Shawn Linenberger News editor

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

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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.
Creative critters in Leavenworth County?
Animals create ‘art’ for local Humane Society
August 27, 2014
One person’s art is an animal’s chance to traipse across some tarp.
Head-on crash claims 2 west of Tonganoxie
11:12 p.m., August 18, 2014 Updated 06:49 a.m.
A head-on collision Monday claimed two drivers west of Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie business owner faces prescription drug sale charges
August 14, 2014
A Tonganoxie business owner faces charges involving prescription drugs in Leavenworth County District Court.
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.
Mild weather greets Leavenworth County Fair in Tonganoxie
July 29, 2014
Fairgoers — both humans and animals — likely are going to like this week’s forecast. Mother Nature by all accounts has ordered up ideal fair week weather. Highs generally are expected to be in the 80s and lows in the 60s throughout the week, according to weather forecasts.
Monster truck exhibition new to Leavenworth County Fair lineup
July 17, 2014
A monster truck exhibition and pony rides. An interesting combination for sure, but those are two of the new attractions for this year’s Leavenworth County Fair, set for July 29–Aug. 2 in Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie organizers seek more participants for Kirby McRill 5K Walk
June 9, 2014
The Kirby McRill 5K Walk has plenty of volunteers, prizes and sponsors for the June 21 event. Now the event just needs more participants.
Several northeast Kansas counties in severe thunderstorm watch
June 5, 2014
Several area counties are in severe thunderstorm watches today.
Tonganoxie, Linwood girls compete in Shrine Rodeo
May 26, 2014
Emmie Noyes is no stranger to the Abdallah Shrine Rodeo.

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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.

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.

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.

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