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Voters prepare primary election decisions
July 31, 2008
Leavenworth County residents don’t have to wait until Aug. 5 to cast their vote in upcoming primary elections, but undoubtedly many will.
History overgrown in cemeteries
July 31, 2008
In a remote cemetery several miles west of Leavenworth city limits, a small crew of workers spent several days earlier this month cutting limbs, pulling brush and knocking down knee-high tufts of grass and weeds to uncover long-since neglected headstones dating to the mid-19th century.
Commission approves $55,155 purchase of equipment for tracking offenders
July 31, 2008
Area law enforcement may be better able to track serious offenders following the approval Monday by the Leavenworth County Commission of a $55,155 expenditure for Livescan fingerprinting equipment.
3rd District candidate Merkel says ‘voters should have the final say’
July 30, 2008
Asked why he is running for the Leavenworth County Commission’s 3rd District seat, William “Bill” Merkel said, “I think it’s time to give the voters more say in what is done in Leavenworth County.”
3rd district candidate Klamm voices concerns, solutions
July 30, 2008
Klamm voices taxpayer concerns, solutions
Candidate Profile: Tony Klamm
July 30, 2008
Tony Klamm, one of seven Republicans vying for Leavenworth County’s 3rd District County Commission seat in an Aug. 5 primary election, says he has what it takes “to maintain current or improved county services while looking for ways to decrease cost to the taxpayers.”
Candidate Profile: William “Bill” Merkel
July 30, 2008
Asked why he is running for the Leavenworth County Commission’s 3rd District seat, William “Bill” Merkel said, “I think it’s time to give the voters more say in what is done in Leavenworth County.”
High-tech equipment could aid local law enforcement
July 30, 2008
Area law enforcement may be better able to track serious offenders following the approval of a $55,155 expenditure for Livescan fingerprinting equipment by the Leavenworth County Commission Monday.
Tony Klamm candidate questionnaire responses
July 30, 2008
Tony Klamm is running for the 3rd District seat on the Leavenworth County Commission.
Candidates make their cases for offices at forum
July 30, 2008
For nearly three hours Thursday, candidates for county, state and national offices met with area voters at the Tonganoxie Veterans of Foreign Wars Post Home.

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Recent photos

Rick Joyce, the owner of Leavenworth-based Affordable Lawn and Cemetery Care, reads one of many headstones in the High Prairie Cemetery, west of Leavenworth on High Prairie Road. Joyce's company has contracted with several local cemetery and township boards to clean up forgotten or abandoned burial grounds that are at the point of disrepair.

John Flower, one of eight candidates for the Leavenworth County Commission's 3rd District seat, addresses Leavenworth County voters at a candidate forum held Thursday at the Tonganoxie VFW Post Home. National, state and county candidates for public office participated in the event.

An existing billboard on Kansas Highway 7 south of Lansing could be made into a digital display if county commissioners vote to lift a 6-month moratorium on permitting for digital billboards in unincorporated areas of the county. Representatives of Lamar Advertising Company pitched their reasons for why computerized advertisements should be allowed in Leavenworth County during a commission meeting public.

From left: Kris Ward, Gayle Runnels, Yvonne Rosenthal, Anna Jean Breuer and Carla Crawford, of J.E.D. Installation, the Basehor Chamber of Commerce, Basehor Historical Museum Society and Bob Wiley Memorial VFW Post 11499 display awards presented June 25, during the Leavenworth County Business and Industry Awards.

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