• Jo Ann Ellis cuts the cake at the Pleasanton birthday party on Tuesday, Oct. 29. The party celebrated the fact on on that date in 1869 Pleasanton officially became a city. This is just one of many celebrations that have been scattered throughout the year honoring the city’s sesquicentennial anniversary.

  • Mary Simpson and Sue and Joe Dancy hold pro-life signs Sunday during the March for Life rally held on Sixth Street between Casey’s and Cox Motor Co. in Pleasanton. Twenty-seven marchers held various signs during the time that afternoon.

  • BARBARA PROFFITT | LINN COUNTY NEWS Kevin Rohr and daughter Mylee Leisure dressed as the infamous criminals Bonnie and Clyde for the annual Prescott Halloween party and costume contest on Saturday, Oct. 26. Additional Halloween photos on A6.

  • Pleasanton Fire Chief Jeff Wisdom shows CERT (Citizens Emergency Response Team) trainee Debi Crawford how to properly extinguish a small fire while Cathy Sherman backs her up. CERT training is open to any community member that wants to help support first responders in an emergency situation. Contact Linn County Emergency Management for more information on upcoming classes at 913-352-6480.

  • Fall is beginning to show its lovely colors as shown by an old oak at the Pleasanton Cemetery. Other trees seem to be adorned by dying, brown leaves and no color.


NOTICE!!! Commissioner's meeting canceled next week


Due to the Veterans Day Holiday and the annual KAC Conference, next week’s Commission Meeting has been canceled.  The next Commission Meeting will be held on November 18th, with the Election Canvas starting at 9:30 AM on that date

Mound City discusses new floodplain plan


        As the City Council of Mound City waited for a quorum at their Monday meeting, they passed around a floodplain map just produced by the state of Kansas that enlarged the floodplain in and around the city. Discussion ensued about the last... [More]

USD 362 board seeks further capital projects research


  Bollinger lists high school upgrades as first priority     The Unified School District 362 board of education will await a report at this Monday’s 7 p.m. monthly meeting after directing its superintendent to compile additional information on possible... [More]

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Blu-Jay frustrating season in shutout loss


      In a microcosm, Friday’s shutout loss at Hillsboro reinforced what Dustin Johnson, Pleasanton head football coach, deemed a “frustrating” season. Not only had the Blu-Jays gone into the Class 1A bi-district game already missing two... [More]

Prairie View’s Allen medals at State cross country


        Prairie View senior Brooke Allen made her fourth consecutive State Cross Country Meet as she competed at the 3A State Cross Country Meet at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence on Nov. 2. “I had a lot of confidence in Brooke going into the State... [More]

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Barn Antiques to host 7th annual holiday sale and food drive


  Barn Antiques will be hosting their seventh annual Holiday Sale and Food Drive event (Feeding Families for Thanksgiving) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, in the Ernie Price Annex at 309 W. 13th St. in Pleasanton. “We are excited for all that’s happening... [More]

Voting trends in Linn County


        With the Oct. 15 deadline to register to vote in the upcoming election just behind us and the election itself on Nov. 5 drawing near, let’s take a look at the voting trends in Linn County since the last major election in 2016. In the... [More]

K-9 Search and Rescue visits Mound City Library


Several members of the K-9 Search and Rescue of Kansas team, or K-9 SARK, visited the Mound City Library on Saturday morning, Oct. 19, along with their canine partners for a meet and greet with the public so that others could learn about who they are and what they do. Don... [More]

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