Leavenworth County

Tonganoxie volleyball lands on all-LJW team
December 30, 2016
Hickman led the Firebirds with 284 kills, breaking the school record for career kills, totaling 730. The 6-foot-4 senior middle hitter led the Sunflower League with 124 blocks and ranked sixth with a .378 hit percentage. The three-time all-Sunflower League selection has signed to play at Creighton.
Remember When: A Community Review for Jan. 28, 2017
December 28, 2016
The Tonganoxie High School Marching Band left early this morning for Memphis, Tenn., a hot spot for blues music that’s also the site of the Liberty Bowl, at which the band will perform Friday. On Thursday, the band will march in a parade and participate in field show competitions. On Friday, the band will rehearse music for the Liberty Bowl halftime show with country artist LeAnn Rimes, featured halftime performer.
Jarbalo Jottings, Linwood News and McLouth Happenings
December 28, 2016
Rosie Oelschlaeger was treated to a birthday dinner Dec. 18 at Montana Mike’s in Lawrence. Those honoring here were John and Jack Oelschlaeger and Amy, Lawrence and Gary Oelshlaeger,Tonganoxie. Helen McBroom, Marilyn Oxley and NIla Denholm, all of rural Tonganoxie, treated Rosie Oelschlaeger on Dec. 20 to a birthday dinner while also at Montana Mike’s.
Tonganoxie VFW biscuits and gravy feed New Year’s Day and other items of note heading into 2017
December 28, 2016
The Tonganoxie Women’s Auxiliary VFW Post 9271 will have a biscuits and gravy breakfast on New Year’s Day. The meal will run from 7 a.m. to noon Sunday at the VFW Post Home, 109 E. First St.
Shoe drive helps youth shine in Tonganoxie
TMS students’ quest for service dog gets assist from classmates, school
December 27, 2016
An outpouring of shoe donations is expected to eventually pave Taylor McWilliams’ journey to Ohio. Taylor, a sixth-grader at Tonganoxie Middle School, has spina bifida and is susceptible to seizures. An Ohio non-profit organization, 4 Paws for Ability, specializes in service dogs with an emphasis on children and veterans.
Leavenworth County inmate sentenced to more than 10 years
December 22, 2016
Lansing Correctional Facility inmate Scott Gilbert, 53, was sentenced to 130 months recently in Leavenworth County District Court for his aggravated escape from custody from Lansing Correctional Facility on May 10, 2013.
Tonganoxie City Council puts hold on rezoning vote
December 21, 2016
The Tonganoxie City Council again is asking its planning commission to take a vote on a rezoning issue on the east side of town, but this time it would be whenever an RV resort company also issued a special use permit. About 50 people attended Monday’s City Council meeting at which the council was potentially going to vote on the rezoning of about 32 acres from rural residential to commercial.
Capturing Christmas spirit
December 21, 2016
A Tonganoxie Elementary School class collected a whopping 832 items to donate to Good Shepherd Thrift Store and Food Bank to help those in need this holiday season.
Courage for Cortney Night is tonight at Tonganoxie High basketball games
December 16, 2016
Area residents can help out a Tonganoxie resident battling a kidney condition with various fundraisers tonight at Tonganoxie High School. Courage for Cortney Night is taking place in conjunction with the THS home basketball games tonight against Piper. This fundraising event is to help provide financial needs to a high school student in our community who is suffering from kidney failure. Activities for the night include:
Remember When: A Community Review for Dec. 14, 2016
December 15, 2016
The weather outside was frightful, but a handful of children braved Thursday night’s frigid temperatures to attend the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Tonganoxie’s VFW Park. Four children assisted in turning on the tree lights.
Letter to editor: Tonganoxie residents should voice RV resort questions, concerns at meeting
December 15, 2016
I would like to encourage all residents and business owners in Tonganoxie to attend the next City Council meeting. As noted in the article in the Dec. 7 edition of The Mirror, the council is expected to vote on the rezoning request of 32 acres from rural residential to general business that also lays the groundwork for a 482-pad “luxury” RV resort east of 206th Street along U.S. Highway 24-40.
Tonganoxie City Council to have special meeting Thursday, regular meeting Monday
December 15, 2016
Tonganoxie City Council will have a special meeting from 6-8 p.m. Thursday to review city manager applications in executive session and identify semifinalists to bring in for interviews in January. The meeting will be in City Hall.
Jarbalo Jottings, Linwood News and McLouth Happenings
December 13, 2016
Rosie Oelschlaeger went Nov. 22 to Holton to visit her brother, Gene Sawyer, Terri Morris and Mary Mora. They ate at Trail’s Restaurant and shopped at the new Walmart store there.
Charley’s Country Christmas coming Saturday to Tonganoxie
December 13, 2016
Charley Green again will be spreading holiday cheer through a compilation of musicians this weekend in Tonganoxie. Charley’s Country Christmas will start at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Jewel on Main, 707 E. Fourth St., Tonganoxie.