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Dan Weinbaum
May 22, 2018 - 6:17 am
It takes the rare kind of person to seek out a dangerous, adrenaline-infused sport like demolition derby. The annual Shrine Rodeo and Demo Derby is at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds this weekend in Tonganoxie. Organizers expect between 30 and 40 cars to be smashed up in the wild free-for-all...
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March 12, 2018 - 6:04 pm
Tonganoxie, KS - A kindergarten teacher has come up with a simple, yet seemingly effective way to keep intruders out of her classroom. Tiffany Parker took used, donated firehoses and cut them into sections between 4 and 6 inches long. Done. The section of hose fits over the door closer, preventing...
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Marc LaVoie
October 17, 2017 - 5:39 am
The Tonganoxie Police Department announced on its Facebook page that the three missing foster girls have been located and they're safe. The announcement came hours after the police said they had a person of interest in the case, the girls' mother's former boyfriend. They've since arrested Rico...
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Jim Cunningham
October 11, 2017 - 5:38 am
Three sisters, last seen at a Tonganoxie foster home, are reported missing and police are becoming more concerned. The girls are believed to have left the foster home in a coordinated effort in August and may be in the Kansas City Metropolitan area. All three girls were under the care of a family...
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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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