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Several years ago I attended the Kansas Library Association’s annual conference in Kansas City. In addition to keynote speakers, the conference committee schedules numerous sessions to inform and inspire us. That year one of the last sessions they held was about a way to bring music into your library. The Olathe Public Library sponsored the session, and a couple of musicians entertained us with songs. The music was interspersed with the story of how the library’s jam session came to be. Musicians meet on a monthly basis in the library, and a mix of musicians take turns playing a song of their choosing.

To see the full article, check out this week's edition of the Linn County News or check out the online version here.


Doc Gizmo performs at USD 344


Perhaps you’ve heard of the science guy who performs his demonstrations at Silver Dollar City near Branson, Mo. Doc Gizmo is 85 now and he retired at the end of last year, but as a friend of USD 344 teacher Jake Burkholder he came out of retirement to do one last show for... [More]

Linn County dancers perform at PSU Showcase


The Linn County Dance and Cheer (LCDC) Academy in Mound City took 11 members of their Elite dancers to perform at the Pittsburg State University Dance Showcase on March 5. Twenty-four members of the Jazz I and Jazz II dance teams also attended the showcase to watch their fellow... [More]

Linn County Twisters place in competitions at Salina, McPherson


SUBMITTED PHOTO Linn County Twisters members recently place in competitions held in Salina and McPherson. Pictured here are: front row, left to right, Bentlee Diediker and Timber Browning; and back row, left to right, Bryson Schull and Keelea Benedick. Diediker, Benedick and... [More]

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Commissioners contemplate possible Blue Mound wind farm


Anyone driving west on I-70 is familiar with the sight of wind farms. Linn County could become more familiar with the sight as the Linn County Commissioners were approached to allow research to begin for the purpose of building a wind farm on up to 30,000 acres surrounding Blue... [More]

Driver air-lifted following one-vehicle accident


A one-vehicle accident on Robertson Road on Monday, March 12, resulted in the driver being taken by helicopter to Research Medical Center. Daren J. Shackelford, age 31 of Joplin, Mo., was traveling southbound on Robertson Road north of Kansas Highway 152 when his vehicle left... [More]

Shields accepts La Cygne council nomination


Esther E. Shields is a La Cygne City Council member after all. At the council’s regular meeting last Wednesday, March 7, Shields accepted Mayor Robert Sullivan’s nomination and the council’s 4-0 approval. Jerome Mitzner motioned to approve the nomination, with... [More]

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PVHS Student Council hosts 3rd annual Donkey Basketball


The Prairie View Student Council hosted the third annual Donkey Basketball at the PVHS (Prairie View High School) gym on the evening of March 12. Dairyland Donkey Ball brought the game to PVHS where all three county high schools participated. Proceeds from the game went to the... [More]

Jayhawk, Pleasanton represented on 2017-2018 boys’ Three Rivers All League team


The Three Rivers League announced their 2017-2018 boys’ Three Rivers All League basketball team, and two Jayhawks and two Blu-Jays made the team. Jayhawk finished a good season going 16-5 and losing in the second round of the sub-state tournament against Osage City. Pleasanton... [More]

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