Shawn Linenberger News editor

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

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Moments of thanks in Tonganoxie
Notes allow library patrons to count blessings
November 24, 2015
A November trip to the Tonganoxie Public Library brings the opportunity of scribing for what is most thankful. For some, that might be “food and trees and family,” or “for this planet not exploding.” Library staff have made notes available for patrons, whether elementary school students or adults, to post their thankful thoughts throughout the building.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie school nurse Heather DeMaranville
November 23, 2015
This week’s Face to Face profile features Tonganoxie middle and high school nurse Heather DeMaranville.
Leighty grant funding awards largest single-year amount
Trust has now awarded $225,000 over six years
November 20, 2015
Nearly 20 recipients received more than $62,000 in grants through the Pete and Margaret Leighty Trust Fund during a reception Thursday at The Jewel on Main. It marked the largest amount awarded at a time to date. This is the sixth year money has been distributed through the fund. Tonganoxie USD 464, Genesis Christian Academy, 4-H clubs and the Tonganoxie Recreation Commission were some of this year’s recipients.
About 25 residents attend initial Tonganoxie sesquicentennial planning meeting
Volunteers sign up for committees for 150th year celebration
November 20, 2015
Old-fashioned games, bed races, entertainment stages and sidewalk art. All of those ideas and several more were thrown out during a call-for-volunteers meeting Thursday for next year’s Tonganoxie sesquicentennial celebration. The sesquicentennial steering committee led brainstorming discussions with about 25 people in attendance Thursday in Tonganoxie City Council chambers.
Tonganoxie police station, City Hall discussion trudges on
Council approves appraisal bids, tentative budget
November 17, 2015
The Tonganoxie City Council approved the setting of a budget for an updated City Hall and police station, along with the appraisal bids for a church that could be the new home for the police department. About 20 people were in attendance, some voicing opposition to a police move to the current Cornerstone Family Worship at Sixth and Church streets.
Celebrating a Tonganoxie VFW milestone
November 17, 2015
Tonganoxie VFW Post 9271 got its start in 1985 in a Mutual Savings basement meeting room. There were 54 charter members there that night. It was the start of a second stint for the VFW in the community, as the late John Cass Lenahan served as commander of the previously established post several years earlier.
Morey reflects on years of Tonganoxie library involvement
Retirement reception is Wednesday
November 17, 2015
Jim Morey’s relationship with the Tonganoxie Public Library started when he was just 8 years old. “I’ve had a profound love and interest since the time I was a little kid,” he said. “I can remember very clearly picking up my library card. I was 8 years old and was really proud of that.”
Carriage rides, music highlight tree lighting event Saturday
Library festivities, pancake feed also planned
November 17, 2015
Tonganoxie Mayor Jason Ward hopes weather will cooperate for Saturday’s holiday festivities. The Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting is set for 3-6 p.m. that day in downtown Tonganoxie. Carriage rides will be offered for visitors attending the event, while vocalists from Tonganoxie elementary, middle and high schools will perform throughout the event. A DJ also will perform musical entertainment. Fourth and Delaware streets will be the hub of the event.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Carissa Welsh
November 17, 2015
This week’s Face to Face profile features Tonganoxie United Methodist Church’s Carissa Welsh.
Tonganoxie High School presenting ‘Charlie Brown’ musical
November 13, 2015
Moviegoers might be set on seeing “The Peanuts Movie” in theaters, but Tonganoxie High School will be offering a live version of the popular cartoon gang. “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” will be staged Thursday through Sunday at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center. Several students will be playing the roles of popular “Peanuts” characters.

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Recent photos

Tonganoxie High's Cheyenne Ford (16) and Nicole Tallent (8) jump up to block a hit from McPherson's Megan Pedersen. McPherson defeated Tonganoxie in pool play Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, in the Salina Bicentennial Center at the Class 4A Division I state volleyball tournament. THS and McPherson both advanced to Saturday's semifinals.

Tonganoxie High boys cross country runners start a dual Sept. 3 against Lansing at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds.

Seniors on the 2015 Tonganoxie High boys soccer team are, from left, Sonny Manglesdorf, Noah Arthaud, Spencer Finkbiner, Alex Kroll, Dawson Jones and Tyler Novotney.

John Callaghan, deputy chief for the Tonganoxie City Fire Department and Face to Face profile person for Aug. 26, 2015.

Tonganoxie Fire Chief Jack Holcom and Tonganoxie police Chief Jeff Brandau stand with equipment that will help with first-responder situations for officials in both departments. The departments had an event for media Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, to get an upclose look at the equipment.

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