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On Aug. 14 Linn Valley Lakes issued a warning to all property owners on their Facebook page noting the possible presence of blue-green algae on the 5-acre lake at Linn Valley.

The warning noted that jar tests of the water were being conducted by the city as instructed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE).

The following day, Aug. 15, another post was made on Facebook, noting that the city and POA had been in touch with KDHE’s Chanute office several times. KDHE does not test private lakes, such as the ones at Linn Valley, however the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Kansas State University does and samples have been sent to that lab.

In the meantime, the city and the POA have warned that if the algae is present the water in the lakes could be harmful to humans and animals. According to information from KDHE that is posted on the Linn Valley page, the general rule is  “the worse it looks the worse the risk is likely to be” and the city and POA have noted the person should avoid swimming, fishing and allowing pets in the lake.

NEWS

Meeting held to look at possibilities with new law enforcement center

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  Linn County Commissioners and the architect for the jail project study held a public meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 8, in the Linn County Courthouse Annex at Mound City to further discuss the project with members of the community. The meeting opened with Larry Goldberg... [More]

USD 344 receives security grant Door metal detectors coming

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PleasantonUSD 344 District Superintendent Travis Laver notified the board during the meeting on Monday, Aug. 13, that the district had been approved for and had already received the security grant for which he had previously applied.  The grant is a 50-50 match grant,... [More]

Man drowns at Tanglewood Lakes

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At approximately 12:12 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing person, possible drowning at Tanglewood Lakes. Linn County sheriff’s deputies, a Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) game warden,... [More]

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SPORTS

Fishing derby at fair a success

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  The Linn County Fair and Rodeo held the annual kid’s fishing derby on Saturday, Aug. 11, at Little Sugar Creek at the Linn County Fairgrounds. The event began at 8 a.m. with registration, and the derby itself began at about 8:30 a.m. The kids were allowed to... [More]

Linn County Fair and Rodeo demo derby huge success

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The Linn County Fair and Rodeo and Grandstand Attractions hosted the annual demolition derby on Aug. 3 and 4. The first night of the derby, Aug. 3, featured the team derby competition and the figure eight race. The second night, Aug. 4, was the traditional demo derby with bonestock,... [More]

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COMMUNITY

USD 362 welcomes 14 new licensed educators

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Prairie View Unified School District 362 students will welcome 14 new licensed educators as they begin the 2018-19 school term Thursday. Marc Ballinger will teach five sections of freshman-level earth/space science and one section of sixth-grade computer skills. To see the... [More]

Linn County Fair & Rodeo Queen crowned

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Left to right, Brooke Riggs, Queen Alyssa Coleman, Madison Schreck-hise and Kenzie McAtee represent the girls who broke the record on ticket sales at $49,742 total. Coleman sold an all time high amount of $19,984.74.

Finding his passion in life

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Tucker Hall is a 12-year-old boy who lives in Mound City. He loves his family, but he has found a passion for gardening and it appears he has a green thumb to go with it. Tucker first became interested in plants and vegetables when his grandparents, Craig and Linda Wood, added... [More]

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