Shawn Linenberger News Editor

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

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Lunch event to acquaint Tonganoxie with proposed luxury RV resort
March 15, 2018
Local residents are invited to join for lunch and discussion about a proposed development for a luxury RV resort. Hoefer Wysocki Architecture, along with Red Circle Development, is offering a community conversation about the proposed commercial and resort development in Tonganoxie.
Five for signing on Tonganoxie High softball team
March 14, 2018
Stephanie Wittman’s Tonganoxie High softball team has made some exciting runs in recent years. Take this year’s senior class for instance. The group has been a part of three straight Class 4A Division I regional runner-up teams. Every year of the group’s high school career, the girls have been part of a team that has just missed out on a string of state appearances.
Final meet before state for Tonganoxie High powerlifters
March 8, 2018
The Tonganoxie High powerlifting team got a final competition in before state this past weekend. The Chieftains traveled Feb. 24 to Horton for an 11-team powerlifting meet. Tonganoxie placed fifth on the girls side, while McLouth also participated, taking 11th. Basehor-Linwood won the meet with 92 points, while Horton scored 46 for second. Washburn Rural took third with 36 and Bonner Springs fourth with 27.
Tonganoxie teacher working to protect students, near and far
March 7, 2018
Tiffany Parker had been pitching an idea to others in the Tonganoxie school district that might help protect students in the event of an active shooter. A few days later, the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., that killed 17 shook the nation.
Piper ends THS basketball seasons
March 7, 2018
The Tonganoxie High boys basketball team had a shot at the upset Friday in a Class 4A Division I substate game against Piper. THS got out to a slow start, falling behind, 13-5, in the first quarter. But the Chieftains chipped away at the lead, closing the gap the next two quarters. The game headed into the final quarter with the Pirates clinging to a 35-32 lead.
Project Grad dodgeball tourney registration deadline is Monday
March 1, 2018
Area youths still have some time to get their dodgeball teams together for a big tournament in late March. Tonganoxie High School’s Project Grad again is sponsoring the Tonganoxie Community Dodgeball Tournament on March 31 at the THS east gymnasium.
Pet Health Day coming April 14 to Tonganoxie
March 1, 2018
Pet owners can get their animals micro-chipped and vaccinated for rabies and a five-way vaccination for the discounted price of $30 in April.
Annual meeting for Fall Creek Cemetery Corporation is March 10
March 1, 2018
The Fall Creek Cemetery Corporation annual meeting will be 2 p.m. March 10 at Alexandria Township Fire Department in Springdale.
Tonganoxie Business Assocation coffee will be after-work affair this month
March 1, 2018
Tonganoxie Business Association will sponsor a March coffee at Mid-Star Lab in the Urban Hess Business Park. The event will start at 5 p.m. March 13 at the business, 1701 Commerce Ave.
KU donates two computers to Tonganoxie USD 464
February 28, 2018
The school board approved the donation of two iMacs from the University of Kansas at its Feb. 22 special meeting. The donated iMacs will be used to replace two older iMacs in the Mac Lab at Tonganoxie High School. The donated items are in good working order. No costs will be associated with the installation of the computers, according to school officials.

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This year's Tonganoxie High softball team features a senior class that will entirely be playing at the collegiate level when their high school careers conclude. Pictured, from bottom left, are Makenzie Sample (Fort Scott CC), Lauren Willson (Hutchinson CC), Delainey Fenoglio (Butler CC), Audrey Miller (Labette County CC) and Torrissa Hootman (Barton CC). All will play softball at the next level except for Willson, who will play volleyball for the Blue Dragons.

Tonganoxie City Council members, from left, Loralee Stevens, Jamie Lawson and Rocky Himpel are sworn in Jan. 8, 2018. Lawson, the top vote-getter in the November general election for Tonganoxie City Council, resigned at the Jan. 20, 2018, City Council meeting.

Phil Jones, Tonganoxie Middle School health and physical education teacher, stands near the image of the late Dr. Phil Stevens on Friday in the downtown pocket park. Jones served as this year's honorary Tonganoxie Phil.

The Tonganoxie Police Department is at Sixth and Church streets.

Tonganoxie High's Chandler Caldwell drives to the basket Saturday against Metro Academy. THS lost, 55-40, to the Mavericks in the fifth-place game at the Tonganoxie Invitational. Caldwell was named to the all-tournament team.

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