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On Friday, March 29, Jim Porter, a representative of the Kansas State Board of Education, made a presentation of the Challenge Award, which is given by the Confidence in Education Task Force of the Kansas Department of Education, to Pleasanton USD 344.
The Challenge Awards recognize schools for outstanding achievement and uncommon accomplishment based on Kansas assessment test results and other qualifying factors, specifically the sample size, ethnicity and social-economic status of those taking the test, attendance and graduation rates.  The steps used to identify Challenge Award honorees are as follows:
1. For each of the six state assessments, 60 schools are identified as high performing. A statistical model is used that includes test results, percentage of the sample that received free- or reduced-priced lunch, attendance (for elementary), graduation rates (high school) and the percentage that were members of an ethnic minority.

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COMMUNITY

Descendant of soldier at Battle of Mine Creek gives presentation on-site

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      On Wednesday, May 8, Jim Barnes traveled from Ash Grove, Mo., to the Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site just outside of Pleasanton to give a presentation to a group of students visiting from Woodson USD 366 in Yates Center. Barnes’ presentation,... [More]

Small helicopter lands in Mound City

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    The air over Mound City was all abuzz Wednesday, April 24, as Brian Post, grandson of Gene and Mary Ann Post, prepared to drop in for lunch. Mary Ann said Brian has always had a love for aviation, even from a very small age. After a few circles above Mound... [More]

Linn Valley honors LVMP founders

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      The founders of the Linn Valley Memorial Park (LVMP) were honored in a special Retirement and Recognition Ceremony at the park on Saturday, April 27. The ceremony was an opportunity to publicly acknowledge the vision and perseverance of a small group... [More]

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NEWS

Linn County Weather Conditions

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The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center is expecting an outbreak of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms over parts of the southern Plains this afternoon and tonight. The risk by area is highlighted by each color on the map. Most of southeast Kansas is currently... [More]

Ferne L. McRae 04-23-1929 to 05-13-2019

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Linn County News Published May 22, 2019   Ferne L. McRae, age 90, of Oak Creek, Wis., formerly of La Cygne, Kan., passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019, in Wauwatosa, Wis. She was born on April 23, 1929, in La Cygne, the daughter of Jesse William and Carie Louise... [More]

Council denies Willard request for assistance with utilities

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      After a lengthy back and forth at their Monday meeting, the Prescott City Council eventually denied the request of Jessy Willard to provide him a reduced rate or discount on utilities for the old nursing home building, which Willard has been trying... [More]

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SPORTS

Pleasanton track places in the top three in league track at Yates Center

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        The Pleasanton track teams traveled to Yates Center on May 9 to compete in the Three Rivers League track meet. “We had a good day. The boys placed second with 90 points and the girls placed third with 64 points,” Head Coach Dan... [More]

Jayhawk golf places second at regional, heads to State Tournament

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      The Jayhawk golf team will once again head to the State Tournament after the team finished second at their 2-A regional at Fort Scott hosted by Uniontown. The tournament took place on May 13 and the top three teams along with top individual golfers... [More]

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