Shawn Linenberger News editor

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

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Tonganoxie High seniors receive scholarships at awards night
May 27, 2015
Tonganoxie High School had its Senior Awards Night on May 14 at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center on the THS campus in advance of commencement exercises, which took place May 16.
McLouth Happenings
May 27, 2015
It’s time for Vacation Bible School for all children from 3 years old through fifth grade. The session will run from 9 a.m.- noon for five days starting Monday at First Baptist Church of McLouth. This year’s theme is “SonSpark Labs.”
Tonganoxie students pitch in to help
May 27, 2015
Tonganoxie Elementary School students started a fund for paraprofessional Stephanie Maurer. A few students put money together and amassed $1.47 in change for the para, who has worked in the role nine years.
Tonganoxie thrower has record-breaking day
THS freshman soaring to state with top performance
May 27, 2015
Tonganoxie High had several athletes punch their tickets to state at a Class 4A regional Friday at Piper, but one particular performer might have had an effort for the ages.
Tough ending for Tonganoxie High soccer
May 27, 2015
It couldn’t have been much closer of a loss for the Tonganoxie High soccer team in the Class 4-3-2-1A playoffs last week.
Jarbalo Jottings
May 21, 2015
A memorial service will start at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Eagle Cemetery. Another memorial service will be 2 p.m. May 24 at Fall Creek Cemetery.
Tonganoxie Elementary School wins state title in Music Memory
May 21, 2015
Tonganoxie Elementary School has a state championship in Music Memory. TES sent two teams to the Music Memory contest April 22 at Kansas State University. The “Tonganoxie South” team led by TES teacher Amy Jones won the state contest this year. The squad won the contest against 17 other teams, including the “Tonganoxie North” team led by fellow TES teacher Wanda Haney. Haney had a team that also won the contest in 2012.
Linwood girl’s passion for rodeo continues to grow
May 21, 2015
It only took a family trip to the Shrine Rodeo to set Emmie Noyes on a new path. The Linwood girl was 8 years old when she visited the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds in Tonganoxie to watch the Shrine Rodeo. It was that year the horse “bug” first bit her.
Hats off to you, Tonganoxie and McLouth graduates
May 21, 2015
With some 145 students in the Class of 2015 looking on Saturday in the THS gymnasium, THS principal Mark Farrar recalled his high school graduation in 1993 and his mother telling him of her 25-year class reunion at the time. “Holycow! That’s an eternity,” Farrar told the class, explaining his reaction at the time.
Tonganoxie Elementary School student to present TES history at historical society meeting
May 21, 2015
Tonganoxie Elementary School student Taylor Rantz will present “The History of Tonganoxie Elementary School” during this month’s Tonganoxie Community Historical Society meeting.

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Recent photos

Patriotic items adorn the grave of Cpl. Lucas Frantz, who was killed in 2005 while serving in the U.S. Army in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Curtis Oroke is a candidate for Tonganoxie City Council. He is one of six candidates seeking one of two vacant seats.

Bill Peak, candidate for Tonganoxie Mayor. Peak currently is a Tonganoxie City Council member.

Children and adults race for eggs at the start of Saturday’s hunt.

Children paint at The Ruffled Daisy’s station after the Easter egg hunt.

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