• Spectators look up at the dazzling fireworks display presented by the city of Pleasanton on Saturday in culmination of the days' Stars and Stripes celebration.

  • Rita Walrod closely inspects her multiple Bingo cards lined up on the table on Saturday during Pleasanton's celebration of the Fourth of July.

  • This little one waits in eager anticipation for candy to land at her feet during the parade in Pleasanton on Saturday afternoon.

  • Children of all ages enjoy the spray of cold water from the fire trucks during the celebration on Saturday, June 29 at the Stars and Stripes celebration in Pleasanton.

  • Taylor Robinson sings the Star Spangled Banner and Don Epps emcees during Saturday’s festivities during the Stars and Stripes celebration at Pleasanton.

  • Following Morgan, motorcycles pour out onto Main Street in Pleasanton as they head out for the afternoon run that will help fund vocational scholarships for local high school students.

  • Russ Morgan, organizer for the scholarship run, leads the way for more than 50 bikes as they head out for the annual bike run that raises money for the Robert Morgan Scholarship Fund.

  • U.S. House of Representatives candidate, former Kansas Attorney General, Derek Schmidt addresses the audience under the shelter house at Heritage Park in Parker on Saturday.

  • U.S. House of Representatives candidate Chad Young reaches out to the crowd during the Candidate Meet and Greet held in Parker on Saturday, June 8.

  • Karl Kempinger, far right, leads attendees in a prayer during the meet and greet candidate event at Parker on Saturday.


Commissioners discuss adding new position


During the course of the July 22 meeting the commissioners and Public Works Administrator Shaun West discussed the possibility of adding a position of County Administrator. The discussion began with West noting that the Road and Bridge budget would be dependent on whether or... [More]

Work progresses on USD 362 daycare


Facility will carry the name of ‘Little Buffs’ Daycare   Work to renovate Unified School District 362’s former bus barn into a preschool child daycare facility continues to progress toward a goal of being ready when classes begin next month. Financial... [More]

Political forum scheduled for Thursday


The 2024 Primary Election is scheduled Tuesday, Aug. 6, and with that the Linn County News Political Primary Forum is scheduled for Thursday, July 25 at 6 p.m. The forum will feature local candidates, state and national candidates or their representatives. It will be held at... [More]

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Pleasanton/Jayhawk trapshooting team makes finals at Nationals


The Pleasanton/Jayhawk trapshooting team traveled to Mason, Mich. from July 12-14 to compete in the USA High School Clay Target League (USAHSCTL) National Championship. The team performed well both as an individual and a team. The action started on July 12 as Pleasanton/Jayhawk... [More]

Blue Mound girls’ coach pitch team places second at TRL tournament


The Blue Mound girls’ coach pitch team and Pleasanton 2 girls’ coach pitch team competed in the Three Rivers League girls’ coach pitch tournament at Bronson on July 5-6. Pleasanton 1 did not participate in the tournament. Pleasanton 2 was the four seed in... [More]

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Together Linn County holding school supply drive in effort to help teachers


Together Linn County has organized a school supply drive in an effort to help teachers acquire what they need to start their academic year next month. The organization is hoping to acquire enough in donations of supplies to provide a bag of supplies for every Pre-K through... [More]

Cole Fired: Local band becoming popular


Last year as part of his fair entries, Cole Holler, a recent graduate of Prairie View High School, signed up for the Performing Arts portion of events and performed ‘Get Rhythm’ as he played guitar as his only accompaniment. Following that performance, one of the... [More]

Mine Creek Amateur Radio Club participates in ARRL Field Day


On Saturday, June 22 amateur radio clubs across north America participated in the ARRL (American Radio Relay League) Field Day event which helps ready short-wave radio operators for a disaster event and gives them training in reaching out via radio. The event is always held on... [More]

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