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Leavenworth man sentenced to nearly 10 years in murder case
April 27, 2022
A Leavenworth man was sentenced Wednesday in Leavenworth County District Court to second-degree murder for the killing of Floyd Ross Jr. on May 4, 2021. Cordell Marqueise Stewart, 22, Leavenworth, was sentenced to 117 months, or nearly 10 years. Judge Gerald Kuckelman determined that Stewart had the lowest criminal history with none or one misdemeanor, which is considered an I criminal history.
Tonganoxie High baseball prepares for toughest stretch of slate
April 27, 2022
Tonganoxie High baseball was in a pretty good spot heading into action this week. The Chieftains were winners of seven straight and were No. 3 in the Class 4A East Bracket. That means THS would be one of eight teams hosting regionals next month.
Former volleyball academy coach sentenced in child exploitation case
April 27, 2022
An Indianapolis man and former volleyball academy coach was sentenced Wednesday in Leavenworth County District Court to more than 2 1/2 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a child. Levinson Gibson, 27, formerly of Smithville, Mo., and currently of Indianapolis, was sentenced to 32 months. This is sentenced based on the Kansas Sentence Guidelines. Gibson had no criminal history at the time, Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson said in a release. Gibson will be registered as a lifetime sexual offender.
Mother of Randy Leach pleading for renewed investigation into his disappearance
April 27, 2022
After digging up supposed hidden graves, searching country ponds with cadaver dogs, and even attempts at scouring the Kansas River, family and friends still haven’t found Randy Leach. Randy’s mother, Alberta Leach, says for more than 30 years she and her husband looked into any leads or stories that came their way, even following the tips of psychics. Still there was no trace of Randy or the car he was driving the night he disappeared from a party at the age of 17. Alberta laments that her husband, Harold, who died last year, never learned what happened to their only son.
Traveling exhibit to leave Tonganoxie museum this weekend
‘Living Sovereignty: Sustaining Indigenous Autonomy’ display to make next stay in Ottawa
April 27, 2022
A traveling exhibit currently at the Tonganoxie Community Historical Society and Museum is almost ready to depart for its next site, but anyone interested in seeing the exhibit still has a few days left to experience its history on the TCHS campus. “Living Sovereignty: Sustaining Indigenous Autonomy in ‘Indian Territory’ Kansas” opened March 23 at the museum as part of a six-week stay.
Tonganoxie spring sports 10-day planner
April 27, 2022
Tonganoxie High sports schedule 10-day planner, today through May 6
McLouth Happenings: National Day of Prayer; MHS alumni banquet is May 7; VBS registration
April 27, 2022
National Day of Prayer is May 5. This annual observance encourages people of all faiths to humbly pray for our nation, seeking God’s guidance for our leaders and His grace upon us as a people.
Tonganoxie High sweeps Bishop Ward
April 27, 2022
Tonganoxie High softball got a doubleheader sweep Thursday against Bishop Ward. THS slipped past the Cyclones, 5-3, thanks to the long ball.
Tonganoxie High soccer home Thursday
April 27, 2022
Tonganoxie High soccer played Heritage Christian on Tuesday at home after The Mirror’s print deadline. The squad again is home Thursday with a contest against Ottawa. The Chieftains (0-7-1) then travel Friday to Shawnee to take on Maranatha Christian Academy, which is. THS coach Jon Orndorff’s alma mater. He also coached the Eagles previously. Tonganoxie dropped a Frontier League game this past week to Piper, 10-0.
Tonganoxie Public LIbrary Corner: Plant and Garden Exchange coming up; Pokemon donations; State park permits available to patrons
April 27, 2022
The final Saturday of the month will coincide with the first time the library has held a plant and garden exchange. The entirely free event will take place Saturday inside the library. Those who wish to donate anything plant- or garden-related can drop it off starting off at 3 p.m. Friday. Then starting at 10 a.m. Saturday donors can preview what’s available first. From 11 a.m. and onward, the exchange will be open to anyone who is interested.