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Little Town, Big Questions: An occasional series of brief interviews with people in the Tonganoxie community
July 20, 2018
Editor’s note: Former Kansas City Star reporter and current freelance writer David Frese has started a periodic series on his Facebook page, Today in Tonganoxie. His interviews occasionally will appear in The Mirror. You can follow his Facebook page and also look for @TodayinTonganoxie on Instagram and #TodayinTonganoxie. This week’s guest is Carissa Welsh. The 31-year-old director of youth and adult discipleship at Tonganoxie United Methodist Church has lived in Tonganoxie since 2011.
Music, mud run and more at this year’s Leavenworth County Fair in Tonganoxie
July 20, 2018
Whether it’s the plentiful 4-H, FFA and open exhibits, the carnival rides or the fried food goodness, a Tonganoxie tradition dating back more than 90 years is almost here. The Leavenworth County Fair, which dates back to 1926, starts Tuesday. This year, organizers are again adding some music to the lineup to give fairgoers additional entertainment options.
Leavenworth County Commission approves petition to put expanded commission question on ballot
July 20, 2018
Leavenworth County voters will decide in November whether the county commission will expand to five members from three. The Leavenworth County Commission approved a resolution July 10 to put the question on the November ballot. A group pushing for the expanded board had 3,000 signatures, far more than the required 2,153, which is 5 percent of registered county voters, according to County Clerk Janet Klasinski.
Raucous Reverend: Tonganoxie priest cheers on homeland in World Cup
July 20, 2018
The Rev. Mark Goldasich had a mighty schedule conflict Sunday. While many of his friends and relatives of Croatian decent in the Strawberry Hill district of Kansas City, Kan., had surely attended Mass on Saturday night and thus were able to watch the big World Cup match Sunday morning, Goldasich had a job requirement.