Shawn Linenberger News editor

Shawn has been with The Mirror since 2001 and is the news editor.

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Tonganoxie VFW recognizes local essay winners
Local students also district finalists
January 27, 2015
Several Tonganoxie students were recognized for their essays entries in this year’s Veterans of Foreign Wars writing contests. The national contests are known as the Voice of Democracy at the high school level and Patriot’s Pen at the middle school level.
Candidates file at last minute for Tonganoxie City Council, USD 464 races
January 27, 2015
Several residents have filed for Tonganoxie City Council and USD 464 school board positions. The deadline was noon Tuesday for City Council and mayoral filings, as well as school board. USD 464 school board incumbent Diane Truesdell is running for Position 1 against challenger Amelia C. Brusven. Truesdell joined the board in 2004.
106 birthdays and counting
Tonganoxie resident Ann Jarrett celebrates another milestone
January 27, 2015
When President Barack Obama visited Lawrence last week, he became the first sitting president since William Howard Taft in 1911. Tonganoxie resident Ann Jarrett has been alive for both of these historic visits. Born Jan. 21, 1909, Jarrett, known by many as Aunt Ann, celebrated her 106th birthday last week at Vintage Park Assisted Living in Tonganoxie.
Filing deadline for Tonganoxie races noon today
Mail-in ballots for sales tax question due next Tuesday
January 27, 2015
Several residents have filed for Tonganoxie City Council and USD 464 school board positions, though two positions won’t have anyone running in this year’s school board election cycle.
Buzzer beater helps ignite Tonganoxie boys in second half
January 23, 2015
When a game is tied seven times and has five lead changes, that’s a decent indication the game is a good one. The Tonganoxie High Boys had a 31-22 lead Thursday against Metro Academy, but the game became was back-and-forth most of the night before THS won, 65-60.
Tonganoxie High girls drop Atchison, play Jeff West on Saturday
January 23, 2015
The Tonganoxie High girls experienced a roller coaster of a game Thursday against Atchison in a consolation bracket game in the Tonganoxie Invitational.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Toni Minor
January 22, 2015
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Tonganoxie resident Toni Minor.
Tonganoxie High debate takes 3rd at state
January 22, 2015
Tonganoxie High School is adding more accolades to its debate program’s list of achievements. THS placed third at the Class 4A state four-speaker debate tournament in El Dorado. The team also recorded a fourth-place finish in two-speaker debate.
Living the dream in Tonganoxie
Area residents join together for Martin Luther King celebration
January 22, 2015
The Jewel on Main Singers just finished performing “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” when Tonganoxie resident Laurence Hill offered a suggestion. The singers should replace “world” with “Tonganoxie.”
Tonganoxie, McLouth basketball tourneys start today
January 19, 2015
The Tonganoxie and McLouth high school gymnasiums are going to be full of activity starting today. In Tonganoxie, 20 games are on tap starting today and ending Saturday.

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The Tonganoxie City Fire Department decorates the city's Christmas tree Wednesday in the pocket park where the police department previously stood. The tree officially will be lit up for the first time Saturday as part of the the Mayor's Christmas Tree ceremony.

This week's Face to Face is Tonganoxie City Council member and Tonganoxie High School teacher Andy Gilner.

David Frese, Tonganoxie Public Library board chair and Tonganoxie Recreation Commission board member

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