Shawn Linenberger

Shawn is a community reporter for the Tonagnoxie Mirror.

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Lawrence residents Kate and Jesse Brubacher have opened a new bar in the historic Myers Hotel in Tonganoxie.

Visitors take photos and pick sunflowers earlier this month at the Grinter Farms sunflower fields between Lawrence and Tonganoxie. Ted Grinter estimated that 25,000 people visited the farm this year. Social media has helped make the fields a growing attraction.

A sign near Beatty Field along U.S. Highway 24-40 in Tonganoxie welcomes motorists to the National Day of the Cowboy celebration, which will be Saturday in Tonganoxie. A church service also is planned for Sunday at The Jewel on Main in downtown Tonganoxie.

The Ferris wheel towers over the rest of the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds skyline during last year's fair in Tonganoxie. The local fair dates back to the 1920s.

Fairgoers ride the tea cups during last year's Leavenworth County Fair in Tonganoxie. The carnival is a popular spot at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds. This year's fair will be July 28-Aug. 1.

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