Tonganoxie Living

Cooler weather delaying Tonganoxie sunflower field blooms
12:12 p.m., August 29, 2014 Updated 12:12 p.m.
A popular photo backdrop is expected to be in prime form the next two weekends. Ted and Kris Grinter’s sunflowers should be ready for pictures in the coming days, according to Kris’ blog, krisgrinter.blogspot.com.
Creative critters in Leavenworth County?
Animals create ‘art’ for local Humane Society
August 27, 2014
One person’s art is an animal’s chance to traipse across some tarp.
Cord blood donation available at two additional metro hospitals
August 8, 2014
Beginning today, Menorah Medical Center and Shawnee Mission Medical Center have joined Saint Luke’s Hospital’s Cord Blood Program and now offer mothers the option to donate their newborn baby’s umbilical cord blood to help those in need of a stem cell transplant.
Mild weather greets Leavenworth County Fair in Tonganoxie
July 29, 2014
Fairgoers — both humans and animals — likely are going to like this week’s forecast. Mother Nature by all accounts has ordered up ideal fair week weather. Highs generally are expected to be in the 80s and lows in the 60s throughout the week, according to weather forecasts.
Jazz band to have final performance Saturday at Flashbacks
July 25, 2014
Austin Harris and the Voo Doo Jazz Band will have its final performance 7-9 p.m. at Flashbacks restaurant, 630 E. Fourth St., Tonganoxie.
Sporting KC blood drive is Tuesday in KCK
July 24, 2014
Sporting Kansas City, the Victory Project and the American Red Cross are teaming up for a blood drive Tuesday at Sporting Park.
Tonganoxie Dachshund wins Mirror’s Cutest Pet Contest
July 14, 2014
Shyanne Gergick’s family loves Dachshunds.
Kansas City Connection: Cornering the farmers markets
July 14, 2014
The Kansas City area is filled with a wide variety of farmers markets that are well worth a visit. This week I’d like to take a look at some of the most interesting weekend and weekday markets in the area.
Leavenworth County sees population increase, latest estimates indicate
July 7, 2014
Leavenworth County’s population grew about 2.5 percent from 2010 to 2013 and all its incorporated cities increased or maintained population, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimations.
Mirror, Tonganoxie Book Buggy encouraging youths to write book reviews
July 7, 2014
Youths who participate in the Tonganoxie Elementary School Book Buggy program have the opportunity to write reviews for The Mirror.
Tonganoxie Civic Club to have blood drive July 18
July 3, 2014
Tonganoxie Civic Club is sponsoring a blood drive later this month. Community Blood Center will be taking blood donations from 2-7 p.m. July 18 at VFW Hall, 910 E. First St. in Tonganoxie.
Volunteers keep Tonganoxie’s Magnatech Park going and growing
July 2, 2014
It’s a pleasant morning in the shade. Local residents — three women — survey a local flower garden. In between tugs on pesky weeds they chat about future plans for the garden, such as what flowers and plants should stay and which ones should get the heave ho come fall.
Local agencies participating in National HIV Testing Day
June 23, 2014
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is encouraging Kansans to get tested Friday on National HIV Testing Day.
Mirror’s cutest pet contest near 30 entries
June 16, 2014
A Tonganoxie dachshund currently is viewed as the cutest pet around, but there’s plenty of time left for The Mirror’s Facebook followers to cast their votes online.