Shawn Linenberger News Editor

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

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Tonganoxie High cross country varsity teams sweep again at home invite
05:16 p.m., September 22, 2016 Updated 11:37 a.m.
Tonganoxie High represented well on its home cross country course Tuesday at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds. Both varsity teams won the overall team title, as did the the junior varsity boys. The THS varsity teams swept their races at an invite for the second consecutive meet.
Almost Golf’ tournament at Tonganoxie High set for Oct. 1
September 21, 2016
The fifth annual “Almost Golf: Tournament is coming next month to Tonganoxie High School. The event will start at 10 a.m. Oct. 1 on the THS campus. Proceeds will go toward the THS golf team and Team Tongie. For more information, contact Doug Sandburg at dsandburg@tong464.org.
Tonganoxie High Science Olympiad fundraiser is Thursday
September 21, 2016
The Tonganoxie High School Science Olympiad will have a fundraiser this week. A Lu La Roe fundraiser will run from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday at the THS library on the school’s west campus. People can shop for dresses, skirts, leggings, tops, children’s clothes and more. Proceeds will benefit the Science Olympiad.
Tonganoxie’s fall citywide garage sale is Oct. 1
September 21, 2016
The Tonganoxie Citywide Garage Sales for fall will be Oct. 1. Residents are encouraged to have garage sales on this day throughout the community. For anyone wanting to advertise a garage sale in The Mirror, they can call the classifieds department at the Larwence Journal-World toll free at 866-823-8220.
Tonganoxie High School to perform ‘The Odd Couple’
September 21, 2016
Tonganoxie High School will be performing “The Odd Couple” for its fall play this weekend at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center. The popular comedy that has graced stage and small screen is about two buddies who almost kill each other trying to share an apartment. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at TPAC. Admission is $3 for students and seniors and $5 for adults.
Tonganoxie Public Library officials talk building future with City Council
September 20, 2016
Tonganoxie Public Library officials have been discussing expansion or the feasibility of building a new structure in some capacity for the last decade. In the past year, a library foundation was established to create a fundraising arm for new construction. With the 3/4-cent sales tax for Tonganoxie Water Park set to expire in a year, the Tonganoxie City Council is looking at the option of extending it, possibly 20 years.
Bovine bust in Tonganoxie leads some on cow chase
September 20, 2016
Savanah Reynolds went from a grueling test in a school to a wild cow chase later in the day. Reynolds, a senior at Tonganoxie High School, had finished up with the ACT the morning of Sept. 10. When she finished testing that Saturday at Basehor-Linwood, she found a slew of texts and missed calls from her mother, DeeDee.
Tonganoxie High volleyball 5th at Rossville Invitational
THS home cross country invite this week; MHS football wins first game of season
September 20, 2016
The Tonganoxie High volleyball team finished its first tournament of the season with a winning record. THS placed fifth Saturday at the Rossville Invitational with a 3-2 record. Tonganoxie opened pool play with a victory against Ottawa, 25-22, 17-25, 25-20.
Tonganoxie High soccer takes 4-1 record into busy week
September 19, 2016
The Tonganoxie High boys soccer team is off to a strong 4-1 start that has included two overtime victories. But this week’s hectic schedule will be a key one for the Chieftains, as the slate will nearly double the team’s number of games played this season.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie Public Library’s Liz Wilson
September 15, 2016
This week’s Face to Face focuses on Liz Wilson from the Tonganoxie Public Library:

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Sunflowers continue to grow in Gallagher Park. The sunflowers are a few of many planted throughout Tonganoxie in an effort to entice visitors of the Grinter Farms sunflower fields to Tonganoxie.

Tonganoxie High football coach Al Troyer chats with his team after the first practice of the season Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, at Beatty Field. THS opens the season Sept. 2 against Spring Hill at home.

Tara George, Tonganoxie High School counselor for juniors and seniors.

The new Tonganoxie Police Station at Sixth and Church streets is open. Department officials also are accepting items for school crisis kits that can be dropped off in the station's foyer, which is open 24 hours.

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