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The first thing one must know when learning ice safety is that ice is never completely safe. Unseen or unknown conditions can make activities on the ice, such as ice fishing or skating, become extremely dangerous in a matter of moments.


The first order of business when planning for fun on the ice is to never go alone. Always have at least one other person with you.

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PHS Cheer Clinic a longtime tradition


The Pleasanton High School (PHS) Cheer Clinic is an event that a great number of elementary school students look forward to each year. From the very first day of school elementary students are trying to guess when it might take place – during football season or basketball.... [More]

JES holds Spelling Bee


ADAM HOLT | Linn County News   This year’s JES Spelling Bee winners are first place Zachary Knemeyer (right), second place Celeste Schneider (left), and third place Aubrey Mayhugh (middle).

Linn County Museum display honors Johnson


Photo submitted by OLA MAY EARNEST   The Linn County Museum in Pleasanton has a new display in honor of Russell Johnson for his many years of support and work at the site. Items being displayed include photos and the uniforms of Johnson, who served in the U.S. Navy in... [More]

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Local case challenges probable cause (Riverside) arrest timing


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Judge denies motion for dismissal in Seagren case


Chris Seagren and his attorneys, Robb Edmonds and Burton Harding, appeared in Linn County District Court on Thursday morning, Jan. 4, on a motion to dismiss charges filed by Edmonds on Seagren’s behalf.   The hearing began with Judge Terri L. Johnson of the 6th... [More]

KBI investigation leads to arrest of former Linn County sheriff’s deputy


WINNESHIEK COUNTY, Iowa – A Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) investigation has led to the arrest of a former Linn County sheriff’s deputy. On Thursday, Jan. 4, at approximately 1:30 p.m., David Allen Huggins, 45, of La Cygne was arrested with the assistance... [More]

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Jayhawk basketball routs Oswego


The Jayhawk basketball teams traveled to Oswego on Jan. 5 for a league contest. The Hawks had no troubles with the Indians as the girls and the boys won both games big. The girls won their game 53-32 while the boys won their game 70-19. The girls continue to win by good play... [More]

Buffalo basketball goes 0-2 against Frontenac


The Prairie View basketball team hosted a non-league contest against the Frontenac Raiders on the evening of Jan. 5. The Buffalos just got off big losses to Baldwin and were hoping to play better against the Raiders. Both teams did play better against Frontenac, but at the... [More]

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