Shawn Linenberger News editor

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

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Tonganoxie High to stage ‘Twelve Angry Jurors’ for final night tonight
October 3, 2015
Tonganoxie High School is staging “Twelve Angry Jurors” for a final time tonight. The play first was staged Friday at THS and again will be staged at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center. Cast members are Nathan Bothwell, Jacob Brents, Emma DeMaranville, Cameron Folsom, Josh Lingo, Philip Rutherford, Braden Shryock, Ian Slater, Allison Williams, Natalie Wolf and Hunter York.
Leaders of the pack for Tonganoxie cross country
October 1, 2015
Tonganoxie defended its turf well last week at its home invitational. The THS girls team placed first overall and the boys squad second. Each team also had the top individual finisher. Tonganoxie finished with 23 points in the girls race, with Manhattan placing second with 48 and Wamego third with 53. Bishop Seabury placed fourth with 105 points. Pleasant Ridge, Bishop Ward, Wyandotte and JC Harmon also had runners compete in the race.
KSHSAA rolls out new classifications for schools
Tonganoxie stays in 4A for all sports; McLouth football to join rest of MHS sports in 2A next year
October 1, 2015
Tonganoxie will continue to remain where it is for high school classification, according to results the Kansas High School Activities Association recently released. McLouth, meanwhile, will move down a class for football.
Tonganoxie citywide garage sales, Leavenworth County cleanup events Saturday
October 1, 2015
Bargain hunters should have plenty of opportunities to find deals this weekend. Tonganoxie will have its citywide garage sales this Saturday. Residents are encouraged to have their sales throughout the community on Saturday, though some have been known to get started on Fridays each year.
Tonganoxie family’s natural gas restored following weeks of testing
September 29, 2015
A Tonganoxie family’s natural gas service has been restored after several weeks. Kansas Gas Service restored natural gas Saturday at the home of Scott and Shiela Wogomon in the Jackson Heights subdivision. Scott Wogomon said via email that service was restored after originally being shut off Aug. 18 following concerns that an unknown gas was permeating through ground beneath the home. The situation also affected two other residences in the area and had neighbors paying close attention to any strange smells of gas in the neighborhood.s
Face to Face: Tonganoxie 4-H leader Gretchen Manus
September 29, 2015
Gretchen Manus is this week’s Face to Face profile person.
Tonganoxie City Fire Department fire calls, Sept. 7-20, 2015
September 27, 2015
Tonganoxie City Fire Department calls for Sept. 7-20, 2015.
Tonganoxie ACT scores higher than state average in various categories
September 27, 2015
ACT scores have been released, ] and Tonganoxie High School is ahead of the state average score in most categories. Tonganoxie’s average for the ACT composite score was 22.0, compared to 21.9 for the state average. That was a slight increase for THS from both 2014 (21.9) and 2013 (21.1).
Basehor-Linwood escapes Tonganoxie with 5-set victory; THS 7th at Rossville
September 23, 2015
Anyone wanting to take in some thrilling sporting events might want to check the Tonganoxie High volleyball home schedule. Though the Chieftains lost another tough match in five sets last week, the squad had archrival Basehor-Linwood on the ropes last week at the THS gymnasium.
Hyped up at homecoming
September 23, 2015
Tonganoxie High School still had candidates in a convertible as part of homecoming festivities Friday. Candidates Dalton Trimble and Megan Zerrer rolled onto the THS gymnasium floor in a battery-operated miniature Cadillac convertible. With potential inclement weather on the way Friday, school officials postponed the downtown homecoming parade until Monday.

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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.

Tonganoxie Fire Chief Jack Holcom and Tonganoxie police Chief Jeff Brandau stand with equipment that will help with first-responder situations for officials in both departments. The departments had an event for media Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, to get an upclose look at the equipment.

Traffic makes its way for the first day of school Aug. 20, 2015, at the new Tonganoxie Elementary School.

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