• 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.

NEWS

Tempers flare during commissioners meeting

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Commissioners adjourn without approving Road and Bridge budget During the report portion of Linn County Public Works Administrator Shaun West’s segment of the meeting, Commissioner Danny McCullough noted he had received several emails and texts regarding mowing around... [More]

Pleasanton approves land sale resolution

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After several incidents of the city selling land where not all residents were aware the land was being sold, the Pleasanton City Council approved Resolution 449 Monday night requiring city land be sold by sealed bid. The resolution states that public lands held by the city... [More]

Legalese complicates La Cygne items

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Steps go backward for land sale, CUP Two items that La Cygne city leaders thought were completed, well, aren’t. At a special council meeting July 2, called a day earlier than the regular one to avoid pre-Independence Day conflicts, leadership heard that legal fine print... [More]

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SPORTS

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

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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]

Pleasanton Saddle Club Let’s Ride

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The Pleasanton Saddle Club is a great organization for anyone who loves horses and riding. The club is open for people of all ages and riding experience. The club meets at the Pleasanton Saddle Club Arena by the Pleasanton West Lake every Friday and competes in various events... [More]

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COMMUNITY

Cole Fired: Local band becoming popular

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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

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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]

Local author published in sixth consecutive compilation

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For most people, the first impression one gets of Ken Baugh is that he’s a laid-back cowboy; but underneath the surface is an exceptional and brilliant mind. Recently, Baugh was notified that one of his poems, ‘To Have and to Hold’ had been selected for a... [More]

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