Shawn Linenberger News Editor

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

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COVID-19 updates, statewide and Leavenworth County for April 7, 2020
April 8, 2020
Leavenworth County Health Department and Kansas Department of Health and Environment release daily statistics about COVID-19 cases in the county and state. Here are statistics released April 7. Previous days’ numbers are shown in parentheses.
COVID-19 updates, statewide and Leavenworth County for April 6
April 8, 2020
Leavenworth County Health Department and Kansas Department of Health and Environment release daily statistics about COVID-19 cases in the county and state. Here are statistics released April 6. Previous days’ numbers are shown in parentheses.
Second Harvest to offer mobile pantry Thursday at Cornerstone church while supplies last
April 8, 2020
Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will have a free food distribution day this week. The pantry, which is open to all residents, will be 10 a.m. to noon or while supplies last at Cornerstone Family Worship Center, 205 E. U.S. Highway 24-40. Residents will receive boxes of various boxed goods and produce.
Gambino’s to offer free lunch to students today
April 8, 2020
Gambino’s Pizza in Tonganoxie is offering free lunches to anyone ages 1-18 today for a grab-and-go lunch. The meals have a cheese pizza, juice and milk.
Keeping in touch: Tonganoxie Public Library staff member checking in on partons during pandemic
April 8, 2020
Tonganoxie Public Library’s new location hadn’t been open even a week when director Nicole Holifield made the decision to close its doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Patrons miss the physical library for various programs and resources, but there’s also the social connection.
Tonganoxie City Council, USD 464 school board conducting Zoom meetings tonight
April 6, 2020
Tonganoxie USD 464 and Tonganoxie City Council will be meeting tonight through Zoom virtual meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Patrons and residents will be able to watch or listen to the public meetings.
COVID-19 updates, statewide and Leavenworth County for April 3
April 4, 2020
The Leavenworth County Health Department and Kansas Department of Health and Environment release daily statistics about COVID-19 cases in the county and state. Here are statistics released April 3. Previous days’ numbers are shown in parentheses. Leavenworth County has 33 confirmed cases through LCHD. and 103 total between confirmed and self-reporting probable cases.
COVID-19 updates, statewide and Leavenworth County for April 2
April 3, 2020
The Leavenworth County Health Department and Kansas Department of Health and Environment release daily statistics about COVID-19 cases in the county and state. Here are statistics released April 1. Leavenworth County has 28 confirmed cases through LCHD. and 102 total between confirmed and self-reporting probable cases.
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Former Mirror sports editor creates bobblehead ballpark as ode to Opening Day
April 1, 2020
When Opening Day is canceled, a Royals fan must improvise. As the pandemic continued and residents worked to keep their social distance, Justin Nutter got creative. It’s easy to forget that this would have been this day or that would have started that day during the current situation, but the former Mirror sports editor celebrated Opening Day with several Royals in the comfort of his own basement.
COVID-19 updates, statewide and Leavenworth County for March 29
March 30, 2020
Here’s a daily look at COVID-19 results for March 29 from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Leavenworth County Health Department. Numbers in parentheses denote the count for the previous day.

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Empty parking spaces surround the Kansas Statehouse In Topeka, Kan., Wednesday, March 25, 2020. The Statehouse is closed to visitors. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Tonganoxie resident Kathy Shaulis checks out an audio book at the new Tonganoxie Public Library as Howard Fields helps her. Shaulis was one of the first couple people to visit the new library shortly after 7 a.m. that day. The new library was open five days when library officials closed its doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fields has been calling various patrons to check in on them during the stay-at-home order.

The book nook at the downtown pocket park at Fourth and Delaware streets in Tonganoxie has been converted into a makeshit satellite food pantry.

Dennis Shelton drops off some toilet paper at a food and supplies drive Friday in downtown Tonganoxie. Tonganoxie Mayor David Frese organized the drive with other volunteers for the Good Shepherd Food Bank. Items also were accepted at Brothers Market and Tonganoxie United Methodist Church. Good Shepherd officials say the drive helped with several needs, but still could especially use handsoap and jelly at this time.

Tonganoxie Elementary School.

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