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Which squad would have been your pick to win the KSHSAA Class 5A boys state basketball tournament?

Response Percent
Andover (23-0)
 
50%
Basehor-Linwood (21-2)
 
50%
Wichita Kapaun Mt. Carmel (17-6)
 
0%
Hays (17-6)
 
0%
Total 4
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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.
If you build it, they will Tweet
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.
Student from Tonganoxie named one of 21 VIP student ambassadors at Fort Hays State University
March 26, 2020
A student from Tonganoxie is one of 21 Fort Hays State University undergraduates who will serve as VIP Student Ambassadors for the 2020-21 academic school year at Fort Hays State University. Rose Reilly, a sophomore majoring in biology, is a Lawrence Virtual High School graduate. Six returning ambassadors will be joined by 15 new ambassadors.
State, USD 464 discuss plans to pay all employees
March 26, 2020
Tonganoxie USD 464 school board members discussed how to proceed with paying employees during its monthly meeting March 16. Superintendent Loren Feldkamp noted that certain positions, such as teachers, would be paid no matter how the remainder of the school year might look due to the COVID-19 pandemic, per their contracts.
Kansas Attorney General proposes rules for remote meetings
March 26, 2020
As many official meetings move online due to help stop the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, the Kansas attorney general’s office has proposed formal rules for state and local governments to ensure their meetings remain open to the public. Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a recent news release that following the Kansas Open Meetings Act during a declared emergency, when many people are apprehensive and rumors can run rampant, is of even greater important than usual to ensure openness and transparency in the government decision-making process.
FTC official warns of pandemic scammers
March 26, 2020
As the Coronavirus takes a growing toll on people’s pocketbooks, there are reports that the government will soon be sending money by check or direct deposit to each of us. The details are still being worked out, but there are a few really important things to know, no matter what this looks like.
Leavenworth County now reporting 12 confirmed COVID-19 cases
March 25, 2020
Leavenworth County is reporting additional confirmed COVID-19 cases, as the number now is at 12 as of late Wednesday afternoon. The Leavenworth County Health Department issued a release earlier Wednesday that three additional cases moved the total number to 11. Those cases were all males, one in his 70s another in his 50s and a third in his 30s. “The male in his 70s reported recent travel history,” the report said. “The male in his 50s has no recent travel, but known close contact to a positive case. The male in his 30s had no travel history.”
Mirror to be delivered late this week
March 25, 2020
Due to a printing press issue, The Mirror was not available to be delivered on Wednesday morning. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused. The Mirror will be delivered to all subscribers and newsstand locations on Thursday morning. Again, we apologize for this delay.
FTC official warns of pandemic scammers
March 25, 2020
As the Coronavirus takes a growing toll on people’s pocketbooks, there are reports that the government will soon be sending money by check or direct deposit to each of us. The details are still being worked out, but there are a few really important things to know, no matter what this looks like.
Stieben: A remarkable time
March 25, 2020
The recent onslaught of the COVID-19 epidemic has been challenging for our nation and local Leavenworth County government. Suddenly many of our citizens face the real prospect of having a job one week and being unemployed the next. The dramatic changes that we face as a nation are staggering.
Lending a socially distant hand in Tonganoxie
March 25, 2020
A frigid Friday morning didn’t keep local residents from joining together to donate goods — with the required distance, of course. Tonganoxie Mayor David Frese coordinated with others to provide three drop-off spots: downtown next to the pocket park near Fourth and Delaware streets, at Tonganoxie United Methodist Church and Brothers Market. Monetary donations also were accepted.
Mirror to post series of online polls featuring state basketball teams starting Wednesday
March 24, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has canceled pretty much everything this spring. That meant, of course, no filling out brackets or watching copious amounts of basketball in March. Readers might not get to fill out a bracket, but The Mirror is offering a series of online polls asking readers to pick which teams would have won their respective state basketball tournaments this year.

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