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

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Tonganoxie forensics team wins overall titles in frist weekend of competition
February 5, 2016
The Tonganoxie High School forensics team traveled for its first competition of the 2016 season. The squad captured two sweepstakes victories, winning both the Gardner-Edgerton Invitational and the McLouth Invitational. Additionally, the team had a solid two-day showing at the Lansing Invitational. There were 30 students who medaled during the weekend, including five events that finished in position to qualify for state at the end of the season.
Tonganoxie High girls roll past foes for back-to-back victories
February 4, 2016
The Tonganoxie High girls basketball team found itself in an enjoyable place last week: the win column. The THS girls defeated Heritage Christian, 57-34, Jan. 26 at the THS gymnasium. The squad followed up with a big victory Friday in Kansas City, Kan. Tonganoxie defeated Bishop Ward, 63-42, on the road and improved to 3-9 with the two-game winning streak.
Tonganoxie boys win another nail-biter, have won 3 of last 4
February 4, 2016
The Tonganoxie High boys won another nail-biter and then nabbed its first road victory last week. After starting 0-9, the team has won three of its last four games. THS defeated Heritage Christian, 32-30, Jan. 26 at home and then defeated Bishop Ward, 47-38, on Friday in Kansas City, Kan. The Chieftains were in a tight game all night against Heritage Christian. Tonganoxie had the largest lead at five points early (10-5). The game also saw four lead changes and six ties. Both teams also had similar runs, with THS’ longest being 11-3 and Heritage Christian’s 11-2.
Rank and file: Tonganoxie High wrestling takes 4th behind state powers at Baldwin
February 4, 2016
Tonganoxie High had arguably its best showing of the wrestling season Saturday at the Baldwin Invitational Tournament. The Chieftains finished fourth out of 16 teams, finishing behind a trio of ranked teams in Class 4A. Goodland, ranked No. 7 in 4A, won the meet with 216 points, while Santa Fe Trail, ranked No. 2, finished second with 172.5. No. 6 Baldwin took third with 159. THS wasn’t far behind at 146.5.
Father-son altercation leads to 5-hour Tonganoxie standoff
February 4, 2016
An incident Wednesday between a father and son involving a gun led to a standoff with police that lasted nearly five hours. Tonganoxie police were dispatched to the 600 block of River Street for a domestic disturbance involving a gun.
Tonganoxie Phil: Remembering the weather prognosticator with every Groundhog Day story written about him
03:34 p.m., February 2, 2016 Updated 06:54 p.m.
In what could be a foreshadowing of sorts — without the shadow — the area might be in for an early spring. After all, today is Groundhog Day, and with an overnight rain shower reminiscent of springtime precipitation, it could be a sign.
Tonganoxie USD 464 receives one bid for former elementary school
February 2, 2016
The future of Tonganoxie’s former elementary school could be decided Monday. Tonganoxie USD 464 is expected to make a decision on the winning bidder at Monday’s Tonganoxie School Board meeting, though only one bid was submitted, Superintendent Lyn Rantz said Tuesday.
Tonganoxie calls special meeting for further financing disucssion
February 2, 2016
The Tonganoxie City Council held off on financing for the city’s new police station and city hall at Monday’s meeting to go over some changes in the contract.
Tonganoxie Public Library picks winning name for humongous teddy bear
Adult reading is this month
February 2, 2016
The gigantic stuffed animal at Tonganoxie Public Library is now known as Shakesbear, a take, of course, on Shakespeare.
Tonganoxie basketball teams sweep Heritage Christian
January 27, 2016
Tonganoxie High boys and girls basketball teams did something they haven’t done previously this season — sweep an opponent.

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Tonganoxie basketball

Tonganoxie High's Cheyenne Ford (16) and Nicole Tallent (8) jump up to block a hit from McPherson's Megan Pedersen. McPherson defeated Tonganoxie in pool play Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, in the Salina Bicentennial Center at the Class 4A Division I state volleyball tournament. THS and McPherson both advanced to Saturday's semifinals.

Tonganoxie High boys cross country runners start a dual Sept. 3 against Lansing at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds.

Seniors on the 2015 Tonganoxie High boys soccer team are, from left, Sonny Manglesdorf, Noah Arthaud, Spencer Finkbiner, Alex Kroll, Dawson Jones and Tyler Novotney.

John Callaghan, deputy chief for the Tonganoxie City Fire Department and Face to Face profile person for Aug. 26, 2015.

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