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Linn County Commissioners Monday awarded a bid for a radio communications tower.
By a unanimous vote, Hayden Tower Service, Topeka, will erect the 250-foot structure at a base price of $216,500.
Chris Martin, county information technology (IT) director, recommended the Hayden services bid despite an $183,880 bid from TFMComm, Inc., Lawrence.

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

NEWS

Heir mystery clouds Parker house condemnation

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Any official action to proceed with inspection reports on a house condemnation candidate in Parker was tabled at last Thursday’s monthly City Council meeting. Records indicate that the owners of a structure located south of the Center Street railroad crossing are deceased,... [More]

Teters enters guilty plea

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MOUND CITY – (Sept. 15, 2017) – A La Cygne man was convicted Thursday, Sept. 14, of aggravated assault and battery of a law enforcement officer, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. John Edward Teters, 55, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated assault... [More]

Mural protection petition yields no binding USD 362 action

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A petition aimed at protecting a Prairie View High gymnasium mural yielded no binding action at Monday’s monthly Unified School District 362 board of education meeting. The mural, painted in 1994 by the late Grady Elder, art teacher and wrestling coach, became a topic of... [More]

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SPORTS

2nd-half offensive stall spells 1st Buffalo loss

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Despite Burlington scoring a touchdown 14 seconds before halftime, prospects appeared bright for Prairie View last Friday. The hosts, however, maintained that pre-halftime momentum shift, scoring two second-half touchdowns while holding Prairie View scoreless, to claim a 40-26... [More]

Jayhawk volleyball has tough tournament at Erie

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The Jayhawk volleyball team traveled to Erie on Sept. 16 to compete in the Erie Invitational. It was a tough tournament with good opponents and the Hawks went 0-4 in the tournament. “We struggled at Erie, however we were outmatched by much bigger schools. I hate losing,... [More]

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COMMUNITY

Update: USD 344 schools get new look with remodel

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A few facts... • Up to 80 workers each day. There are 18 contractors under Nabholz continuing work on the school. The work during the day is done primarily outside while any work that is done on the inside is limited to areas where students will not be or from 3 p.m.-11... [More]

Beginner beekeeping class offered in Garnett

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A beginner beekeeping class hosted by the Golden Prairie Beekeeping Club is set for Nov. 4-5 in Garnett at Community Building No. 1 at the fairgrounds. Featured speakers for the event are Steve and Becky Tipton, Chad Gilliland, Todd Preator and Jon Chitwood. The Tiptons will... [More]

Last of Fairview School and other memories

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The Fairview School was located about five miles southeast of Pleasanton. Merna Livingston was the teacher. The school was heated by a coal stove sitting in the middle of the room. The desks were double desks, which could seat two students. Water was from cistern and there was... [More]

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