Shawn Linenberger News Editor

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

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Alumni banquets are Saturday for Tonganoxie, McLouth
May 3, 2016
The Tonganoxie High School and McLouth High School alumni banquets are this weekend. This year’s THS banquet starts with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Chieftain Room on Tonganoxie High School’s east campus.
Moratorium continues for certain land south of Tonganoxie
May 3, 2016
Leavenworth County’s moratorium on development south of Tonganoxie continues. Tonganoxie City Manager Nathan McCommon said the county commissioners opted to continue the status at a recent commission meeting McCommon attended.
Tonganoxie woman best tall-tale teller in Kansas
May 3, 2016
A story about her daughter’s lost cat helped Keyta Kelly become the best tall tale story teller in the state. Kelly, a Tonganoxie attorney, won the Tall Tales Contest at the Kansas Storytelling Festival on April 23 in Downs. The event usually draws about 250 people from across Kansas, Iowa, Colorado and Oklahoma. Kelly and another member of First City’s Performers and StoryTellers, Laura Elkins were two of four finalists who competed for the tall-tale title.
Tonganoxie High provides assistance throughout area with annual Community Service Day
May 3, 2016
Tonganoxie High School students did their part helping out around town Thursday. Whether it was tending to a flower garden, helping senior citizens with chores or serving breakfast to firefighters and police officers, THS students were lending hands. Thursday was the annual Community Service Day.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie High school’s Mary Welsh
May 3, 2016
This week’s Face to Face is Tonganoxie High School’s Mary Welsh.
Golfers place 5th at Hayden Invitational
April 27, 2016
Tonganoxie High golfers finished fifth out of nine teams at last week’s Hayden Invitational. THS shot a 361 as a team in finishing in the middle of the pack. Piper won the meet with low score of 323. Mill Valley placed second with 340, while Ottawa was third with the same score. Hayden placed fourth with 354. De Soto (370), Cornerstone (373), Basehor-Linwood (406) and Lansing (426) placed last.
Furious rally helps Chieftain baseball split with turner
April 27, 2016
The Tonganoxie High baseball team bounced back in exciting fashion Thursday in Kansas City, Kan. The Chieftains, down 8-4 heading into the final inning, plated five runs in the top of the seventh and pulled ahead 9-8. THS held on in Turner’s half of the seventh for the 1-run victory. Tonganoxie’s thrilling comeback win came after a tough loss in game 1. It was almost a turnabout move after the first game.
Tonganoxie High track athletes holding their own
Members compete at track
April 27, 2016
Tonganoxie High athletes got a taste of the state track atmosphere with last weekend’s Kansas Relays. A handful of Tonganoxie track and field athletes qualified for the 89th annual Kansas Relays. Dylan Staatz had the highest finish for THS boys qualifiers. Staatz took fifth in the triple jump with a leap of 42 feet, 6.25 inches.
Doubleheader sweep helps Tonganoxie High softball move to 8-2
April 27, 2016
The Tonganoxie High softball team just keeps rolling along. THS swept Turner on Thursday, 8-0 and 16-3, in games at Kansas City, Kan. The sweep helped Tonganoxie move to 8-2 on the season.
Patrons weigh in on Tonganoxie superintendent search process during stakeholder meeting
April 26, 2016
Tonganoxie USD 464’s next superintendent should have a good relationship with faculty and staff and be heavily involved in the community. The new top administrator should also be a team player and trustworthy. Those were some of the qualities patrons said were important for a new superintendent to be successful. Roughly people attended the stakeholder meeting Thursday at the Chieftain Room on the Tonganoxie High School east campus.

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Tonganoxie High School senior Heath Martin shows off a giant, 11-inch morel mushroom he found April 20 on his family's property.

Buttons are being offered at select locations in Tonganoxie in advance of the Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial celebration June 10-11. Suggested donation is $5 per button. A drawing will be held for cash prizes at the event based on button numbers.

Seniors on the 2016 Tonganoxie High golf team are, clockwise from bottom left, Dawson Jones, Ben Lanza, Gage Hendrix and Noah Arthuad. THS returns all of its varsity team from last season.

Andy Suber

Tonganoxie High School teacher Matt Beat has written songs for every U.S. President except President Barack Obama. The world history instructor has started a petition to meet Obama so that he may interview him and better write his song.

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