Shawn Linenberger News editor

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

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Hitting on all cylinders
THS softball earns doubleheader sweeps
April 29, 2015
Tonganoxie High softball had two major tests last week against Lansing, but the Chieftains survived them and are still undefeated. THS fell behind the Lions, 5-0, after two innings, but the Chieftains, like so many times previously this season, responded with their bats.
Tonganoxie water main break could leave some without water for much of day
April 29, 2015
There’s a water main break this morning at Fifth Street and U.S. Highway 24-40. Residents living within a few blocks of the area will be without water most of the day as crews make the needed repairs.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Kevan Welsh
April 28, 2015
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Tonganoxie’s Kevan Welsh.
Linwood man sentenced to nearly a decade in prison for attempted rape, attempted aggravated criminal sodomy
April 24, 2015
A 39-year-old Linwood man was sentenced Friday in Leavenworth County District Court to nearly 10 years in prison for attempted rape and attempted aggravated indecent liberties of a child. Christopher Adam King was sentenced to 118 months.
Wind causes problems for THS golf team in Topeka
April 23, 2015
The wind didn’t do the Tonganoxie High golf team any favors Monday at the Hayden Invitational in Topeka. THS placed 12th out of 13 teams with a team score of 428.
Hitting the links
April 22, 2015
The Tonganoxie High golf team opened its season April 8 with the Mill Valley Invitational. The team placed 13th out of 17 teams. Matt Scharff led THS golfers with an 80, while Ben Lanza shot a 99, Dawson Jones a 101 and Noah Arthoad a 103. Heath Martin finished with a 113.
Mill Valley proves to be too much for THS baseball
April 22, 2015
The Tonganoxie High baseball team looked primed to get a victory against Kaw Valley League powerhouse Mill Valley on Thursday at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds. THS fell in the opening game, 11-2, but started to get things going late in that game, which seemed to carry over into game 2.
Chieftain soccer falls at home after strong week
April 22, 2015
The elements haven’t been that inviting on the Tonganoxie High soccer team’s home field. There have been a few games in which the team has had to battle into the wind. Monday was no different as the Chieftains fell, 5-0, to Baldwin at the THS soccer complex. The Bulldogs got up early on THS and never looked back. BHS scored three goals in the first half and then dropped in another couple goals in the second half for the shutout victory.
Tonganoxie softball’s offensive domination
April 22, 2015
The Tonganoxie High softball team has shown early on that it can play in a slugfest. THS improved to 4-0 on the season with its doubleheader sweep April 15 against Bonner Springs. The Chieftains won, 11-1 and 22-13 on their way to the big doubleheader sweep. Bonner Springs opened the game with a 1-0 lead after an inning, but THS responded in a big way. The Chieftains scored five in the third inning and then four in the fourth. Another two runs in the fifth forced the mercy rule to be enacted and the Chieftains had an 11-1 victory in five innings.
Defending home turf in Tonganoxie
THS track performs well at own invite
April 22, 2015
The Tonganoxie High track team represented itself well at its home meet last week at Beatty Field. Though some competitors didn’t participate because they qualified for the Kansas Relays last weekend, the Chieftains were able to finish second as a team on the boys side and third in the girls division. David Scharff placed fourth in the 100 with a time of 12.07 seconds, while Kyle Fain took fifth in the 400. Drew Cook turned in a big performance in the 1,600, taking the silver medal with a 4:59.34 time, about 2.5 seconds behind Kansas City Christian’s Luke Rovenstine.

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Curtis Oroke is a candidate for Tonganoxie City Council. He is one of six candidates seeking one of two vacant seats.

Bill Peak, candidate for Tonganoxie Mayor. Peak currently is a Tonganoxie City Council member.

Children and adults race for eggs at the start of Saturday’s hunt.

Children paint at The Ruffled Daisy’s station after the Easter egg hunt.

Youths wait in line at the obstacle course.

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