Leavenworth County

Man sentenced to 20 months in meth case
November 24, 2014
A 42-year-old man recently was sentenced to 20 months in prison for methamphetamine possession. Chad Gorrell also must complete 12 months of post release supervision after his prison sentence. He will serve his time with the Kansas Department of Corrections.
Tonganoxie library mini tree deadline extended
November 24, 2014
The Tonganoxie Public Library is extending the deadline for its miniature Christmas tree auction. Trees now will be accepted through Dec. 6.
Kobach speaks at Republican Party meeting in Tonganoxie
November 24, 2014
Immigration was the hot topic last Thursday in Tonganoxie. Secretary of State Kris Kobach, known for his work in tightening voter ID laws in Kansas while working on immigration reform laws elsewhere in the country, spoke to about 40 people at Talette’s Café in Tonganoxie for a Leavenworth County Republican Party meeting.
How to catch a turkey, according to TES first-graders
November 24, 2014
Editor’s note: Students in Michelle Smith’s first-grade class at Tonganoxie Elementary School had a writing assignment providing instructions about how to catch a turkey. Here are some of their answers. Shiah: First, hide and catch the turkey in a net. Second, shoot it with a bow. Last, pull the feathers. Then cook the turkey and eat it.
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.