Local news

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.
Jewel on Main to have diva show Saturday
February 28, 2015
The Jewel on Main will have its next performance this weekend.
Tonganoxie Live social is Thursday
February 25, 2015
The Tonganoxie Live social is an event organizers hope will bring various local organizations, businesses and groups together Thursday.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Patrick Budy
February 24, 2015
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Tonganoxie’s Patrick Budy
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society soup and chili feed today at Methodist church
February 19, 2015
The Tonganoxie Community Historical Society is having its soup and chili feed until 7 p.m. today at the Tonganoxie United Methodist Church.
Tonganoxie vigil pays tribute to 21-year-old killed in Thursday morning wreck
06:00 a.m., February 19, 2015 Updated 08:28 p.m.
As more than 100 people gathered on a frigid Thursday night along Leavenworth County Road 5 in Tonganoxie, a family member spoke glowingly about Colin Bennett. Darren Bennett, an uncle, told the crowd that no one ever had “anything negative to say about Colin Bennett.”
Tonganoxie Phil doesn’t see shadow; hello, early spring
February 2, 2015
Wisconsin is known for its badgers, but another type of furry fella made the headlines there Monday. Sun Prairie, Wis., Mayor Jonathan Freund leaned over to Jimmy the groundhog during a Groundhog Day ceremony to get the scoop on the rodent’s prognostication.