Local news

Facebook and the election
Social media playing role locally in campaign
March 31, 2015
A forum for Tonganoxie City Council and Tonganoxie USD 464 School Board candidates gave those running in various races the chance to debate and explain their perspectives. With so many candidates, though, some might have preferred more opportunities to debate and discuss. Enter — for better or worse — Facebook.
Tonganoxie police looking for information regarding case of man trying to lure middle school student into vehicle
March 30, 2015
Tonganoxie Police are looking for information regarding a reported incident Monday involving a man attempting to lure a middle school boy into a van.
Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development to celebrate 25 years April 9
March 29, 2015
The Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development Class is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and to honor the milestone, the Class of 2015 is hosting an event.
Tonganoxie Easter egg hunt today in Chieftain Park
March 28, 2015
The Tonganoxie Recreation Commission will have its annual Easter egg hunt at 3 p.m. Saturday throughout Chieftain Park.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Kendra Schobert
March 27, 2015
This week’s Face to Face profiles Tonganoxie Elementary School teacher Kendra Schobert.
Mercury Wireless service expanding to Tonganoxie area
March 26, 2015
Area Tonganoxie residents have another option for Internet services. Mercury Wireless, a Topeka company, now has a tower about 5 miles north of Tonganoxie that serves up to a 15-mile radius.
Crowded field for Position 2 on Tonganoxie USD 464 board
March 26, 2015
Tonganoxie USD 464’s Position 2 race has three candidates this year: incumbent Kathy Baragary and challengers Kaija Baldock and Bill Loechler. Here’s a closer look at each candidate.
Tonganoxie High softball looks to improve in 2015
March 23, 2015
The Tonganoxie High softball team enters the 2015 without familiar faces thanks to graduation. Pitcher Morgan Oroke and catcher Laney Walker were seniors last year, as were shortstop Cally Engle-Maxwell and centerfielder Marissa Martin.
Local attorney faces incumbent in school board race
Brusven, Truesdell in race for Position 1
March 20, 2015
Position 1 is among four contested seats in this spring’s Tonganoxie USD 464 election. Incumbent Diane Truesdell faces challenger Amelia Brusven in the race. Here’s a closer look at both candidates.
State creates quarantine zone for bird flu in rural Leavenworth, Wyandotte counties
March 16, 2015
In response to the confirmed positive case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Leavenworth County, the Kansas Department of Agriculture has established a quarantine zone in Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties.
Tonganoxie City Council, USD 464 school board candidate forums Saturday
March 13, 2015
Candidates vying for Tonganoxie mayoral, City Council and USD 464 seats will be on hand for a forum Saturday. The event begins at 1 p.m. and will take place at the Tonganoxie VFW Hall. All of this year’s races are contested. Election Day is April 7.
Organization Orientation: Tonganoxie Civic Club
March 6, 2015
Editor’s note: This is a new feature The Mirror newspaper is starting to better acquaint the community with its many organizations. The Mirror is seeking other community clubs to be featured in Organization Orientation. For more information, contact news editor Shawn F. Linenberger at slinenberger@theworldco.info.
Face to Face: Vintage Park’s Julie Hansen
March 5, 2015
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Julie Hansen, executive director at Vintage Park Assisted Living in Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie police calls, Feb. 20-March 1, 2015
March 5, 2015
Here’s a look at Tonganoxie police calls for Feb. 20-March 1, 2015:
Tonganoxie Live effort on the move
March 5, 2015
Several businesses and organizations gathered for the inaugural Tonganoxie Live social last week. Based on discussion at the event, the “movement” is expected to keep growing. Tonganoxie Live is a Facebook page that local residents started as a way to keep people in the community connected.

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