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Who will win the Republican primary today in the Leavenworth County Commission 3rd District race?

Response Percent
Doug Smith
 
53%
Dennis Bixby
 
30%
Beverly Hill
 
15%
John Matthews
 
0%
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Almost a perfect 10 for Tonganoxie High track alum
THS alum takes 2nd in decathlon, helps WSU win MVC title
July 12, 2016
Ben Johnson has gotten the hang of mult-tasking at Wichita State. The 2014 Tonganoxie High School graduate just finished his redshirt freshman campaign for the WSU track team as a decathlete. That means Johnson competes in shot put, discus, javelin, high jump, long jump, pole vault, hurdles, the 100 meters, the 400 meters and the mile run. Johnson definitely gets his fill of track and field at Cessna Stadium in Wichita.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital 5K Run/Walk Tonganoxie race Saturday
July 12, 2016
Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s annual Summer Spray 5K Run/Walk Series is coming Saturday to Tonganoxie.
Fundraiser set for family violence group
July 12, 2016
Alliance against Family Violence will have its Night of Empowerment to help raise money for the local organization. The event will be 6:30-10 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Schwinn Produce Farm, Leavenworth. Proceeds will benefit Alliance Against Family Violence victim service programs and operational funds. For reservations and ticket information, contact 913-682-8979.
Free lunch program at Tonganoxie Middle School continues through July 22
July 12, 2016
Tonganoxie Middle School again is offering free summer meals for all youths and teens ages 1-18. The program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will finish up its two-month stint July 22. Meal times are 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Adult meals are available for $3.45. To learn more or find a Summer Meal Program while traveling, go to: www.tong464.org/Departments/SummerMealProgram.
School district offering online enrollment
July 12, 2016
Tonganoxie USD 464 is offering online enrollment through Aug. 5. All enrollment (walk-in and online) must be completed by Aug. 16. For more information about how to enroll online, go to tong464.org.
Candidates to be at forum Saturday at Tonganoxie VFW Post
July 12, 2016
Area candidates will be on hand for a meet-the-candidates forum at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Tonganoxie VFW Post Home.
Tonganoxie city buildings continue to progress in repurposing efforts
Sesquicentennial event expected to end in the black
July 12, 2016
The landscape of two buildings in Tonganoxie continues to change. Interior work continues on the new City Hall and Tonganoxie Police Department, which are the results of repurposing projects.
Tonganoxie USD 464 moving end-of-year balance to help cover facility improvements
Brandon Parker resigns as teacher, coach in school district
July 12, 2016
Tonganoxie USD 464 will be looking to address capital improvements in the coming school year. New Superintendent Chris Kleidosty told the board that the district’s end-of-year transfer balance was about $269,000. He said in talking with personnel, it was his recommendation to earmark those funds for capital outlay to address some improvement projects that are in need of completion. One candidate is updating the district’s track at Beatty Field.
Hill touts career experiences in Leavenworth County Commission race
July 12, 2016
A longtime Leavenworth County resident who has spent much of her career working for major commercial construction and engineering firms is vying to be the next 3rd District representative on the Leavenworth County Commission. Bev Hill has been on the campaign trail in recent months as she prepares for a crowded Republican primary race with incumbent Dennis Bixby and fellow challengers Doug Smith and John Matthews.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Jim Welter
July 12, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profile features Tonganoxie’s Jim Welter.
Tonganoxie ministers organize vigil to honor police officers killed in Dallas
July 9, 2016
Tonganoxie joined in with nationwide vigils Friday for the five Dallas police officers fatally shot Thursday night during a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest. More than 40 residents gathered midday Friday in Gallagher Park for prayers and a moment of silence. The Rev. Ron Swaim of Cornerstone Family Worship led the vigil.
McLouth Happenings
July 7, 2016
McLouth High School students have created a new mural at the school. Justina Williams and Matt Miller created a mural incorporating both the school’s mascot, the bulldog. The students worked on the mural during art class and additional hours outside of art class to complete the project.
Linwood News
July 7, 2016
Leavenworth County Humane Society will have a pick-up July 14 for the Linwood area for spaying and neutering cats and dogs. The pets will be transported from 310 Main St. to Spay & Neuter KC where they will be spayed or neutered and receive their vaccinations. Only 12 slots will be available on this transport, and you have to reserve your spot by emailing LvnCoHS@live.com. It’s a same-day service with drop-off between 7-8:30 a.m. and pick-up from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Local students on ESU’s dean’s list
July 7, 2016
Emporia State University named nearly 500 students named to dean’s list for spring 2016, including some students from the Tonganoxie area.
County residents on Barton’s highest list
July 7, 2016
Barton Community College in Great Bend has named 250 students to the president’s list for the spring 2016 semester. To qualify for this honor, students must have been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours and maintained a grade point average of 4.0 on a 4.0 or “A” letter scale.
Kansas State University students graduate with honors
July 7, 2016
More than 480 Kansas State University students earned graduation honors with their May 2016 degrees, including four from Leavenworth County.
A closer look at Leavenworth County Humane Society
July 7, 2016
Editor’s note: The Leavenworth County Humane Society and The Mirror are teaming up this month for a Cutest Pet Contest, which already has about 30 entries on Facebook. As part of the monthlong contest, The Mirror will have various stories about the LCHS, pet care and more as part of the monthlong contest.
Longtime Leavenworth County employee seeks commission seat in crowded Third District primary race
Smith pushing for transparency, efficiency whlie on campaign trail
July 5, 2016
Doug Smith has worked for Leavenworth County for 34 years. It’s those more than three decades of employment and experience that have led the county’s current roads and bridges superintendent to seek a seat on the Leavenworth County Commission. Smith, 54, is running in the Third District Republican primary race against incumbent Dennis Bixby and fellow challengers John Matthews and Bev Hill.
Tonganoxie swim team finishes season with home victory
July 5, 2016
The Tongie Tidal Waves finished off their 2016 swim season with a triangular victory Friday at Tonganoxie Water Park. Tonganoxie scored a whopping 379 points, with Lansing taking second with 231 and Leavenworth third with 207. Leading off scoring in the 6 and younger relay was the team of Axton Kramer, Rylan Strahm, Marissa Dick and Sydney Kirchoff taking first in the freestyle relay and the team of Jackson Barker, Levi Grantham, Brooke Nihart and Charlee Norman taking second.
Tonganoxie youths gearing up for ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ productions Friday and Saturday
July 4, 2016
Elizabeth Higbee prepares year-round for the Tonganoxie Recreation Commission’s youth theater production. This is the Tonganoxie High School graduate’s third year directing the annual play. The first year, she directed “Tom Sawyer” before staging a musical last year with “Cinderella.” Right after last year’s production concluded, she went to work selecting a production for this year, which is Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”