Leavenworth County

Tonganoxie High classmates headed to Washington, D.C.
June 7, 2017
Allison Williams and Sierra Staatz, both seniors-to-be at Tonganoxie High School, will tour the nation’s capitol with 38 other students from Kansas and Hawaii for KEC’s 57th Annual Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, June 8-15 in Washington, D.C. FreeState Electric Cooperative selected Williams and Staatz from a group of high school students. To win this trip, students were asked to compose an essay about cooperative engagement, as well as go through a personal interview.
Tonganoxie Days returning with run milestone, more attractions in festival area
June 7, 2017
Tonganoxie might not be celebrating a big birthday this year, but there is a milestone at this year’s Tonganoxie Days. The 30th annual Tonganoxie Public Library Run/Walk will start at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the library, 303 S. Bury St. Proceeds from the run after expenses go toward the new library fund and summer reading programs. About 200 have signed up for the run so far.
Tonganoxie Recreation Commission rolling into summer
June 7, 2017
Tonganoxie Recreation Commission opened the new season with its 50th anniversary celebration and annual summer kickoff Saturday. The event leads into a busy time for TRC programs.
Tonganoxie City Council to have 10-person race, primary Aug. 1
June 7, 2017
Incumbents will join seven challengers also vying for their seats in a Tonganoxie City Council election that will require a primary. The 10-person field will have a run-off Aug. 1 for the at-large seats.
Tonganoxie Recreation Commission gearing up for Saturday’s 50-year celebration
June 2, 2017
Tonganoxie celebrated a big milestone last year with a sesquicentennial celebration. For a third of that time, there also has been a Tonganoxie Recreation Commission. TRC will celebrate 50 years with its annual summer kickoff Saturday.
Tonganoxie Public Library opens community garden
June 1, 2017
Residents can work on their green thumbs right in the middle of town. Tonganoxie Public Library has unveiled the Library Community Garden. Garden plots first were available May 22. They measure 8x8 and are leased for $20. That fee incldues free vegetable seeds.
Leavenworth County Commission votes down Patriot highway plans
June 1, 2017
A proposed six-lane highway that would run through Leavenworth County no longer is in the works.
Series of Tonganoxie weekend events continue this weekend
June 1, 2017
Tonganoxie Recreation Commission will celebrate its 50th anniversary with its annual summer kickoff with an even bigger bash to commemorate the milestone. The celebration will be 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Chieftain Park. This year there will be a giant hamster ball arena and more fun activities. For more, go to tongierec.org.
Lawrence Memorial 5K Summer Spray series coming up again this summer
June 1, 2017
The Lawrence Memorial Hospital Summer Spray 5K Run/Walk Series is returning this summer. Eudora will be the first venue June 10. The Baldwin City run will be June 24 and then the Tonganoxie event July 15. Entry fees are $10 for youths 12 and younger, $25 for adult preregistration and $30 for regular adult registration.
Basehor Crazy Cow 5K Run/Walk is Saturday
June 1, 2017
Basehor Dairy Days is moving to the third Saturday in June starting in 2018. However, the Crazy Cow 5K Run/Walk will still take place this year.
Leavenworth County makes community recycling bin available again in Tonganoxie
June 1, 2017
Leavenworth County has placed a trial recycling bin at the former Leavenworth County Annex, 425 Laming Road. The bin can be used for paperboard, brown paper bags, phone books, newspaper, glass bottles and jars, plastic, cardboard, in and aluminum cans.
Remember When: A Community Review for May 31, 2017
June 1, 2017
Alisha “Boo” Barnes, a 15-year-old Tonganoxie girl, landed this 60-pound flathead on a limb line Saturday morning with the help of her papa and dad. Alisha is no stranger to fishing, having fished with her papa, Rick DeMaranville, since she was 2 (Alisha is pictured in waders holding the flathead.). Phil Jeannin’s retirement party was attended by 200 people. The longtime teacher instructed students for 34 years. Jeannin was lucky enough to teach many children of his former students.
Early birthday celebration at Shrine Rodeo
June 1, 2017
Billy Griffin got an early birthday present at the Shrine Rodeo in Tonganoxie. The Holden, Mo., cowboy won the bareback riding for the second time in three years at the rodeo, which was Friday at and Saturday at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds.
Cousins continue family tradition in Tonganoxie at Shrine Rodeo
May 25, 2017
Garrett Phillips and Bo Pursel will get some good family time in this week, and hope to win some money while they do it. The two men, both rodeo athletes, will be team roping together in the Aballah Shrine Rodeo May 25 and 26 in Tonganoxie. Phillips, Tonganoxie High School graduate as of Saturday, and his cousin Bo Pursel, a 2012 graduate of Lansing High School, pair up with their horses and their ropes and head to area rodeos to compete in the team roping. Phillips is the header: the cowboy who ropes the steer’s head. Pursel, his cousin on his dad’s side, is the heeler, the cowboy who ropes the steer’s back heels.