• Reenactors give visitors to the Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site's Heritage Day on Saturday a look at life in Linn County during the days of the Civil War.

  • On Saturday, Aug. 6, contestants flooded the arena ready to battle it out at the Linn County Demolition Derby.

  • USD 344 Superintendent Travis Laver speaks with members of the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce as they get their first glimpse of the new STARS Academy.

  • Kadence Mohler and her dog make their way through the agility course at the 2022 Dog Show held on Sunday, Aug. 7.

  • Addison Stokes-Todd takes a ride around the arena on Saturday, Aug. 6, before performing her final duties as 2021 Linn County Fair Queen and helping to crown her successor.

NEWS

STARS technical academy ribbon cutting Friday

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What was a dream a year ago has come to fruition with a ribbon cutting and open house scheduled for Friday, Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. The Southeastern Technical Academy for Rural Students (STARS) is now a reality located in the former Cox Motor Company building at Laurel and 17th Streets... [More]

Staff, advisors excited for opportunities STARS Academy offers students

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With the ribbon cutting and open house of the new STARS Technical Academy in Pleasanton slated for Friday, Aug. 12, the staff and instructors at the school opened up recently about their roles and what the program means to them. Phil Mitchell, who will be teaching Construction... [More]

County real estate taxes still under state value

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After sending the Linn County Commissioners an email explaining county real estate compliance with state values, the commissioners visited with Linn County Appraiser Kathy Bridges Monday. After initial conversation on the 2021 final ratio study concerning commercial and residential... [More]

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SPORTS

Demo Derby starts off Linn County Fair and Rodeo week

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The Linn County Fair and Rodeo started this past week with the traditional demolition derby. There were two nights of demo derby action as team derby, modified and figure eight races took place on Aug. 5 while the compact, semi-modified and bone stock took place on the evening... [More]

Total Effect Softball ready for action

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Linn County has a new competitive softball team, Total Effect Softball, which will be based out of Mound City. Jayhawk-Linn head softball coach Kris Holt started the team and will be the head coach of Total Effect. Holt had multiple reasons on why he wanted to start a competitive... [More]

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COMMUNITY

Linn Valley church to hold clothing giveaway

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The Linn Valley Community Church will hold a clothing giveaway on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 12-13, with new back-to-school clothes for children in grades kindergarten to 12th.  On Aug. 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. the event is open to residents of Linn Valley only. On Aug. 13... [More]

Climb becomes life or death in Colorado storm

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The goal of summiting nine peaks in Colorado’s Grenadier Range in one week was a lofty goal; but staying alive became a bigger goal for Mound City rock climber Mike Meyer when a summer storm buffeted the peak he was on. Meyer is an accomplished climber; owner of the White... [More]

Holler presented with award for leatherworking

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In the sixth grade, at the age of 12, Cole Holler took a class on leather working and found something he loved. Now 16, Cole was recently named the winner of the Ann Stohlman Youth Award in leatherworking at the Rocky Mountain Leather Trade Show in Sheridan, Wyo. “My... [More]

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