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A look at news in and around Leavenworth County


Leavenworth County Council on Aging offering outreach in new year
January 4, 2017
The Leavenworth County Council on Aging will provide community outreach monthly at Tonganoxie Public Library starting in February.
Leavenworth County United Way car drive extended to February
January 4, 2017
The United Way of Leavenworth County is extending its 2016 raffle contest. Tickets are $50 each and just 1,000 are being sold.
Pickin’ and Grinnin next week at Tonganoxie Friends Church
January 4, 2017
Join in for an evening of “Pickin’ and Grinnin’” music and fellowship next week at Tonganoxie Friends Church. The event starts at 6 p.m. Jan. 13. Bring your guitar, fiddle, banjo, whatever and share in the fun.
2016: A year of changes in Tonganoxie
January 4, 2017
Another year has come and gone, but it was one of noticeable change in Tonganoxie. Here’s a look at our selections for the top five stories of 2016:
Tonganoxie volleyball lands on all-LJW team
December 30, 2016
Hickman led the Firebirds with 284 kills, breaking the school record for career kills, totaling 730. The 6-foot-4 senior middle hitter led the Sunflower League with 124 blocks and ranked sixth with a .378 hit percentage. The three-time all-Sunflower League selection has signed to play at Creighton.
Remember When: A Community Review for Jan. 28, 2017
December 28, 2016
The Tonganoxie High School Marching Band left early this morning for Memphis, Tenn., a hot spot for blues music that’s also the site of the Liberty Bowl, at which the band will perform Friday. On Thursday, the band will march in a parade and participate in field show competitions. On Friday, the band will rehearse music for the Liberty Bowl halftime show with country artist LeAnn Rimes, featured halftime performer.
Jarbalo Jottings, Linwood News and McLouth Happenings
December 28, 2016
Rosie Oelschlaeger was treated to a birthday dinner Dec. 18 at Montana Mike’s in Lawrence. Those honoring here were John and Jack Oelschlaeger and Amy, Lawrence and Gary Oelshlaeger,Tonganoxie. Helen McBroom, Marilyn Oxley and NIla Denholm, all of rural Tonganoxie, treated Rosie Oelschlaeger on Dec. 20 to a birthday dinner while also at Montana Mike’s.
Tonganoxie VFW biscuits and gravy feed New Year’s Day and other items of note heading into 2017
December 28, 2016
The Tonganoxie Women’s Auxiliary VFW Post 9271 will have a biscuits and gravy breakfast on New Year’s Day. The meal will run from 7 a.m. to noon Sunday at the VFW Post Home, 109 E. First St.
Leavenworth County inmate sentenced to more than 10 years
December 22, 2016
Lansing Correctional Facility inmate Scott Gilbert, 53, was sentenced to 130 months recently in Leavenworth County District Court for his aggravated escape from custody from Lansing Correctional Facility on May 10, 2013.
Tonganoxie City Council puts hold on rezoning vote
December 21, 2016
The Tonganoxie City Council again is asking its planning commission to take a vote on a rezoning issue on the east side of town, but this time it would be whenever an RV resort company also issued a special use permit. About 50 people attended Monday’s City Council meeting at which the council was potentially going to vote on the rezoning of about 32 acres from rural residential to commercial.
Capturing Christmas spirit
December 21, 2016
A Tonganoxie Elementary School class collected a whopping 832 items to donate to Good Shepherd Thrift Store and Food Bank to help those in need this holiday season.
Remember When: A Community Review for Dec. 14, 2016
December 15, 2016
The weather outside was frightful, but a handful of children braved Thursday night’s frigid temperatures to attend the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Tonganoxie’s VFW Park. Four children assisted in turning on the tree lights.
Letter to editor: Tonganoxie residents should voice RV resort questions, concerns at meeting
December 15, 2016
I would like to encourage all residents and business owners in Tonganoxie to attend the next City Council meeting. As noted in the article in the Dec. 7 edition of The Mirror, the council is expected to vote on the rezoning request of 32 acres from rural residential to general business that also lays the groundwork for a 482-pad “luxury” RV resort east of 206th Street along U.S. Highway 24-40.
Tonganoxie City Council to have special meeting Thursday, regular meeting Monday
December 15, 2016
Tonganoxie City Council will have a special meeting from 6-8 p.m. Thursday to review city manager applications in executive session and identify semifinalists to bring in for interviews in January. The meeting will be in City Hall.