• North of Linn Valley gates, firefighters from Linn Valley work on keeping hot spots down after spending several hours battling a structure fire on Ullery Road on Tuesday, April 16. Linn County Sheriff’s deputies and Linn Valley officers kept passing traffic to an absolute minimum so that fire trucks and personnel could maneuver around as needed.

  • Above, the tables are filled with children and their extended family members with smiles and laughter all around.

  • Parker held their annual Easter Egg Hunt last Saturday, April 13

  • Julia Paisley, Prairie View freshman, releases one of the 197 pitches she threw in 13 2/3 innings at Iola April 2. After four games, Paisley has Lady Buffalo pitching staff highs of 17 innings and16 strikeouts.

  • Forsythia are showing their spring colors with warmer temperatures and spring rains aiding the flowers.


Risks that come with home care


SAFE AND SOUND Over the years keeping loved ones at home with the aid of a personal care attendant becomes increasingly appealing to family members, versus having them put in a facility; however, there are inherent risks. Any time you invite a stranger into your home, you... [More]

Pleasanton to stick to shutoff policy


  No more knocking on doors   During the Pleasanton City Council meeting on Monday, April 15, City Administrator Erica Kern asked for the council’s guidance on how best to proceed with water lock-offs, noting that the policy reads that if the bill is not... [More]

Parker council discovers new beer law caveat


  Residency requirement discussed prior to ordinance approval   Parker’s City Council passed a new cereal malt beverage license ordinance last Thursday, but not before discovering its new stipulation. Drafted by Richard M. Fisher Jr., city attorney, Ordinance... [More]

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Prairie View track wins Pleasanton Invitational


  The Buffalos competed in the Pleasanton Invitational on April 9 and did quite well as both the boys’ and girls’ teams won the meet. The boys’ team won the meet with 154 points while the girls’ team won the meet with 169 points. A complete list... [More]

Jayhawk track has strong showing at Pleasanton


    The Jayhawk track teams traveled to Pleasanton on April 9 to compete in the Pleasanton Invitational. The Hawks did well as the boys placed fifth with a score of 68, and the girls placed fourth with a score of 71. All team placings are in the Pleasanton team... [More]

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Home care and fraud


Safe and sound   As the decision to keep loved ones at home through the use of home health care and home care attendants or aides rises in number in our nation, so do the instances of fraud – in particular Medicaid fraud. In most cases Medicare will not pay for... [More]

Miss Kansas speaks to USD 344 students


      Reigning Miss Kansas Hannah Klaassen, through a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation in conjunction with the Seatbelts Are For Everyone (S.A.F.E.) club, spoke to Pleasanton USD 344 students in grades K-12 Tuesday, April 2. Her focus was... [More]

USD 344 receives Challenge Award


On Friday, March 29, Jim Porter, a representative of the Kansas State Board of Education, made a presentation of the Challenge Award, which is given by the Confidence in Education Task Force of the Kansas Department of Education, to Pleasanton USD 344. The Challenge Awards recognize... [More]

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