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A look at news in and around Leavenworth County


Tonganoxie Easter egg hunt today in Chieftain Park
March 28, 2015
The Tonganoxie Recreation Commission will have its annual Easter egg hunt at 3 p.m. Saturday throughout Chieftain Park.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Kendra Schobert
March 27, 2015
This week’s Face to Face profiles Tonganoxie Elementary School teacher Kendra Schobert.
Mercury Wireless service expanding to Tonganoxie area
March 26, 2015
Area Tonganoxie residents have another option for Internet services. Mercury Wireless, a Topeka company, now has a tower about 5 miles north of Tonganoxie that serves up to a 15-mile radius.
Crowded field for Position 2 on Tonganoxie USD 464 board
March 26, 2015
Tonganoxie USD 464’s Position 2 race has three candidates this year: incumbent Kathy Baragary and challengers Kaija Baldock and Bill Loechler. Here’s a closer look at each candidate.
Tonganoxie High softball looks to improve in 2015
March 23, 2015
The Tonganoxie High softball team enters the 2015 without familiar faces thanks to graduation. Pitcher Morgan Oroke and catcher Laney Walker were seniors last year, as were shortstop Cally Engle-Maxwell and centerfielder Marissa Martin.
Local attorney faces incumbent in school board race
Brusven, Truesdell in race for Position 1
March 20, 2015
Position 1 is among four contested seats in this spring’s Tonganoxie USD 464 election. Incumbent Diane Truesdell faces challenger Amelia Brusven in the race. Here’s a closer look at both candidates.
Tonganoxie candidates gather for forum
07:41 a.m., March 18, 2015 Updated 04:59 p.m.
Finances dominated Saturday’s candidate forum at the Tonganoxie VFW Post Home. Candidates vying for Tonganoxie City Council and Tonganoxie USD 464 School Board seats gave speeches about themselves and then answered questions.
State creates quarantine zone for bird flu in rural Leavenworth, Wyandotte counties
March 16, 2015
In response to the confirmed positive case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Leavenworth County, the Kansas Department of Agriculture has established a quarantine zone in Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties.
Avian flu case confirmed in Leavenworth County
March 14, 2015
The Kansas Department of Agriculture was notified late Friday afternoon that samples collected from a backyard poultry flock containing both chickens and ducks in Leavenworth County returned a presumptive positive result for highly pathogenic avian influenza at the National Veterinary Services Lab.
Tonganoxie City Council, USD 464 school board candidate forums Saturday
March 13, 2015
Candidates vying for Tonganoxie mayoral, City Council and USD 464 seats will be on hand for a forum Saturday. The event begins at 1 p.m. and will take place at the Tonganoxie VFW Hall. All of this year’s races are contested. Election Day is April 7.
KU researcher discovers Neanderthals made jewelry
March 12, 2015
It turns out Neanderthals were smarter than originally thought.
Brownback urges Kansas House to pass GOP school funding plan
March 12, 2015
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is urging Kansas House members to support a plan from top GOP lawmakers to overhaul how the state distributes aid to public schools.
Organization Orientation: Tonganoxie Civic Club
March 6, 2015
Editor’s note: This is a new feature The Mirror newspaper is starting to better acquaint the community with its many organizations. The Mirror is seeking other community clubs to be featured in Organization Orientation. For more information, contact news editor Shawn F. Linenberger at slinenberger@theworldco.info.
Longtime Tonganoxie council members to square off in mayoral race
March 6, 2015
This spring’s Tonganoxie mayoral race is one that has plenty of experience on both sides. Incumbent Jason Ward was elected to the council in 2005 before becoming mayor in 2010. Ward actually appointed Peak to the council in 2010, though Peak spent time on Tonganoxie Planning Commission before the appointment. He then won election in 2011 and opted to run for mayor instead of seek re-election.