Shawn Linenberger News editor

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

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Kaw Valley Farm Tour showcasing farms throughout area
September 28, 2014
Several area farms will be participating in this year’s Kaw Valley Tour. Roughly 30 farms will be part of this year’s tour, which will be Friday and Saturday. The tour always takes place the first full weekend in October.
Cooler weather delaying Tonganoxie sunflower field blooms
12:12 p.m., August 29, 2014 Updated 12:12 p.m.
A popular photo backdrop is expected to be in prime form the next two weekends. Ted and Kris Grinter’s sunflowers should be ready for pictures in the coming days, according to Kris’ blog, krisgrinter.blogspot.com.
Locals adopt wild horses, burros at Tonganoxie event
August 13, 2014
Bernie the burro is a popular figure. The animal has been at various events, including the American Royal parade in Kansas City, Mo.
Several northeast Kansas counties in severe thunderstorm watch
June 5, 2014
Several area counties are in severe thunderstorm watches today.
Tonganoxie: From classrooms to campaigns
May 14, 2014
Austin Harris remembers a call to an elderly woman on the campaign trail.
Tonganoxie dismisses case against green stripe ‘leprechaun’
April 16, 2014
The case of the green stripe appears to be closed.
Tonganoxie USD 464 officials warn of phone scam
March 28, 2014
Tonganoxie USD 464 officials are warning businesses to be aware of someone trying to sell advertising for a school-related activity calendar.
National Weather Service issues tornado watch, other advisories
March 27, 2014
In like a lion and out like a lion?
Tonganoxie hit with another green stripe Wednesday
12:26 p.m., March 19, 2014 Updated 02:24 p.m.
Another green line magically has appeared in downtown Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie man cited for painting traditional green stripe down Fourth Street
March 17, 2014
A green stripe has been painted down Fourth Street all but one year of the St. Patrick’s Parade through downtown Tonganoxie.

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Recent photos

Austin Harris stands on the north steps of the Kansas Statehouse. Harris will speak at Saturday's Tonganoxie High School commencement exercises. He also is running for state representative in the coming months.

Former Sen. Bob Dole takes photos and chats with local residents April 22 as part of a thank-you tour he’s doing throughout Kansas.

Tonganoxie Phil (Dr. Phil Stevens) could see his shadow Monday afternoon, but the day before — Groundhog Day 2014 — the local weather prognosticator didn't see his shadow. And thus, an early spring should be on its way.

Christmas is a joyous time for many, but after the holidays come putting away decorations — and finding room for all those new gadgets and other items people receive for Christmas. Sometimes putting away those decorations and new items can be done with a bit more organization.

A youth interacts with a goat during the Leavenworth County Fair a few years ago. Several local fairs will get under way later this month.

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