Shawn Linenberger News editor

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

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Tonganoxie Easter egg hunt today in Chieftain Park
March 28, 2015
The Tonganoxie Recreation Commission will have its annual Easter egg hunt at 3 p.m. Saturday throughout Chieftain Park.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Kendra Schobert
March 27, 2015
This week’s Face to Face profiles Tonganoxie Elementary School teacher Kendra Schobert.
Mercury Wireless service expanding to Tonganoxie area
March 26, 2015
Area Tonganoxie residents have another option for Internet services. Mercury Wireless, a Topeka company, now has a tower about 5 miles north of Tonganoxie that serves up to a 15-mile radius.
Crowded field for Position 2 on Tonganoxie USD 464 board
March 26, 2015
Tonganoxie USD 464’s Position 2 race has three candidates this year: incumbent Kathy Baragary and challengers Kaija Baldock and Bill Loechler. Here’s a closer look at each candidate.
Grass fires commonplace in recent days in Tonganoxie area
March 26, 2015
The area has been getting some much-needed rain this week, but the moisture doesn’t preclude it from being a prime candidate for grass fires. Tonganoxie City Fire Chief Jack Holcom said many departments in the area were busy during the weekend taking on grass fires.
THS player scores hat trick as girls soccer team records shutout
March 26, 2015
The Tonganoxie High girls soccer team’s scoring came in rapid fire Wednesday in its season opener against Bishop Ward at THS. Tonganoxie scored three goals in fewer than 2 minutes on its way to a 7-0 shutout against the Cyclones. The Chieftains scored their first goal with 29:13 left in the first half on senior Morgan Galvin’s shot.
Bulldog seniority
MHS features 9 seniors on 2015 baseball squad
March 25, 2015
This year’s McLouth High seniors went 1-19 as sophomores and 8-11 last year as juniors in Kevin Stewart’s first year at the helm. Of the 18 players on this year’s squad, nine are in that senior class. Stewart, who is in his second stint as the Bulldogs’ coach, looks for his team to make another substantial step in 2015.
Bringing the energy in Tonganoxie
THS softball eager for new season
March 25, 2015
The Tonganoxie High softball team enters the 2015 without familiar faces thanks to graduation. Pitcher Morgan Oroke and catcher Laney Walker were seniors last year, as were shortstop Cally Engle-Maxwell and centerfielder Marissa Martin. But this year’s team has plenty of returners whom coach Stephanie Wittman expects to be big contributors in the new season.
Building a program
March 25, 2015
The Tonganoxie High girls soccer team has advanced to three straight regional championships. To make it four in a row, the Chieftains will have a seasoned group working to fill some leaders lost to graduation. THS went 9-8-1 last year and returns much of that team, but it lost its all-time leading scorer in Emily Soetaert to graduation.
Tonganoxie High softball looks to improve in 2015
March 23, 2015
The Tonganoxie High softball team enters the 2015 without familiar faces thanks to graduation. Pitcher Morgan Oroke and catcher Laney Walker were seniors last year, as were shortstop Cally Engle-Maxwell and centerfielder Marissa Martin.

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Eggs are filled with candy at the Tonganoxie Recreation Commission office. The Easter egg hunt starts at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Chieftain Park.

The Tonganoxie High softball team opens its 2015 season this week. This year’s seniors, pictured, from left, are Bree Cash, Samantha Jones and Haley Knipp.

New T-shirts for Tonganoxie's St. Patrick's Parade are available at The Downtown Drugstore. This year's parade is 10 a.m. Saturday. Tonganoxie High School art students will be painting a city-approved stripe down Fourth Street for this year's parade with washable paint.

Jack Holcom is the new Tonganoxie City fire chief. He started Feb. 2, 2015, after 26 years with the Olathe Fire Department.

Roughly 50 people gather for the Tonganoxie Live social Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 at the Chieftain Room on the Tonganoxie High School campus.

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