Shawn is a community reporter for the Tonagnoxie Mirror.
- Tonganoxie student finds giant morel mushroom after heavy rain
- 10:47 a.m., April 26, 2016 Updated 03:49 p.m.
- Heath Martin tries to go morel hunting every year near his family’s house in rural Tonganoxie. But until last week he’d never found a mushroom that measured almost a foot long.
- Tonganoxie schools superintendent submits resignation
- February 25, 2016
- The Tonganoxie school district will again be searching for a new superintendent. Lyn Rantz, the district’s top administrator since 2014, plans to resign at the end of June, she told school board members this week. Rantz provided The Tonganoxie Mirror with a copy of her resignation letter Thursday afternoon.
- Baker University grad student, great-grandson of Eisenhower, named Kansas aviation director
- February 24, 2016
- A Basehor man has been selected to be Kansas’ next aviation director.
- Two sent to hospital following five-hour Tonganoxie standoff with police
- February 4, 2016
- A Wednesday incident between a father and son involving a gun led to a standoff with police that lasted nearly five hours in Tonganoxie.
- Highland Community College viticulture and enology courses popular at Wamego campus
- January 10, 2016
- Some students make three-hour drives for classes, have to be 21 for certain courses and might get a bit muddy in the process. But for students enrolled in the viticulture and enology programs at Highland Community College’s Wamego campus, it all seems to be worthwhile.
- Lawrence couple open bar in historic Tonganoxie hotel
- January 8, 2016
- Lawrence resident Kate Brubacher always enjoyed taking leisurely drives from her college town to points elsewhere. One of those regular trips was along U.S. Highway 24-40 to Tonganoxie, where she’d pass by the Myers Hotel.
- A sunflower’s impact: Grinter Farms sees thousands of visitors to renowned sunflower fields
- September 17, 2015
- Japan, California, Virginia, Texas, Oklahoma, Oregon and New York. Sunflower farmer Ted Grinter has seen the license plates or chatted with folks from across the United States and the world. Thanks to the power of social media, the Grinter Farms sunflower fields have gained global notoriety.
- Tonganoxie home has mystery gas leak
- September 8, 2015
- Scott Wogomon recently detected a strange smell outside his new home, so he contacted Kansas Gas Service to investigate the leak. That was Aug. 18, and officials are still working to determine what exactly the gas is.
- Showcase of sunflowers near Tonganoxie should be in peak bloom in coming days
- September 3, 2015
- A local landmark that fills the countryside with a sea of yellow for a short spell each year soon should be buzzing again. Grinter Farms again has planted its crop — roughly 1 million sunflower seeds — and the radiant colors of thousands of sunflowers soon will be on display.