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The big question for the Royals even before the season began was what they were going to do at the trade deadline. This year the trade deadline is July 31 and is the time of year where teams in contention of the playoffs will go trade for players to make their teams better, and teams out of the playoffs will trade away key players to build up their farm systems to help rebuild in the following years.
This year was a crucial year as far as the trade deadline goes for the Royals because many of the core pieces that helped lead the Royals to World Series in 2014 and 2015 are up for free agency in 2018. First baseman Eric Hosmer, center fielder Lorenzo Cain, third baseman Mike Moustakas, shortstop Alcides Escobar and pitcher Jason Vargas are all free agents and could be traded at the trade deadline.

SPORTS

2017 All County softball team

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The 2017 high school softball season is over and it is time to unveil Linn County News’ 2017 All County softball team. Both teams had good seasons as Jayhawk won a Regional game against Eureka, but then was defeated by the eventual Regional champions Central Heights. The... [More]

2017 All County baseball team

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The high school baseball season is over and it is time to announce Linn County News’ 2017 All County baseball team. Both Jayhawk-Linn and Prairie View had some great players this year that deserve to be on this year’s All County team. Jayhawk had a good season this... [More]

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NEWS

Pleasanton council looks at sidewalk options for 6th Street

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The Pleasanton City Council discussed the letting of bids for the sidewalk on Sixth Street during their meeting on Monday, June 19. The discussion soon turned to how to cross the tracks with the sidewalk. To see the full article, check out this week's edition of the Linn County... [More]

USD 362 adds to high school curriculum

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Unified School District 362 approved three course additions to the Prairie View High School curriculum at its monthly meeting on June 12. The new classes are a summer Leadership and Law Academy offering for one-half credit and full-year credit courses in Focus intervention and... [More]

Commission okays RFQ step in new jail study

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Linn County’s Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a request for qualification (RFQ) – a next step in its new jail feasibility – at its regular meeting Monday. In making the motion, Mike Page said an RFQ essentially allows companies to submit a price... [More]

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COMMUNITY

State Regent West of the DAR honored guest

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The Marais des Cygnes Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution hosted a luncheon and meeting held in May at the Paola Country Club. There were over 40 members and guests, including guest DAR chapters General Edward Hand, Ottawa; Cofachique,... [More]

Speaker scheduled for garden meeting on June 27

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Did you worry about flooding spring rains washing out your garden seeds? Did you know when to plant those vegetable transplants so that they wouldn’t get frozen?  Those are not problems faced by fall gardening. More and more seed sources are developing varieties that... [More]

PCVNH residents compete at 2017 Miami County Senior Olympics

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The PCVNH team wins “Top Facility” with four gold medals in all at the 2017 Miami County Senior Olympics held June 2 at Osawatomie High School. The event was sponsored by the Life Care Center of Osawatomie. Pictured at right are: front row, left to right, Jordia Praither,... [More]

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