Shawn Linenberger

Shawn is a community reporter for the Tonagnoxie Mirror.

Recent stories

Tonganoxie police looking for second vehicle in fiery crash that left 21-year-old dead
01:51 a.m., February 19, 2015 Updated 10:07 p.m.
A 21-year-old Tonganoxie man was found dead inside a burning pickup truck early Thursday morning near Tonganoxie.
Kansas two-year colleges pushing technical programs, still popular in pursuit of bachelor degrees
January 3, 2015
Community colleges continue to be a transition to four-year universities for many high school graduates. But the two-year institutions also are emphasizing their offerings in technical fields.
Cooler weather delaying Tonganoxie sunflower field blooms
September 1, 2014
A popular photo backdrop soon will be in full bloom, but cooler weather is causing a slight delay.
Cooler weather delaying Tonganoxie sunflower field blooms
August 29, 2014
A popular Tonganoxie photo backdrop soon will be in full bloom, but cooler weather is causing a slight delay.
Two dead after car crash west of Tonganoxie
10:31 p.m., August 18, 2014 Updated 06:48 a.m.
A head-on collision Monday claimed two drivers west of Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie dismisses case against green stripe ‘leprechaun’
April 16, 2014
The case of the green stripe appears to be closed. Tonganoxie resident Charlie “Tuna” Conrad was to appear in municipal court Wednesday after being cited in March for criminal damage to property, painting a traditional green line down Fourth Street hours before the annual St. Patrick’s Parade.
Former Lawrence superintendent Weseman to step down in Tonganoxie
March 25, 2014
Tonganoxie USD 464 Superintendent Randy Weseman has decided that he really is retiring this time.
New green stripe appears in downtown Tonganoxie
March 19, 2014
Another green stripe magically has appeared in downtown Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie man ticketed for painting traditional St. Patrick’s Day stripe through downtown
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.
Tonganoxie hairstylist overcomes rare disorder and becomes Mrs. Kansas 2014
March 17, 2014
Donna Hoegler stood on the Folly Theater stage, ready to answer a judge’s question.

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Steve Campbell, owner of Fro's Hideout in Linwood, is competing Saturday at the Big Buck HD World Championship in Chicago. He's ranked No. 27 in the nation heading into the tourney.

In 2010, Tonganoxie High students discovered a species of worm of the family Moniligastridae, which is native to Asia, near the school. Researchers have called the find a rarity.

Firefighters tend to a fire Tuesday morning in Tonganoxie. The fire started in the area of the back deck at 505 Laughlin. Owners Dorothy and Walt Deckard were in the home at the time of the fire, but they and Molly, their Yorkie, escaped and were not injured. Firefighters were still trying to determine the cause of the fire Tuesday.

Milton Ulreich, who will be a Tonganoxie High School sophomore in the fall, throws a whipped cream-soaked sponge at THS cheerleader Jessa Thorne, who will be a junior in the fall, Saturday during Tonganoxie Days.

Leavenworth County Commissioner Clyde Graeber and Leavenworth County Sheriff Dave Zoellner pay their respects after participating in the laying of wreaths during Sunday’s 9/11 remembrance ceremony at Leavenworth. Seated at left is U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan.

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