Local news

Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting festivities Saturday
November 18, 2016
It’s actually looking very much like Christmas in Tonganoxie. Organizers and volunteers have been getting the downtown area ready for the annual Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting festivities, which will be 3-6 p.m. Saturday in downtown Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie High graduate to offer four-course dinner at Myers Hotel
November 16, 2016
Tonganoxie High School graduate Jamie Everett from Hank Charcuterie in Lawrence will be preparing a cocktail dinner next week at Myers Hotel. Myers Hotel architect Kate Brubacher is coordinating the Farmhouse Table Dinner with Everett. The meal starts at 6 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Myers Hotel Bar, 204 S. Main St., Tonganoxie. Space is limited. Cost is $65. For more information, contact Brubacher at brubacherhausfrau@gmail.com.
Tonganoxie city office accepting goods for food drive
November 16, 2016
The city of Tonganoxie is accepting food in November to help fill Good Shepherd Thrift Store and Food Bank. Non-perishable food items can be dropped off at City Hall, 526 E. Fourth St. Suggested items are peanut butter, jelly, canned soup, canned fruit and vegetables, cereal, pork and beans, spaghetti and sauce and macaroni and cheese. Donated food items will help Good Shpeherd fill its food pantry in time for the holidays.
Presentation on ‘Tonganoxie: The Man’
November 16, 2016
Susy Ross will present a piece about “Tonganoxie: The Man” next week. The presentation will start at 12:30 p.m. Monday at the Tonganoxie Public Library, Third and Bury streets. The speech, which will focus on the community’s namesake, is in observance of Native American Month.
Tonganoxie library director meet and greet to be Saturday
November 16, 2016
Tonganoxie Public Library will have a meet and greet for new library director Nicole Holifield this weekend. The event will be 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the library, Third and Bury streets. Light refreshments and children’s activities will be available before the tree lighting.
Merry Mayor event in Tonganoxie
November 16, 2016
Tonganoxie again will get the holiday season started with the annual Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting this weekend. Festivities will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday in downtown Tonganoxie at the pocket park, Fourth and Delaware streets.
McLouth Happenings
November 16, 2016
McLouth Elementary School had its annual Grandparents Day. More than 300 grandparents were in attendance for the day. They spent the afternoon with their grandchildren at recess, the book fair and even spent time in various classrooms. Thank you to the PTO for its tireless work to prepare for this event.
Jarbalo Jottings
November 16, 2016
David and Jane Turner went Nov. 4 to Centropolis for a meeting of the Santa Fe Trail Leather Artists Guild. Kathy Stimac and Terry Drennon of Reading visited Thamar Barnett, David and Jane Turner and Tammy Mooberry on Nov. 5. Rosie Oelschlaeger and Gary Oelschlaeger visited John and Janice Oelschlaeger and Amy of Lawrence on Nov. 6. They helped them with some projects and wished John a happy birthday.
THS staging ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ Thursday through Sunday
November 11, 2016
The Tonganoxie High School drama and music departments will be presenting “The Drowsy Chaperone: The Musical within a Comedy” later this week. Shows are 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center on the THS campus. Cost is $8 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and students, $5 for anyone ages 10 and younger.
Tonganoxie City Council determines ballot question wording
November 11, 2016
The Tonganoxie City Council has agreed on verbiage for a mail-in ballot question for a new 3/4-cent sales tax. The council approved, 5-0, wording for the ballot question. If voters approve the measure, it would replace the current 3/4-cent sales tax that has funded Tonganoxie Water Park. That 10-year tax is about to expire.
Remember When makes return to The Mirror
November 2, 2016
Many readers will remember when the Remember When column was a regular installment in The Mirror. Some readers may even remember when the column was called Looking Back.
Spooky Spooktacular
November 2, 2016
Friday was the annual Spooktacular event and, again this year, it didn’t seem to disappoint. According to organizer Monica Gee, children were really involved in games and the bounce house, getting into the whole event and “not just the candy.”
Election races to be decided Tuesday
November 2, 2016
In about a week, the inundation of certain yard signs, commercials and social media political pitches will end. Many already have taken advantage of advanced voting opportunities, but from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday — Election Day — voters will cast ballots across the country to decide the presidential race, national and state legislative races and county contests.
Tonganoxie getting Spooktacular; other area activities planned to celebrate Halloween
October 28, 2016
Minions have invaded downtown Tonganoxie. Don’t worry, they’re harmless, and they will be adding to the fun Friday night along Fourth Street. The Minions, made of square hay bales and dressed like the movie characters, are situated throughout Fourth Street.