Leavenworth County

Tonganoxie Elementary School honor roll for second quarter announced
February 9, 2017
Tonganoxie Elementary School honor rolls for the second quarter have been released.
Tonganoxie City Council denies church request in Urban Hess, cites zoning regulations
February 8, 2017
The Tonganoxie City Council has denied a church from having a lot in the Urban Hess Business Center. The building, which is owned by Eric Finkbiner, once was a greenhouse and later a motorcycle shop. Finkbiner, who operated the pharmacy at the former B&J Country Mart, had plans for a business in the pharmaceutical company for his building in Urban Hess, but those plans fell through. Finkbiner said he hasn’t made much money off a previous tenant, so when the Kaw Valley Church of Christ wanted to come to an agreement on the building, he jumped at the chance.
Ballots sent out for Tonganoxie sales tax question
February 8, 2017
Ballots should start popping up in Tonganoxie mailboxees for the Tonganoxie’sdf 3/4-cent sales tax replacement vote, Informational meetings have taken place, but The Mirror continues to offer information about the mail-in election, including a story from Tuesday’s second and final informational meeting, which took place after The Mirror’s deadline Tuesday evening in Tonganoxie City Council Chambers.
Weller remembered for ‘biggest and most kind heart’
February 1, 2017
Marilyn Weller always had plenty of food available for her daughters’ friends when they came over or when the family would head out for a Sunday at the lake.
Battling bullying in Tonganoxie
February 1, 2017
Longtime educator Joe Coles has worked with schools in anti-bullying initiatives for some 20 years. He said it’s an ongoing battle, but the key is to form good habits. Coles said it takes 21 days to form a habit and that communication is key in schools — among students, teachers and administrators, between children and their parents and between parents and faculty.
Tonganoxie USD 464 cancels Monday classes due to funeral services
January 27, 2017
Tonganoxie USD 464 has canceled classes for Monday due to the funeral of a longtime employee. Marilyn Weller, who served as a physical therapist in Leavenworth County schools for 32 years, died Thursday. She was 56.
Bonner Springs lawmaker leaves loaded gun in Statehouse room
January 27, 2017
A Kansas legislator acknowledged Thursday that he inadvertently left a loaded gun in a public committee room where a secretary found it a few minutes later. Republican Rep. Willie Dove said the incident occurred after Tuesday’s meeting of the House Education Committee. Dove said he left the .380-caliber handgun in a holster under a table where lawmakers sit, where it wouldn’t have been visible to audience members because of a curtain on the table.
Leavenworth resident on Harding dean’s list
January 26, 2017
William Telgren, English education major at Harding University, is among more than 1,400 University students included on the dean’s list for grades achieved during the fall 2016 semester.
Kansas Turnpike encourages work zone safety with contest for students
January 26, 2017
In preparation for National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 3-7, the Kansas Turnpike Authority is holding its second annual design contest for teen students in grades 8-12. The week aims to raise awareness about fatality prevention while traveling through work zones.
Blood drive is next week in Tonganoxie
January 26, 2017
Community Blood Drive will have its next Tongnanoxie drive from 2-7 p.m. Feb. 3 at Tonganoxie VFW Hall, 910 E. First St. Donors can book appointments at esavealifenow.org by entering sponsor code “tonganoxie.” For additional details, contact Dick Dean at 913-845-2164 or rdean420@sunflower.com.
Multiple celebrations planned for Kansas Day
January 26, 2017
The Sunflower State turns 156 on Sunday and various groups will be celebrating. Holy-Field Winery in Basehor will celebrate with cake, wine and music from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the winery, 18807 158th St. Kansas Day at the Capitol will start at 11 a.m. Friday at the Statehouse in Topeka on the first-floor rotunda. The Kansas Historical Society also will celebrate Friday with activities 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with Kansas Day at the Museum at the Kansas Museum of History, 6425 SW 6th Ave., Topeka. For more, go to kshs.org. Kansas became the 34th state when it was admitted to the Union on Jan. 29, 1861.
Jarbalo Jottings, Linwood News and McLouth Happenings
January 26, 2017
Apologies for no news for a couple weeks. I have been down with a respiratory infection. I am better now. Due to the recent threatening ice storms, people didn’t get out unless they had to.
Remember When: A Community Review for Jan. 25, 2017
January 26, 2017
John Taylor, editor of the Lansing Current newspaper, also will become editor of the Mirror and the Sentinel. Dorothy Korb’s farm has been named a 2006 soil conservation award winner. Ron and Barbara Ernzen and Brian Potter also were honored.
National speaker coming to Tonganoxie to discuss bullying with community
January 25, 2017
National speaker coming to Tonganoxie to discuss bullying with community A national speaker who specializes in addressing bullying will be in Tonganoxie this week for a community presentation. Joe Coles will come Thursday to Tonganoxie for a series of presentations. Coles will speak to students in all grades during the school day and then will give a presentation that evening for the public at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center.