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Mirror office closed; publication to continue with virtual space
August 1, 2018
The Tonganoxie Mirror has made changes to its office space to become more efficient. The Mirror has closed its office at 520 E. Fourth St. News Editor Shawn Linenberger will be working out of a virtual office. People can continue to contact Linenberger at 785-218-5300 and soon will be able to call regular office number, 913-845-2222. Readers with delivery questions can continue to call 785-843-1000. People can continue to place classified advertising by calling 866-823-8220. Readers can call what has been our office number for several years, 913-845-2222, will be a working option again in about a week.
Television show seeks local participants
July 11, 2018
The Emmy-nominated hit television show, “Mind Field,” is coming to Stilwell to film.
MTKC presents two musicals this month
July 11, 2018
Music Theatre Kansas City is presenting its two summer shows, “Fame” and “My Favorite Year,” this month.
Tonganoxie graduate gives $1 million to KU scholarships benefitting LGBTQ students
March 1, 2018
A University of Kansas graduate with roots in Tonganoxie has donated in $1 million in scholarships that will support LGBTQ students at his alma mater. Chad Leat, who now lives in New York City, announced the $1 million gift/commitment during a visit to KU this week, according to a story posted Thursday on the KU website.
Former Tonganoxie superintendent resigns from same post in Lawrence, plans to take other position in that district, pending board approval
May 12, 2017
Kyle Hayden is resigning as the superintendent of Lawrence Public Schools, the district has announced. He plans to stay with the district in the newly created role of chief operations officer, pending approval by the Lawrence school board.
Tonganoxie High School graduate part of winning challenge duo at K-State
November 29, 2016
A Kansas State University competition has awarded 16 students and 10 different business ideas with $20,000 in prize money — and a Tonganoxie High School graduate is at the top of the list. Tonganoxie’s Tyler O’Briant teamed up with Manhattan’s Sam Rozell — both seniors in electrical engineering — and were awarded $7,500 and a spot in the Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge for their pitch for Eyas, the first truly advanced police support quadcopter drone on the market. The Eyas will provide dual functionality both as a reconnaissance and a documentation tool, enhancing police officers’ ability to more fully understand the myriad of dangerous situations they face on a daily basis as well as provide more appropriate, over-the-shoulder documentation once these situations commence.
Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial organizers asking for residents to show up Sunday for lip dub video
May 17, 2016
Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial organizers are looking to promote the event this Sunday, but they need the community’s help. With assistance from Tonganoxie High School video production students and Gab Local TV of Topeka, organizers are trying to put together lip dub segment for the community. Lip dub is a form of lip syncing to music in a video.
Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development graduates 12 students for 2015-16
May 17, 2016
This year’s Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development Class had 12 graduates. The students received their graduation awards during a luncheon May 4 at the Bob Wiley Memorial VFW Post 11499 in Basehor. Class members hail from Tonganoxie, Basehor and Lansing and were recognized for completing the eight-month course.
Teeing off with Tonganoxie High golf
Chieftain golf team returns full squad for 2016 season
April 7, 2016
The winter weather spell came and went Easter weekend, but the snow spurt hasn’t hindered Tonganoxie High golf in the early going of the season. THS had been practicing the last few weeks and has gotten a good amount of work in on various area golf courses in preparation for the new season.
Second downtown mural coming to life this week
Artist returning to create another ode to Tonganoxie
November 3, 2015
A second mural in Tonganoxie will be changing the downtown landscape a bit more. Kelly Poling, a muralist from Chillicothe, Mo., painted a mural featuring books and an image of the late Dr. Phil Stevens in September on the west side of the Stevens physician’s office building. That mural creates part of a border in the downtown pocket park.

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