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

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Andover (23-0)
 
50%
Basehor-Linwood (21-2)
 
50%
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After first coronavirus death, Kansas identifies first case outside KC metro
March 13, 2020
The number of coronavirus cases in Kansas grew to six Friday with the diagnosis of the first case outside the Kansas City metropolitan area. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said the new case is a man in his 70s from Butler County, east of Wichita. The man, who had traveled outside the U.S., is in isolation and health officials are reaching out to people who might have had contact with him.
Organizers cancel Tonganoxie St. Patrick’s Parade, citing similar cancellations in the area, and weather
05:01 p.m., March 12, 2020 Updated 05:03 p.m.
Friday’s Movie in the Park and Saturday’s Tonganoxie St. Patrick’s Parade have been canceled due to similar cancellations in the area and anticipated inclement weather.
Leavenworth County undersheriff warns of scam calls
March 12, 2020
Local law enforcement agencies are again experiencing a series of phone scams issues, according to reports from the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office. It would appear that the individuals involved are utilizing names of real officers and even judges to attempt to legitimatize their efforts. These names are likely obtained from city or county websites listing the names.
STATE CHAMPS: Tonganoxie High girls powerlifting wins 4A title for 1st time; Sample sets new record
March 11, 2020
Tonganoxie High keeps adding state championships to its resume. The latest happened Saturday when the THS girls powerlifting team won the program’s first team title in school history. THS scored 78 points, which put the Chieftains just ahead of Piper, the host school for this year’s Class 4A championships. The Pirates scored 77 points as runner-up.
Miege outlasts Tonganoxie High for boys substate basketball title
March 11, 2020
As any Class 4A school knows, drawing Bishop Miege in a postseason bracket usually means a tough test is ahead. Tonganoxie had the opportunity again Saturday when the Chieftains faced Miege on Saturday in Roeland Park.
Celebrating the green: 32nd annual St. Patrick’s Parade is Saturday in Tonganoxie
March 11, 2020
It’s almost time to trade in that Tonganoxie red for just a day. The 32nd annual Tonganoxie St. Patrick’s Parade will make its way through the downtown area starting at 11 a.m. Saturday. Parade festivities will start at Fourth and Main streets. Entrees can arrive the day of the parade without pre-registering, but interested participants can register ahead of time by emailing Amanda Starcher or Joanna Eibes at thewhitebirchagency@gmail.com.
Tonganoxie Business Association to begin Gallagher Park movie series with ‘Little Giants’ on Friday
March 11, 2020
As the calendar makes its way to spring and summer, so begins another Tonganoxie Business Association Movies in the Park series. The 2020 schedule will start Friday evening with a showing of “Little Giants” starring Ed O’Neill and Rick Moranis at Gallagher Park just south of Tonganoxie Water Park near Third and Main streets.
Tonganoxie High boys basketball rallies, holds on for thrilling 2-point victory at substate
March 5, 2020
Phil Jones thought his Tonganoxie High boys basketball team might have put together its most complete team game Wednesday against Paola. The THS coach couldn’t have asked for much more than that in the most important game of the season. Tonganoxie played Paola at home in a Class 4A substate semifinal game that served as a rematch between two Frontier League foes.
Deja two: Tonganoxie High nabs pair of state titles at KSHSAA 4A boys wrestling in consecutive years
01:34 p.m., February 28, 2020 Updated 07:02 p.m.
Tonganoxie High boys wrestling went from zero to four in about a year. The Chieftains had come oh so close in the past getting their first state champion in program history and then came last year, when Tonganoxie secured to state titles. And then came this year, and the serendipitous scenario played out again. Tonganoxie senior Connor Searcy and sophomore Grayson Sonntag won state titles Saturday at the Kansas Class 4A Wrestling Championships at the Tony’s Pizza Events Center in Salina.
Colvert becomes 1st state medalist in Tonganoxie High girls wrestling history despite KSHSAA rule
February 27, 2020
The rookie did pretty well in the inaugural year of a new state-sanctioned sport. And though a technicality is preventing her from a chance to win bronze, Thursday was an historic day for Tonganoxie High freshman Holly Colvert. Competing at the first KSHSAA State Wrestling Championships in Salina, Colvert fought her way through the consolation bracket.
