• Lady Buffs earn 1st win over Jayhawk while Hawk boys earn victory over Buffalos

  • PES sixth-graders study living history

  • Sombatchareun medals in NYC gymnastic competition

  • La Cygne community garden looking for volunteers

  • Lady Buffalos show grit during 0-2 Courtwarming week


La Cygne community garden looking for volunteers


The La Cygne Methodist Church Community Garden set down roots last spring. With that, a lot of vegetables and produce were grown, and much was learned on how to run a community garden. Pat Berglund and Loretta Teagarden worked together on the endeavor and learned that good help... [More]

Morrell new Sugar Valley Lakes/Hidden Valley Lakes manager


Blue Mound native and member of the first graduating class from Jayhawk-Linn High School in 1973, Richard Morrell, has come home to his roots to take over the job as manager of Sugar Valley Lakes/Hidden Valley Lakes (SVL/HVL). Richard and his wife Kerry (Barnes) Morrell, moved... [More]

Bond set at $1 million in second case against former SRO


Appearing in Linn County District Court on Tuesday, Feb. 13, for a no-go preliminary hearing on initial charges filed on 2018-CR-000001 against him, David Allen Huggins also had his first appearance on 2018-CR-000029, a new case with two new charges levied against him. With his... [More]

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Lady Jays take control late, down Eagles


The Pleasanton Lady Blu-Jays again took to the road to compete, this time invading Uniontown High School (UHS) to face the Lady Eagles. Pleasanton High School (PHS) proved to be the more persistent team, downing UHS 39-29 on the Eagles’ Winter Homecoming on Feb. 9. Even... [More]

Iola loss inspires Lady Buffs for Pioneer future


A 54-39 home loss to Iola Feb. 6 might seem just another notch in Prairie View’s winless record covering nine Pioneer League games. However, being within three points as late as the fourth quarter gives the Lady Buffalos inspiration for their upcoming league contests against... [More]

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PES sixth-graders study living history


Students in Janet Toms’ and Rachelle Thomas’ sixth-grade classes at Pleasanton Elementary are getting the opportunity to study history from a unique perspective – the living. And it’s not just any history; it’s the history that pertains to those... [More]

Sombatchareun medals in NYC gymnastic competition


Medals are hard earned but something that Allee Sombatchareun, seventh grader at Pleasanton Junior High School, looks forward to at each event and several of which came her way last month at a huge competition in New York City. Sombatchareun began competing six years ago at the... [More]

Abolitionists in Linn County help to make Kansas a free state


On Kansas Day, Jan. 29, I hope everyone spent a little time thinking about the sacrifices made by the early settlers of our state and especially here in Linn County where they endured seven years of Border War with pro-slavery factions in Missouri, many of which had come from... [More]

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