• Carol Nickelson places flowers and flags on soldiers graves during the Memorial Day ceremony at Mound City on Monday, May 31.rn

  • George Nunnemacher, left, and Robert Suppenbach, right, stand at attention for the Pledge of Allegiance led by Cayden Nelson at the Linn Valley Memorial Day ceremony held on Saturday, May 29.

  • Block walls are going up despite weather delays; other work continues. See article in the May 26 edition regarding update.

  • The new flag depository box at the courthouse is courtesy of the Hewitt New American Legion Post 248 and will give Linn County residents somewhere to put their distressed flags for proper disposal.

  • Masonry work on the Justice center moves along as the southern wall of the western half of the building goes up.

NEWS

Straight-line winds leave damage in Blue Mound

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Friday, June 11 started off like a typical late spring day but once afternoon hit, it was no typical day. Blue Mound experienced what locals estimated to be 80 to 90 mph straight-line winds, four to six inches of rain in 20 minutes and the ensuing damage created from the quick... [More]

Change order issue comes to an end with agreement

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Linn County Commissioner Rick James announced during the meeting of the county commissioners on Monday, June 14 that he had spoken with Larry Goldberg of the Goldberg Group in regards to the $196,000 change order that had been discussed at several meetings. Change Order No.... [More]

Parker to decide street plan next month

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Parker city leaders are scheduled to decide at next month’s 7 p.m. July 8 meeting their plan for chip seal maintenance of city streets. At their monthly meeting last Thursday, Mayor Cody Adams said two factors need to be decided prior to next month’s meeting, the... [More]

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SPORTS

Linn County’s top high school track athletes

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Once again the Linn County high schools had a good track season and each school sent multiple athletes to the State track meet in Wichita. In this article we will look at some of the top high school track athletes from Pleasanton, Prairie View and Jayhawk-Linn. Isaiah Bates... [More]

Jayhawk golf has record of continued success

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In Linn County high school sports there are several teams that stand out. The track and wrestling teams usually send multiple people to State. Both Prairie View softball and Jayhawk softball have been very good the past few seasons, and the football teams have had some good years,... [More]

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COMMUNITY

Thunder on the Street coming to Pleasanton

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On Saturday, June 12, Pleasanton will be the site of Thunder on the Street, a bike rally and event hosted by Soldiers for Jesus Motorcycle Club Kansas Chapter, a donation-funded ministry that is a registered 501c(3) nonprofit organization.  The club began in California,... [More]

School districts receive Kansans Can Star Recognition Program awards

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Two school districts in Linn County have received awards through the Kansans Can Star Recognition Program, which honors schools working toward specific goals, such as higher graduation percentage or better social-emotional growth. Jayhawk USD 346 is one of seven districts across... [More]

Get’n Place opens for business

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The Get’n Place opened for business in Prescott approximately one month ago, and business is picking up as word of the shop spreads. Owner Trenton Wood and his partner, father Kevin Wood, purchase loads of items on pallets from liquidation brokers and resell the items... [More]

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