Shawn Linenberger News editor

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

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Hollywood Casino hotel process hitting home stretch
Lodging required by county awaiting final approvals
February 26, 2015
The landscape of the Interstate 70 corridor near Kansas Speedway and Hollywood Casino is expected to change.
Leavenworth County voters approve 20-year sales tax extension
Leavenworth County approves mail-in measure with 67 percent of vote
February 4, 2015
A one-cent sales tax will be extended in Leavenworth County for 20 years. Voters approved the mail ballot issue by 67 percent.
Former Fairmount fire chief given probation
January 28, 2015
A former township fire chief has been given a year of probation for his theft of more than $14,000 from his township. The decision happened today in Leavenworth County District Court, according to county attorney Todd Thompson. Jeffrey Theno, former Fairmount Township fire chief, pled guilty Dec. 10 to felony theft.
Mail-in ballots for sales tax extension to be sent out in coming days
Informational meetings today, Saturday
January 7, 2015
Leavenworth County voters will be receiving ballots later this month for a ballot question that will decide whether to extend the county’s 1 cent sales tax.
Magaha ready to move Fairmount Township Fire Department forward
December 30, 2014
Chuck Magaha has been associated with the Fairmount Township Fire Department for a few years now. A 1976 Basehor High School graduate, Magaha joined the department later that year after turning 18. He’s been involved in the department ever since, serving in various roles. In August, Magaha was named fire chief.
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.

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Recent photos

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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