Open Mic Night

Fundraiser for LCHS at 11Worth Station Brewhouse by Peggy Bair An Open Mic night Friday, Aug. 18, will be held at 11Worth Station Brewhouse, 305 Cherokee St., as a benefit for the Leavenworth County Humane Society. Various acts are invited to sign up to demonstrate their talents with donations going to support the local shelter. Sign ups begin at 5 p.m. Friday evening. The public … Continue reading Open Mic Night

What to do with old LCF?

Officials Consider Prison Museum at retired Lansing Correctional Facility Preservation Efforts of LCF By Peggy Bair The fate of the old Lansing Correctional Facility edged closer to preservation Wednesday, Aug. 9, as Kansas state Sen. Jeff Pittman joined Lansing City Administrator Tim Vandall, local historian Ken LaMaster, and LCF officials on a tour of the facility to assess how it might be used as a … Continue reading What to do with old LCF?

4-H Horse Show Leavenworth, KS

Leavenworth County Fair Begins

Leavenworth 4-H/FFA Horse Show Kicks Off 2023 Fair by Peggy Bair The Leavenworth County Fair opens today at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds in Tonganoxie. There were 19 participants on Sunday for the Leavenworth 4-H/FFA Horse Show. Young people from towns throughout Leavenworth County took part in halter, showmanship, trail, ranch horse and race competitions to earn prizes and recognition for their efforts. Showing horses from … Continue reading Leavenworth County Fair Begins

A Life of Service

LIFE OF SERVICE Anna Marguerite Varner-Egli Celebrates 102nd Birthday By Peggy Bair Anna Marguerite Varner-Egli celebrated her 102nd birthday Saturday, April 8, with family and friends at the C.W. Parker Museum. Frequently breaking out in song with her still-strong and angelic voice, she summarized her longevity to the younger well-wishers who attended. “I’ve believed in the Lord Jesus Christ and I’ve never drank or smoked. I’ve … Continue reading A Life of Service

Vigil For Eric Miller

Vigil For LHS Senior, Eric Miller Over 200 Attend to Celebrate the Life of Young Man “Who Loved Jesus” By Peggy Bair Over 200 family members, friends, community members and team mates gathered in the evening of Saturday, February 18, at David Brewer Park in Leavenworth for a candlelight vigil honoring Leavenworth High School senior Eric Miller. Miller passed away on February 7 from injuries … Continue reading Vigil For Eric Miller

The Silence of Suffering Continues as Pressure Mounts for KS Workers

The Unseen Suffering of the COVID Crisis Like a fire that ravages across a forest, COVID-19 sucked the oxygen out of the lives of millions of Americans in 2020 – some literally – others surviving the health crisis but tumbling down in a slow, insidious spiral of material and financial loss. It is below the din of the headlines touting the record-breaking GNP numbers and … Continue reading The Silence of Suffering Continues as Pressure Mounts for KS Workers

KDOL Collateral Damage

KDOL Collateral Damage KDOL Payment Delays Cast Misery on Out of State Unemployed Devin Nightengale and Jessica Meza are watching over their son Brennan, 4, this week as doctors monitor his recovery from a surgery at Children’s Mercy Hospital. He needs a kidney transplant but the timing isn’t quite right and a procedure was needed in the meantime. “He’s in pretty good spirits at the … Continue reading KDOL Collateral Damage