• Birds take advantage of water rushing over 1095 Rd. after the storm last week.

  • Sugar Mound Arts and Crafts Festival goers braved rain and cooler temperatures at last weekend’s event. Thousands made their way to Mound City to find the latest in crafts and sample some of food items found at over 15 food booths. See more photos on Pg. A6.

  • John Tillisch, pictured at left with his wife Judy, is honored on Friday, Oct. 12, for his service as a U.S. Marine by Avalon Hospice with a reception for a program they call Hospice for Heroes. Over 40 family, friends, Hospice staff, members of both Mound City and Tonganoxie American Legion, and fellow Patriot Guard and American Legion bike riders showed up on a rainy Friday afternoon to celebrate with him. Tillisch served in the U.S. Marine Corps from March 31, 1958, to June 18, 1961, in Germany and at Camp Lejeune. At right, members of the Patriot Guard and American Legion sign John’s Marine flag (picture above).

  • Jayhawk routs Erie on Senior-Parent Night

  • Pleasanton football wins Homecoming game against Uniontown

NEWS

Placement of Linn County Health Department still in discussion

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With the sales tax question to finance the proposed Linn County Law Enforcement Center project on the ballot, the County Commissioners at their Monday meeting discussed that they are open to suggestions on where to locate the Linn County Health Department. The commissioners... [More]

Parker leaders talk memorial tree, sidewalks

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  Holiday fir to honor late Christmas decorator   Parker is reaching fruition on a memorial Christmas tree for Heritage Park. The wait for new business district sidewalks, however, may continue. That was the consensus of its city council at last Thursday’s... [More]

County Law Enforcement Center informational meeting at Mound City Tuesday, Oct. 23

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  The city of Mound City is sponsoring an informational meeting to educate the public on the Nov. 6 ballot issue concerning the vote for a sales tax to pay for the proposed Linn County Law Enforcement Center project. Mayor Mat Casner said the meeting is informational... [More]

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SPORTS

Blu-Jays look for win to host bi-district next week

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  BY TONY FURSE LINN COUNTY NEWS NEWSPAPERSRME@yahoo.com Couple Friday night’s 46-0 Pleasanton loss at St. Mary’s-Colgan with Yates Center’s 7-6 home slopfest win against Uniontown. What results is a must-win game for the Blu-Jays at 2-6 Yates... [More]

Sixth grade highlights Buff league meet effort

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  Yes, Prairie View junior Brooke Allen finished fifth at last Thursday’s Pioneer League cross country meet in a tune-up for this Saturday’s Class 3-A regional run. But it was her little sister and two other sixth-grade girls who may have provided the biggest... [More]

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COMMUNITY

BeAlert presentation on the role of social media in exploitation set for Oct. 21

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  A presentation for adults on the dangers inherent to social media will be held at Jayhawk-Linn at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21.  Students from two of the three high schools will have their own presentation at Prairie View High School (PVHS) at 9:30 a.m. with students... [More]

50 years ago: When Hollywood came to Mound City

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Four years before the inaugural Sugar Mound Arts and Crafts Festival set up there, the Linn County Courthouse square was abuzz as a Hollywood movie set. Famed Life magazine photographer Gordon Parks, a Fort Scott native, had written a semi-autobiographical 1962 novel titled... [More]

First Christian Church to host Hymn Sing

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  Submitted By PASTOR DOUG SARVER   Pleasanton First Christian Church will host a Sunday evening Hymn Sing at 7 p.m. Sept. 30. The theme will be “Our Joy Through the Ages – to Sing!” All are welcome to join us as we sing the beloved hymns... [More]

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