Shawn Linenberger News Editor

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

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Undies drive and bingo at Tonganoxie Public Library
April 21, 2017
Folks were dropping their pants often this past month at Tonganoxie Public Library. Well, to be more specific, people were dropping off underwear at the local library. Don’t be alarmed. No one actually was disrobing March 15-April 15 at Third and Bury streets. Instead, it was the library’s Drop (off) Your Drawers drive.
Tonganoxie’s Johnson heaves best discus throw in state at WSU meet; MHS athletes join THS competitors in Wichita
April 19, 2017
A Tonganoxie thrower now leads the state in discus after his final throw this past weekend at Wichita State University. LeeRoi Johnson, competing with fellow Chieftains at WSU’s high school pre-state meet, launched the discus 176 feet, 2 inches on his sixth and final throw. That marks the top throw so far in the state and puts him near the top 50 nationally. That throw came in the elite division, one of three at the WSU meet. There also were 1A-3A and 4A-6A divisions. Johnson also won the shot put in the 4A-6A division with a 48-0.75 throw.
THS golf finishes 4th at Hayden Invitational; schedules change again for Chieftain baseball, soccer
April 19, 2017
Tonganoxie High girls soccer team got its first victory of the season with a 6-0 victory against Bishop Ward last week. THS (1-4-1) was supposed to play Baldwin on Monday at home, but field conditions forced the postponement. A makeup has yet to be scheduled.
Chemistry key for Tonganoxie High softball in early going
April 19, 2017
Early on in the 2017 Tonganoxie High softball campaign, coach Stephanie Wittman thought her team had its strengths, but one intangible continues to be the squad’s biggest asset. “I think our team chemistry is the top thing going for our team right now,” Wittman said. It’s hard to argue with Wittman there.
Building activity up in Tonganoxie
April 19, 2017
There’s a lot of building activity these days in Tonganoxie. Assistant City Manager Jamie Shockley presented numbers at Monday’s City Council meeting. She noted that Tonganoxie leads the county in single-resident building permits being issued so far this year. Shockley said many numbers are encouraging so far this year, including 26 percent of budget estimates have been collected for sales tax. That’s up from 13 percent at this time in 2016. Shockley said she wanted to research why that number has doubled from last year.
Mayors for Meals in Tonganoxie
April 19, 2017
To help raise awareness of this service and its demand in the community, each year, the Council on Aging participates in Meals on Wheels of America’s “March for Meals” campaign. Tonganoxie Mayor Jason Ward, as he has done often in recent years, helped deliver meals to homebound seniors last month in Tonganoxie as part of mayoral support acoss the country.
Tonganoxie High boys track 2nd at BLHS; team head Thursday to WSU
April 13, 2017
The Tonganoxie High boys track team finished as runner-up Friday in a meet at Basehor-Linwood.
Rare diamond: Tonganoxie High baseball competes at ballpark with MLB influence
April 13, 2017
Tonganoxie High baseball had the chance to play on arguably one of the best high school baseball fields in the state. THS played Friday and Saturday in Fort Scott High School’s LaRoche Baseball Complex.
Tonganoxie USD 464 recycling debate continues
April 13, 2017
Tonganoxie School Board members debated recycling options moving forward at Monday’s board meeting.
Hunt for pastel April in Tonganoxie
April 13, 2017
It was hard to order up a much better day for an Easter egg hunt. Tonganoxie Recreation Commission had its annual hunt Saturday, as an estimated 200 youths collected more than 5,000 plastic eggs at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds soccer fields.

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Recent photos

SnakeDog, from left, Sammy Sigourney, Grayson Gilbert, Adrian Cullen and Gage Smith, gather Monday, March 20, 2017, at VFW Park. The group will perform a free concert Friday, March, 24.

Linn County Judicial Building is the site of Tonganoxie USD 464 Supt. Chris Kleidosty's first appearance. Kleidosty gave a plea of not guilty to failure to report sex abuse at his former school district of Prairie View.

Korbin Reidel competes Saturday in the consolation finals at the Salina Bicentennial Center. Reidel placed fourth after losing the match. Looking on is THS assistant coach Scott Underwood and some teammates who also were keeping an eye on Gad Huseman's match on the next mat.

Retired Genesis Christian Academy teacher Kathy Link stands in her new business, Kathy's Kottage, which opened in October. The business is one of many that has opened or is opening in Tonganoxie in recent months.

The Tonganoxie HIgh track at Beatty Field is in need of replacing. School officials hope work can begin in May.

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