Leavenworth County

KU researcher discovers Neanderthals made jewelry
March 12, 2015
It turns out Neanderthals were smarter than originally thought.
Bill would prohibit public agencies and schools in Kansas from collecting union dues
March 12, 2015
Business groups are urging Kansas lawmakers to pass a bill that would prohibit state and local government agencies, including school districts, from using their payroll systems to collect union dues.
Brownback urges Kansas House to pass GOP school funding plan
March 12, 2015
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is urging Kansas House members to support a plan from top GOP lawmakers to overhaul how the state distributes aid to public schools.
Tonganoxie USD 464 lays out reasons for principal’s termination
March 9, 2015
The Tonganoxie USD 464 School Board has laid out the reasons for terminating its high school principal’s contract. Board members voted, 7-0, on a resolution to terminate the contract based on financial and computer misuse, as well as misrepresentation in attempting to obtain a school administrator’s license for another employee.
Organization Orientation: Tonganoxie Civic Club
March 6, 2015
Editor’s note: This is a new feature The Mirror newspaper is starting to better acquaint the community with its many organizations. The Mirror is seeking other community clubs to be featured in Organization Orientation. For more information, contact news editor Shawn F. Linenberger at slinenberger@theworldco.info.
Longtime Tonganoxie council members to square off in mayoral race
March 6, 2015
This spring’s Tonganoxie mayoral race is one that has plenty of experience on both sides. Incumbent Jason Ward was elected to the council in 2005 before becoming mayor in 2010. Ward actually appointed Peak to the council in 2010, though Peak spent time on Tonganoxie Planning Commission before the appointment. He then won election in 2011 and opted to run for mayor instead of seek re-election.
Tonganoxie City Council to consider police station, other facilities
March 5, 2015
A building that would be home to police services, library, city hall and even USD 464 district offices is a possible scenario for a future facility in Tonganoxie.
Face to Face: Vintage Park’s Julie Hansen
March 5, 2015
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Julie Hansen, executive director at Vintage Park Assisted Living in Tonganoxie.
McLouth High baseketball teams’ seasons end at sub-state
March 5, 2015
The McLouth High boys and girls basketball seasons have concluded. Competing in a play-in game for a Class 2A sub-state basketball tournament, the MHS lost to Heritage Christian Academy from Olathe, 40-38, Saturday afternoon in Olathe.
Tonganoxie police calls, Feb. 20-March 1, 2015
March 5, 2015
Here’s a look at Tonganoxie police calls for Feb. 20-March 1, 2015:
Tonganoxie Live effort on the move
March 5, 2015
Several businesses and organizations gathered for the inaugural Tonganoxie Live social last week. Based on discussion at the event, the “movement” is expected to keep growing. Tonganoxie Live is a Facebook page that local residents started as a way to keep people in the community connected.
What’s on your (license) plate?
Leavenworth County issued wide range of tags in 2014
March 4, 2015
The rivalry between Kansas State University and Kansas University has heated up in recent weeks thanks to happenings on the hardwood. In Leavenworth County those allegiances are pretty even — at least when it comes to license plates. Leavenworth County issued 17 new K-State plates in 2014, compared to 16 KU plates, according to Tracy Wiehe with the county treasurer’s office.
Jewel on Main to have diva show Saturday
February 28, 2015
The Jewel on Main will have its next performance this weekend.
Tonganoxie Live social is Thursday
February 25, 2015
The Tonganoxie Live social is an event organizers hope will bring various local organizations, businesses and groups together Thursday.