Shawn Linenberger News Editor

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

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Linwood to celebrate milestone with Saturday festival
June 22, 2017
Linwood just hit the sesquicentennial mark. The southern Leavenworth County town hit 150 years Wednesday and will commemorate it with the Linwood Pioneer Festival Celebration on Saturday. It opens with the Lion’s Club pancake breakfast starting at 7 a.m. at the Linwood Community Center, Third and Main streets.
Name changes, flooding, trees have shaped Linwood in 150 years
June 22, 2017
Arlene Pritchard remembers the centennial celebration for Linwood in 1967. The longtime Linwood resident perused through a local newspaper, the Eudora Enterprise, and all of its coverage of the milestone celebration at the Linwood Pioneer Festival. She recalled the Tonganoxie, Bonner Springs and De Soto newspapers covering the event also. And, an Army band from Fort Leavenworth even came down on a Sunday afternoon in June 1967 to celebrate the milestone.
Linwood to celebrate 150 years with festival June 24
June 14, 2017
Linwood has hit the sesquicentennial mark this year and soon will be having a celebration to commemorate it. The Linwood Pioneer Festival Celebration will honor 150 years of the southern Leavenworth County community June 24. It opens with the Lion’s Club pancake breakfast starting at 7 a.m. at the Linwood Community Center, Third and Main streets. A 5K Fun Run/Walk will start at 7:30 a.m. at the City Park Shelter, Fifth and Main streets. Pre-registration on race day starts at 6 a.m. for those who haven’t registered yet. The race will begin and end at the shelter.
Remember When: A Community Review for June 14, 2017
June 14, 2017
Kevin Freeman and his daughter Makayla were pictured as they worked to capture a swarm of 15,000 bees that settled on a dogwood in the Paul Mast home.
Tongie Tidal Waves dive in to new season
June 14, 2017
The Tongie Tidal Waves season officially has started. The team had its first meet Friday against Piper. Tonganoxie has 134 swimmers this year, while Piper had more than 110. Piper won the meet, 300-23iewrei The swim season continues this Friday with another home meet. It starts at 7:30 a.m. and will be against Lake Quivira and Lake Forest. The meet is expected to finish up around noon.
Tonganoxie USD 464 hopes to fill high number of resignations
June 14, 2017
Tonganoxie USD 464 hopes to have a full staff when the 2017-18 school year begins in August. Interim Superintendent Tonya Phillips said the district continues to receive resignations. She said at Monday’s regular school board meeting that the district has filled or is trying to fill 37 positions that have been open. She said that is unusually large group of new staff.
Big bike boom in Tonganoxie
State cycling tour to bring 850 riders to town Friday
June 14, 2017
The 43rd year of the longest-running bicycling event in Kansas history — a 522-mile ride across the Sunflower State — will be stopping for a big night in Tonganoxie. Biking Across Kansas started June 10 at the Colorado line west of Tribune and will make an overnight stop Friday in Tonganoxie. About 850 cyclists are expected to stay in Tonganoxie, with many spending the night at Tonganoxie High School. Other overnight stops on the eight-day tour are Dighton, WaKenney, Plainville, Lincoln, Chapman and Rossville. The cyclist will finish up the tour Saturday in Leavenworth.
Leadership group, local realtors partner to bring SAFE benefits to Leavenworth County emergency responders
June 7, 2017
Leavenworth County has roughly 630 public safety officers. Thanks to donations from two local Realtors and others, they all now have Surviving Spouse and Family Endowment Fund coverage.
Lawrence Memorial 5K Summer Spray series again includes Tonganoxie date
June 7, 2017
The Lawrence Memorial Hospital Summer Spray 5K Run/Walk Series is returning this summer. Eudora will be the first venue June 10. The Baldwin City run will be June 24 and then the Tonganoxie event July 15.
Tonganoxie Public LIbrary’s Chieftain Cafe continuing in summer months
June 7, 2017
Tonganoxie Public Library is extending its Chieftain Cafe into the summer.

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Youths watch cars race down a Pinewood Derby course during Tonganoxie Days.

Willie The Wildcat takes a photo with a young K-Stater. Both Willie and Big Jay were popular with visitors during their hourlong visit to Tonganoxie Days.

Big Jay, the University of Kansas mascot, found a canine friend Saturday, June 10, 2014, at Tonganoxie Days. Big Jay and Willie the Wildcat, the Kansas State University mascot, visited Tonganoxie Days for the second consecutive year.

Visitors walk through a food court area during Tonganoxie Days on June 14, 2017.

Leavenworth County EMT Director Jamie Miller, left, talks to local Realtors Dan Lynch, middle, and Mike Reilly, right. Lynch and Reilly gave donations to help make Leavenworth County first responders' families eligible for beneifts if they die in the line of duty.

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