Leavenworth County

Tonganoxie Recreation Commission summer kickoff is Saturday
Many summer programs have started in school district
May 31, 2016
The school year has concluded, but there are many activities scheduled for the summer break months. Tonganoxie Recreation Commission will have its annual summer kickoff party 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Chieftain Park.
Tonganoxie scavenger hunt leading up to sesquicentennial starts Saturday
Train naming contest ends Friday
May 31, 2016
Tonganoxie Public Library is celebrating the Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial a few days early with a scavenger hunt. Library aide Bethany Hyde has put together clues for the hunt, which starts Saturday. People can stop by that day to pick up the first scavenger hunt clue.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Lori Wilson
May 30, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profiles on First State Bank’s Lori Wilson.
Tonganoxie Community Band to have practices next 2 weeks
Group inviting musicians to join in preparation for Sesquicentennial performance
May 26, 2016
The Tonganoxie Community Band will have rehearsals in the next couple weeks in preparation for the Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial.
Boatwright gives keynote speech at Tonganoxie Chamber event
May 24, 2016
Danni Boatwright reminisced about her hometown, shared her continued pride for the community and even got a bit emotional talking about family and friends. The clothing store owner who has created a line of sports team attire gave the keynote speech at last week’s Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet.
Tonganoxie selects Prairie View administrator as latest schools superintendent
May 24, 2016
An administrator with ties to the area will be the superintendent for Tonganoxie USD 464. The Tonganoxie School Board unanimously approved the hiring of Chris Kleidosty as its next superintendent. Kleidosty, who graduated from Valley Falls High School in neighboring Jefferson County, comes to Tognanoxie from Prairie View USD 362 in La Cygne. He served as superintendent the past nine years in that Linn County district.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Nikki Beach
May 24, 2016
This week’s Face to Face features Team Tongie board member Nikki Beach
Tonganoxie area groups support national veteran motorcycle ride on Interstate 70
May 23, 2016
Nearly 40 American flags were unfurled — including a 20-foot-by-30-foot version towering above the overpass — to greet motorcyclists Monday passing through the Heartland. Tonganoxie American Legion Post 41 and its women’s auxiliary, the Tonganoxie Motorcycle Association, Christian Motorcycle Association and the Ozawkie American Legion Riders joined together for the annual event.
Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office investigating body found near Tonganoxie
May 23, 2016
The Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a body found Friday between Tonganoxie and McLouth.
Tonganoxie bids farewell to Class of 2016 with Saturday graduation
May 17, 2016
Tonganoxie High School valedictorian Spencer Finkbiner thanked some of his teachers for their great mentoring at Saturday’s commencement exercises, but at one point during his speech, he admitted that he wasn’t the foremost authority on giving thoughtful and inspiring speeches to his peers. “Just this week my mom had to remind me how to sort my laundry,” Finkbiner said. “And you want me to give you worthwhile, life-directing advice? I’m just a kid.
Tonganoxie School Board again tables contract decision for Parker; 200 attend meeting
12:11 p.m., May 17, 2016 Updated 01:58 p.m.
The Tonganoxie School Board again has tabled a decision on whether to renew a teacher’s contract as roughly 200 patrons looked on at Monday’s special meeting. The board voted, 4-3, to table the item until the state decides next month whether to censure the teacher. Board Members Bryan Kemp, Michelle McGhee and Kris Grinter voted against the measure. The board originally scheduled the special meeting to discuss selection of finalists for the district’s new superintendent Monday at the Tonganoxie Middle School library.
Tonganoxie City Council approves hiring legal counsel for potential proceedings with RV resort group
May 17, 2016
The Tonganoxie City Council has approved hiring counsel for any potential work with a group looking to build luxury RV resort just east of Tonganoxie. The council approved, 4-0, an agreement with Shannon Marcano to negotiate any development agreements. Mayor Jason Ward and Council Member Andy Gilner were absent from Monday’s meeting.
Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial organizers asking for residents to show up Sunday for lip dub video
May 17, 2016
Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial organizers are looking to promote the event this Sunday, but they need the community’s help. With assistance from Tonganoxie High School video production students and Gab Local TV of Topeka, organizers are trying to put together lip dub segment for the community. Lip dub is a form of lip syncing to music in a video.
Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development graduates 12 students for 2015-16
May 17, 2016
This year’s Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development Class had 12 graduates. The students received their graduation awards during a luncheon May 4 at the Bob Wiley Memorial VFW Post 11499 in Basehor. Class members hail from Tonganoxie, Basehor and Lansing and were recognized for completing the eight-month course.