A look at news in and around Leavenworth County

Leavenworth County Sheriff’s office ramping up patrol around school zones in coming weeks
February 27, 2014
Leavenworth County Sheriff’s office deputies will be focusing on seat belt violations in and around school zones in the coming weeks.
Mirror earns 19 awards in state newspaper contest
February 26, 2014
The Mirror newspaper has won several honors in the Kansas Press Association’s Award of Excellence contest, the association announced this week.
Mirror meet, greet event is tonight at Tonganoxie Public Library
February 26, 2014
Readers will have the opportunity to meet with The Mirror’s staff later today to learn more about the newspaper and any ask any questions they might have.
The Mirror to be delivered a day late
February 26, 2014
This week’s edition of The Mirror will be arriving a day late.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie Assistant City Administrator Jennifer Jones-Lacy
February 26, 2014
This week’s Face to Face feature focuses on Jennifer Jones-Lacy, Tonganoxie assistant city administrator
Leavenworth’s Heritage Center to have Mardi Gras party Saturday
February 24, 2014
The Heritage Center in Leavenworth will be having a Mardi Gras party from 6-10 p.m. Saturday.
Tonganoxie High grad named to academic list at Oklahoma university
February 24, 2014
A Tonganoxie High School graduate has been named to the top academic list at an Oklahoma university.
Neighbor saves dog that fell into frozen pond near Basehor
February 21, 2014
Two quick-thinking neighbors rescued a 7-year-old black lab golden retriever named Jetta who fell into a frozen pond Thursday afternoon and couldn’t get herself to shore.
Remembering Tonganoxie’ program to be presented tonight
01:56 p.m., February 20, 2014 Updated 10:20 a.m.
Local residents will share their remembrances of Tonganoxie history Tuesday.
Republicans to celebrate Lincoln Day on Saturday in Leavenworth
February 20, 2014
The Leavenworth County Republican Party will have a Lincoln Day Dinner this weekend.
Tonganoxie High grad named to Emporia State honor roll
February 20, 2014
A Tonganoxie High School graduate has been named to the fall honor roll at Emporia State University.
26th annual Tonganoxie St. Pat’s Parade will be March 15
February 19, 2014
The 26th annual St. Patrick’s Parade will be 9 a.m. Saturday, March 15, in downtown Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie City Council votes to demolish former police station
February 18, 2014
The landscape of a main downtown intersection will be changing.
Tonganoxie moves forward with Washington Street sidewalk plans
February 18, 2014
After months of discussion, a sidewalk extension along Washington Street that would connect Genesis Christian Academy to the existing sidewalk to the east continues to move forward.