Shawn Linenberger News Editor

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

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Tonganoxie High freshmen named to state choir
November 15, 2018
Tonganoxie will continue to offer Alcoholics Anonymous meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, but they now will start at 6 p.m. Meetings take place at First Congregational Church at Fourth and Shawnee streets in Tonganoxie.
Time change made for AA meetings in Tonganoxie
November 15, 2018
Tonganoxie will continue to offer Alcoholics Anonymous meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, but they now will start at 6 p.m. Meetings take place at First Congregational Church at Fourth and Shawnee streets in Tonganoxie.
Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting festivities Saturday; library event at future site also planned in Tonganoxie
November 15, 2018
Downtown Tonganoxie soon will be getting festive for the holiday season and also denoting work on a new landmark. The Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting festivities will start about 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the downtown pocket park, Fourth and Delaware streets. At 5:35 p.m., there will be a THS Jazz Band performance. At 6 p.m., there will be a children’s choir performance. Santa and Mayor Jason Ward will arrive about 6:30 p.m. before Ward reads “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” The tree lighting then is planned to happen at 6:40 p.m.
Tonganoxie High performs ‘School of Rock’
November 15, 2018
Anyone wanting to get nostalgic about high school or college in the 1980s or early 1990s got their fill of rock songs — and even some love ballads — last week at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center on the Tonganoxie High School campus. THS students performed Samuel French’s “Rock of Ages” (High School Edition) Thursday through Saturday at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center on the Tonganoxie High School east campus. The musical is based on the Broadway version that also became a 2012 motion picture featuring an all-star cast of Tom Cruise, Mary J. Blige, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alec Baldwin, Paul Giamatti and more. The show takes place on Southern California’s famed Sunset Strip during the Reagan Era, home to Dupree’s Bourbon Room and The Venus a Go-Go.
Riedel’s remarkable run
November 14, 2018
Dalton Bock was a crucial part of Tonganoxie’s Kaw Valley League champion football team in 2017 that finished with the first undefeated season in school history in 55 years. That team graduated 21 seniors, but an incoming senior this season had made some preseason goals, one of which was to tie or surpass his former teammate’s mark of 1,441 rushing yards last year. Korbin Riedel reached that goal and then some in 2018.
Latest Mexican restaurant opens in Tonganoxie
November 9, 2018
Rebecca Mier is excited about her family’s newest restaurant. Ajuua! Mexican Grill and Cantina opened Oct. 22 at 300 N. Village Terrace just off East U.S. Highway 24-40 in Tonganoxie.
Leavenworth County celebrating 99th annual Veterans Day Parade; Tonganoxie to honor vets with inaugural program
November 9, 2018
The 99th annual Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade — dubbed as the oldest Veterans Day observance — is coming Monday morning to Leavenworth. This year’s parade starts at 10:30 a.m. in downtown Leavenworth, with staging starting at 9 a.m. Monetary awards will be given for best floats and other entries.
Tonganoxie High staging ‘Rock of Ages’ this week
November 8, 2018
Anyone wanting to jam to some classic rock songs — and even a few love ballads — from the 1980s and early 1990s should head this week to the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center on the Tonganoxie High School east campus. THS students will be performing Samuel French’s “Rock of Ages (High School Edition) at 7:30 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday at TPAC.
ELECTION CENTRAL 2018: Kelly defeats Kobach; Davids wins against Yoder; 5-person commission approved
07:43 p.m., November 6, 2018 Updated 11:11 p.m.
Here are results as they come in for the 2018 election.
Tonganoxie Library story time to be at fire station Tuesday
November 5, 2018
Story time will have a special location Tuesday. The Tonganoxie Public Library program will take place 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Tonganoxie City Fire Station., 825 E. Fourth St. Parents can bring their children to the fire station for the special story time.

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Tonganoxie High senior Korbin Riedel, seated, looks over at the THS student section while taking a quick breather after a touchdown run earlier this season as Hayden Robbins (12) and Drake Pray look on. Riedel rushed for more than 1,500 yards this season.

Rebeca Mier stands at the bar at Tonganoxie's newest Mexican restauarant. Ajuua! opened Oct. 22 just off East U.S. Highway 24-40.

Tonganoxie High School students rehearse "Rock of Ages (High School Edition) Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center on the THS campus. Students will present the musical at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at TPAC.

Election 2018

Dan Lynch (holding the giant scissors) with Lynch Real Estate reacts after cutting apart the red ribbon at Friday's ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new business center opened with Lych Real Estate and Ferrellgas on Friday, while other tenants will be joining them in the near future. The center is in the former Sutton-Kolman Automotive center.

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