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.
A special graduation ceremony was conducted Thursday at Tonganoxie High School for senior Connor Olson. Olson, who is battling cancer, suffered a stroke earlier this week.
A “leprechaun” makes his way down the St. Patrick's Parade route Saturday in Tonganoxie. It was the 22nd annual St. Patrick’s parade, which takes place the weekend before St. Patrick’s Day.
Harold Denholm shows the Farmall tractor that he painted pink in honor of his wife, Aileen, who died of breast cancer.
Rural Tonganoxie resident Karen Parrett recycles plastic bags by crocheting them together to make larger bags that can be used again and again, just as canvas bags are used to hold groceries and other items.
Nancy Seifert, St. Peters, Mo., takes photos of relatives with cutouts of John and Mary Schenck on Sunday at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds in Tonganoxie. Sunday marked 100 years since the first Schenck family reunion in 1909. Pictured with the cutouts are, from left, Audrey Warner, Leah Warner and Jack Warner, all of Overland Park.
Seth Van Norstrand works on an assignment with the help of nurse Nicole Llamas. The McLouth Elementary School fourth-grader has a condition known as Hunter syndrome, which is a form of mucopolysaccharidosis, or MPS. Friday was International MPS Awareness Day.
McLouth Elementary School fourth-graders Cassie Rice and Hannah Sparks don interesting wardrobes for Crazy Dress Day on Friday. The event started a few years ago in McLouth to bring awareness to mucopolysaccharidosis. Classmate Seth Von Norstrand has Hunter syndrome, a form of the disorder.
Two McLouth High School seniors and their mothers are graduating — the sons from McLouth High School and the mothers from Emporia State University with master’s degrees. From left are Janna Terry and son Skyler Terry, and Jarrod Bechard and mother Vicki Bechard.
Tonganoxie Middle and Elementary school staff members have started wellness programs for healthier lifestyles. Front row, from left, are Kyla Sandhoefner, TMS principal Jill Dickerson and Shelly Hunter. Back row, from left, are Mary Welsh, Heather DeMaranville and LeAnn Bond.