Tonganoxie High freshman Colvert competes in inaugural KSHSAA girls state wrestling championships
February 27, 2020
Tonganoxie High’s first state qualifier for girls wrestling competes today at the inaugural KSHSAA state championships in Salina. THS freshman Holly Colvert Colvert (25-7) opens the state tournament against Wichita North junior Angelina Gillegos (8-14). The winner will take on Junction City senior Elisa Robinson in the second round. Robinson earned a first-round bye at state. Colvert punched her state ticket when she placed fourth in the 191-pound division Feb. 15 in the East Regional at Paola.
Tonganoxie Public Library closing Thursday night; new site opens March 9
February 26, 2020
Tonganoxie Public Library will open the doors to its much-anticipated new space soon, but visitors will have to be without the library’s services for just more than a week as staff makes the transition to the new space The new library opens March 9 at Fourth and Shawnee streets, but the current library at Third and Bury streets closes its doors for good later this week. The current library will close for good at 8 p.m. Thursday at Third and Bury streets and reopen March 9 with expanded hours at the new site.
Tonganoxie FFA, Labor, Pie Auction set for Thursday
February 26, 2020
A new event for the Tonganoxie FFA will be taking place Thursday. The chapter’s first Labor and Pie Auction — starts with a meal at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at THS. FFA Members will be “auctioned off” to the highest bidder. The chapter members have a vast skill set including, but not limited to, fence building, hay hauling, garden cleanup and babysitting.
Boatwright voted off in 2nd episode of ‘Survivor,’ still has chance on Edge of Extinction island
February 26, 2020
Danni Boatwright made it all the way to the final night of “Survivor: Guatemala” and became the winning competitor of that season. But in the all-star 40th season, she will have some work to do to replicate that victory. Boatwright was the third person voted off the island after the most recent episode Wednesday, Feb. 19. The Tonganoxie High graduate was voted off the island and her torch extinguished at the end of the second episode of “Survivor 40: Winners at War.”
Aladdin Jr.’ to be staged this spring at Tonganoxie Middle School
February 26, 2020
Tonganoxie Middle School students will present “Aladdin Jr.” in a few weeks. The production will be March 26-29. Look for more about the performance, including cast members listings and more in upcoming editions of The Mirror.
Tonganoxie Public Library announces latest bingo winners
February 26, 2020
Tonganoxie Public Library had its latest adult bingo day Feb. 17. Winners this past week were Dorothy Resco (3), Patty Choate (2), Marilyn Oxley (3), Lois Covey (2), Sharon Faherty (2), Sandra Redding (1), Patty Szini (2), Kay Bundy (3), Rosie Oelschlaeger (1), Ella Whitworth (1), Margot Gilham (1), Teresa Burge (1), Lilly Burge (2), Jakob Burge (2) and Don Fuhlhage (3). Adult bingo normally takes place 1-3 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month at Tonganoxie Public Library. The library will be closed this coming Monday, which is the first Monday of March, but will be open March 9 at the new location on Fourth Street.
Tonganoxie Water Park positions open for summer jobs
February 26, 2020
The city of Tonganoxie is seeking seasonal employees for its water park. Positions that are needed this summer are lifeguard, assistant manager and admissions/concessions clerk. For more information on how to apply, go to tonganoxie.org.
MIles for Marilyn run set for April 11
February 26, 2020
The Fourth Annual Miles for Marilyn School to School 5K Run/Walk will take place in April. The Tonganoxie High School cross country program is hosting the memorial run, which honors longtime Leavenworth County educator Marilyn Weller. This year’s fundraiser, with proceeds again going to Tonganoxie High School scholarships, will be 9-11 a.m. April at THS. Weller worked as a physical therapist in Leavenworth County schools for 32 years. For more information, visit the event page on Facebook by searching for “Miles for Marilyn 2020.”
St. Patrick’s Parade will be March 14
February 26, 2020
The 32nd annual St. Patrick’s Parade and festivities will be 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 14 in downtown Tonganoxie. For more information or to be included in the parade, contact Amanda Starcher or Joanna Eibes at thewhitebirchagency@gmail.com.
Knights of Columbus fish fry Fridays start this week at Sacred Heart in Tonganoxie
February 26, 2020
The Tonganoxie Knights of Columbus fish fry Fridays return this week for the Lenten season. The all-you-care-to-eat meals will be served 4-6:30 p.m. on Fridays starting this Friday and ending April 3 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1100 West St. in Tonganoxie.