Leavenworth County

A perpetual time of need in Tonganoxie
January 12, 2017
The Good Shepherd Thrift Store and Food Bank helps families in need in both Leavenworth and Jefferson counties. That assistance continues because of the community’s purchasing of donated goods in the thrift store and food items for the pantry. During the holidays, the pantry shelves are full and plentiful.
Remember When: A Community Review for Jan. 4, 2017
January 4, 2017
Leavenworth County Road 1 improvement project will cost just under $13 million. The county has committed $8 million in sales tax revenues, while the Kansas Turnpike Authority has said it would pay $2 million. The county was hopeful that another million would be coming from the federal government, but that was placed on hold following the November election.
`The Columnists: Jarbalo Jottings, Linwood News and McLouth Happenings
January 4, 2017
The Barnett family Christmas dinner and gift exchange took place Christmas Day at Jarbalo United Methodist Church. There were 38 relatives there.
Local inmate sentenced to more than 10 years
January 4, 2017
Lansing Correctional Facility inmate Scott Gilbert, 53, was sentenced to 130 months recently in Leavenworth County District Court for his aggravated escape from custody from Lansing Correctional Facility on May 10, 2013.
Leavenworth County Council on Aging offering outreach in new year
January 4, 2017
The Leavenworth County Council on Aging will provide community outreach monthly at Tonganoxie Public Library starting in February.
Tonganoxie High takes second place at Washburn Math Day
January 4, 2017
Tonganoxie High School sent its first crew of students last month to Washburn University to compete in their Math Day competition. THS was second runner-up in the 4A division by a point.
Leavenworth County United Way car drive extended to February
January 4, 2017
The United Way of Leavenworth County is extending its 2016 raffle contest. Tickets are $50 each and just 1,000 are being sold.
Pickin’ and Grinnin next week at Tonganoxie Friends Church
January 4, 2017
Join in for an evening of “Pickin’ and Grinnin’” music and fellowship next week at Tonganoxie Friends Church. The event starts at 6 p.m. Jan. 13. Bring your guitar, fiddle, banjo, whatever and share in the fun.
2016: A year of changes in Tonganoxie
January 4, 2017
Another year has come and gone, but it was one of noticeable change in Tonganoxie. Here’s a look at our selections for the top five stories of 2016:
Tonganoxie volleyball lands on all-LJW team
December 30, 2016
Hickman led the Firebirds with 284 kills, breaking the school record for career kills, totaling 730. The 6-foot-4 senior middle hitter led the Sunflower League with 124 blocks and ranked sixth with a .378 hit percentage. The three-time all-Sunflower League selection has signed to play at Creighton.
Remember When: A Community Review for Jan. 28, 2017
December 28, 2016
The Tonganoxie High School Marching Band left early this morning for Memphis, Tenn., a hot spot for blues music that’s also the site of the Liberty Bowl, at which the band will perform Friday. On Thursday, the band will march in a parade and participate in field show competitions. On Friday, the band will rehearse music for the Liberty Bowl halftime show with country artist LeAnn Rimes, featured halftime performer.
Jarbalo Jottings, Linwood News and McLouth Happenings
December 28, 2016
Rosie Oelschlaeger was treated to a birthday dinner Dec. 18 at Montana Mike’s in Lawrence. Those honoring here were John and Jack Oelschlaeger and Amy, Lawrence and Gary Oelshlaeger,Tonganoxie. Helen McBroom, Marilyn Oxley and NIla Denholm, all of rural Tonganoxie, treated Rosie Oelschlaeger on Dec. 20 to a birthday dinner while also at Montana Mike’s.
Tonganoxie VFW biscuits and gravy feed New Year’s Day and other items of note heading into 2017
December 28, 2016
The Tonganoxie Women’s Auxiliary VFW Post 9271 will have a biscuits and gravy breakfast on New Year’s Day. The meal will run from 7 a.m. to noon Sunday at the VFW Post Home, 109 E. First St.
Shoe drive helps youth shine in Tonganoxie
TMS students’ quest for service dog gets assist from classmates, school
December 27, 2016
An outpouring of shoe donations is expected to eventually pave Taylor McWilliams’ journey to Ohio. Taylor, a sixth-grader at Tonganoxie Middle School, has spina bifida and is susceptible to seizures. An Ohio non-profit organization, 4 Paws for Ability, specializes in service dogs with an emphasis on children and veterans.