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SEcond Harvest to offer mobile pantry Thursday at Cornerstone church while supplies last
April 8, 2020
Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will have a free food distribution day this week. The pantry, which is open to all residents, will be 10 a.m. to noon or while supplies last at Cornerstone Family Worship Center, 205 E. U.S. Highway 24-40. Residents will receive boxes of various boxed goods and produce.
Gambino’s to offer free lunch to students today
April 8, 2020
Gambino’s Pizza in Tonganoxie is offering free lunches to anyone ages 1-18 today for a grab-and-go lunch. The meals have a cheese pizza, juice and milk.
Keeping in touch: Tonganoxie Public Library staff member checking in on partons during pandemic
April 8, 2020
Tonganoxie Public Library’s new location hadn’t been open even a week when director Nicole Holifield made the decision to close its doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Patrons miss the physical library for various programs and resources, but there’s also the social connection.
Tonganoxie City Council, USD 464 school board conducting Zoom meetings tonight
April 6, 2020
Tonganoxie USD 464 and Tonganoxie City Council will be meeting tonight through Zoom virtual meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Patrons and residents will be able to watch or listen to the public meetings.
Lansing prison announces more COVID-19 cases; state total up to 747
April 6, 2020
Operational changes have been implemented at Lansing Correctional Center — the largest prison in Kansas — after an inmate and a fourth staff member tested positive for the coronavirus, state prison officials said. The staff member is a male over the age of 20 and the inmate is a male over 50, but the Kansas Department of Corrections released no other information about them in its announcement late Saturday. Prison officials announced on March 31 that three staff members had tested positive for COVID-19.
COVID-19 updates, statewide and Leavenworth County for April 5
April 6, 2020
Leavenworth County Health Department and Kansas Department of Health and Environment release daily statistics about COVID-19 cases in the county and state. Here are statistics released April 5. Previous days’ numbers are shown in parentheses. Leavenworth County has 38 (33) confirmed cases through LCHD. and 103 (103) total between confirmed and self-reporting probable cases.
COVID-19 updates, statewide and Leavenworth County for April 4
April 5, 2020
Leavenworth County Health Department and Kansas Department of Health and Environment release daily statistics about COVID-19 cases in the county and state. Here are statistics released April 4. Previous days’ numbers are shown in parentheses. Leavenworth County has 33 confirmed cases through LCHD. and 103 total between confirmed and self-reporting probable cases. LCHD now is posting a county map with numbers for cities or multiple townships. Tonganoxie now has eight of those total cases.
COVID-19 updates, statewide and Leavenworth County for April 3
April 4, 2020
The Leavenworth County Health Department and Kansas Department of Health and Environment release daily statistics about COVID-19 cases in the county and state. Here are statistics released April 3. Previous days’ numbers are shown in parentheses. Leavenworth County has 33 confirmed cases through LCHD. and 103 total between confirmed and self-reporting probable cases.
Leavenworth County reports 1st death related to COVID-19 pandemic
April 3, 2020
A Leavenworth County woman has died from the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. The Leavenworth County Health Department reported Friday that a woman in her 50s was the first person to die from the virus. She had been taken to a local hospital emergency room, according to an LCHD release. The woman had no history of travel. She had underlying health conditions. The county currently has 29 positive cases of coronavirus, including this death.
COVID-19 updates, statewide and Leavenworth County for April 2
April 3, 2020
The Leavenworth County Health Department and Kansas Department of Health and Environment release daily statistics about COVID-19 cases in the county and state. Here are statistics released April 1. Leavenworth County has 28 confirmed cases through LCHD. and 102 total between confirmed and self-reporting probable cases.
Yard cards boom during pandemic; hospital receives surprise sign recognizing workers as ‘heroes’
April 1, 2020
For a blind Eudora resident who turned 85 last week, honks from passing cars were one way the community let him know they were thinking about him on his special day. “Honk,” a sign in his front yard read, “Lou is 85!” Celebrations of all kinds have been upended due to the coronavirus and government orders to stay at home, but many locals seem to have decided that surprise signs in the front yard can be one way to make an occasion special.
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Former Mirror sports editor creates bobblehead ballpark as ode to Opening Day
April 1, 2020
When Opening Day is canceled, a Royals fan must improvise. As the pandemic continued and residents worked to keep their social distance, Justin Nutter got creative. It’s easy to forget that this would have been this day or that would have started that day during the current situation, but the former Mirror sports editor celebrated Opening Day with several Royals in the comfort of his own basement.
Lansing Correctional Facility has 3 confirmed COVID-19 cases
March 31, 2020
Three staff members working at Lansing Correctional Facility have tested positive for COVID-19, Kansas Department of Corrections Secretary Jeff Zmuda announced Tuesday. These are the first positive cases within a KDOC facility.
COVID-19 updates, statewide and Leavenworth County for March 30
March 30, 2020
Here’s a daily look at COVID-19 results for March 30 from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Leavenworth County Health Department. Numbers in parentheses denote the count for the previous day.
COVID-19 updates, statewide and Leavenworth County for March 29
March 30, 2020
Here’s a daily look at COVID-19 results for March 29 from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Leavenworth County Health Department. Numbers in parentheses denote the count for the previous day.
Tonganoxie school district postponing sack lunch program after confirmed COVID-19 case determined among food prep personnel
March 29, 2020
Someone involved with Tonganoxie USD 464’s drive-through sack lunch program has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement the school district posted on its websites and social media pages Sunday evening. The district is placing staff members who came in contact with the fellow worker in a 14-day quarantine and following all infection control protocols, including thoroughly sanitizing the meal preparation area before and after meal preparations, according to the release.
Kansas governor issues statewide stay-at-home order
March 28, 2020
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly issued a statewide order Saturday requiring people to stay in their homes to slow the spread of the coronavirus, waiting until nearly three-quarters of the state’s residents were already facing such directives. Kansas joins nearly two dozen states in ordering residents to stay at home. The Kansas order is effective at 12:01 a.m. Monday through April 19.
Community Blood Center cancels Tonganoxie drive
March 27, 2020
Community Blood Center’s Friday blood drive at the Tonganoxie VFW Post Home has been canceled. CBC canceled all blood drives through the end of April. This is a loss of more than 8,000 blood products due to COVID-19 concerns. CBC is urging healthy donors to make an appointment to donate at one of its seven donor centers instead. Appointments are required. In order to maintain safe and controlled environments at donor centers, CBC will not be accepting walk-ins at this time.
Kansas state agencies recommend voluntary reduction in burning
March 26, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic currently impacting all states, including Kansas, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department of Agriculture strongly encourage all land owners and managers to voluntarily reduce the number of acres that they intend to burn this spring. “With the potential for this pandemic overwhelming the state’s medical facilities, any additional respiratory concerns that could be produced from breathing smoke from prescribed fire need to be mitigated,” said Dr. Lee Norman, KDHE Secretary.
CLOVID-19 UPDATE: KDHE reports about 40 new cases Thursday
March 26, 2020
Kansas now has 168 confirmed COVID-19 cases Thursday, an increase of about 40 from the previous day’s report. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment gives a daily report of confirmed cases in the state.

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