• 2018 All County girls’ basketball team

  • 2018 All County boys’ basketball team

  • Third World experience with First World eyes

  • Linn County’s top 5 high school wrestlers

  • Music on Main!


10 cases of measles identified, 1 in Linn County 11 possible exposure points


A single case of measles has resulted in ten other cases in Johnson, Miami and Linn counties. The first case was reported from a daycare in Johnson County, and since then seven other Johnson County residents, one Miami County resident and one Linn County residents have been identified... [More]

County attorney, sheriff at odds


County attorney: Sheriff’s office loses more evidence, needs body cams Sheriff: Lack of communication with county attorney, deputies trained to KLETC standards The county’s desire for tougher law enforcement and a change in the county attorney’s office brought... [More]

School board directs architect study for Prairie View High improvements


With no objections, the Unified School District 362 board of education has endorsed a study with its architect for building improvements to Prairie View High. At its regular monthly meeting March 12, Rex Bollinger, district superintendent, was directed to meet with Hansen Design... [More]

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2018 All County girls’ basketball team


The 2017-2018 girls’ basketball season is over, and all three county teams worked and progressed through the season. Prairie View did not win a game until the end of the season where they won their final three regular season games. In the 4A-Div. II sub-state tournament... [More]

2018 All County boys’ basketball team


The 2017-2018 boys’ basketball season is over, and it is time to select the 2018 All County boys’ basketball team. All three county teams played hard, and some finished better than others. Jayhawk had the best season of the three finishing 16-5 with a second-round... [More]

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Cedar Crest named to top 25 list for 2017


Cedar Crest Lodge, a bed and breakfast located east of Pleasanton, has been named one of the top 25 bed and breakfast inns in North America by BedandBreakfast.com in their 13th annual awards for 2017. The finalists were chosen based on a qualitative and quantitative analysis... [More]

Third World experience with First World eyes


Secrest sees Nepal healthcare firsthand When westerners visualize Nepal, they see the ice fields of the Himalayans with Mt. Everest reigning supreme over the world, not a Third World hospital serving three million people in the agglomeration of Kathmandu, Nepal. But that is... [More]

Music on Main!


Several years ago I attended the Kansas Library Association’s annual conference in Kansas City. In addition to keynote speakers, the conference committee schedules numerous sessions to inform and inspire us. That year one of the last sessions they held was about a way... [More]

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