Leavenworth County

Literacy Fair is Thursday at Tonganoxie Elementary School
05:27 p.m., May 6, 2015 Updated 08:46 a.m.
Tonganoxie Public Library is sponsoring an all-ages literacy fair this week at Tonganoxie Elementary School.
Celebrating Tonganoxie Elementary School
May 6, 2015
Former students, teachers and other community members will get the chance to relive decades of memories later today. The farewell celebration for the current Tonganoxie Elementary School will be 6-8 p.m. today at the school. TES teacher Gail Kiefer said tables would be set in the cafeteria with projects and displays a class has put together.
Tallest tale in all the land
Tonganoxie area resident 1st woman to win storytelling contest
May 6, 2015
Keyta Kelly has the knack for telling a humdinger of a story. She has a shovel to prove it. Kelly recently was chosen as the latest tall tale storyteller champion. The competition took place a couple weekends ago in Downs, the Storytelling Capital of Kansas.
Tonganoxie High forensics takes 6th at state in 4A
McLouth takes 13th in 2A
May 6, 2015
The Tonganoxie High speech and drama team placed sixth overall in Class 4A Saturday in Topeka. Sumner Academy again won the overall forensics title, this time scoring 336 points. Pratt placed second with 254, Bishop Miege third at 242, Mulvane fourth at 240, Louisburg fifth with 226 and THS with 219 points. There were 48 teams that competed total.
Tonganoxie City Council approves Mayor Ward’s appointments
May 6, 2015
The Tonganoxie City Council approved Mayor Jason Ward’s annual appointments during Monday’s City Council meeting.
Semi trailer hits 2 buffalo east of Tonganoxie
May 5, 2015
A semi-tractor trailer struck two buffalo early Monday just east of Tonganoxie. The vehicle, which was headed east on U.S. Highway 24-40, struck and killed two buffalo that had wandered onto the highway between Stone Creek/South Park Drive and 206th Street.
Donation account created for toddler injured in lawnmower accident
May 4, 2015
A Go Fund Me account has been created to support the family of Richard Brock, the 15-month-old severely injured in a lawn mower accident last week.
Toddler hospitalized after being struck by lawn mower
April 30, 2015
A 15-month-old has been flown to a hospital after being struck by a lawn mower in Leavenworth County.
Tonganoxie water main break could leave some without water for much of day
April 29, 2015
There’s a water main break this morning at Fifth Street and U.S. Highway 24-40. Residents living within a few blocks of the area will be without water most of the day as crews make the needed repairs.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Kevan Welsh
April 28, 2015
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Tonganoxie’s Kevan Welsh.
Linwood man sentenced to nearly a decade in prison for attempted rape, attempted aggravated criminal sodomy
April 24, 2015
A 39-year-old Linwood man was sentenced Friday in Leavenworth County District Court to nearly 10 years in prison for attempted rape and attempted aggravated indecent liberties of a child. Christopher Adam King was sentenced to 118 months.
Defending home turf in Tonganoxie
THS track performs well at own invite
April 22, 2015
The Tonganoxie High track team represented itself well at its home meet last week at Beatty Field. Though some competitors didn’t participate because they qualified for the Kansas Relays last weekend, the Chieftains were able to finish second as a team on the boys side and third in the girls division. David Scharff placed fourth in the 100 with a time of 12.07 seconds, while Kyle Fain took fifth in the 400. Drew Cook turned in a big performance in the 1,600, taking the silver medal with a 4:59.34 time, about 2.5 seconds behind Kansas City Christian’s Luke Rovenstine.
Tonganoxie groups continue to evaluate future options for shared buildings
April 22, 2015
Several local entities are trying to get ducks in a row as they look to move forward with upgrading facilities. Tonganoxie City Council Member Kara Reed gave a PowerPoint presentation Monday during the council meeting. She, along with fellow Council Member Jim Truesdell, are on the local infrastructure committee with representatives from the school district, recreation commission, library board and police department. One by one, representatives discussed challenges they’re facing. Many talked about more space needed for storage and work area.
Mirror recieves Kansas Press Association awards for its 2014 work
April 22, 2015
The Mirror newspaper picked up several awards at Saturday’s Kansas Press Association Convention in Junction City. Newspapers from across the state compete in the Awards of Excellence competition. Members of the Washington Press Association from Washington state judged the many daily and weekly newspaper entries. The Mirror won 10 awards in non-daily division II, which is the middle-sized division among three for the non-daily newspapers.