Wyandotte County District Attorney Jerome A. Gorman this afternoon charged George Daniel Lingenfelser, 28, Bonner Springs, Kansas, with first-degree murder in connection with the Dec. 7 shooting death of Janet Billings.
The murder occurred in a parking lot of a retail establishment in the 6900 block of State Ave. in Kansas City, Kan.
Lingenfelser is currently in the Wyandotte County Jail. Bond was set at $750,000. He is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
The Friends of the Bonner Springs Library are holding a mini book sale on Saturday, Dec. 13, in the basement tornado shelter room of the library, 201 N. Nettleton in Bonner Springs.
The sale will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. The sale room can be accessed from the rear parking lot off Allcutt.
Along with volumes from many favorite authors is a variety of nonfiction. There is an area for recent donations which has been restocked since the last book sale.
Many selections of both fiction and nonfiction are in like-new condition and would make very affordable gifts since all hard back volumes are only $1. There is a wide selection of used paperbacks which are being offered at $1 to fill a plastic bag or $2 to fill a choice of tote bags as well as newer paperbacks that sell for only 50 cents. There is also an extensive offering of books for children and young people at affordable prices.
The sale is being held in conjunction with an artist’s reception for Jason Romanishen, whose work is on display on the art gallery wall on the main floor of the library.
Romanishen is a local artist and instructor at Bonner Springs High School.
The reception, which will include punch and cookies, is being held from 2 to 3 p.m. and is open to the public.
The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, Bonner Springs, was hit by thieves who stole some one-of-a-kind and antique items, according to Bonner Springs police.
The burglary and theft took place on Sept. 10 and Nov. 5, and several museum-quality items were stolen during the two incidents, police said.
Among the items stolen from the Ag Hall, 630 N. 126th St., were at least five mantel clocks, antique toys, video equipment, an antique coin collection valued at $25,000, cast iron coin banks, agricultural models, cast iron kitchen tools and other museum items, police said.
The items are unique and of great historic and monetary value to the museum, according to police. Many may be easily identified.
The public’s help is needed to get as much information as possible about the missing items, according to police. There is no suspect information and the case is still under investigation.
The Bonner Springs Police Department is working with the Ag Hall to gain information. The police released pictures of some of the items.
Anyone with information regarding the thefts or the location of any of the items is asked to call the Bonner Springs police at 913-422-7800.