Tonganoxie Living

Kansas’ stay-at-home order extended to May 3 as COVID-19 cases continue to rise; state death toll hits 76
April 15, 2020
Gov. Laura Kelly on Wednesday extended Kansas’ mandatory stay-at-home order until midnight on May 3 as confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in the state and efforts are underway to increase the state’s testing capacity.
Kansas Supreme Court says legislative panel didn’t have authority to revoke governor’s order
April 11, 2020
The Kansas Supreme Court ruled late Saturday, hours after hearing oral arguments, that a seven-person legislative committee overstepped its legal authority in revoking an executive order from Gov. Laura Kelly. At issue was whether the Legislative Coordinating Council, made up of seven leaders in the House of Representatives and Senate, had the authority to revoke the executive order, which prevented mass gatherings in the state in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Kansas Supreme Court hears arguments in governor’s suit against lawmakers; decision could come Saturday
April 11, 2020
Members of the Kansas Supreme Court met remotely Saturday to hear oral arguments in Gov. Laura Kelly’s lawsuit against a seven-person legislative committee that revoked an executive order preventing mass gatherings in the state to stop the spread of COVID-19. Though state Republican lawmakers loudly complained that Kelly’s decision to include religious gatherings in statewide gathering limitations was a violation of religious liberties, arguments Saturday were almost entirely devoid of any mention over the constitutionality of Kelly’s order with regard to religious freedom.
Tonganoxie plans to ‘howl at the sky’ Satruday night
April 11, 2020
People across the country are finding ways to connect with each other or show support for health care workers and others during the COVID-19 pandemic. Chicago residents broke out their flashlights on apartment balconies and outside their homes or honked horns in their vehicles and so on.
Kansas Supreme Court will hear governor’s coronavirus lawsuit Saturday
April 11, 2020
The Kansas Supreme Court is set to convene Saturday for the first time ever via video conference to hear arguments on Gov. Laura Kelly’s lawsuit against legislative leaders who overturned her executive order banning religious and funeral services of more than 10 attendees during the coronavirus pandemic. The Democratic governor filed the suit Thursday after a GOP-dominated legislative panel overturned her order.
Kansas lawmakers overturn worship size limits; state sees 11 more deaths
April 8, 2020
Gov. Laura Kelly’s executive order restricting the size of religious gatherings amid the coronavirus outbreak has been overturned after the state’s top prosecutor said it likely violates the state constitution.
COVID-19 updates, statewide and Leavenworth County for April 7, 2020
April 8, 2020
Leavenworth County Health Department and Kansas Department of Health and Environment release daily statistics about COVID-19 cases in the county and state. Here are statistics released April 7. Previous days’ numbers are shown in parentheses.
COVID-19 updates, statewide and Leavenworth County for April 6
April 8, 2020
Leavenworth County Health Department and Kansas Department of Health and Environment release daily statistics about COVID-19 cases in the county and state. Here are statistics released April 6. Previous days’ numbers are shown in parentheses.
Second Harvest to offer mobile pantry Thursday at Cornerstone church while supplies last
April 8, 2020
Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will have a free food distribution day this week. The pantry, which is open to all residents, will be 10 a.m. to noon or while supplies last at Cornerstone Family Worship Center, 205 E. U.S. Highway 24-40. Residents will receive boxes of various boxed goods and produce.
Keeping in touch: Tonganoxie Public Library staff member checking in on partons during pandemic
April 8, 2020
Tonganoxie Public Library’s new location hadn’t been open even a week when director Nicole Holifield made the decision to close its doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Patrons miss the physical library for various programs and resources, but there’s also the social connection.
Tonganoxie City Council, USD 464 school board conducting Zoom meetings tonight
April 6, 2020
Tonganoxie USD 464 and Tonganoxie City Council will be meeting tonight through Zoom virtual meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Patrons and residents will be able to watch or listen to the public meetings.
Lansing prison announces more COVID-19 cases; state total up to 747
April 6, 2020
Operational changes have been implemented at Lansing Correctional Center — the largest prison in Kansas — after an inmate and a fourth staff member tested positive for the coronavirus, state prison officials said. The staff member is a male over the age of 20 and the inmate is a male over 50, but the Kansas Department of Corrections released no other information about them in its announcement late Saturday. Prison officials announced on March 31 that three staff members had tested positive for COVID-19.
COVID-19 updates, statewide and Leavenworth County for April 5
April 6, 2020
Leavenworth County Health Department and Kansas Department of Health and Environment release daily statistics about COVID-19 cases in the county and state. Here are statistics released April 5. Previous days’ numbers are shown in parentheses. Leavenworth County has 38 (33) confirmed cases through LCHD. and 103 (103) total between confirmed and self-reporting probable cases.
COVID-19 updates, statewide and Leavenworth County for April 4
April 5, 2020
Leavenworth County Health Department and Kansas Department of Health and Environment release daily statistics about COVID-19 cases in the county and state. Here are statistics released April 4. Previous days’ numbers are shown in parentheses. Leavenworth County has 33 confirmed cases through LCHD. and 103 total between confirmed and self-reporting probable cases. LCHD now is posting a county map with numbers for cities or multiple townships. Tonganoxie now has eight of those total cases.