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“Grief Comfort saved my life.” – Doug Staats
“Not your typical support group.” – Bryan Brown
“I didn’t think I needed a support group; now I lead one.” – Holly Scott
“Doctors heal bodies; GCI (Grief Comfort Inc.) heals broken hearts and lives.” – founder of GCI

Clariece Blevins of La Cygne was confused and miserable after her husband Cecil died in 2016. “Those first months were lonely, hopeless and discouraging,” she says. “And the truth of it is that I didn’t think I’d make it for about a year or so.”
Cecil Blevins had developed quite a following and reputation of organizing and holding garage sales in the area. Many of those who travel the area’s garage sale circuit heard about Cecil’s passing, and wondered what happened to him.
Clariece sold some items privately, but did not organize a yard sale for quite some time. She heard about a Grief Comfort Inc., a grief support group, meeting in Paola and decided to attend. “I was really looking for help and encouragement,” she says.

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

COMMUNITY

Linn County Idol contestant deadline July 27

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    The deadline for contestant entry in the Linn County Idol talent competition has been set for July 27.  Individuals or groups interested in entering should contact 56J Productions at 913-795-2360 for entry form and rules.   To see the full... [More]

La Cygne park to hold annual ‘Blast’ Saturday

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  Police, fire chiefs issue related fireworks reminders   La Cygne’s Community Park Board will host its annual Blast in the Park Saturday. To be held at the city park, the day’s events begin at 4 p.m. with the raising of the American flag. To see... [More]

Kennedy descendants celebrate homestead’s 150 years

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  Four descendant generations of John Quincy Kennedy celebrated the sesquicentennial (150-year anniversary) of their pioneer patriarch’s homestead last month. Gayle Callahan, a great-great-granddaughter of Kennedy, said her ancestor claimed a 160-acre homestead... [More]

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NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

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A standoff is ongoing in Mound City, the incident is related to a shooting that occurred this afternoon in Blue Mound. Johnson County SWAT, KBI and Linn County Sheriff's Department are on scene.

BREAKING NEWS

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A standoff is ongoing in Mound City,  the incident is related to a shooting that occurred this afternoon in Blue Mound.  Johnson County SWAT, KBI and Linn County Sheriff's Department are on scene.

County Attorney explains Adult Diversion program

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Introducing Diversion Coordinator Letitia Ferwalt, County Attorney James Brun told the County Commissioners Monday that the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) filed a lawsuit in the Kansas Supreme Court June 8 alleging counties were not in compliance with state statutes guiding... [More]

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SPORTS

Pleasanton/Jayhawk trapshooting team competes in National Championship

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  The Pleasanton/Jayhawk trapshooting team traveled to Mason, Mich., on July 12-15 to compete in the 2018 USA High School Clay Target League National Championship. The team posted a 461 and a 457 for a total of 918 and 53rd place overall. The event hosted 175 teams and... [More]

Pleasanton boys’ t-ball and Blue Mound softball lead the way in this past week’s tournaments

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  Both local baseball and softball teams competed in tournaments this past week with teams being represented from Pleasanton, Blue Mound and Parker. The Pleasanton and Blue Mound T-ball teams competed in tournaments from July 9 to July 12.  To see the full article,... [More]

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