Shawn Linenberger News Editor

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

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2016 Leavenworth County Fair Schedule
July 27, 2016
Here’s a look at the remaining schedule for the 2016 Leavenworth County Fair.
Mid Star Lab brings growing business to Tonganoxie
July 26, 2016
A local business has come full circle in its own right. Mid Star Labs had a ribbon cutting last month at its new site in the Urban Hess Business with help from the Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce.
O’Brien, Karleskint squaring off Tuesday in Republican primary in Kansas House District 42 race
July 26, 2016
An established Republican incumbent or a new challenger will advance from Tuesday’s Kansas House District 42 race to take on a Democrat in the primary.
Incumbent Bixby hopes for another term as crowded primary looms Tuesday
July 26, 2016
Dennis Bixby is seeking a second term as the Leavenworth County Commission’s Third District representative because there is more he’d like to accomplish. “I got a lot of stuff done, but that four years went really really quick,” Bixby said.
Tonganoxie celebrates official anniversary of first plat with downtown ceremony
July 26, 2016
Tonganoxie found several ways to celebrate its sesquicentennial with a two-day festival last month. Historical re-enactors of characters from Tonganoxie’s past, a commemorative newspaper, musical entertainment, vendors, a food court, children’s games, visits from Big Jay and Willie the Wildcat, a barbecue contest, a car show and a beer garden all complemented the main stage area.
Face to Face: Kelly Shoemaker, owner of Wirenuts in Tonganoxie
July 26, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profile features Kelly Shoemaker.
Tonganoxie man pleads no contest to aggravated battery, criminal threat
July 20, 2016
A 40-year-old Tonganoxie resident has pled no contest to aggravated battery and criminal threat. Timothy Ryan Detrick entered the plea during a recent court appearance in Leavenworth County District Court.
Tonganoxie police track down escaped prisoner
July 20, 2016
Tonganoxie police were involved in a high-speed chase early Wednesday morning that led to the apprehension of an escaped prisoner.
Pokémon Go craze thriving in Tonganoxie
July 19, 2016
Jonathan Ferris lives near Tonganoxie’s VFW Park, which has made it easy to collect many Pokemon. The Pokemon Go phone application has become the latest pop culture sensation, and Tonganoxie is no different.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Jenny Worden
July 19, 2016
This week’s Face to Face profile features Jenny Worden.

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Caden Phillips, left, goes over a line during play rehearsal last week. Admission for "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is free, though canned goods and monetary donations for the Good Shepherd Thrift Store and Food Bank will be accepted at the door.

A spectator dances as the Big Time Grain Company performs a song Saturday night in Gallagher Park as part of the Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial celebration.

Harpist Calvin Arsenia performs Friday on the acoustic stage in the downtown pocket park for the Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial. Musicians and other performers took to three stages during the two-day event.

The skyview of the Gallagher Park stage and beer tent during Saturday's festivities.

Gretchen Meitler, left, presents the grand champion trophy to Smokeaholics team members at Sunday's Tonganoxie Days Barbecue Contest as part of the sesquicentennial celebration. Pictured, next to Meitler, from left, are Smokeaholics team members Troy Burkhart and Aaron Salem from Hays. Calvin Burchett of the reserve champion team Burnt at Both Endz, Freeeman, Mo., is at right.

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