Leavenworth County

Face to Face: Helzberg Diamonds’ Amanda J. McLaughlin
February 15, 2016
This week’s Face to Face features Amanda J. McLaughlin, a 2005 Tonganoxie High School graduate who works for Helzberg Diamonds.
Mirror invites readers to use #ihearttonganoxie on social media for Valentine’s Day
February 12, 2016
With Sunday being Valentine’s Day, it’s time send some warm wishes to that special person — or place.
Tonganoxie USD 464 transportation department commended; current pay-to-ride fees debated
February 9, 2016
Melissa Ostermeyer opened her transportation report Monday night at the Tonganoxie USD 464 school board meeting with a poem from a Quinter bus driver. The poem explains how bus driving sometimes can be a tedious and thankless job, but one that is well worth it.
Board approves sale of former Tonganoxie Elementary School
February 9, 2016
The former Tonganoxie Elementary School will serve a new purpose. Tonganoxie School Board members approved, 6-1, a bid for $76,101 from Pat Studer of the Kansas City area. According to district officials, Studer is looking to repurpose the property as a cabinetry business.
Tonganoxie High scholars bowl team takes 4th at regionals
February 9, 2016
The Tonganoxie High School scholars bowl team just missed out on a state berth last week at Spring Hill.
Former Tonganoxie City Council member receives certificate for municipal courses
February 9, 2016
Bill Peak stays busy these days. The Tonganoxie Community Historical Society soup and chili feed — one of the organization’s main fundraisers — is Feb. 18 and Peak is out and about selling $6 advance tickets for the meal ($7 at the door).
Face to Face: Tonganoxie High alumnus Zack Pistora
February 9, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profiles Kansas Sierra Club lobbyist and 2006 Tongnaoxie High School graduate Zack Pistora.
Father-daughter event RSVP deadline Monday at Genesis
February 5, 2016
The Light of My World Father-Daughter Banquet is later this month, but those attending are asked to RSVP by Monday.
Tonganoxie High senior candidate for Presidential Scholar
February 5, 2016
A Tonganoxie High School senior is one of more than 4,000 candidates to be selected for this year’s U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
McLouth Happenings
February 5, 2016
The United Methodist Church Souper Bowl rival teams, McLouth United Methodist Church and Tonganoxie United Methodist Church will battle to tackle hunger.
Jarbalo Jottings
February 5, 2016
The Jaunty Jarbalonians red hat group ate Jan. 18 at the New China Inn in Leavenworth. Those in attendance were Betty Clark, Linda Barry, Jane Turner and Thamar Barnett. They would like to have new members. If interested, call Thamar Barnett at 913-727-1727.
Tonganoxie forensics team wins overall titles in frist weekend of competition
February 5, 2016
The Tonganoxie High School forensics team traveled for its first competition of the 2016 season. The squad captured two sweepstakes victories, winning both the Gardner-Edgerton Invitational and the McLouth Invitational. Additionally, the team had a solid two-day showing at the Lansing Invitational. There were 30 students who medaled during the weekend, including five events that finished in position to qualify for state at the end of the season.
Father-son altercation leads to 5-hour Tonganoxie standoff
February 4, 2016
An incident Wednesday between a father and son involving a gun led to a standoff with police that lasted nearly five hours. Tonganoxie police were dispatched to the 600 block of River Street for a domestic disturbance involving a gun.
Tonganoxie USD 464 receives one bid for former elementary school
February 2, 2016
The future of Tonganoxie’s former elementary school could be decided Monday. Tonganoxie USD 464 is expected to make a decision on the winning bidder at Monday’s Tonganoxie School Board meeting, though only one bid was submitted, Superintendent Lyn Rantz said Tuesday.