons for individual dance routines and the Camp Drill Down Award.
Dedication, open house Saturday at new Tonganoxie Elementary School
Movie night will be later that day outside TES
July 22, 2015
The community will get an up-close look at the new Tonganoxie Elementary School this weekend. A dedication of the new TES will start at 10 a.m. at the school, 1180 East St. There will be a scavenger hunt tour, maps for self-guided tours and refreshments at the school, which is southeast of Tonganoxie Middle School off Washington Street.