Shawn Linenberger News Editor

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

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Tonganoxie FFA Week involves field trips, outreach
March 14, 2019
The Tonganoxie FFA Chapter celebrated FFA Week with various activities in February. On Feb. 18, students toured the Kansas State University campus in Olathe. Students listened to guest speakers and toured labs and other facilities.
McLouth to have Patriots Day Parade on April 13
March 14, 2019
The McLouth Patriots Day Parade will start at 1 p.m. April 13 in downtown McLouth. Registration and line-up begins at noon at the Stan Braksick Sports Complex at the northwest corner of town. The parade will leave from the north gate of the sports complex and go out to Kansas Highway 92 by Free State Electric, then parade south past the reviewing stand downtown.
Miles for Marilyn 5K and fun run/walk is April 6
March 14, 2019
The third annual Miles for Marilyn School 2 School Memorial 5K race is coming next month to Tonganoxie. This year’s run will be 9 a.m. April 6 at THS. This is part of Tonganoxie High School’s cross country program in honor of Marilyn Weller to provide a scholarship opportunity to seniors at THS. Weller graduated from the University of Kansas and worked as a physical therapist in the Leavenworth County schools for 32 years. She lived a full and meaningful life, inspiring those around her with devotion to family, friends, church, and the community.
Tonganoxie Business Association Appreciation Dinner coming in early April
March 14, 2019
The Tonganoxie Business Association Member Appreciation Dinner is next month. The event will be 6-8 p.m. April 2 at Deer Ridge Estates, 21107 Donahoo Road. There is no cost for the event, which will recognize local businesses, police and fire departments.
Leavenworth man pleads guilty in battery case
March 14, 2019
A 37-year-old Leavenworth man pled guilty to one count aggravated battery Monday in Leavenworth County District Court. Stephen Wayne Cox awaits sentencing, which will be 3:30 p.m. May 17.
McLouth’s Purple Hays: MHS fans turn out as team falls just short in historic trip to 2A state tournament
March 13, 2019
Last week’s Class 2A state basketball quarterfinal pitted the newbies against the old guard. Sure, McLouth had a veteran team, including seasoned guards, heading into the Bulldogs’ first state appearance since 1960. But even Pittsburg Colgan had the advantage on paper in that statistic — McLouth five seniors and seven upperclassmen overall compared to Colgan’s seven seniors and 10 upperclassmen overall. And then there’s the contrast in history. McLouth’s exciting run this year included the school’s first state berth in almost 60 years.
Sample leads Tonganoxie High powerlifting with gold medal
March 13, 2019
Tonganoxie placed seventh in the Class 4A State Powerlifting Championships, thanks in large part to Cole Sample. The junior scored 10 of Tonganoxie’s 12 points in the meet March 2 at Basehor-Linwood. He placed second in the squat (485), first in the clean (320) and first in the bench press (320). His overall weight lifted was 1,145 in the heavyweight division. Nicholas Smith scored Tonganoxie’s other two points at 132.
KU shirts encouraged for Vestal visitation in Tonganoxie
March 12, 2019
The family of a former mayor has a special request for anyone attending the former resident’s visitation next week. Former Tonganoxie Mayor Mike Vestal died Feb. 28. His visitation is 6-8 p.m. Monday at Cornerstone Family Worship, 205 E. U.S. Highway 24-40 in Tonganoxie. Family members have asked that anyone with a favorite University of Kansas shirt wear it to the visitation.
Forecast favorable for 31st Annual Tonganoxie St. Patrick’s Parade on Saturday
March 12, 2019
Irish eyes should be smiling on a sunny Saturday. Weather forecasts show a weekend reprieve from precipitation and — hold on to your four-leaf clovers — 52 degrees with sunny skies. This year’s St. Patrick’s Parade — the 31st installment of the annual event — will start at 11 a.m. Saturday in downtown Tonganoxie.
Police allege Tonganoxie man takes them on vehicle chase late Monday
March 12, 2019
A chase through a portion of Tonganoxie late Monday night ended up with an alleged suspect surrendering outside of town. The stop took place about 11 p.m. within the city limits, according to police Lt. Brandon Marshall. It was determined during the routine stop that the driver, a 31-year-old Tonganoxie man, had an expired registration.

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The community celebrates the 31st annual Tonganoxie St. Patrick's Parade on Saturday, March 16, 2019.

The community celebrates the 31st annual Tonganoxie St. Patrick's Parade on Saturday, March 16, 2019.

The community celebrates the 31st annual Tonganoxie St. Patrick's Parade on Saturday, March 16, 2019.

The community celebrates the 31st annual Tonganoxie St. Patrick's Parade on Saturday, March 16, 2019.

The community celebrates the 31st annual Tonganoxie St. Patrick's Parade on Saturday, March 16, 2019.

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