Shawn Linenberger News Editor

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

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Area communities offering wide array of holiday activities
December 8, 2016
Several activities have been planned for this holiday season. Here’s a look at some of the events on tap in the area:
Tonganoxie High wrestlers nab 2nd at Wamego Invitational
December 7, 2016
Tonganoxie High wrestling opened the season as one of the top teams in the Chieftains’ opening invitational. THS placed second with 224.5 points at Saturday’s Wamego Invitational. Tonganoxie finished behind only perennial power Abilene at the meet. The Cowboys finished the day with 290.5 points.
Tough starts for Tonganoxie, McLouth basketball teams
December 7, 2016
David Hillmon’s team played with intensity Thursday in its season opener, but the Chieftains just couldn’t overcome Baldwin’s hot shooting in Hillmon’s debut as head coach.
Technology award for Tonganoxie Community Historical Society
December 7, 2016
The Tonganoxie Community Historical Society has won the 2016 Technology Award from the Kansas Museums Association. TCHS representatives received the award Nov. 4 during the annual KMA conference at Fort Leavenworth.
Tonganoxie City Council to determine rezoning fate
December 7, 2016
The fate of rezoning an area along U.S. Highway 24-40 near 206th Street will rest with the Tonganoxie City Council.
All for one and one for all at Tonganoxie’s Madrigal Feaste
December 7, 2016
It’s early December, which means a growing Tonganoxie tradition once again transformed Tonganoxie Middle School into a Renaissance Era castle. This past weekend was the 15th annual Madrigal Feaste, an event that continues to draw sellout performances for two nights only. It also serves as a reunion.
Tonganoxie VFW Post hosting Saturday discussion on veteran affairs
December 2, 2016
Tonganoxie VFW Post 9271 is having a Lunch and Learn event at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Tonganoxie VFW Post Home, 910 E. First St. Kansas City (Mo.) Municipal Court Judge Ardie Bland will discuss the mechanics of the Veterans Treatment Courts and how the community can support the veterans participating in these programs.
Tonganoxie Chamber hosting open house for proposed luxury RV resort today
November 30, 2016
The Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce is hosting an open house with the developers of a proposed luxury RV resort today.
Do ye hear what I hear ye in Tonganoxie?
November 30, 2016
The Tonganoxie vocal music department will be welcoming noble lords and ladies to its “castle” Friday and Saturday in the Tonganoxie Middle School commons area. It’s time for the 13th annual Madrigal Feaste, as students entertain guests with music while a meal of wasseyle coppes, potage and farthing weight weate loaf, wilde board, streng bene and rosta botata and royal fruit tartes will be served.
Tonganoxie ‘late night’ basketball event helps get 2016-17 season started
November 29, 2016
Winter sports are about to get started with basketball and wrestling competition later this week. But last week, a new tradition started with an event like the late night celebrations for the first basketball practice of the year at the college level.

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Tonganoxie Police Department's Anthony Garcia, who also serves as a Tonganoxie USD 464 student resource officer.

Sunflowers continue to grow in Gallagher Park. The sunflowers are a few of many planted throughout Tonganoxie in an effort to entice visitors of the Grinter Farms sunflower fields to Tonganoxie.

Tonganoxie High football coach Al Troyer chats with his team after the first practice of the season Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, at Beatty Field. THS opens the season Sept. 2 against Spring Hill at home.

Tara George, Tonganoxie High School counselor for juniors and seniors.

The new Tonganoxie Police Station at Sixth and Church streets is open. Department officials also are accepting items for school crisis kits that can be dropped off in the station's foyer, which is open 24 hours.

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