Leavenworth County

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.
The Mirror, Leavenworth County Humane Society team up for Cutest Pet Contest
June 29, 2016
The Mirror is bringing back its cutest pet contest, and this time, an organization will be partnering with the newspaper for the monthlong contest. The Leavenworth County Humane Society is joining with The Mirror for this year’s contest, which will run throughout July.
Tonganoxie residents gear up for fireworks; area communities offering displays
June 29, 2016
Tonganoxie always is bustling with fireworks around Independence Day each year. Several fireworks stands dot the community for local residents to purchase supplies for their own personal fireworks shows. Fireworks can be lit from 8 a.m.-11 p.m. June 30-July 4, which this year is Thursday through Monday. City ordinance allows for those times to change based on the fire chief’s discretion. Tonganoxie Fire Chief Jack Holcom said Monday forecasts are encouraging, as there are chances for rain Wednesday and Thursday.
Tonganoxie’s new police station coming together
Officers anticipate August move into new digs
June 28, 2016
Tonganoxie’s new police station is coming together and could be finished next month, with the department to move in sometime in August. Chief Jeff Brandau said Monday the new campus will offer more capabilities — and substantially more space. The station itself, formerly Cornerstone Family Worship at Sixth and Church streets, will span 6,000 square feet over two levels. An additional building has been built northwest of the repurposed station and is 1,300 square feet. The current police station is in a 1,000 square-foot space in an office building at Fourth and Delaware streets across from City Hall.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Michael Graveman
June 28, 2016
This week’s Face to Face features current rural Tonganoxie resident and former McLouth Mayor Michael Graveman.