Leavenworth County

Tonganoxie City Council eyes former post office, to have public forum on police station July 13
July 1, 2015
Tonganoxie city officials will look into purchasing what once was the downtown post office for new city hall. The council met Monday in a special meeting to discuss the prospects of moving city offices to the former post office, which currently is Tan Time.
Tidal Waves open KVL championships
July 1, 2015
The Tongie Tidal Waves opened up Kaw Valley League championships with preliminary races Monday and Tuesday at Tonganoxie Water Park. Prelims took place Monday for youths in age divisions 12 and younger, 14 and younger and 18 and younger. Youths in younger divisions had prelims Tuesday.
Tonganoxie USD 464 voters say no to budget authority increase
June 30, 2015
The Tonganoxie USD 464 school board will not have an increased local-option budget authority. With about a 39 percent voter turnout, 1,235 people voted against the measure, while 1,055 voted in favor of it, a margin of 180 votes. The “no” votes had about 54 percent of the vote.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie reading specialist Janet Falk
June 30, 2015
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Tongie Tidal Waves coach and local educator Janet Falk.
Tonganoxie celebrates new Good Shepherd building
Organization has grand opening Saturday
June 28, 2015
Good Shepherd Thrift Shop and Food Bank has existed for nearly 30 years. It’s grown from temporary homes in its inception in 1987 to a long established building — the former Christian church — between Tonganoxie United Methodist Church and Tonganoxie Friends Church.
It’s always a day of sweat treats in Tonganoxie
Bakery opens shop to rave reviews downtown
June 23, 2015
Carlee Erickson has been baking for several years and had established a successful at-home business selling cakes for various celebrations, as well as other pastries. But there was a point when the business was starting to outgrow the home. With that success came the dream of one day opening a bakery.
Here’s to Kirby in Tonganoxie
Adventure walk, run attract roughly 50 participants
June 23, 2015
The Kirby McRill 5K Adventure Walk and Run brought in several participants for its second installment Saturday. More than 50 people participated in either the walk or run. Last year’s inaugural event had just the adventure walk, but a run was added this year.
Tonganoxie restaurant’s burger named one of top 11 in Kansas
June 23, 2015
A Tonganoxie restaurant makes one of the best burgers in the state, according to blogger Annie Sandmeier. Grandpa’s Burger Box has made her list of 11 burger joints across the state that “will make your taste buds explode.”
Off-duty Shawnee firefighter administers CPR to 4-year-old at Tonganoxie Water Park
June 22, 2015
An off-duty firefighter provided CPR to a near-drowning 4-year-old Monday afternoon at Tonganoxie Water Park. The child’s mother told police that she took another child to the park’s slide while family members watched her 4-year-old girl. She said she later noticed the child floating face down in the pool and pulled her out.
One for the books in Tonganoxie
Tonganoxie Library run raises more than $10,000
June 22, 2015
Organizers for this year’s Tonganoxie Library Run for the Books had an ambitious goal for the event — raise at least $10,000. It was a number library board president David Frese said almost was picked jokingly, as if there were a chance that much money could be raised.
Summer in Tonganoxie: Library offers special themes for programs
June 18, 2015
There are plenty of activities in which to participate in Tonganoxie and the surrounding area and the library is a destination for many of those offerings. The Tonganoxie Public Library, which is open seven days a week, has an extensive summer youth program. Children’s programs are offered at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays, while teen programs get started at 4 p.m. Thursdays. The children’s programming already had Mad Science on June 3 and Super Hero Boot Camp last Wednesday, June 10.
Tonganoxie USD 464 ballot deadline is June 30
June 18, 2015
Tonganoxie voters have about two weeks left to cast their mail-in ballots in the special Tonganoxie USD 464 local option budget election. Voters will decide whether to give the school board authority to increase the local option budget from 30 percent to 33 percent. Ballots were sent out last week and are due back to the Leavenworth County Courthouse by noon June 30.
Tonganoxie Days festival shines through
June 18, 2015
An overcast Saturday didn’t seem to hinder folks from getting out for the 30th annual Tonganoxie Days on Saturday. “Despite a shower here and there, I thought it went pretty good,” said Connie Torneden, longtime organizer. “It seemed like there were people looking at the booths consistently throughout the day, so that was pretty good.”
Tonganoxie’s Kirby McRill Aventure Walk/Run is Saturday
June 18, 2015
A unique 5K walk that pays homage to a not-so-ordinary namesake is back for its second year Saturday and organizers are hoping several teams sign up in the coming days. The Kirby McRill Adventure Walk and 5K run will start with registration at 7 a.m. Saturday at The Jewel on Main at Fourth and Main streets in the downtown Tonganoxie area.