Shawn Linenberger News editor

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

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60 years strong: Tonganoxie physician marks milestone
July 1, 2015
When Dr. Phil Stevens opened his office in Tonganoxie, the office came with a General Electric refrigerator. The fridge still is going strong — and so is Stevens. That was exactly 60 years ago to the day today. Stevens started his practice on July 1, 1955, in the office at 605 E. Fourth St.
Tonganoxie City Council eyes former post office, to have public forum on police station July 13
July 1, 2015
Tonganoxie city officials will look into purchasing what once was the downtown post office for new city hall. The council met Monday in a special meeting to discuss the prospects of moving city offices to the former post office, which currently is Tan Time.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie reading specialist Janet Falk
June 30, 2015
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Tongie Tidal Waves coach and local educator Janet Falk.
Tonganoxie celebrates new Good Shepherd building
Organization has grand opening Saturday
June 28, 2015
Good Shepherd Thrift Shop and Food Bank has existed for nearly 30 years. It’s grown from temporary homes in its inception in 1987 to a long established building — the former Christian church — between Tonganoxie United Methodist Church and Tonganoxie Friends Church.
Here’s to Kirby in Tonganoxie
Adventure walk, run attract roughly 50 participants
June 23, 2015
The Kirby McRill 5K Adventure Walk and Run brought in several participants for its second installment Saturday. More than 50 people participated in either the walk or run. Last year’s inaugural event had just the adventure walk, but a run was added this year.
Off-duty Shawnee firefighter administers CPR to 4-year-old at Tonganoxie Water Park
June 22, 2015
An off-duty firefighter provided CPR to a near-drowning 4-year-old Monday afternoon at Tonganoxie Water Park. The child’s mother told police that she took another child to the park’s slide while family members watched her 4-year-old girl. She said she later noticed the child floating face down in the pool and pulled her out.
Tonganoxie City Council holds off on excise tax decision for church
June 22, 2015
The Tonganoxie City Council held off on a decision on Cornerstone Family Worship’s excise tax exemption request. The Rev. Ron Swaim, pastor for Cornerstone Family Worship, spoke to the council during Monday’s regular city council meeting. Swaim’s congregation will have a new church where the Sunset Motel formerly stood near the U.S. Highway 24-40 curve across from Tonganoxie High School’s east campus to the northwest.
Tidal swim win in Leavenworth
June 22, 2015
The Tonganoxie Tidal Waves swim team notched a team victory last Friday at Wollman Aquatic Center in Leavenworth. Tonganoxie won the meet, 266-200. “The rain held off and we were able to have meet on time and completely,” said Janet Falk, Tidal Waves coach. The team again will be in action with a meet this Friday against Eudora at Tonganoxie Water Park. The meet starts at 7:30 a.m. and should run until 11:30 a.m. or noon.
Summer in Tonganoxie: Library offers special themes for programs
June 18, 2015
There are plenty of activities in which to participate in Tonganoxie and the surrounding area and the library is a destination for many of those offerings. The Tonganoxie Public Library, which is open seven days a week, has an extensive summer youth program. Children’s programs are offered at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays, while teen programs get started at 4 p.m. Thursdays. The children’s programming already had Mad Science on June 3 and Super Hero Boot Camp last Wednesday, June 10.
Tonganoxie USD 464 ballot deadline is June 30
June 18, 2015
Tonganoxie voters have about two weeks left to cast their mail-in ballots in the special Tonganoxie USD 464 local option budget election. Voters will decide whether to give the school board authority to increase the local option budget from 30 percent to 33 percent. Ballots were sent out last week and are due back to the Leavenworth County Courthouse by noon June 30.

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Patriotic items adorn the grave of Cpl. Lucas Frantz, who was killed in 2005 while serving in the U.S. Army in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Curtis Oroke is a candidate for Tonganoxie City Council. He is one of six candidates seeking one of two vacant seats.

Bill Peak, candidate for Tonganoxie Mayor. Peak currently is a Tonganoxie City Council member.

Children and adults race for eggs at the start of Saturday’s hunt.

Children paint at The Ruffled Daisy’s station after the Easter egg hunt.

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