Shawn Linenberger News Editor

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

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Tonganoxie High boys soccer gets another shutout victory
September 17, 2021
Tonganoxie High boys soccer got the offense going again last week, shutting out Paola, 8-0, for the first Frontier League victory of the season.
Gilmore takes 5th as Tonganoxie High boys 8th, girls 9th at Wamego cross country invite
September 17, 2021
Tonganoxie High cross country runners hope that Saturday’s race at Wamego wasn’t their last this year. The Wamego Country Club has long been the Class 4A state site, so another trip west this year to Wamego means THS runners will be competing at the state championships. Both teams finished in the middle of the field, as the Tonganoxie boys placed eighth and the THS girls ninth. Both varsity meets had 15 teams competing.
York notches new school record as Tonganoxie High girls golf takes 2nd at Topeka Seaman meet
September 17, 2021
The Tonganoxie High girls golf team had a strong showing last week at the Topeka Seaman meet. THS placed second overall with a score of 359.
Tonganoxie USD 464 approves updated indoor mask mandate; will revisit Oct. 11
September 17, 2021
After a lengthy and sometimes tense meeting Monday, the Tonganoxie USD 464 school board opted to stay the course on mask requirements in district buildings, while also approving a measure for onsite COVID-19 testing with parental approval.
Heartbreaker on the road: Louisburg assembles 4th quarter rally, wins in overtime against Tonganoxie football
September 15, 2021
The opening kickoff of Friday’s Tonganoxie-Louisburg football game offered an encouraging start to the road game for the Chieftains.
Tonganoxie Days to make its return this weekend; McLouth Threshing Bee in full swing though Sunday
September 15, 2021
Festival time is here again. Tonganoxie Days is making its return during a new season following a hiatus in 2020 due to earlier stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s also time for the 64th annual Mclouth Threshing Bee.
Remember When: A Community Review for Sept. 8, 2021
September 10, 2021
The Tonganoxie City Fire Department quickly doused an electrical fire which started at Haislip’s Laundromat, 622 East 4th Street, Tonganoxie. The fire started at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 5, after Kay Long, new Tonganoxie resident, placed a load of damp laundry into one of the upper dryers set into the east wall of the facility. “I thought, oh my god, I just moved here, they’re going to ship me out of town, I burned down the only laundry in town.” Actually, the damage was limited to the area above the dryer and the laundromat was allowed to open back up after the electrical system supplying the dryer was disconnected.
Week 2 Cram Session 2021: Tonganoxie at Louisburg
September 10, 2021
Tonganoxie High continues the season with its first road contest Friday at Louisburg.
Hey there, from Kansas: Grinter Farms featured nationally on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’
September 9, 2021
Ted Grinter has done his share of interviews this time of year, but Thursday morning’s session provided a new first at Grinter Farms. “Good Morning America” crews were on hand around 7 a.m. to film a segment for the ABC morning show. Correspondent Becky Worley stood in the sunflower fields just west of Sunflower General as a camera rolled. A drone zoomed overhead to get additional shots.
Week 1 Cram Session 2021: Basehor-Linwood at Tonganoxie
September 3, 2021
Football is here again. Tonganoxie High has a 35-7 record over the last four years and will look to have another big season in 2021, but the Chieftains will be doing so with several players in larger roles.

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A Louisburg running back makes a move against Tonganoxie during a Frontier League game Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at Wildcat Stadium in Louisburg.

Tonganoxie lines up defensively against Louisburg during a Frontier League game Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at Wildcat Stadium in Louisburg.

Tonganoxie High senior Andrew Colvert celebrates a touchdownagainst Louisburg during a Frontier League game Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at Wildcat Stadium in Louisburg.

Tognanoxie High players celebrate an early score against Louisburg during a Frontier League game Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at Wildcat Stadium in Louisburg.

A referee signals touchdown after Andrew Colvert gets in the end zone against Louisburg during a Frontier League game Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at Wildcat Stadium in Louisburg.

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