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Coming of age has many meanings. For some, it means they can get their driver’s license when they turn 16, or 14 as the case may be. For others, it means they’ve turned 21 and can legally drink alcohol.
Well, for this person, coming of age came a while ago when I got my first AARP literature in the mail. Yes, I was offended – what do they mean sending me this stuff? I threw it in the trash like I’d catch the plague touching the paper material.
Later, as my hair turned less brown, my thoughts began to turn to the light at the end of the tunnel, retirement – and that light seemed brighter than it did before.

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

COMMUNITY

PHS Cheer competes at UCA Cheer Camp

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The Pleasanton High School Cheer Squad was able to do something that has not been done in 20-plus years. The squad of 23 girls, along with Coach Erika Gilbert and sponsor Rachelle Thomas, loaded a bus and went to Coffeyville Community College where they attended and competed... [More]

Two running for Linn County Fair queen

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This year there are two young ladies competing for the title of Linn County Fair queen. McKenzie Hank and Hannah Tingler are out and about in the county selling tickets and striving to reach the top spot. The winner will be crowned just before the demolition derby on Saturday,... [More]

La Cygne has a ‘Blast in the Park’

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Saturday, July 8, was the second annual Blast in the Park for the community of La Cygne. This year they added a spectacular fireworks show to end the evening.  The community came out in full force for this free event. The volunteer fire department served hot dogs and... [More]

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NEWS

Pleasanton mill levy increasing

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During a discussion on the city of Pleasanton’s budget for 2018 at the council meeting on July 17, City Administrator Erica Kern stated that the mill levy for 2018 will be increasing by 1.712 mills. Kern noted that there are several large expenditures the city is looking... [More]

County mill levy set to decrease for 2018

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During a discussion on the county budget at the Linn County Commissioners meeting on Monday, July 17, County Clerk David Lamb stated that the mill levy for 2018 will be decreasing by approximately 2.439 mills. Lamb noted that he had made several adjustments for things he knows... [More]

Krell defense requests additional discovery by Aug. 1

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The presiding district court judge has ordered the state’s attorney to provide additional discovery by Aug. 1 to the defense team of Keaton Michael Alan Krell. James Brun, Linn County attorney, said he would follow up on four requests for further facts requested by Sara... [More]

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SPORTS

A purpose for little fish

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A grandfather who has lots of grandkids can put them to a great advantage if he loves to fish for catfish. That’s because you need lots of bait for trotlines and limb-lines, and small sunfish are just about the best bait you can get. And kids love to catch ‘em. My... [More]

Mound City, Pleasanton are winners in this past weekend’s baseball tournaments

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It was another busy week of tournaments for Linn County baseball teams as the Pleasanton and Blue Mound coach pitch teams first had their tournament at Moran from July 11-13. The tournament was a nine-team double elimination one, and Blue Mound entered the tournament with an... [More]

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