Leavenworth County

Humanities Kansas awards Tonganoxie Community Historical Society with grant
April 17, 2019
Humanities Kansas recently awarded $4,830 to the Tonganoxie Community Historical Society in support of “The Spring at the Fairchild Farm.” Joy Lominska serves as project director. The grant allows for research into the history of the spring on the museum grounds and will result in an outdoor display with signage about the spring and how such springs have supported life and spurred development. A grand opening is planned for April 2020.
Tonganoxie High celebrates 2019 prom at Kansas Union Ballroom
April 17, 2019
Tonganoxie High School celebrated its prom with festivities April 6 in Lawrence. Many students took outdoor photos and gathered in various groups for dinner at area restaurants before venturing off to the prom, which again took place at the Kansas Union Ballroom on the University of Kansas campus. Mark Greathouse Photography captured photos of the event and then students danced the night away. Prom royalty this year were Adam DeMaranville and Bailey Bradley. When prom finished up in Lawrence, students came back to Tonganoxie to celebrate After Prom festivities at the THS west campus gymnasium into the early hours of the next morning.
Documentary about ‘riverkings’ to be featured Tuesday in Tonganoxie
April 17, 2019
A documentary about “riverkings” along the Kansas River will be shown Tuesday as part of the Tonganoxie Community Historical Society’s Fourth Tuesday programming. The documentary “When Kings Reigned,” which was produced in Lawrence, will be show at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Tonganoxie Community Historic Site, 210 W. Washington St. The film begins with Jake Washington (a runaway slave) arriving in Lawrence just before the end of the Civil War. He sets up shop, building a fishing cabin on the banks of the Kaw River in Lawrence and is actively working the waters by 1870. The timeline of the riverkings runs from 1870-1970.
Remember When: A Community Review for April 17, 2019
April 17, 2019
Two teams competed Saturday night in the match to see who would be crowned the champion of the Improv Thunderdome and earn a cash prize. One team included Garrett Kelly, a Kansas University junior and a 2006 Tonganoxie High School graduate, along with five other KU students. The other team included Benjamin Brest, a KU student and a 2004 Tonganoxie High School graduate, along with three other KU students. Benjamin Brest’s group won first place – Garrett Kelly’s group won second place.
Linwod News: Teen movie night; Easter Sunrise Service; Researching your home; Garden exchange
April 17, 2019
Youth can come watch the new to DVD movie “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” this week. The event will be 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Linwood Community Library. Drinks and snacks are provided. No registration is required.
McLouth Happenings: Holy Week; Laughing Lunch; Milestone birthday party; Vacation Bible School registration
April 17, 2019
Five McLouth community churches invite you to attend Holy Week Services during the week leading up to Easter.
Tonganoxie City Council approves UTV ordinances
April 16, 2019
Expansion of UTV usage in Tonganoxie moved forward with approval of ordinances addressing the vehicle use. Tonganoxie City Manager George Brajkovic laid out ordinances and fees that he said staff did a good job of “streamlining” for residents who want to operate the vehicles within city limits. If the ordinances become official after legal publication in The Mirror, the changes could go into effect next month.
Skeet adds business to Tonganoxie downtown district
April 11, 2019
Steve Skeet is settling into his new office in downtown Tonganoxie. Skeet, who became a Realtor in 2009, has moved Skeet Real Estate to the 500 block of Fourth Street. His office is in the former Kramer and Associates building. The downtown space is a 3,000-square foot building with a great deal of history — it was built in 1889, as it was a bakery, ice cream shop and even a bus stop in previous lives.
Miles for Marilyn 5K and fun run/walk is Saturday
April 5, 2019
Miles for Marilyn 5K and fun run/walk is April 6 The third annual Miles for Marilyn School 2 School Memorial 5K race is coming next month to Tonganoxie. This year’s run will be 9 a.m. April 6 at THS. This is part of Tonganoxie High School’s cross country program in honor of Marilyn Weller to provide a scholarship opportunity to seniors at THS. Weller graduated from the University of Kansas and worked as a physical therapist in the Leavenworth County schools for 32 years. She lived a full and meaningful life, inspiring those around her with devotion to family, friends, church, and the community.
Stieben officially wins Leavenworth County Commission Fifth District race, to be sworn in Friday
April 4, 2019
Mike Stieben will be the first Leavenworth County Commissioner representing the Fifth District. Official results after canvassing took place Wednesday showed that Stieben, at Tonganoxie Republican, was the top vote-getter, collecting 681 votes. Tonganoxie Independent David Frese secured 651 votes for second place.
Night of Knights event is Friday
April 4, 2019
Genesis Christian Academy’s major annual fundraiser will be here in a few weeks. The GCA Night of Knights starts at 5:30 p.m. April 5 at the school, 204 Washington St. in Tonganoxie. The dinner and auction will feature silent and live auctions, raffles and door prizes. For more information, call 913-845-9498 or visit genesisschools.org.
Driver not at scene of early morning wreck on K-16 west of Tonganoxie when officers arrive
April 4, 2019
A single vehicle rollover accident happened early Thursday morning. The wreck took place about 1:15 a.m. Thursday on Kansas Highway 16 just west of Tonganoxie atop Hubbel Hill.
Tonganoxie library forum coming Thursday to VFW Hall
March 27, 2019
Residents can get more information about potential plans for the new Tonganoxie Public Library and also provide their input at a meeting later this week. Officials from JE Dunn Construction and Sapp Design Architects will also be on hand with library officials for the community forum, which will be 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the VFW Post Home, 910 E. First St. Discussion items planned for the forum are exterior elevations, an updated site plan, interior designs and an interior floor plan.
New businesses open in former Mirror building
March 27, 2019
A downtown Tonganoxie building has undergone a facelift in recent months. On Monday, a new tenant was open for business in the new digs. The White Birch Agency, Realty Executives of KC, has a new home at 520 E. Fourth St. Joanna Eibes, Amanda Starcher and Breanna Holthaus opened the physical location where The Mirror newspaper had called home for roughly 20 years.
ELECTION CENTRAL: Stieben wins Leavenworth County Commission race by 33 votes; April 3 canvass to determine official results
07:25 p.m., March 26, 2019 Updated 09:32 p.m.
Mike Stieben appears to be the winner of the first Leavenworth County Commissioner Fifth District.race, but election won’t be official until next Wednesday.

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