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A look at news in and around Leavenworth County


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.
Tonganoxie City Council to consider police station, other facilities
March 5, 2015
A building that would be home to police services, library, city hall and even USD 464 district offices is a possible scenario for a future facility in Tonganoxie.
Face to Face: Vintage Park’s Julie Hansen
March 5, 2015
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Julie Hansen, executive director at Vintage Park Assisted Living in Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie police calls, Feb. 20-March 1, 2015
March 5, 2015
Here’s a look at Tonganoxie police calls for Feb. 20-March 1, 2015:
Tonganoxie Live effort on the move
March 5, 2015
Several businesses and organizations gathered for the inaugural Tonganoxie Live social last week. Based on discussion at the event, the “movement” is expected to keep growing. Tonganoxie Live is a Facebook page that local residents started as a way to keep people in the community connected.
What’s on your (license) plate?
Leavenworth County issued wide range of tags in 2014
March 4, 2015
The rivalry between Kansas State University and Kansas University has heated up in recent weeks thanks to happenings on the hardwood. In Leavenworth County those allegiances are pretty even — at least when it comes to license plates. Leavenworth County issued 17 new K-State plates in 2014, compared to 16 KU plates, according to Tracy Wiehe with the county treasurer’s office.
Jewel on Main to have diva show Saturday
February 28, 2015
The Jewel on Main will have its next performance this weekend.
Tonganoxie Live social is Thursday
February 25, 2015
The Tonganoxie Live social is an event organizers hope will bring various local organizations, businesses and groups together Thursday.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Patrick Budy
February 24, 2015
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Tonganoxie’s Patrick Budy
Leavenworth County treasurer hopes to avoid postcard notifications for vehicle tag renewals
Official awaits result of proposed bill
February 24, 2015
The state of Kansas plans to change the way it notifies motorists that they need to renew vehicle tags. It’s a move that Leavenworth County Treasurer Janice Van Parys said could be a major adjustment for some taxpayers. Residents will receive postcards, rather than letters, from the Kansas Division of Vehicles. The move is designed to save the state money.
Another viable senior living option in Tonganoxie?
TES buildings future could include apartments, rec commission home
February 23, 2015
What has been a hub of activity for Tonganoxie children for several years could become a prime locale for senior citizens. The current Tonganoxie Elementary School campus, which takes up two city blocks from Second to Fourth streets near downtown, will be moving to a new building later this year near Tonganoxie Middle School.
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society soup and chili feed today at Methodist church
February 19, 2015
The Tonganoxie Community Historical Society is having its soup and chili feed until 7 p.m. today at the Tonganoxie United Methodist Church.
Tonganoxie vigil pays tribute to 21-year-old killed in Thursday morning wreck
06:00 a.m., February 19, 2015 Updated 08:28 p.m.
As more than 100 people gathered on a frigid Thursday night along Leavenworth County Road 5 in Tonganoxie, a family member spoke glowingly about Colin Bennett. Darren Bennett, an uncle, told the crowd that no one ever had “anything negative to say about Colin Bennett.”