Leavenworth County

Gambino’s to offer free lunch to students today
April 8, 2020
Gambino’s Pizza in Tonganoxie is offering free lunches to anyone ages 1-18 today for a grab-and-go lunch. The meals have a cheese pizza, juice and milk.
Keeping in touch: Tonganoxie Public Library staff member checking in on partons during pandemic
April 8, 2020
Tonganoxie Public Library’s new location hadn’t been open even a week when director Nicole Holifield made the decision to close its doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Patrons miss the physical library for various programs and resources, but there’s also the social connection.
Tonganoxie City Council, USD 464 school board conducting Zoom meetings tonight
April 6, 2020
Tonganoxie USD 464 and Tonganoxie City Council will be meeting tonight through Zoom virtual meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Patrons and residents will be able to watch or listen to the public meetings.
Lansing prison announces more COVID-19 cases; state total up to 747
April 6, 2020
Operational changes have been implemented at Lansing Correctional Center — the largest prison in Kansas — after an inmate and a fourth staff member tested positive for the coronavirus, state prison officials said. The staff member is a male over the age of 20 and the inmate is a male over 50, but the Kansas Department of Corrections released no other information about them in its announcement late Saturday. Prison officials announced on March 31 that three staff members had tested positive for COVID-19.
COVID-19 updates, statewide and Leavenworth County for April 5
April 6, 2020
Leavenworth County Health Department and Kansas Department of Health and Environment release daily statistics about COVID-19 cases in the county and state. Here are statistics released April 5. Previous days’ numbers are shown in parentheses. Leavenworth County has 38 (33) confirmed cases through LCHD. and 103 (103) total between confirmed and self-reporting probable cases.
COVID-19 updates, statewide and Leavenworth County for April 4
April 5, 2020
Leavenworth County Health Department and Kansas Department of Health and Environment release daily statistics about COVID-19 cases in the county and state. Here are statistics released April 4. Previous days’ numbers are shown in parentheses. Leavenworth County has 33 confirmed cases through LCHD. and 103 total between confirmed and self-reporting probable cases. LCHD now is posting a county map with numbers for cities or multiple townships. Tonganoxie now has eight of those total cases.
COVID-19 updates, statewide and Leavenworth County for April 3
April 4, 2020
The Leavenworth County Health Department and Kansas Department of Health and Environment release daily statistics about COVID-19 cases in the county and state. Here are statistics released April 3. Previous days’ numbers are shown in parentheses. Leavenworth County has 33 confirmed cases through LCHD. and 103 total between confirmed and self-reporting probable cases.
Leavenworth County reports 1st death related to COVID-19 pandemic
April 3, 2020
A Leavenworth County woman has died from the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. The Leavenworth County Health Department reported Friday that a woman in her 50s was the first person to die from the virus. She had been taken to a local hospital emergency room, according to an LCHD release. The woman had no history of travel. She had underlying health conditions. The county currently has 29 positive cases of coronavirus, including this death.
COVID-19 updates, statewide and Leavenworth County for April 2
April 3, 2020
The Leavenworth County Health Department and Kansas Department of Health and Environment release daily statistics about COVID-19 cases in the county and state. Here are statistics released April 1. Leavenworth County has 28 confirmed cases through LCHD. and 102 total between confirmed and self-reporting probable cases.
Tonganoxie school district postponing sack lunch program after confirmed COVID-19 case determined among food prep personnel
March 29, 2020
Someone involved with Tonganoxie USD 464’s drive-through sack lunch program has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement the school district posted on its websites and social media pages Sunday evening. The district is placing staff members who came in contact with the fellow worker in a 14-day quarantine and following all infection control protocols, including thoroughly sanitizing the meal preparation area before and after meal preparations, according to the release.
Kansas governor issues statewide stay-at-home order
March 28, 2020
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly issued a statewide order Saturday requiring people to stay in their homes to slow the spread of the coronavirus, waiting until nearly three-quarters of the state’s residents were already facing such directives. Kansas joins nearly two dozen states in ordering residents to stay at home. The Kansas order is effective at 12:01 a.m. Monday through April 19.
Mirror to be delivered late this week
March 25, 2020
Due to a printing press issue, The Mirror was not available to be delivered on Wednesday morning. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused. The Mirror will be delivered to all subscribers and newsstand locations on Thursday morning. Again, we apologize for this delay.
Leavenworth County now with 5 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including a Tonganoxie case; 3 have had no travel history correlation, health department says
March 22, 2020
Leavenworth County now has five confirmed COVID-19 cases and at least one in each of the county’s largest communities. The Leavenworth County Health Department reported that at least one case has been found in Tonganoxie, Basehor, Lansing and Leavenworth.
Leavenworth County Health Department to join other KC metro counties in enacting stay-at-home order starting Tuesday
March 22, 2020
Leavenworth County has joined other Kansas City metro counties in enacting a public health order limiting residents’ time away from their homes to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The Leavenworth County Health Department announced the public order issuance Saturday, with the stay-at-home order set to start Tuesday.
Hallmark to temporarily shut down Lawrence and Leavnworth plants
March 21, 2020
One of Lawrence’s largest manufacturers is temporarily closing its plant as it tries to combat the spread of COVID-19. That means a Leavenworth plant also is temporarily closing. Hallmark will shutter its Lawrence facility on Monday, the company announced in a news release Friday afternoon. The plant near the McDonald Drive interchange of the Kansas Turnpike produces the majority of greeting cards in North America for Hallmark.

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