Shawn Linenberger News Editor

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

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Special delivery for Tonganoxie firefighters
Personnel first to respond as local mother has baby in bathtub
August 23, 2016
James Davis started Tuesday as a full-time firefighter with the Tonganoxie City Fire Department after serving several months as a part-time firefighter. A Saturday bundle of joy might have been considered a good way to break in the brand spanking new full-timer.
A bountiful cup for Tonganoxie student-athletes?
THS trainer weighs in on therapy craze
August 20, 2016
Michael Phelps caught the world’s attention in Rio with an increasing personal medal count as he closed out one of the most decorated Olympic careers ever. Those discolored circles on his back also caused quite the chatter also. Phelps has been utilizing a therapy more and more athletes are using.
Tonganoxie’s 2007 budget gets final OK
No residents speak during public hearing
August 17, 2016
Tonganoxie has approved its 2017 budget. No residents spoke during the budget hearing at Monday’s City Council meeting, so the council voted, 5-0, shortly later. The 2017 rate is .62 of a mill higher than the current 2016 rate (44.179) to accommodate Tonganoxie Public Library’s proposed .62 increase for employee benefits.
Festival to continue after Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial celebration
August 17, 2016
The city will continue to be involved in an annual Tonganoxie festival. Council members said they favored the city’s involvement in whatever is decided moving forward. The city earmarked $31,500 for the Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial, which took place in June the traditional weekend of Tonganoxie Days.
Make Art, Not War’ coming to Tonganoxie Community Historical Society
August 17, 2016
Through the years, Kansans have used art to convey opinions on war. Next week, some of those actions will be brought to life at the Tonganoxie Community Historic Site. The Tonganoxie Community Historical Society will host “Make Art, Not War,” a presentation and discussion by Erika Nelson, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the historic site, 201 W. Washington St.
Soles for souls: Tonganoxie church collects shoes to raise money for religious studies
August 17, 2016
Boots and many other types of shoes donated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church were made for walking. It turns out those shoes also were made to raise a good chunk of change for education programs at the church. Several volunteers helped religious education coordinators Nancy Lanza and Jennifer Eastes on Saturday with loading those donated shoes — about 175 bags to be exact — for Funds2Orgs, a company that trades shoes for money in group’s fundraising campaigns.
MIdnight run for Tonganoxie cross country spreads to other fall sports for first-practice tradition
August 10, 2016
The midnight madness is catching on in Tonganoxie. The Tonganoxie High cross country team first started the tradition of having the first practice of the new season at 12:01 a.m. on the first day Kansas high school teams can practice, per Kansas State High School Activities Association rules.
Tonganoxie City Fire, Leavenworth County EMS share training duties
August 10, 2016
Leavenworth County Emergency Management Service personnel can be the first to a scene when a 911 call is made. When that situation arises in the case of a victim trapped in a burning vehicle, Leavenworth County EMS members will have more training in helping the person out of the vehicle.
Tonganoxie USD 464 holds line on mill rate; Smith resigns from board
August 10, 2016
The Tonganoxie School Board approved, 5-0, the proposed 2016-17 budget for USD 464. Superintendent Chris Kleidosty’s proposal calls for a budget with a slightly lower mill rate. The 2016-17 proposed budget, which is being published in the legals portion of the B section, calls for a mill rate of 60.398. That’s a slight drop from the actual 2015-16 rate of 60.402. A mill is $1 in taxes for every $1,000 in property valuation.
Tonganoxie department buildings open
Officials open new City Hall, police station locations
August 10, 2016
The new Tonganoxie City Hall and Tonganoxie Police Station are open for business. Both departments opened Monday, with City Hall in the former Post Office (most recently Tan Time) in the 500 block of Fourth Street.

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Members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tonganoxie load shoes into a truck. The church's religious studies program will receive money for the shoes it collected.

Jamie Shockley sits with her dog, Bernie, an Australian shepherd/chocolate Labrador mix. Bernie won The Mirror/Leavenworth County Humane Society’s Cutest Pet Contest after Bernie received the most votes in July during the Facebook contest.

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Caden Phillips, left, goes over a line during play rehearsal last week. Admission for "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is free, though canned goods and monetary donations for the Good Shepherd Thrift Store and Food Bank will be accepted at the door.

A spectator dances as the Big Time Grain Company performs a song Saturday night in Gallagher Park as part of the Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial celebration.

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