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A look at news in and around Leavenworth County


Tonganoxie city office accepting goods for food drive
November 16, 2016
The city of Tonganoxie is accepting food in November to help fill Good Shepherd Thrift Store and Food Bank. Non-perishable food items can be dropped off at City Hall, 526 E. Fourth St. Suggested items are peanut butter, jelly, canned soup, canned fruit and vegetables, cereal, pork and beans, spaghetti and sauce and macaroni and cheese. Donated food items will help Good Shpeherd fill its food pantry in time for the holidays.
Presentation on ‘Tonganoxie: The Man’
November 16, 2016
Susy Ross will present a piece about “Tonganoxie: The Man” next week. The presentation will start at 12:30 p.m. Monday at the Tonganoxie Public Library, Third and Bury streets. The speech, which will focus on the community’s namesake, is in observance of Native American Month.
Tonganoxie library director meet and greet to be Saturday
November 16, 2016
Tonganoxie Public Library will have a meet and greet for new library director Nicole Holifield this weekend. The event will be 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the library, Third and Bury streets. Light refreshments and children’s activities will be available before the tree lighting.
Merry Mayor event in Tonganoxie
November 16, 2016
Tonganoxie again will get the holiday season started with the annual Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting this weekend. Festivities will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday in downtown Tonganoxie at the pocket park, Fourth and Delaware streets.
Easton man convicted in DUI case
November 16, 2016
A 71-year-old Easton man was convicted by jury recently of driving under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene of an injury accident and failure to maintain a lane. Dale Kays appeared last week in Leavenworth County District Court. The convictions are from an incident on Jan. 22, 2016, according to Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson. Deputies with the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a residence on Easton Road to investigate a truck in the ditch. The 911 caller stated the truck took out multiple mail boxes and a traffic sign, according to Thompson. Deputies were also informed that the possible driver was attempting to leave the scene in another person’s vehicle.
Leavenworth man gives plea in meth case
November 16, 2016
Jason Schroyer, 46, Leavenworth, recently gave a plead of no contest to possession of methamphetamine.
McLouth Happenings
November 16, 2016
McLouth Elementary School had its annual Grandparents Day. More than 300 grandparents were in attendance for the day. They spent the afternoon with their grandchildren at recess, the book fair and even spent time in various classrooms. Thank you to the PTO for its tireless work to prepare for this event.
Linwood News
November 16, 2016
The Linwood Library is offering teens the chance to see the “Star Trek Beyond” movie at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the library. The library will play the movie on the big screen and snacks will be offered. The movie, which came out in the summer, was released on DVD earlier this month.
Jarbalo Jottings
November 16, 2016
David and Jane Turner went Nov. 4 to Centropolis for a meeting of the Santa Fe Trail Leather Artists Guild. Kathy Stimac and Terry Drennon of Reading visited Thamar Barnett, David and Jane Turner and Tammy Mooberry on Nov. 5. Rosie Oelschlaeger and Gary Oelschlaeger visited John and Janice Oelschlaeger and Amy of Lawrence on Nov. 6. They helped them with some projects and wished John a happy birthday.
THS staging ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ Thursday through Sunday
November 11, 2016
The Tonganoxie High School drama and music departments will be presenting “The Drowsy Chaperone: The Musical within a Comedy” later this week. Shows are 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center on the THS campus. Cost is $8 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and students, $5 for anyone ages 10 and younger.
Tonganoxie City Council determines ballot question wording
November 11, 2016
The Tonganoxie City Council has agreed on verbiage for a mail-in ballot question for a new 3/4-cent sales tax. The council approved, 5-0, wording for the ballot question. If voters approve the measure, it would replace the current 3/4-cent sales tax that has funded Tonganoxie Water Park. That 10-year tax is about to expire.
Remember When makes return to The Mirror
November 2, 2016
Many readers will remember when the Remember When column was a regular installment in The Mirror. Some readers may even remember when the column was called Looking Back.
Spooky Spooktacular
November 2, 2016
Friday was the annual Spooktacular event and, again this year, it didn’t seem to disappoint. According to organizer Monica Gee, children were really involved in games and the bounce house, getting into the whole event and “not just the candy.”
Super Spooktacular
November 2, 2016
Friday was the annual Spooktacular event and, again this year, it didn’t seem to disappoint. According to organizer Monica Gee, children were really involved in games and the bounce house, getting into the whole event and “not just the candy.”