Leavenworth County

Tonganoxie High has 6 all-league selections
June 10, 2015
Tonganoxie High had several student-athletes make all-league teams for spring sports. The Chieftains had six selections among three sports — softball, baseball and girls soccer. Here’s a closer look at each team’s selections.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Connie Torneden
June 9, 2015
This week’s Face to Face profiles Tonganoxie Days organizer Connie Torneden.
Tonganoxie youth remembered for ‘lighting up a room’
12:43 p.m., June 8, 2015 Updated 10:36 a.m.
Sierra Sommer was known for lighting up a room. She, also, as others noted, was a bit of a chameleon at Tonganoxie High School in that she had the knack for fitting into various circles. She had a diverse group of friends.
Lunch is served — for free in Tonganoxie
June 3, 2015
Youths can enjoy free meals this summer — and adults can join them. The Tonganoxie Summer Lunch Crew program, which Tonganoxie USD 464 is offering and the U.S. Department of Agriculture is funding, is providing free lunch on weekdays to youths ages 1-18.
Tonganoxie USD 464 superintendent’s contract extended through 2017
District has several resignations
June 3, 2015
The Tonganoxie USD 464 School Board has approved a contract extension for Superintendent Lyn Rantz. Rantz is in the first year of a two-year contract. Monday’s unanimous approval extends her contract to 2017.
Flash flood warning in effect for Leavenworth County, parts of Wyandotte, Johnson counties
June 3, 2015
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning that’s in effect until 4:30 p.m. today for the area.
Flash flood warning in effect for Leavenworth County, parts of Wyandotte, Johnson counties
June 3, 2015
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning that’s in effect until 4:30 p.m. today for the area. Leavenworth County, northwestern Johnson County and western Wyandotte County all are included in the warning.
Suspect in homicide case takes authorities on vehicle chase that ends in Basehor
May 28, 2015
Lawrence police on Wednesday afternoon arrested a suspect in connection with a fatal stabbing Monday in Lawrence.
Tonganoxie High seniors receive scholarships at awards night
May 27, 2015
Tonganoxie High School had its Senior Awards Night on May 14 at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center on the THS campus in advance of commencement exercises, which took place May 16.
McLouth Happenings
May 27, 2015
It’s time for Vacation Bible School for all children from 3 years old through fifth grade. The session will run from 9 a.m.- noon for five days starting Monday at First Baptist Church of McLouth. This year’s theme is “SonSpark Labs.”
Jarbalo Jottings
May 27, 2015
Eric Barnett took Thamar Barnett May 15 to Iola where she spent the night with Julia Carter and Shianne. Eric went to Moran and stayed with Paul and Lynn Heskett, Michelle and Isaac.
Tonganoxie students pitch in to help
May 27, 2015
Tonganoxie Elementary School students started a fund for paraprofessional Stephanie Maurer. A few students put money together and amassed $1.47 in change for the para, who has worked in the role nine years.
Jarbalo Jottings
May 21, 2015
A memorial service will start at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Eagle Cemetery. Another memorial service will be 2 p.m. May 24 at Fall Creek Cemetery.
Tonganoxie Elementary School wins state title in Music Memory
May 21, 2015
Tonganoxie Elementary School has a state championship in Music Memory. TES sent two teams to the Music Memory contest April 22 at Kansas State University. The “Tonganoxie South” team led by TES teacher Amy Jones won the state contest this year. The squad won the contest against 17 other teams, including the “Tonganoxie North” team led by fellow TES teacher Wanda Haney. Haney had a team that also won the contest in 2012.