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The person portrayed in the attached pictures is a person of interest in a series of three auto thefts from Linn County which occurred throughout Linn County on the afternoon and into the evening of November 24, 2019. This individual is also suspected of a theft from the Mound City Casey’s General Store as well as multiple auto thefts in neighboring counties on November 24th and November 25th. This person of interest is to be considered armed and dangerous. If this person is observed, please do not approach and contact the Linn County Sheriff’s Office.  


Prairie View High to sport shooting team


  Board approves in time for this spring’s trap season     Prairie View High will be represented in a state trap shooting league this spring. On a 6-0 vote, with Nicolas Philpott absent, the Unified School District 362 board of education approved... [More]

Sheriff issues past year’s response numbers


      At the Tuesday County Commissioners’ meeting, giving a weekly prisoner count of 35 prisoners with 19 housed in county, County Sheriff Kevin Friend reported 197 calls for service, less than last week, “probably due to the cold weather without... [More]

Commissioners approve rescue pumper purchases


    Following the receipt of six rescue pumper truck bids for the Linn County Rural Fire Department, the rural fire board reviewed the bids and chose the Hays Fire and Rescue Sales and Service bid for approval by the County Commissioners. At the commissioners’... [More]

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Prairie View boys win thriller against Anderson County; girls compete but fall


          The Prairie View basketball teams traveled to Anderson County on Jan. 14 for a Pioneer League contest against the Bulldogs. The girls played first, and it was not a good game for the Lady Buffalos. The Lady Buffs fell down big... [More]

Jayhawk boys pull away late against Chetopa


        The Jayhawk boys’ basketball team hosted league foe Chetopa on Jan. 14. Jayhawk was in control all game, but Chetopa did get close in both the first and third quarters. However, thanks to a big 11-3 run in the fourth, the Hawks were... [More]

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Stark signs as eSports athlete at FSCC


  On Wednesday, Jan. 15, Robert Stark, a senior at Pleasanton High School, signed with Fort Scott Community College for a full scholarship, covering both tuition and books, as an eSports athlete. “He is considered a full athlete at FSCC as of the signing of those... [More]

Wes’ Recycling gearing up to open second location


      Wes’ Recycling, Inc., of Centerville recently purchased the property that was most recently Custom Alloy, formerly Tower Metal, of Prescott and is currently modifying the building to become a secondary location for the company. With space becoming... [More]

Claim Your Campus coming in July


      Greg Topping, volunteer coordinator for Claim Your Campus 2020,  spoke to the County Commissioners at their Tuesday meeting about a movement across America called Claim Your Campus. He said high school campuses across the country have student led... [More]

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