Leavenworth County

Tonganoxie Easter egg hunt today in Chieftain Park
March 28, 2015
The Tonganoxie Recreation Commission will have its annual Easter egg hunt at 3 p.m. Saturday throughout Chieftain Park.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Kendra Schobert
March 27, 2015
This week’s Face to Face profiles Tonganoxie Elementary School teacher Kendra Schobert.
Crowded field for Position 2 on Tonganoxie USD 464 board
March 26, 2015
Tonganoxie USD 464’s Position 2 race has three candidates this year: incumbent Kathy Baragary and challengers Kaija Baldock and Bill Loechler. Here’s a closer look at each candidate.
Scientifically speaking
March 26, 2015
The Tonganoxie High School Science Olympiad team continues to make a name for itself on the state level. “Our first year at state, they didn’t know how to pronounce Tonganoxie,” said Christine Biel, one of the team’s coaches. “They mispronounced it 20 times. “But now that we’ve been there awhile, they know how to pronounce Tonganoxie.”
Tonganoxie High softball looks to improve in 2015
March 23, 2015
The Tonganoxie High softball team enters the 2015 without familiar faces thanks to graduation. Pitcher Morgan Oroke and catcher Laney Walker were seniors last year, as were shortstop Cally Engle-Maxwell and centerfielder Marissa Martin.
Local attorney faces incumbent in school board race
Brusven, Truesdell in race for Position 1
March 20, 2015
Position 1 is among four contested seats in this spring’s Tonganoxie USD 464 election. Incumbent Diane Truesdell faces challenger Amelia Brusven in the race. Here’s a closer look at both candidates.
Tonganoxie candidates gather for forum
07:41 a.m., March 18, 2015 Updated 04:59 p.m.
Finances dominated Saturday’s candidate forum at the Tonganoxie VFW Post Home. Candidates vying for Tonganoxie City Council and Tonganoxie USD 464 School Board seats gave speeches about themselves and then answered questions.
State creates quarantine zone for bird flu in rural Leavenworth, Wyandotte counties
March 16, 2015
In response to the confirmed positive case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Leavenworth County, the Kansas Department of Agriculture has established a quarantine zone in Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties.
Avian flu case confirmed in Leavenworth County
March 14, 2015
The Kansas Department of Agriculture was notified late Friday afternoon that samples collected from a backyard poultry flock containing both chickens and ducks in Leavenworth County returned a presumptive positive result for highly pathogenic avian influenza at the National Veterinary Services Lab.
Tonganoxie City Council, USD 464 school board candidate forums Saturday
March 13, 2015
Candidates vying for Tonganoxie mayoral, City Council and USD 464 seats will be on hand for a forum Saturday. The event begins at 1 p.m. and will take place at the Tonganoxie VFW Hall. All of this year’s races are contested. Election Day is April 7.
KU researcher discovers Neanderthals made jewelry
March 12, 2015
It turns out Neanderthals were smarter than originally thought.
Bill would prohibit public agencies and schools in Kansas from collecting union dues
March 12, 2015
Business groups are urging Kansas lawmakers to pass a bill that would prohibit state and local government agencies, including school districts, from using their payroll systems to collect union dues.
Brownback urges Kansas House to pass GOP school funding plan
March 12, 2015
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is urging Kansas House members to support a plan from top GOP lawmakers to overhaul how the state distributes aid to public schools.
Tonganoxie USD 464 lays out reasons for principal’s termination
March 9, 2015
The Tonganoxie USD 464 School Board has laid out the reasons for terminating its high school principal’s contract. Board members voted, 7-0, on a resolution to terminate the contract based on financial and computer misuse, as well as misrepresentation in attempting to obtain a school administrator’s license for another employee.