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With the new year comes an imminent change in the La Cygne skyline.

Next Monday has been set as the day the 107-year-old witch’s hat water tower will come down, another step toward La Cygne’s completion of its $5.86 million water distribution system improvement project.

With hopes that “weather holds out,” Brett Waggoner, project manager for BG Consultants, Inc., Lawrence, confirmed the expected arrival of Iseler Demolition, Port Hope, Mich.

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Weekend snow causes power outages


Linn County was hit by the season’s first large snowfall over the weekend – admittedly a beautiful heavy snow – but with that, it brought power outages that several, as of press time, in the Parker and La Cygne area were still dealing with. Average snowfall... [More]

Parker opts for monthly city court


        Parker has decided to conduct its city court on a monthly basis. After discussing the recommendation of Cherry Buckley, city court clerk, at last Thursday’s monthly meeting, the City Council approved not only the frequency change but... [More]

New nursing home buyer briefs Prescott City Council


  Jessy Willard, who recently purchased the building where the former Country View Nursing Home was located, attended Tuesday night’s Prescott City Council meeting to discuss his plans for the use of the building. Willard, who purchased the building two weeks ago,... [More]

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Jayhawk wrestling ties, wins, losses at Humboldt


    The Jayhawk wrestling team traveled to Humboldt on Jan. 10 to compete in duals against Humboldt and Parsons. These duals finals ended in interesting circumstances. The team tied Humboldt 36-36 but lost the tie-breaking criteria. However, in the next dual against... [More]

Prairie View boys’ basketball falls to league foes Anderson County, Osawatomie


The Prairie View boys basketball team played two Pioneer League games as they traveled to Anderson County on Jan. 8 and host Osawatomie on Jan. 11. The Buffalos lost both games as they fell to Anderson County 84-46 and then lost to Osawatomie 65-52. The Anderson County game... [More]

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Ellis retires after 52 years in banking


Steve Ellis, community bank president of Labette Bank in Pleasanton, began his banking career as a senior in high school in 1967 working in the family-owned and operated Bank of Pleasanton located on the southwest corner of Ninth and Main streets in Pleasanton. He began as... [More]

Pleasanton High School student Jackie Beltz marches in London parade


  A family trip to London for the New Year’s Day Parade began back in July at cheer camp held in Coffeyville. The camp, hosted by Universal Cheerleaders Association, offers high school cheer squads an opportunity to hone and add to their skills, as well as individuals... [More]

Holy Land trip a possible do again for Pleasanton couple


  Many people have Israel and the Holy Land on their bucket list, but for Bob and Cindy Woody of Pleasanton that destination can be crossed off the list, or added again to places they’d like to see more of. Going through a James MacDonald tour of Walking the Word,... [More]

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