Shawn Linenberger News Editor

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

Recent stories

Tonganoxie Community Band to have practices next 2 weeks
Group inviting musicians to join in preparation for Sesquicentennial performance
May 26, 2016
The Tonganoxie Community Band will have rehearsals in the next couple weeks in preparation for the Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial.
Boatwright gives keynote speech at Tonganoxie Chamber event
May 24, 2016
Danni Boatwright reminisced about her hometown, shared her continued pride for the community and even got a bit emotional talking about family and friends. The clothing store owner who has created a line of sports team attire gave the keynote speech at last week’s Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet.
Tonganoxie selects Prairie View administrator as latest schools superintendent
May 24, 2016
An administrator with ties to the area will be the superintendent for Tonganoxie USD 464. The Tonganoxie School Board unanimously approved the hiring of Chris Kleidosty as its next superintendent. Kleidosty, who graduated from Valley Falls High School in neighboring Jefferson County, comes to Tognanoxie from Prairie View USD 362 in La Cygne. He served as superintendent the past nine years in that Linn County district.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Nikki Beach
May 24, 2016
This week’s Face to Face features Team Tongie board member Nikki Beach
Tonganoxie area groups support national veteran motorcycle ride on Interstate 70
May 23, 2016
Nearly 40 American flags were unfurled — including a 20-foot-by-30-foot version towering above the overpass — to greet motorcyclists Monday passing through the Heartland. Tonganoxie American Legion Post 41 and its women’s auxiliary, the Tonganoxie Motorcycle Association, Christian Motorcycle Association and the Ozawkie American Legion Riders joined together for the annual event.
Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office investigating body found near Tonganoxie
May 23, 2016
The Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a body found Friday between Tonganoxie and McLouth.
Tonganoxie bids farewell to Class of 2016 with Saturday graduation
May 17, 2016
Tonganoxie High School valedictorian Spencer Finkbiner thanked some of his teachers for their great mentoring at Saturday’s commencement exercises, but at one point during his speech, he admitted that he wasn’t the foremost authority on giving thoughtful and inspiring speeches to his peers. “Just this week my mom had to remind me how to sort my laundry,” Finkbiner said. “And you want me to give you worthwhile, life-directing advice? I’m just a kid.
Tonganoxie School Board again tables contract decision for Parker; 200 attend meeting
12:11 p.m., May 17, 2016 Updated 01:58 p.m.
The Tonganoxie School Board again has tabled a decision on whether to renew a teacher’s contract as roughly 200 patrons looked on at Monday’s special meeting. The board voted, 4-3, to table the item until the state decides next month whether to censure the teacher. Board Members Bryan Kemp, Michelle McGhee and Kris Grinter voted against the measure. The board originally scheduled the special meeting to discuss selection of finalists for the district’s new superintendent Monday at the Tonganoxie Middle School library.
Tonganoxie City Council approves hiring legal counsel for potential proceedings with RV resort group
May 17, 2016
The Tonganoxie City Council has approved hiring counsel for any potential work with a group looking to build luxury RV resort just east of Tonganoxie. The council approved, 4-0, an agreement with Shannon Marcano to negotiate any development agreements. Mayor Jason Ward and Council Member Andy Gilner were absent from Monday’s meeting.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Lindsay Eccles
May 17, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profiles Lindsay Eccles.

Full story list

Recent photos

Tonganoxie High School senior Heath Martin shows off a giant, 11-inch morel mushroom he found April 20 on his family's property.

Buttons are being offered at select locations in Tonganoxie in advance of the Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial celebration June 10-11. Suggested donation is $5 per button. A drawing will be held for cash prizes at the event based on button numbers.

Seniors on the 2016 Tonganoxie High golf team are, clockwise from bottom left, Dawson Jones, Ben Lanza, Gage Hendrix and Noah Arthuad. THS returns all of its varsity team from last season.

Andy Suber

Tonganoxie High School teacher Matt Beat has written songs for every U.S. President except President Barack Obama. The world history instructor has started a petition to meet Obama so that he may interview him and better write his song.

Full photo list