Area

A look at news in and around Leavenworth County


Leadership group bringing state speaker to Tonganoxie for regional event
April 3, 2017
A staff member of Public Square Communities, Inc., who is part of numerous statewide initiatives will speak later this month in Tonganoxie. Liz Sosa of Garden City will lead a community discussion from 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 19 at the Chieftain Room on the Tonganoxie High School campus. Sosa will provide perspectives on citizen-led civic engagement for community development and the connecting and engagement of young leaders with the civic and entrepreneurial fabric of their communities.
Tonganoxie citywide garage sale is Saturday
March 27, 2017
Bargain shoppers get ready — Tonganoxie’s spring citywide garage sale is almost here. This year’s spring sale is Saturday. To place a yard sale advertisement in The Mirror, call 866-823-8220. The citywide sale takes place the first Saturday in April and first Saturday in October.
Tonganoxie High instructor to give presentation on teaching history through music
March 27, 2017
An educator who teaches history through music will give a presentation at this month’s Tonganoxie Community Historcial Society meeting.
Kansas Hospice Care Grief Group meets monthly in Tonganosie
March 27, 2017
The Kansas Hospice Care Grief Group is open to the public and meets monthly in Tonganoxie. The support group meets at noon the third Wednesday of the month at the Florence Riford Center, 530 Bury St. For more information, contact Ron Bottorff at 9123-416-2711.
Lawrence Memorial plans for Tonganoxie office expansion later this year
March 24, 2017
The Lawrence Memorial Hospital board of trustees met for its monthly meeting Wednesday and discussed, among other items, the progress of construction and renovations projects in the LMH system.
Remember When: A Community Review for March 22, 2017
March 24, 2017
Seventeen college students from across the country and seven of their managers from College Pro Painters can be seen this week transforming the exterior of four Tonganoxie homes with a fresh coat of paint. Brothers Ryan Bowen and Aaron Bowen, are planning a springtime move for their Gambino’s pizza restaurant from Stone Creek to the former Mo’s Pizza. The Bowens also own Gambino’s in McLouth and Eudora.
Jarbalo Jottings, Linwood News and McLouth Happenings
March 24, 2017
Rosie Oelschlaeger had lunch with Gary and Linda Blanton on March 7 at Jerry’s Again in Atchison. Rosie Oelshlaeger and Marilyn Oxley visited Rosie’s brother, Eugene Sawyer and Terri Morris of Holton on March 8. Two of Tammy Mooberry’s friends took her with them to Mardi Gras earlier this month.
Tonganoxie City Council revokes interlocal agreement following AG opinion; work session, liquor license approved; brush dump site discussed
March 24, 2017
Tonganoxie plans to continue with improvements at its undeveloped business park, but it will have a new partner in an intelocal agreement. The city had approved an interlocal agreement with the Leavenworth County Port Authority for development of the business park. The county also has pledged $5 million to the park.
Shots fired during vehicle pursuit early Monday in Leavenworth, Wyandotte counties
March 20, 2017
Shots were fired at a Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office vehicle during an early Monday pursuit that eventually ended in Wyandotte County. The pursuit started about 1:15 a.m. at 153rd Street and Kansas Highway 32 about 2 miles west of Bonner Springs. A deputy tried to stop a car for suspicious activity near a small neighborhood there when the car, a 1985 Mercury, headed east toward Bonner Springs, according to Leavenworth County Undersheriff Jim Sherley.
Remember When: A Community Review for March 15, 2017
March 17, 2017
Roofers worked under blue skies Monday afternoon on the south side of Tonganoxie Evangelical Friends Church. The 114-year-old church building at Fourth and Shawnee was struck by lightning June 30, 2005. However, the lightning didn’t damage the inside of the church. Tonganoxie resident Tim Tice will compete this weekend at the Kansas Special Olympics state basketball tournament in Hays. This past weekend, he helped his team, the Elites, win gold in Johnson County.
Irish fun despite lack of sun in Tonganoxie
March 17, 2017
A light snow couldn’t dull the green Saturday in downtown Tonganoxie. The annual St. Patrick’s Parade made its way through downtown Saturday morning. The overall parade winner was Ladies with Libations and Literacy. Youth winners were the Tonganoxie High School Marching Band and the Happy Helpers 4-H Club.
Tonganoxie residents face marijuana charges
March 8, 2017
Tonganoxie residents who face alleged marijuana charges are to appear in the coming weeks in Leavenworth County District Court. Jason Hinds, 44, and Karri Williamson, 30, face charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, cultivation of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia with the intent to distribute and no drug tax stamp.
Gallagher Park progress in Tonganoxie
March 8, 2017
A sign and a brick-laden gathering spot have helped Gallagher Park take shape, but more upgrades are planned for the Tonganoxie landmark. Kay Soetaert, part of the park’s citizen task force, said a kiosk and flagpole are in future plans, as are park benches. She said workers also will “level off some of the ground where it slopes and keep it open green space for events.”
Irish time in Tonganoxie with St. Pat’s Parade on tap Saturday
March 8, 2017
Tonganoxie eyes of all shades will be smiling Saturday. The community’s St. Patrick’s Parade returns with an 11 a.m. start time. The parade will take the traditional downtown route, starting at Main and Fourth streets and moving west along Fourth Street. A traveling trophy will be given out for the best overall float, while bobble head trophies will be given for the best boys and girls youth entries.