Leavenworth County

Fort Leavenworth Pet of the Week: Sylvester
January 25, 2018
Sylvester is the pet of the week for the week of Jan. 22. He is an adult male tuxedo cat available for adoption at the Fort Leavenworth Stray Facility, 510 Organ Ave., Fort Leavenworth. Neutering, vaccinations and microchipping are included in his adoption fee. See flsf.petfinder.com for the adoption application link, profiles of adoptable pets and updated hours. Call (913) 684-4939 or e-mail ftleavenworthstrayfacility@gmail.com for an appointment or more information.
Phillips withdraws self from consideration for Tonganoxie USD 464 superintendent position
January 24, 2018
Tonganoxie USD 464’s interim superintendent has withdrawn herself from consideration for the top post in the district. The school board was to meet later today for a special meeting to interview Tonya Phillips for the superintendent position, but the meeting was canceled.
Residential gunsmith and gun repair operation approved
January 24, 2018
The council approved, 4-0, a special-use permit for an in-home gun dealer and gunsmithing business. The permit was approved for Justin Barker at his residence, 2604 E. Sycamore St., which of course is zoned as residential. Barker told the council the permit allows him to make money through his business until he can move his business into a shop. He said his services will be provide by appointment only and on weekends and that it will be more a matter of buying or selling a single gun at a time with a customer.
Tonganoxie’s contribution to land-use study discussed at meeting
January 24, 2018
The Tonganoxie City Council directed City Manager George Brajkovic to offer the county a maximum of $8,730 as a financial partner for a U.S. Highway 24-40 corridor land-use study. The county developed a scope of services for the study after putting out request for qualifications. Video proposed a fee of $58,203.
New fire chief introduced at Tonganoxie council meeting
January 24, 2018
New Tonganoxie City Fire Chief John Zimbelman attended Monday’s meeting. Zimbelman is retired as deputy fire chief from the Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department. “I’m excited to be here … I’m looking forward to working with everybody,” Zimbelman said.
Tonganoxie City Council approves voluntary annexation of land west of 24-40
January 24, 2018
More property west of U.S. Highway 24-40 will become part of the city. Council members approved, 4-0, with Curtis Oroke absent, voluntary annexation of 1.3 acres, which is owned by the Evans Family Trust. The acreage is an area south of Kansas Highway 16 and west of U.S. 24-40 and is planned for commercial development.
Tonganoxie council meetings to continue streaming via Facebook Live
January 24, 2018
Council Member Rocky Himpel wanted staff to research options for technology with regards to recording council meetings during the last council meeting. City Manager George Brajkovic said staff consulted various area municipalities and found that some recorded, while others didn’t. For one city, the recording came with a cost of $20,000 annually and additional staff time. The city will continue to record the meetings on Facebook Live. Staff also will consult IT officials on possible archiving of the meetings through YouTube or on the city website. Assistant City Manager Dan Porter said the Jan. 8 meeting garnered 2,040 views on Facebook.
A place to call home in Tonganoxie at Cornerstone Family Worship
January 24, 2018
Cornerstone Family Worship had services for 329 Sundays at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center on the Tonganoxie High School campus. Some church members would be there, sometimes before dawn, getting the space ready for services. To break down that number down even more, that’s a bit more than six years of the church’s congregation meeting there Sunday after Sunday. But who’s counting?
Tonganoxie school board to interview Phillips for superintendent position
January 20, 2018
The Tonganoxie school board will interview interim superintendent Tonya Phillips for its superintendent position. The board voted, 6-1, Thursday during a special meeting at the Tonganoxie Elementary School library. Members went into executive session for a total of 1 hour, 45 minutes in executive session to discuss the superintendent matter regarding non-elected personnel.
Tonganoxie city staff extends Citizen Academy deadline into February
03:38 p.m., January 17, 2018 Updated 04:00 p.m.
For the first time, coming this spring, The city of Tonganoxie will be introducing its pilot program for a Civic Academy Program. This program aims to better inform the public about the various departments, services and facilities that are offered by the city.
Tonganoxie USD 464 canceling classes for tomorrow due to anticpated low wind chills; tournament expected to be played as scheduled
January 15, 2018
Due to anticipated dangerous wind chills, Tonganoxie USD 464 will not have school tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 16. The Tonganoxie Invitational will go on as scheduled tomorrow as of now, but all TES and TMS activities for tomorrow are canceled.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie Assistant City Manager Dan Porter
January 4, 2018
This week’s Face to Face is Tonganoxie Assistant City Manager Dan Porter.
What might be in store for Tonganoxie in 2018?
January 1, 2018
For Tonganoxie, 2017 will be one looked back at as a monumental year. An announced plan for a $325 million Tyson chicken processing plant just after Labor Day weekend turned into a national story. A project that potentially would have brought 1,600 jobs to the area was not well-received by many in the community. An opposition group was formed. The heated topic eventually became a non-issue and Tyson announced that it would not build its state-of-the-art plant here.
Duchess of Cambridge seen wearing hat from Tonganoxie-based clothing company on Christmas Day
December 27, 2017
The Duchess of Cambridge’s Christmas Day wardrobe featured a touch of Tonganoxie. Yes, Kate Middleton wore a Vallnord alpaca fur hat from Tonganoxie-based Peruvian Connection on Monday.