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A look at news in and around Leavenworth County


Tonganoxie’s fall citywide garage sale is Oct. 1
September 21, 2016
The Tonganoxie Citywide Garage Sales for fall will be Oct. 1. Residents are encouraged to have garage sales on this day throughout the community. For anyone wanting to advertise a garage sale in The Mirror, they can call the classifieds department at the Larwence Journal-World toll free at 866-823-8220.
Tonganoxie High School to perform ‘The Odd Couple’
September 21, 2016
Tonganoxie High School will be performing “The Odd Couple” for its fall play this weekend at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center. The popular comedy that has graced stage and small screen is about two buddies who almost kill each other trying to share an apartment. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at TPAC. Admission is $3 for students and seniors and $5 for adults.
Tonganoxie Public Library officials talk building future with City Council
September 20, 2016
Tonganoxie Public Library officials have been discussing expansion or the feasibility of building a new structure in some capacity for the last decade. In the past year, a library foundation was established to create a fundraising arm for new construction. With the 3/4-cent sales tax for Tonganoxie Water Park set to expire in a year, the Tonganoxie City Council is looking at the option of extending it, possibly 20 years.
Bovine bust in Tonganoxie leads some on cow chase
September 20, 2016
Savanah Reynolds went from a grueling test in a school to a wild cow chase later in the day. Reynolds, a senior at Tonganoxie High School, had finished up with the ACT the morning of Sept. 10. When she finished testing that Saturday at Basehor-Linwood, she found a slew of texts and missed calls from her mother, DeeDee.
Tonganoxie man convicted in animal cruelty case
September 16, 2016
A Tonganoxie man was convicted of one count cruelty to animals this week in Leavenworth County District Court. Jesse D. Atkinson, 33, was convicted of the animal cruelty count.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie Public Library’s Liz Wilson
September 15, 2016
This week’s Face to Face focuses on Liz Wilson from the Tonganoxie Public Library:
Tonganoxie’s hometown celebration
Crowning, parade, inductions part of homecoming festivities
September 15, 2016
When you wish upon a star, it usually doesn’t matter who you are, but this week it will be all Disney most of the time at Tonganoxie High School. This year’s theme is The Wonderful World of Tongie, as Monday was Monster Monday and Tuesday Lion King Tuesday. Today is Disney Duo Day and there is a special event this evening.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Dasha Frank
September 7, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profiles Tonganoxie Public Library’s Dasha Frank.
McLouth Happenings
September 7, 2016
Heart of America Antique Steam Engine & Model Association will present McLouth’s 59th Annual Threshing Bee on Sept. 16-18 at the McLouth Threshing Bee Grounds. Allis Chalmers will be featured this year. All tractors and equipment are welcome. Antique & working truck display. All trucks are welcome.
Linwood News
September 7, 2016
The Rosetta Sisters will bring their acrobatic show to the Linwood Library on Thursday the 8th at 6:30 p.m. The program will showcase circus skills including acrobalance. Audience members will have a chance to learn some neat tricks following the show. This is an outdoor program behind the library. There will be seating, but you can also bring your own.
Jarbalo Jottings
September 7, 2016
Rosie Oelschlaeger went Wednesday, Aug. 31, to Holton to help her brother, Gene Sawyer, celebrate his 94th birthday. Others there, joining them at Sac and Fox Casino near Holton were Linda Blanton of Highland and Teri Morris and Mary Mora of Holton.
United Way of Leavenworth County embarks on 2016 campaign
September 7, 2016
Leavenworth County United Way launched its 2016 campaign Thursday in Leavenworth. Hallmark once again sponsored the event at its Leavenworth Production Center. Some 75 people attended. Invitations were extended to government and business leaders as well as organizations working to make a difference throughout Leavenworth County. Members of the community are also welcome to come hear about United Way’s efforts.
Linenberger: Time is prime to strike sunflower gold in Tonganoxie area
September 6, 2016
As I took a friend Sunday to Lawrence, I decided to venture down U.S. Highway 24-40 so we could drive by the Grinter Farms sunflowers and see all of the activity that comes with it. As we got closer and traffic was at an almost standstill, I noticed cars coming from the east on Woodend Road, a gravel road. I thought there must have been a wreck and cars were being re-routed. Nope.
Traffic backups close down Grinter’s Sunflower Farm
September 5, 2016
Miles-long traffic backups shut down the popular Grinter Farms sunflower field Monday afternoon. A vehicle accident midday also contributed to the congestion, according to Leavenworth County Undersheriff Jim Sherley. He said traffic was backed up more than 5 miles from Grinter Farms. He said he was told traffic was backed up on U.S. Highways 24-40 as far west as the Teepee Junction near Lawrence.
Visitors to Grinter Farms near Tonganoxie encouraged to be a part of social media sunflower ‘guestbook’
September 2, 2016
It’s almost Labor Day Weekend and folks at Grinter Farms have been busy getting ready for all of their guests in the coming days. Many of the sunflowers are blooming and ready for photos.

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