Leavenworth County

Tonganoxie senior earns K-State’s Putnam Scholarship
March 30, 2016
A Tonganoxie High School senior has been awarded Kansas State University’s Putnam Scholarship. Natalie Wolf received the scholarship during ceremonies Feb. 19 at K-State. Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students, presented the award.
Process continues for proposed luxury RV resort near Tonganoxie
March 29, 2016
Plans for a proposed 150-acre luxury RV resort east of the Stone Creek subdivision will continue to be reviewed by various groups in the coming weeks. The first reading for Ordinance 1408, annexing a small parcel of land to the city, took place at the March 21 Tonganoxie City Council meeting. The small parcel of land inadvertently was left out of a November request to annex roughly 150 acres into the city.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Andy Suber
March 29, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profile features local real estate developer and construction manager Andy Suber.
Tonganoxie City Council approves Topeka firm for City Hall, police station work
March 22, 2016
The Tonganoxie City Council has selected a Topeka construction company to do renovations to Cornerstone Family Worship for a new police station and the former Tan Time for a new City Hall. The council approved, 4-1, the low bid of The Osborne Company, Inc. $592,900, with alternate additions of $9,200 for City Hall windows and $6,000 for police shower.
Organizers hope Feast for First Responders gains steam in Tonganoxie
March 22, 2016
A few Tonganoxie residents who made a meal for first-responders hope the gesture will become a regular occurrence. The first Feast with First Responders dinner took place Feb. 19 at the Tonganoxie City Fire Station. Roughly 20 people were present, with representatives from the Tonganoxie police and fire departments and Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Service. Leavenworth County Sheriff’s office members also were invited to the gathering.
Tonganoxie Middle School Science Olympiad prepares for state appearance
Team placed 13th in regional competition
March 21, 2016
The Tonganoxie High School Science Olympiad team has been making history with recent performances at regional competition. The team’s middle school counterpart is doing pretty well on the Science Olympiad circuit as well. Tonganoxie Middle School participated in regional competition last month and, like the THS squad, qualified for the state competition April 2 on the Wichita State University campus.
Tonganoxie High student follows in siblings’ footsteps, attends Alabama space camp
March 16, 2016
Rachel Maurer finds herself talking about international weather often these days. She’s participates in a group chat of fellow high school students from Australia, Singapore, Ireland, Canada, Mexico, India, Switzerland and points across the United States.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Jamie Bowser
March 15, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profile features Jamie Bowser.
Tonganoxie girls’ furious rally falls short against Atchison
March 9, 2016
Midway through the second quarter, things looked bleak for the Tonganoxie High girls basketball team. Behind an offensive rebounding onslaught, Atchison opened up a 39-15 lead midway through the second quarter. “The way our team has been all year is if we play a half court game, we have a tough time because we don’t rebound well,” head coach Matt Frost said.
Outgoing Tonganoxie superintendent to take administrative position in Topeka
Personnel positions OK’d; capital planning discussed at board meeting
March 8, 2016
Tonganoxie USD 464 Superintendent Lyn Rantz will be heading to Topeka for her new post. Topeka Collegiate, a pre-kindergarten through eighth grade college prepatory school has hired Rantz as its new head of school starting July 1, according to a release on the school’s website.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Alex Neeland
March 8, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profile features Alex Neeland.
TMS’ ‘Willy Wonka Jr.’ being staged today, Sunday at Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center
March 5, 2016
Some 60 Tonganoxie Middle School students are joining together to present “Willy Wonka Jr.” this weekend at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center on the Tonganoxie High School east campus. The play will start at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday.
Officials investigating, increasing security measures after threatenting message found in Tonganoxie High School bathroom
March 1, 2016
Local law enforcement officials are investigating a threatening note found this morning at Tonganoxie High School. According to updates administrators posted on the Tonganoxie USD 464 web page and Facebook page, someone found a threatening note written on a bathroom stall wall.
Chickens to be hatching this month at Tonganoxie Public Library
March 1, 2016
A special delivery to Tonganoxie Public Library will require employees there to provide mama chicken duties this month. Ameraucana chicken eggs were delivered Tuesday morning just before story time with local youngsters. Nicole Holifield, youth services librarian at the Tonganoxie library, ordered the eggs in time for Easter and purchased an incubator online.