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A look at news in and around Leavenworth County


Undies drive and bingo at Tonganoxie Public Library
April 21, 2017
Folks were dropping their pants often this past month at Tonganoxie Public Library. Well, to be more specific, people were dropping off underwear at the local library. Don’t be alarmed. No one actually was disrobing March 15-April 15 at Third and Bury streets. Instead, it was the library’s Drop (off) Your Drawers drive.
State speaker to discuss communities and better involvement tonight in Tonganoxie
April 19, 2017
A staff member of Public Square Communities, Inc., who is part of numerous statewide initiatives will speak tonight in Tonganoxie. Liz Sosa of Garden City will lead a community discussion from 5:30-7:30 p.m. today at the Chieftain Room on the Tonganoxie High School campus.
Building activity up in Tonganoxie
April 19, 2017
There’s a lot of building activity these days in Tonganoxie. Assistant City Manager Jamie Shockley presented numbers at Monday’s City Council meeting. She noted that Tonganoxie leads the county in single-resident building permits being issued so far this year. Shockley said many numbers are encouraging so far this year, including 26 percent of budget estimates have been collected for sales tax. That’s up from 13 percent at this time in 2016. Shockley said she wanted to research why that number has doubled from last year.
Mayors for Meals in Tonganoxie
April 19, 2017
To help raise awareness of this service and its demand in the community, each year, the Council on Aging participates in Meals on Wheels of America’s “March for Meals” campaign. Tonganoxie Mayor Jason Ward, as he has done often in recent years, helped deliver meals to homebound seniors last month in Tonganoxie as part of mayoral support acoss the country.
Leadership group bringing state speaker to Tonganoxie for regional event
April 3, 2017
A staff member of Public Square Communities, Inc., who is part of numerous statewide initiatives will speak later this month in Tonganoxie. Liz Sosa of Garden City will lead a community discussion from 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 19 at the Chieftain Room on the Tonganoxie High School campus. Sosa will provide perspectives on citizen-led civic engagement for community development and the connecting and engagement of young leaders with the civic and entrepreneurial fabric of their communities.
Tonganoxie citywide garage sale is Saturday
March 27, 2017
Bargain shoppers get ready — Tonganoxie’s spring citywide garage sale is almost here. This year’s spring sale is Saturday. To place a yard sale advertisement in The Mirror, call 866-823-8220. The citywide sale takes place the first Saturday in April and first Saturday in October.
Tonganoxie High instructor to give presentation on teaching history through music
March 27, 2017
An educator who teaches history through music will give a presentation at this month’s Tonganoxie Community Historcial Society meeting.
Kansas Hospice Care Grief Group meets monthly in Tonganosie
March 27, 2017
The Kansas Hospice Care Grief Group is open to the public and meets monthly in Tonganoxie. The support group meets at noon the third Wednesday of the month at the Florence Riford Center, 530 Bury St. For more information, contact Ron Bottorff at 9123-416-2711.
Lawrence Memorial plans for Tonganoxie office expansion later this year
March 24, 2017
The Lawrence Memorial Hospital board of trustees met for its monthly meeting Wednesday and discussed, among other items, the progress of construction and renovations projects in the LMH system.
Remember When: A Community Review for March 22, 2017
March 24, 2017
Seventeen college students from across the country and seven of their managers from College Pro Painters can be seen this week transforming the exterior of four Tonganoxie homes with a fresh coat of paint. Brothers Ryan Bowen and Aaron Bowen, are planning a springtime move for their Gambino’s pizza restaurant from Stone Creek to the former Mo’s Pizza. The Bowens also own Gambino’s in McLouth and Eudora.
Jarbalo Jottings, Linwood News and McLouth Happenings
March 24, 2017
Rosie Oelschlaeger had lunch with Gary and Linda Blanton on March 7 at Jerry’s Again in Atchison. Rosie Oelshlaeger and Marilyn Oxley visited Rosie’s brother, Eugene Sawyer and Terri Morris of Holton on March 8. Two of Tammy Mooberry’s friends took her with them to Mardi Gras earlier this month.
Tonganoxie City Council revokes interlocal agreement following AG opinion; work session, liquor license approved; brush dump site discussed
March 24, 2017
Tonganoxie plans to continue with improvements at its undeveloped business park, but it will have a new partner in an intelocal agreement. The city had approved an interlocal agreement with the Leavenworth County Port Authority for development of the business park. The county also has pledged $5 million to the park.
Shots fired during vehicle pursuit early Monday in Leavenworth, Wyandotte counties
March 20, 2017
Shots were fired at a Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office vehicle during an early Monday pursuit that eventually ended in Wyandotte County. The pursuit started about 1:15 a.m. at 153rd Street and Kansas Highway 32 about 2 miles west of Bonner Springs. A deputy tried to stop a car for suspicious activity near a small neighborhood there when the car, a 1985 Mercury, headed east toward Bonner Springs, according to Leavenworth County Undersheriff Jim Sherley.
Remember When: A Community Review for March 15, 2017
March 17, 2017
Roofers worked under blue skies Monday afternoon on the south side of Tonganoxie Evangelical Friends Church. The 114-year-old church building at Fourth and Shawnee was struck by lightning June 30, 2005. However, the lightning didn’t damage the inside of the church. Tonganoxie resident Tim Tice will compete this weekend at the Kansas Special Olympics state basketball tournament in Hays. This past weekend, he helped his team, the Elites, win gold in Johnson County.
Irish fun despite lack of sun in Tonganoxie
March 17, 2017
A light snow couldn’t dull the green Saturday in downtown Tonganoxie. The annual St. Patrick’s Parade made its way through downtown Saturday morning. The overall parade winner was Ladies with Libations and Literacy. Youth winners were the Tonganoxie High School Marching Band and the Happy Helpers 4-H Club.

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