Shawn Linenberger News editor

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

Recent stories

Tonganoxie dismisses case against green stripe ‘leprechaun’
April 16, 2014
The case of the green stripe appears to be closed.
National Weather Service issues tornado watch, other advisories
March 27, 2014
In like a lion and out like a lion?
Tonganoxie Phil: Early spring is on its way
February 4, 2014
Longtime physician by day, weather prognosticator by morning. Dr. Phil Stevens has been practicing medicine at the same office in downtown Tonganoxie for more than 58 years.
Lansing escapee found in KCK
03:37 p.m., May 9, 2012 Updated 05:16 p.m.
A convicted sex offender who escaped from Lansing Correctional Facility three weeks ago was back in custody Wednesday afternoon.
Tonganoxie hires city administrator
April 24, 2012
Tonganoxie’s new city administrator will be on the job in about two weeks.
Convicted sex offender escapes from Lansing
April 18, 2012
A 59-year-old convicted sex offender escaped early Wednesday from Lansing Correctional Facility.
Jalapenos opens to large crowds in Tonganoxie
April 6, 2012
The banner on the west side of Jalapenos Mexican Grill in Tonganoxie has changed from “coming soon” to “now open.”
Rumsfeld visits Fort Leavenworth
February 24, 2012
Donald Rumsfeld recalled his 2001 Secretary of Defense confirmation hearing in which he fielded a question from U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas about what worried him late at night.
Linn County man injured in motorcycle wreck south of Tonganoxie
Motorcyclist taken to KU Hospital
11:39 a.m., October 13, 2011 Updated 05:02 p.m.
A 74-year-old Linn County man was injured in a motorcycle accident just after 10 a.m. Thursday about a mile south of Tonganoxie.
After slow start, some sunflowers are blooming at Grinter farm south of Tonganoxie
August 25, 2011
Ted Grinter’s sunflower crop had a slight Goldilocks complex this summer — but he hopes his bounty of the state flower now has found that everything is just right.

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Recent photos

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.

Trees dot VFW Park in Tonganoxie. Arbor Day, which originated in Nebraska, will be celebrated Friday, April 27.

Jalapenos restaurant opened for business Monday, April 2, 2012, in Tonganoxie. Some of the staff pictured are, from left, general manager Valente Hernandez, owner Francisco Mendez, Jordan Davis, Joshua Ferris, Anna Terry and Flor Flores.

This year is the first leap year since 2008. offers facts about leap years and how they became part of our modern calendar.

A unit from Fort Leavenworth marches in the 2010 Veterans Day Parade in Leavenworth, one of the largest parades of its type in the United States.

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