Shawn Linenberger News Editor

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

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No school Friday for Tonganoxie, McLouth or Genesis Christian Academy
January 24, 2020
Inclement weather has forced the cancellation of Friday classes for the second consecutive week in Tonganoxie and McLouth. There will be no school Friday for Tonganoxie USD 464, McLouth USD 342 or Genesis Christian Academy. Other area school districts canceling classes are Basehor-Linwood, Lansing, Pleasant Ridge, PIper and Bonner Springs.
Searcy suffers first loss of season, but still takes 2nd for Tonganoxie wrestling; Heskett, Mitchell take 1st for girls
January 23, 2020
The Bobcat Classic always is one of the biggest tournaments of the year. Tonganoxie High finished in the middle of the pack at this year’s boys wrestling meet. THS placed 14th out of 23 teams with 82.5 points. St. Thomas Aquinas won the meet with 162 points. The Saints needed a tiebreaker to defeat Underwood (Iowa), which also had 162.
McLouth Invitational continues Thursday
January 22, 2020
The 33rd annual McLouth Invitational Tournament started Monday. In girls play, No. 1 Cair Paravel defeated No. 8 Kansas City Christian, 42-30, and No. 2 Maur Hill squeaked by No. 7 Wathena-Riverside, 41-39. In Boys games, No. 1 Maur Hill outlasted No. 8 Silver Lake, 57-47, while No. 2 McLouth defeated No. 7 Wathena-Riverside, 48-31.
Residential projects, upgraded high school expected to dominate city’s landscape in 2020
January 22, 2020
The calendar has turned, and with it a new year. But what might we expect in Tonganoixe moving forward into 2020? Officials have been promoting the Tonganoxie Business Park as the city grows to the south. Unilock is the lone occupant, but city officials hope that more companies will look to make it their business’ home.
Tonganoxie Invitational tournament champions to be crowned Saturday
January 21, 2020
The 61st annual Tonganoxie Invitational will continue Thursday and finsh up Friday. Teams with Tonganoxie on the boys side are Bonner Springs, De Soto, Eudora, Maranatha Christian Academy, Metro Academy, Olathe West and Wamego. Bishop Ward, Bonner Springs, De Soto, Eudora, Metro Academy, Sumner Academy and Wamego are on the bracket with THS on the girls side.
Chieftain girls fall short in Spring Hill game at Tonganoxie
January 20, 2020
Oh so close. The Tonganoxie High girls basketball team trailed Spring Hill, 32-28, late in a Frontier League game Thursday that had been back-and-forth all night. But then came an and-1 from Morgan Brusven that made it 32-31 after the junior’s old-fashioned three-point play.
Area schools cancel Friday classes due to anticipated inclement weather
January 16, 2020
Tonganoxie USD 464, Genesis Christian Academy and McLouth USD 342 are among many area schools canceling Friday classes due to anticipated inclement weather. All Leavenworth County public schools have canceled Friday classes, as have Lawrence, Eudora, Piper and Bonner Springs districts.
McLouth Invitational Tournament starts Monday for boys and girls teams
January 16, 2020
McLouth also will be the site of a week of basketball with the McLouth Invitational Tournament. Brackets have been finalized for the MIT. For the boys bracket, No. 1 Maur Hill takes on No. 8 Silver Lake, No. 4 Jeff West faces No. 5 Hiawatha and No. 3 Cair Paravel faces No. 6 Veritas Christian. No. 2 McLouth takes on No. 7 Wathena-Riverside in the first round.
McLouth High boys basketball off to strong start
January 16, 2020
McLouth High boys basketball is off to a strong start. The Bulldogs were 4-1 overall and 4-1 in Northeast Kansas League play heading into Tuesday’s game against Maur Hill.
Tonganoxie High basketball games moving up to today due to anticipated inclement weather
January 16, 2020
Tonganoxie High boys and basketball games scheduled for Friday against Spring Hill at home now will be played today. Times for all games will be the same, but games were moved up a day due to the threat of inclement weather expected to hit the area starting Friday evening.

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The Tonganoxie Business Park continues to take shape off Kansas Avenue. Unilock is the first and currently lone tenant at the park, but continued recruitment efforts have city officials hoping more activity is to come in 2020 and beyond.

Lauren Gray celebrates her signing day with family, coaches and future coaches recently at the Chieftain Room on the Tonganoxie High School campus. Gray, a three-sport student-athlete at Tonganoxie, signed with Highland Community College. Pictured, front row, from left, are parents Chris Gray, Shelly Gray, Lauren, and Lauren’s brother, Dylan Gray; back row, from left, are HCC assistant coach Scott Jordan, HCC head coach Heidi Jordan, THS head coach Stephanie Witt, and THS assistant coach Amanda Albert.

Jason Ward shows up a fishing shirt he was given at the end of Monday's Tonganoxie City Council meeting. Colleagues presented him with the shirt in recognition of his many years of serving on the Tonganoxie City Council.

Tonganoxie Middle School students show off their swag after winning this year's Burns & McDonnell Battle of the Brains on Wednesday at Union Station. TMS' "Step Right Up" proposal won a $50,000 grant for the school's science, technology, engineering and math department. The students also will work with engineers to create a $1 million version of their exhibit at Science City.

Tonganoxie High perform a scene from "Seussical" this past week at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center. THS students presented the musical Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

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