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.
Firefighters tend to a fire Tuesday morning in Tonganoxie. The fire started in the area of the back deck at 505 Laughlin. Owners Dorothy and Walt Deckard were in the home at the time of the fire, but they and Molly, their Yorkie, escaped and were not injured. Firefighters were still trying to determine the cause of the fire Tuesday.
Milton Ulreich, who will be a Tonganoxie High School sophomore in the fall, throws a whipped cream-soaked sponge at THS cheerleader Jessa Thorne, who will be a junior in the fall, Saturday during Tonganoxie Days.
Leavenworth County Commissioner Clyde Graeber and Leavenworth County Sheriff Dave Zoellner pay their respects after participating in the laying of wreaths during Sunday’s 9/11 remembrance ceremony at Leavenworth. Seated at left is U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan.
Tonganoxie High School students Sarah Wetta and Rebekah Adcox place a cross on Saturday morning near the crash site of a Thursday rollover accident in which THS student Kylee Wilson, 16, was killed.
Kyle Hayden, USD 464 assistant superintendent.
Team members of Crimson & Blue BBQ Crew, from left, Bill Walker, Tim Flory and Jeremy Douglass, prepare meat for judges at Saturday's McLouth BBQ Blowout.
Participants march in the Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010.
The Lansing High School band marches in the Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade on Thursday in downtown Leavenworth.
Jim and Dorothy Smith share a laugh in downtown Tonganoxie. The couple celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary today and they share a birthday.
Rachel Imdieke, Tonganoxie, stands alongside her son, Gabriel, 18 months, on the merry-go-round Friday at the Leavenworth County Fair. Shortly after they rode the carnival ride, rain started to drench Tonganoxie, causing fairgoers to head for livestock barns, the show arena and anywhere else there was shelter. The mud run was canceled because so many people left. The fair concludes tonight.
Val and Jamie Carlisle, Tonganoxie, stand near one of their coffee bean roasters. A faulty filter in a second roaster caused carbon monoxide emissions in their house, putting them at risk of death had they not called for medical assistance when they did.
Jim Noll, Nortonville, works at a saw mill demonstration Friday during the McLouth Threshing Bee. The bee continues today and Sunday in McLouth.
Nick Hoegler and David Howe II, both of Tonganoxie, throw items on to a pile of unwanted items Saturday during Tonganoxie’s citywide cleanup.
Brooklyn Sickman, 3, plays a puzzle game with her brother Nicholas Hernandez, 7. Brooklyn was severely injured last fall when an unhinged barn gate fell on her. Her doctors say she is making a remarkable recovery.
Ben Shinogle, right, slices brisket as his brother, Charlie, assists him. Ben, who is 15, competed in Saturday’s McLouth BBQ Blowout. The event was at Prairie Park in McLouth.
U.S. Rep. Todd Tiahrt is vying for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Sam Brownback. Several other Republican candidates for various offices spoke with potential voters Saturday at the Leavenworth County Republican Party Barbecue.
U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran is vying for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Sam Brownback. Several other Republican candidates for various offices spoke with potential voters Saturday at the Leavenworth County Republican Party Barbecue.
Bank of McLouth employees, from left, Sarah King, Cristie Clark, Alicia Wood, Kathy Scott, Alana Smarker and Cindy Werner march in the McLouth Patriots Day Parade on Saturday.
World War II re-enactor Clinton Sutter assists Alex Courtney, of McLouth, with a bazooka similar to those used during World War II. Re-enactors were on hand Saturday for the annual McLouth Patriots Day festivities.