• Ryan Gratton, a Pleasanton High School senior, finalizes his enlistment with the United States Marine Corps with recruiter Sgt. Tyler Trout on Thursday, Dec. 5. Gratton is joined by his mother, Virginia Poppe, at left, and grandmother Sandy Haynes, at right, along with the following family members, back row, left to right: Telleah Gratton, Jamie Poppe, Keelan Gratton, Ashton Gratton and Josh Haynes.

  • Coleman Kelley, a senior at Pleasanton High School, makes his enlistment with the Army Reserves official on Thursday with recruiter Sgt. Sherman Lloyd on Dec. 5. Kelley is joined by his mother, Kim Kelley, back row, center, and his grandparents, Sandy and Robin Shumate, back row to left and right. Kelley will leave for 15 weeks of basic training in late July 2020.

  • La Cygne Miss and Mr. Snowflake contestants line up Friday night for the contest to see who sold the most tickets in $4,765 proceeds. Left to right, Lucy Brooks, 2018 Snowflake Princess Demi Isenhower, Gentry Stevens, 2019 Miss Snowflake Braxtyn Henry, Karlie Ream, Everlee Falls, Blythe Stanfill, Rhyann Frizzell, Issy Frymire, Jebediah Moore, 2019 Mr. Snowflake Layton Hughes.

  • The Linn County Courthouse is adorned with 12,000 LED lights, plus the gazebo is lit beautifully, all turned on last Friday, Dec. 6. The courthouse was lit in conjunction with the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting event held in Mound City each year that features a food drive, bell ringers and dancers.

  • Linn County’s top 12 high school cross country runners


County nursing home discussed; new direction considered


        After multiple attempts to obtain a written business plan for development of the now closed Prescott Country View Nursing Home (PCVNH) site, the owners of Grace Team – father John Grace and son Ryan Grace – met with the County Commissioners... [More]

La Cygne approves Dollar General beer license


      La Cygne’s governing body has approved a cereal malt beverage (CMB) retail license to its Dollar General Store. On a 4-0 vote at their regular meeting last Wednesday, Dec. 4, with Jerome Mitzner absent, the council approved the license effective... [More]

New health department plans/changes discussed


      After plans were discussed to look at the Pleasanton Drug Co. building for a tentative new site for the Linn County Health Department, County Nurse Administrator Tisha Coleman told the County Commissioners at their Monday meeting that if they could... [More]

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Buffalo boys fall to Frontenac in season opener


      The Prairie View boys’ basketball team hosted Frontenac on Dec. 5 for the 2019-2020 season opener. The Buffalos played hard but were no match for Frontenac as the Raiders won the game 71-33. The Raiders set the tone early and got out to a... [More]

Jayhawk wrestling begins season at Caney Valley, Frontenac


      The Jayhawk varsity wrestling team traveled to Caney Valley on Dec. 7 to compete in the Kan-Okla Tournament. The tournament featured 20 teams, and the Hawks placed 12th with 57 points. Fellow Three Rivers League’s school Uniontown placed 14th... [More]

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Amsterdam Cafe: Meals just like grandma made


      Randy Weiss began cooking at the age of 14 – professionally. Just over 21 years ago he opened the Southside Cafe in Butler, Mo., which he owned and operated. He eventually bought the building next door, renovated both and expanded his restaurant.... [More]

DAR local members link with George Washington


    What do an octogenarian retired farmer born in Chillicothe, Mo., and a Generation X software developer born in Des Moines, Iowa, have in common, other than their love of animals? The answer lies in a 243-year-old event which continued to rattle the mightiest... [More]

USD 344 receives awards from Kansas State Department of Education


    leasanton USD 344 has been named a recipient of the Kansas State Department of Education Kansans Can Star Recognition and Commissioners Award. Four years ago, the State Board of Education launched its new vision for education – Kansas leads the world... [More]

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