Shawn Linenberger News Editor

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

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Satellite voting available today at VFW Post in Tonganoxie
October 28, 2020
Satellite voting will be available today in Tonganoxie for local voters wanting another option to vote in advance of Tuesday’s general election. Leavenworth County Clerk Janet Klasinski said late last week that the satellite option was offered two days this week. Satellite voting was available Tuesday at Basehor United Methodist Church and also is available 10 a.m.-7 p.m. today at Tonganoxie VFW Post 9271 at 910 E. First St.
Chambers, Gilmore to represent Tonganoxie High cross country at state championships
12:00 a.m., October 27, 2020 Updated 08:28 a.m.
Kristi Chambers and Eli Gilmore will be representing Tonganoxie High at the Class 4A State Cross Country Championships. Chambers, a THS senior, placed sixth in the girls race at the Baldwin Regional on Saturday with a time of 20 minutes, 36.45 seconds. The state berth means that she is a four-time state qualifier at THS. Gilmore also had a big day in the boys race. The sophomore placed second with a 16:34.73 time. Chambers will look to build on her previous performances at the state meet in Wamego, including 17th-place finish last year.
Tonganoxie High volleyball falls to Bishop Miege at 4A substate; McLouth reaches 2A substate finals
October 24, 2020
The Tonganoxie High volleyball season ended Saturday with a loss to eventual Class 4A substate champion Bishop Miege. Tonganoxie, the No. 5 seed in the five-team Eudora Substate, fell to Bishop Miege, 25-9, 25-10. Miege then defeated No. 1 Louisburg, 25-16, 25-15 and No. 2 Eudora, 25-16, 25-15. BMHS improved to 16-11 after winning the substate. THS finished the year at 8-22. Seniors on this year’s squad were Tessa Calovich, Emilie Crowley, Kiernyn Dale, Frankie Downing and Lexi Ziolo.
2 boys slain in Leavenworth County; 2 girls abducted, then found
October 24, 2020
Authorities found two girls who were abducted from a Leavenworth County home where two boys were discovered dead Saturday, and a suspect is in custody, a TV station reported.
Area voters organizing write-in effort for Karleskint
October 23, 2020
Local voters are assembling a grassroots write-in campaign in hopes of keeping a local legislator serving in Topeka. State Rep. Jim Karleskint, R-Tonganoxie, has represented the 42nd District for nearly four years. But the incumbent lost in the primary to Republican challenger Lance W. Neely in August. With no Democratic opponents running in the general election, Neely doesn’t have any opposition from other parties.
Sonntag whips up hat trick in 6-0 regular-season finale victory against Eudora
October 23, 2020
The final tuneup before the postseason went well for the Tonganoxie High boys soccer team. Tonganoxie shut out Frontier League rival Eudora, 6-0, Thursday at Beatty Field. With the victory, THS finished the regular season at 9-4 overall and 6-2 in Frontier League play. Junior Grayson Sonntag had a big day against the Cardinals, scoring Tonganoxie’s first goal and then two more in the span of about 2 minutes in the second half for the hat trick. He scored three of the team’s six goals.
Kansas Gov. Kelly says it’s time to tone down ‘anti-mask rhetoric’
October 21, 2020
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has said it’s time to tone down “the anti-science, anti-mask rhetoric,” after a retired firefighter who was upset about Wichita’s mask ordinance was arrested on suspicion of threatening to kidnap and kill the mayor. “This is serious, and we all need to get on the same page and work together,” Kelly said Monday. Police have said the man could face a charge of criminal threat. He was arrested Friday and prosecutors said he could be arraigned Tuesday afternoon, The Wichita Eagle reported.
Big-time shutout: Tonganoxie High rolls against 6A’s Shawnee Mission East
October 21, 2020
Halfway through the second quarter of Tonganoxie High’s football game against Shawnee Mission East, the score could have read “Dallas Bond 21, SM East 0.” The senior caught two touchdown passes in the first quarter and another in the
Gilmore wins Frontier League title for Tonganoxie High boys cross country team
October 21, 2020
Tonganoxie High has a league champion in cross country this year. THS sophomore Eli Gilmore won Thursday’s Frontier League Meet at Ottawa. Gilmore finished the race in 17 minutes, 25.11 seconds.
Some resources still available to senior residents despite pandemic challenges
October 21, 2020
In-person activities aren’t as readily available to senior citizens during the pandemic, but the Leavenworth County Council on Aging and Tonganoxie Public Library still are among organizations and entities still providing resources and opportunities.

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Tonganoxie High senior Kristi Chambers and THS sophomore Eli Gilmore will represent the Chieftains at the state cross country championships Satruday in Wamego. They both qualified individually at a Class 4A regional this past Saturday in Baldwin.

Tonganoxie High junior Grayson Sonntag works to get a touch on the ball Thursday at Beatty Field. Sonntag scored three goals for the Chieftains against Eudora. THS won, 6-0, finishing the regular season 9-4 overall and will be the No. 1 seed in Region 8 when the Class 4-3-2-1A start Monday.

Tonganoxie High senior Dallas Bond ahuls in a catch Friday at Beatty Field. Bond scored three first-half stouchdowns on receptions from senior guarterback Blake Poje, helping THS to a 35-0 victory against Shawnee Mission East.

Tonganoxie High's Kristi Chambers makes here way across the finish line Sept. 26 during an all-Leavenworth County meet on the THS home course at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds. Chambers won the individual title and led the THS girls to the team title as well.

Tonganoxie High senior Morgan Brusven displays her third-place medal at Monday's Class 4A regional in Holton. Brusven qualified for the girls golf state meet with Monday's performance. The state meet is Monday and Tuesday in Emporia.

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