Leavenworth County

Rebecca Crockett
February 18, 2019 - 6:38 am
Leavenworth County, KS - Parents in the small Easton School District, student population 620, are contributing to a lunch fund to ensure no child goes without. Ellen Harper tsays she started the fund after her son told her a fellow student at Pleasant Ridge High School would miss lunch on multiple...
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Jim Cunningham
September 07, 2018 - 4:49 am
Business continues to bloom at a popular farm in Tonganoxie, even after a six-week spell with no rain this summer. Ted Grinter has been planting sunflowers at his family farm for 35 years. His average crop is usually about 80,000 plants, which have become an annual tourist attraction in Leavenworth...
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September 18, 2017 - 3:24 pm
Leavenworth County, KS - Local officials have backed away from offering a key incentive for a planned Tyson Foods Inc. chicken-processing plant in northeast Kansas. The Lawrence Journal-World reports Leavenworth County commissioners said Monday that they're no longer prepared to issue industrial...
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September 13, 2017 - 4:55 am
State lawmakers are planning a community forum in Leavenworth County to talk about a planned chicken slaughterhouse that has some people upset. Tyson Foods plans to spend $320 million on a processing facility near Tonganoxie, and that is not setting well with a number of people. There are several...
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September 05, 2017 - 4:10 pm
Tonganoxie, KS - Tyson Foods plans to invest $320 million in a new chicken-processing plant that will employ 1,600 people in Leavenworth County just outside Tonganoxie, a town of about 5,300 about 30 miles west of Kansas City. The company announced its plans Tuesday during a news conference with...
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Jim Cunningham
May 25, 2017 - 7:14 am
Some residents of Leavenworth County are not happy about a proposed six-lane toll road. The road would be called the Patriot Highway, starting near Lansing in Leavenworth County and would eventually stretch through through four counties to encircle the west side of the KC Metro. The idea for the...
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