Leavenworth County

Tonganoxie USD 464 moving end-of-year balance to help cover facility improvements
Brandon Parker resigns as teacher, coach in school district
July 12, 2016
Tonganoxie USD 464 will be looking to address capital improvements in the coming school year. New Superintendent Chris Kleidosty told the board that the district’s end-of-year transfer balance was about $269,000. He said in talking with personnel, it was his recommendation to earmark those funds for capital outlay to address some improvement projects that are in need of completion. One candidate is updating the district’s track at Beatty Field.
Hill touts career experiences in Leavenworth County Commission race
July 12, 2016
A longtime Leavenworth County resident who has spent much of her career working for major commercial construction and engineering firms is vying to be the next 3rd District representative on the Leavenworth County Commission. Bev Hill has been on the campaign trail in recent months as she prepares for a crowded Republican primary race with incumbent Dennis Bixby and fellow challengers Doug Smith and John Matthews.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Jim Welter
July 12, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profile features Tonganoxie’s Jim Welter.
Tonganoxie ministers organize vigil to honor police officers killed in Dallas
July 9, 2016
Tonganoxie joined in with nationwide vigils Friday for the five Dallas police officers fatally shot Thursday night during a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest. More than 40 residents gathered midday Friday in Gallagher Park for prayers and a moment of silence. The Rev. Ron Swaim of Cornerstone Family Worship led the vigil.
McLouth Happenings
July 7, 2016
McLouth High School students have created a new mural at the school. Justina Williams and Matt Miller created a mural incorporating both the school’s mascot, the bulldog. The students worked on the mural during art class and additional hours outside of art class to complete the project.
Linwood News
July 7, 2016
Leavenworth County Humane Society will have a pick-up July 14 for the Linwood area for spaying and neutering cats and dogs. The pets will be transported from 310 Main St. to Spay & Neuter KC where they will be spayed or neutered and receive their vaccinations. Only 12 slots will be available on this transport, and you have to reserve your spot by emailing LvnCoHS@live.com. It’s a same-day service with drop-off between 7-8:30 a.m. and pick-up from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
A closer look at Leavenworth County Humane Society
July 7, 2016
Editor’s note: The Leavenworth County Humane Society and The Mirror are teaming up this month for a Cutest Pet Contest, which already has about 30 entries on Facebook. As part of the monthlong contest, The Mirror will have various stories about the LCHS, pet care and more as part of the monthlong contest.
Longtime Leavenworth County employee seeks commission seat in crowded Third District primary race
Smith pushing for transparency, efficiency whlie on campaign trail
July 5, 2016
Doug Smith has worked for Leavenworth County for 34 years. It’s those more than three decades of employment and experience that have led the county’s current roads and bridges superintendent to seek a seat on the Leavenworth County Commission. Smith, 54, is running in the Third District Republican primary race against incumbent Dennis Bixby and fellow challengers John Matthews and Bev Hill.
Tonganoxie youths gearing up for ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ productions Friday and Saturday
July 4, 2016
Elizabeth Higbee prepares year-round for the Tonganoxie Recreation Commission’s youth theater production. This is the Tonganoxie High School graduate’s third year directing the annual play. The first year, she directed “Tom Sawyer” before staging a musical last year with “Cinderella.” Right after last year’s production concluded, she went to work selecting a production for this year, which is Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Gabe Belobrajdic
July 4, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profiles Gabe Belobrajdic
Human foosball comes to Shawnee with new business
July 1, 2016
Brittany McWilliams was intrigued when she kept seeing suggestions for how to play human foosball on social media.
Tongie Tidal Waves outlast Bonner Springs at home dual
June 29, 2016
Tonganoxie got back in the win column with the Tongie Tidal Waves’ dual meet this past Friday at Tonganoxie Water Park. Tonganoxie defeated Bonner Springs, 260-144, in the meet.
Tonganoxie Chamber partnering with T-Bones; next drawing Thursday
June 29, 2016
The Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with the Kansas City T-Bones baseball club to promote local businesses and assist in bringing prospective customers through the businesses’ doors. Customers to various Tonganoxie businesses can enter for a chance to win free tickets — and preferred parking.
Tonganoxie woman pleads no contest to 5 counts of felony theft from employer
June 29, 2016
A Tonganoxie resident entered a no contest plea Wednesday to five counts felony theft in a case involving an employer. Dorothy Kay Lean, 56, entered the plea in Leavenworth District Court.