Leavenworth County

Active COVID-19 cases down in Leavenworth County
December 15, 2021
COVID-19 active community cases were down this week for the first time in the last few weeks in Leavenworth County, though the county had two more deaths. Leavenworth County Health Department statistics released Monday showed active cases up were at 252 this week. That’s down from 280 the previous Monday. The county was at 222 active cases as of Nov. 29.
Leavenworth man found guilty in kidnapping case
December 15, 2021
Lonnie A. Holmes, 32, Leavenworth, was found guilty of aggravated kidnapping, a severity level 1 person felony, aggravated robbery, a severity level 3 person felony and aggravated battery, a severity level 4 person felony after a four-day jury trial in Leavenworth County District Court. One of the days was suspended due to a juror going to the emergency room between the second and third day of trial.
Tonganoxie USD 464 work agreements OK’d
December 15, 2021
School board members at Monday’s Tonganoxie USD 464 board meeting approved personnel recommendations for this month.
Remember When: A Community Review for Dec. 8, 2021
December 10, 2021
We have heard several comments about the Christmas lights in the Tonganoxie community. Shows there is an appreciation for all the effort and expense it takes to decorate a Christmas time. The Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce will be showing some appreciation with prize money for the best decorations this year. The High School art students will be judges and we will of course publish the winners names in The Mirror.
Tonganoxie City Council approves emergency appointment following death of longtime municipal court judge
December 10, 2021
Tonganoxie Council members approved Mayor David Frese’s appointment recommendation of longtime Kansas City, Kan., attorney Ken Moore to serve as municipal court judge.
City Council approves butterfly garden Scout project at Tonganoxie Public Library
December 10, 2021
Tonganoxie will have a butterfly garden thanks to a local Boy Scout who plans to create the space at Tonganoxie Public Library as part of an Eagle Scout project. Boy Scout Troop 3057 member Christian Secrest spoke to the Tonganoxie City Council on Monday during the council’s regular meeting.
Free photos with Santa available at Magdalenas at the Depot
December 9, 2021
Magdalenas at the Depot is offering free photos with Santa from 6-8 p.m. Friday. Visitors can bring their cameras so their families can take pictures with Santa Claus at the business, 429 S. Main.
Holiday planner 2021: Madrigal Feaste making its return with 2 shows this weekend
December 9, 2021
It’s almost time to step back in time for a longstanding Tonganoxie tradition.
Holiday planner 2021: Madrigal Feaste is this weekend, along with other Christmas events; free photos with Santa to be offered Friday at Magdalena’s at The Depot
December 8, 2021
It’s almost time to step back in time for a longstanding Tonganoxie tradition. The Tonganoxie Vocal Music Department will celebrate the 20th annual Madrigal Feaste with two dinner performances Saturday at Tonganoxie Middle School, 824 Washington St. Tonganoxie middle and high school students will put on the shows at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. that day. Reservations are required and can be made by calling THS at 913-416-1460.
Visiting Nurses to offer flu shots next week at Tonganoxie Public Library
December 3, 2021
Visiting Nurses will provide a flu shot clinic from 5-6:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at Tonganoxie Public Library. The senior high dose also will be available while supplies last that day at the library, 217 E. Fourth St.
GoFundMe page continues for victim in double homicide shooting
December 3, 2021
A GoFundMe page continues for Jose Arellano-Rascon, a Tonganoxie man killed last month in a double homicide shooting that also involved a Tonganoxie woman. Karina Arellano, one of Jose’s five children, started the crowd source page Nov. 23. So far, the page has raised $1,740 of a $15,000 goal to cover funeral and memorial costs. Jose Arellano, 42, and Angelo Cornacchio, 45, were victims of a double homicide shooting early Nov. 20 in Olathe.
Linwood News: December events at library
December 3, 2021
Here’s a look at events coming up in December at Linwood Community Library, with the first events set
McLouth Happenings: Festival of Trees ceremony is Saturday
December 2, 2021
This year’s Festival of Trees Party and Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration will be 4-6 p.m. Saturday. Activities start at 4 p.m. with a party at the fire house in the downtown area. There will be free food, music, door prizes, caroling and a visit from Santa Claus. The Festival of Trees then will officially be lit at 6 p.m.
A closer look: Leighty grant recipients
December 2, 2021
The Mirror recently published a story about this year’s Leighty grant winners after recipients were announced at a ceremony Nov. 9 at 304 venue. This story gives a complete rundown of recipients and how they’ll utilize the funds.