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Riverfront Community Center closed as Missouri’s floodwaters rise in Leavenworth
June 30, 2011
With the Missouri River at just over 30 feet and rising, the city of Leavenworth is starting to experience sewer issues at the Riverfront Community Center and has officially closed the building until river levels return to a manageable level.
KDOT stops work on Centennial Bridge to ease Missouri River-crossing congestion
June 30, 2011
By early evening Friday, July 1, all repair work on the Kansas Highway 92/Centennial Bridge spanning the Missouri River in Leavenworth will be halted and the bridge reopened to all traffic.
Longtime Lawrence educator selected for Tonganoxie interim superintendent post
June 30, 2011
A former Lawrence school superintendent is heading to Tonganoxie USD 464 to replace its superintendent, who recently accepted an administrative position with Lawrence USD 497.
Tonganoxie High student on Achievement Academy list
June 30, 2011
The United States Achievement Academy has named Tonganoxie High School student Daniel Monahan as a student of excellence. He was nominated by his teacher, John Barnes.
Bank employee named First State market president
June 30, 2011
Blake Waters has been named market president for First State Bank and Trust in Basehor, 15506 Pinehurst Dr., and Piper, 10900 Parallel Pkwy., the bank announced. He most recently served as senior vice president/commercial loan officer for the bank.
McLouth fireworks display is Monday at football field
June 30, 2011
McLouth will have its fireworks display starting at dark (about 9:45 p.m.) Monday at Stan Braksick Sports Complex.
Offices closed Monday in Tonganoxie, elsewhere in Leavenworth County in observance of Independence Day
June 30, 2011
Various offices will be closed Monday in observance of Independence Day.
Fort Leavenworth pays respects to fallen soldier
June 30, 2011
Fort Leavenworth paid honors Tuesday to Staff Sgt. Jeremy Katzenberger, who was killed in Paktika, Afghanistan.
Tidal Waves win 17 races at shortened meet
June 30, 2011
The Tongie Tidal Waves didn’t have a full meet as scheduled on Saturday, June 25, but the swim team was able to win 17 races against Piper.
Tonganoxie City Fire Department calls
June 30, 2011
Fire calls for Tonganoxie City Fire Department:
Father, son catch whoppers 47 years to day after dad’s catch
June 30, 2011
Nick Edwards and his father, Lanny Edwards, had one fish story after another June 6.
Opinion: Harvest restrictions
June 30, 2011
It’s harvest time in Kansas. And while most Americans associate harvest with autumn leaves and Thanksgiving, Kansans think of hot southern winds that ripen the wheat and signal it’s time to get the combine ready for what they hope will be a good crop. Ever since Kansas’ first settlers converted the prairie from a sea of tall grass into amber waves of grain, families have labored together during the summer months to bring in the harvest.
2011 Leavenworth County Fair catalog coming out next week in area papers
June 30, 2011
Be looking for the official Leavenworth County Fair guide inside next week’s edition of The Mirror.
Council agrees special meeting needed on professional services
June 30, 2011
The Tonganoxie City Council members agreed Monday they needed a special meeting to discuss the city’s approach to professional services but could not settle on the appropriate date.
Spay-neuter transport coming to Linwood in July
June 30, 2011
The Leavenworth County Humane Society’s low-cost spay and neuter transport will leave July 14 from Linwood and return July 15.