Shawn Linenberger News editor

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

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Linwood woman dies in grain truck accident
October 1, 2014
An 85-year-old Linwood woman trapped in a grain truck that caught fire after striking a power pole in a southern Leavenworth County driveway died Tuesday evening. Edna Elder was driving a Ford grain truck into a rural driveway when the vehicle struck a pole in a private driveway.
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.
Ideal weather expected for Saturday’s Basehor Car Show
September 24, 2014
Anyone wanting to get nostalgic about a hot rod they had in high school or yearning to see a classic car up close should pay a weekend visit to Basehor-Linwood High School. The 17th annual Basehor Car Show will start with registration from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at the high school parking lot, 2108 N. 155th St. in Basehor.
John Brown to come to life again tonight at Tonganoxie Community Historic Site
September 23, 2014
John Brown has come to life in re-enactments at the Black Jack Battlefield in southern Douglas County and at other venues, including area classrooms.
Leavenworth County Humane Society hopes survey sheds light on animal needs
September 17, 2014
Early returns on a Leavenworth County Humane Society survey indicate 97 percent of residents want an animal shelter outside Leavenworth. Most who have taken the survey so far reported they were willing to pay for the service.
Tonganoxie City Council OKs builder ordinance
September 16, 2014
Tonganoxie has adopted new licensing regulations for builders and those in related fields. The City Council approved the ordinance, 3-0, at Monday’s regular meeting. Council member Jim Truesdell was absent, while Chris Donnelly abstained. Donnelly said after the meeting he did not vote because it was a conflict of interest. The local banker also is a builder himself.
Vietnam vet named grand marshal for Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade
September 12, 2014
A Vietnam veteran who grew up in Leavenworth will be this year’s Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade grand marshal.
Bonner Springs Rotary’s Speakeasy event to benefit two organizations
September 3, 2014
Some aspiring flappers could be the bee’s knees in a couple months.
Former fire chief faces charge of stealing more than $14,000
September 1, 2014
A former fire department chief is to appear next month in Leavenworth County District Court on a charge he took more than $14,000 from his township.
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.

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Lynn Paul stands with her book of poetry, which she recently had published.

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.

Sen. Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City, standing, speaks Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at a legislative forum in the VFW Post Home in Tonganoxie. Also appearing at the forum are, from left, Rep. Connie O'Brien, R-Tonganoxie; John Bradford, R-Lansing; and Steve Fitzgerald, R-Leavenworth.

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