Archive for Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Tonganoxie VFW biscuits and gravy feed New Year’s Day and other items of note heading into 2017

December 28, 2016

The Tonganoxie Women’s Auxiliary VFW Post 9271 will have a biscuits and gravy breakfast on New Year’s Day.

The meal will run from 7 a.m. to noon Sunday at the VFW Post Home, 109 E. First St.

Chieftain Cafe opens Tuesday

A new offering for students will be available in 2017 for Tonganoxie youths starting Tuesday.

The Chieftain Cafe will be open to all children in school from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on weekdays through June 16 at the library.

Morning walking at Tonganoxie HIgh available for 464 patrons

The Tonganoxie Recreation Commission again will be teaming up with the school district for winter walking.

Patrons can walk the halls of Tonganoxie High School from 6 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. in the THS west campus building.

To participate in the program, contact TRC assistant director Brad Eccles at 913-845-3502.

The walking program is free and is available Mondays through Fridays when school is in session. Eccles said the program generally runs through March.

Online auction for school surplus

Tonganoxie USD 464 is selling surplus property through Purple Wave.

Check out available items at

Leavenworth County United Way car drive extended to February

The United Way of Leavenworth County is extending its 2016 raffle contest.

Tickets are $50 each and just 1,000 are being sold. Grand prize is a new Ford Focus. First prize is a $1,000 VISA gift card, second is a $500 Amazon gift card and third a free sitting and 11x14 print at First City Photo. For more information and complete rules, go to

Mirror closed Monday

The Mirror, like many offices, will be closed Monday for observance of New Year’s Day, which is Sunday.

For birth, wedding, engagement and other celebration announcements, the deadline is a full week before publication. The deadline for obituaries is noon Mondays and generally is handled through funeral homes. For more information in these areas, along with circulation, call 800-578-8748.

Classified and garage sale advertising deadlines are 10 a.m. Tuesday mornings. Call 866-823-8220 to place those advertisements. Anyone interested in display advertising or online advertising can email Tim Phenicie at

And for news and sports inquiries, call Shawn F. Linenberger at The Mirror at 913-945-2222. If you’re unable to reach him at the office number, call Linenberger at 785-218-5300.

Council on Aging offering outreach in new year

The Leavenworth County Council on Aging will provide community outreach monthly at Tonganoxie Public Library starting in February.

Staff members will be on hand each month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month starting Feb. 20. Council on Aging staff will field questions about the organization’s services and make appropriate referrals to other staff members for follow-up dialogue. No appointments are necessary. For more information, contact Jessica Sanders at 913-684-0777.


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