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Outstanding Leavenworth County 4-H member named last month
Several local residents win Leavenworth County Fair contests
August 31, 2016
Leavenworth County 4-H Council has created a new award for 2016 to recognize an outstanding senior 4-H member. This year’s award goes to Christina Wiley of the Reno Bobwhite 4-H Club. She received a plaque and a gift card. Christina Wiley is the daughter of Dan and Sonia Wiley. She is a 12-year 4-H member and now is attending Kansas State University.
Monthly musical event next week at Tonganoxie Friends Church
August 31, 2016
Residents are invited to gather for an evening of “Pickin’ and Grinnin’” music and fellowship next week in Tonganoxie. The event will be 7 p.m. Sept. 9. People are welcome to bring a guitar, fiddle, banjo or other musical instrument and share in the fun.
Cemetery stroll next month at Holy Angels with First City PAST group
August 31, 2016
Holy Angels Catholic Parish and Cemetery are celebrating 150 years in Leavenworth County. As part of that celebration, a local group will have a historical storytelling event.
Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development Class applications due this week
August 31, 2016
The Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development organization is taking applications for its 2016-17 school year. Classes members range in age from high school seniors to retired residents. Classes generally are the second Wednesday of each month from September through April, with a graduation luncheon taking place in May. 4
Tonganoxie Public Library offering online survey
August 31, 2016
Tonganoxie Public Library is conducting an online survey and it wants its patrons to participate. Library officials are gearing up for a private fundraising campaign and public vote on a library expansion.
Lesbian pastor takes involuntary leave
August 31, 2016
A lesbian pastor has agreed to go on involuntary leave from her United Methodist Church in Edgerton to avoid a church trial over her sexual orientation. Cynthia Meyer and Methodist officials agreed in early August that her leave will begin Thursday. Her final sermon in Edgerton was Sunday.
Stein makes presidential ballot in Kansas
August 31, 2016
Topeka — Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has earned a spot on the presidential ballot in Kansas, although she will be listed as an independent candidate.
Baker University reports stonrg new enrollment since 2007
August 31, 2016
On her third day of classes Monday at Baker University, Nicolasa Kenney entered the school’s Harter Union wearing a gray University of Kansas T-shirt.
Tonganoxie High cross country on its mark
August 31, 2016
With the Tonganoxie High School cross country season right around the corner, the team had its Red vs. White scrimmage on Friday to determine the varsity runners for the first meet.
Back to the pitch for Tonganoxie High soccer
August 31, 2016
The Tonganoxie High boys’ soccer team held a 2-0 lead over Kansas City Christian at halftime in the first round of the 2015 4-1A playoffs and it didn’t appear their season was in any immediate danger of ending. However, Kansas City Christian benefited from a no-call on their first goal and it was all down hill from there for Tonganoxie, whose season ended with a 3-2 defeat.
Speaker takes on tragedy in Tonganoxie High assembly
August 31, 2016
Aaron Thomas shared many thought-provoking quotes during assemblies last week at Tonganoxie High School. “Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond,” Thomas said, reciting one of a handful of quotes he found vital to share with THS students. Thomas has been faced with trying times that have tested that quote’s validity.