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A look at news in and around Leavenworth County


Tonganoxie police track down escaped prisoner
July 20, 2016
Tonganoxie police were involved in a high-speed chase early Wednesday morning that led to the apprehension of an escaped prisoner.
Pokémon Go craze thriving in Tonganoxie
July 19, 2016
Jonathan Ferris lives near Tonganoxie’s VFW Park, which has made it easy to collect many Pokemon. The Pokemon Go phone application has become the latest pop culture sensation, and Tonganoxie is no different.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Jenny Worden
July 19, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profile features Jenny Worden.
Accident south of Tonganoxie sends youth to hospital
July 15, 2016
An accident Thursday night south of Tonganoxie sent a 7-year-old to an area hospital. A 1992 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Steven A. Waite, 43, Tonganoxie, was headed south on U.S. Highway 24-40 and stopped to make a left-hand turn when his vehicle was rear-ended by a 2006 Scion driven by Sabrina K. Hiatt, 18, Leavenworth, according to Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office reports.
Leavenworth County Fair going strong after 90 years
July 13, 2016
It’s been 90 years since the first installment of the Leavenworth County Fair. The first year, 1926, it was a celebration of a bumper crop of corn in downtown Tonganoxie and the next year corn and apples. The event officially was known as the Leavenworth County Fair in 1928 and in 1938 moved from downtown to its current site along Kansas Highway 16 at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds. For fair board president Mike Johnson, the event has been a part of his life for more than 50 years.
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.
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.
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.
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.