Shawn Linenberger News Editor

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

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Tonganoxie High wrestlers take 3rd at Bobcat Invite
January 19, 2022
The Tonganoxie High boys wrestling team finished the two-day Bobcat Invitational as the top Class 4A team in the field. THS placed third Saturday, scoring 175.5 points in the rugged 25-team tournament.
Pink Out Night to make debut during Friday’s girls games at Tonganoxie Invitational
January 19, 2022
Tonganoxie High will be having a Pink Out Night on Friday as part of this year’s Tonganoxie Invitational Basketball Tournament. THS will be conducting a 50/50 raffle throughout Friday’s games, which will be four contests in the girls bracket. Proceeds will go toward the S
Rough start at home invite for Tonganoxie High boys basketball
January 19, 2022
The Tonganoxie High boys basketball team would have preferred to be a bit less accommodating as hosts of their own basketball invitational Monday. THS entered the quarterfinals with aspirations of a championship run, which hasn’t happened in more than a decade. Tonganoxie last reached the finals in 2010 and last won the tournament in 1994. Those statistics will remain intact for at least another year.
COVID-19 testing demand skyrockets this past week for Tonganoxie pharmacy
January 13, 2022
Downtown Drugstore has been working with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment as a community testing partner for COVID-19 since the fall. In October and early November, the pharmacy was testing about 30 people per week, according to pharmacist Sarah Breuer.
Tonganoxie USD 464 moves back to required masks for 2 weeks
January 7, 2022
Tonganoxie USD 464 will be requiring masks in campus buildings for the next two weeks. Per information the district released Thursday evening, the mask requirement begins Friday and will continue for two weeks after district officials reviewed current COVID-19 numbers.
TPAC will be entrance for games at Tonganoxie High gymnasium as next construction phase begins
January 5, 2022
Barriers and fencing already are up around the Tonganoxie High School east campus as construction workers prepare for the next phase of renovations on the campus — the wellness wing and commons area (new gymnasium). Fans entering the school for games and matches at the THS east gymnasium now will use the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center entrance as the primary entrance.
Teams jump back into schedules at Tonganoxie, McLouth
January 5, 2022
Tonganoxie and McLouth teams are resuming their winter sports schedules now that winter break has concluded. Tonganoxie High boys basketball, which is 4-2 overall and 1-0 in Frontier League play, opened the 2022 portion of the schedule with a home game against Baldwin on Tuesday. The game took place after The Mirror’s print deadline, but the game marked the first of four straight conference games before the Tonganoxie Invitational starts Jan. 17.
Stevens officially sworn in for next term at Tonganoxie City Council meeting
January 5, 2022
Council Member Loralee Stevens was sworn in for another term during Monday’s Tonganoxie City Council meeting. Stevens and fellow Council Members Rocky Himpel and Chris Donnelly won re-election in 2021. Himpel was sworn in during the Dec. 20 council meeting, as he would not be in attendance for Monday’s meeting.
Early morning wreck New Year’s Day claims life of Lawrence 20-year-old who grew up in Tonganoxie
January 5, 2022
James Henderson Jr., or JJ as he was known to family and friends, was always happy-go-lucky. His grandmother, Vicki McMullin of Tonganoxie, said she can’t even remember him ever having a temper tantrum as a child and that if he did, “they were few and far between.”
Tonganoxie High students to start new chapter Tuesday with move into learning center
December 30, 2021
Tonganoxie High School students soon will be attending classes in a brand new space. Classes resume after winter break Tuesday, with many of those classes taking place in the new two-story learning center on the THS campus.

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Recent photos

Tonganoxie High players, from left, Andrew Willson, Cuyler Kietzmann and Zane Novotney keep an eye on a Bonner Springs player Monday during the Tonganoxie Invitational Basketball Tournaemnt quarterfinals. Tonganoxie dropped the tournament opener, 69-56, and now will try to get back in the win column in the consolation bracket Thursday and Saturday.

Downtown Drugstore, 516 E. Fourth St. in downtown Tonganoxie.

Tonganoxie High senior Andrew Willson moves around the perimeter during an offensive possession Friday, Dec. 10, 2021, against Louisburg at the THS gymnasium.

Christian Secrest speaks at the Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, at Tonganoxie City Council's regular meeting. Secrest discussed a proposed a butterfly garden Eagle Scout project at Tonganoxie Public Library.

Tonganoxie High School students perform a scene during a Madrigal Feaste rehearsal in this 2019 file photo. The Madrigal Feaste is back for its 20th rendition of dinner performances Saturday at Tonganoxie Middle School. The event took a break in 2020 due to earlier stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Feaste is back in a scaled-down version in two shows Saturday at TMS.

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