Area residents and lawmakers gather in Tonganoxie's Chieftain Park, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, for a public forum about a proposed Tyson chicken facility south of the town.
Sen. Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City, speaks to a person attending a forum Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 about the proposed $320 million chicken processing plant south of Tonganoxie.
State legislators, from left, Rep. Jim Karleskint, R-Tonganoxie; Rep. Willie Dove, R-Bonner Springs; and Sen. Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City, are shown at a town hall about a proposed Tyson chicken facility south of Tonganoxie, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.
Area residents listen as speakers address the crowd Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 in Tonganoxie about a proposed Tyson chicken facility south of the town.
Area residents gather Friday evening, Sept. 15, 2017 at Tonganoxie's Chieftain Park to hear from local legislators and then concerned citizens about a proposed Tyson chicken facility south of Tonganoxie.
Signs like this one have sprouted up throughout the city since the announcement was made Sept. 5 that Tyson Foods, Inc. planned to build a $320 million poultry processing plant nearby.
Yard signs such as these, pictured Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, are popping up across Tonganoxie in opposition to plans by Tyson Foods Inc. to build a $320 million chicken-processing plant south of the city.
Residents spoke out Thursday at the Leavenworth County Commission meeting in opposition to a proposed Tyson plant being developed in Tonganoxie, just northeast of Lawrence.
Tonganoxie High School senior Heath Martin shows off a giant, 11-inch morel mushroom he found April 20 on his family's property.
Lawrence residents Kate and Jesse Brubacher have opened a new bar in the historic Myers Hotel in Tonganoxie.
Visitors take photos and pick sunflowers earlier this month at the Grinter Farms sunflower fields between Lawrence and Tonganoxie. Ted Grinter estimated that 25,000 people visited the farm this year. Social media has helped make the fields a growing attraction.
A sign near Beatty Field along U.S. Highway 24-40 in Tonganoxie welcomes motorists to the National Day of the Cowboy celebration, which will be Saturday in Tonganoxie. A church service also is planned for Sunday at The Jewel on Main in downtown Tonganoxie.
The Ferris wheel towers over the rest of the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds skyline during the 2014 fair in Tonganoxie. The local fair dates back to the 1920s.
Fairgoers ride the tea cups during last year's Leavenworth County Fair in Tonganoxie. The carnival is a popular spot at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds. This year's fair will be July 28-Aug. 1.
Boys look out onto the livestock auction floor during the 2014 Leavenworth County Fair 4-H Livestock Auction.
A boy warms up to a young horse at last year's Leavenworth County Fair. The annual Tonganoxie event features a draft horse pull and a horse show.
Fairgoers hang upside down on a ride at the 2014 Leavenworth County Fair. The carnival rides return with this year's fair, which is July 28-Aug. 1.
Dr. Philip Stevens, aka Tonganoxie Phil, poses with a stuffed groundhog in February 2014, when he predicted an early spring. Stevens, 87, died last Thursday.
Steve Campbell, owner of Fro's Hideout in Linwood, is competing Saturday at the Big Buck HD World Championship in Chicago. He's ranked No. 27 in the nation heading into the tourney.
In 2010, Tonganoxie High students discovered a species of worm of the family Moniligastridae, which is native to Asia, near the school. Researchers have called the find a rarity.