• The La Cygne Fire Department follows Police Chief Tina Fenoughty Saturday around the parade route as kids enjoy picking up candy thrown from the vehicles at Blast in the Park. Fireworks followed the activities held at the park.

  • Farlinville hosts their Night Out Against Crime at the Farlinville school house on July 10. Sheriff Kevin Friend introduced some of his staff including Deputy Tanner Ogden who is head of the department’s canine unit.

  • Emergency responders coordinate to find a reported plane crash or emergency landing that turned out to be nothing more than a burning brush pile and a crop duster working nearby. A KBI helicopter flies over the area the call emanated from at 100 Road and K-7.

  • Pleasanton firefighters, city police and employees from RB Towing & Recovery were called to the Pleasanton East Lake about noon Friday when the vehicle of visitors to the area rolled into the lake. The truck was retrieved from approximately 60 feet out from the bank by the towing service.

  • Muddy water flies as Team Coverup members Daniel and Jessica Brake, Blue Mound, and James Clenet, Osawatomie, struggle to wrangle a hog Saturday afternoon in the pit behind Ralph's Service, Blue Mound. Also on the team is Jerry Tate, Lane. Swine for the event were loaned by Marla and Kevin Sutterby, Mapleton


Pleasanton city administrator discusses sales tax increase for new pool


Discussing that city employees were able to keep the pool open for the season, City Administrator Teresa Whitaker at the Pleasanton City Council’s Monday meeting said they think they’ve finally figured out that the problem at the pool is in the filter causing an air... [More]

Citizen warns commissioners of National Heritage Area legislation


Angel Cushing of the city of Allen, a concerned citizen, spoke before the Linn County Commissioners on Monday, Aug. 2, asking them to adopt a resolution that opts the county out of Freedom’s Frontier and the National Heritage Area. Cushing went on to explain that Senate... [More]

Pleasanton Council addresses brown water


City to discount water bills by $30 this month Following what was described as an organized calling effort by the public to complain about brown water, the Pleasanton City Council addressed the problem and possible fixes at their meeting on Monday. City Superintendent Casey... [More]

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Olympic medal count


The 2020 Olympics in Tokyo is underway, and everyone is enjoying cheering on Team USA and watching sports they only watch once every four years. One of the primary things we do when engaged in the Olympics is keep track of the medal count. We want our country to have the most... [More]

Carstens ready to compete in the Outlaw Truck & Tractor Pull at the Linn County Fair and Rodeo


Kyle Carstens, a Fontana native and 2006 Prairie View graduate, is ready to compete in the Linn County Fair and Rodeo’s Outlaw Truck & Tractor Pull taking place on the evening of Aug. 8. Carstens just recently started competing with tractors in pulling events but... [More]

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Fundraisers set to aid county fair secretary


Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of meeting or dealing with Lizz Nation, either through her position at Farmers and Merchants Bank, Mound City, or through her position as Linn County Fair Board secretary, quickly learned that she is all heart, willing and able to serve and... [More]

Wildlife area under new management


The Marais des Cygnes Wildlife Area on Vail Road has been under new management for the last six months with Assistant Manager Jacob  Coulter taking the helm. Coulter has been employed at the area for nine years as the assistant manager, but stepped into the role of area... [More]

Methodist churches welcome new pastors


The United Methodist Churches make new appointments for their pastors each year, and while some are left in place, others are moved to new churches to serve new communities. The Pleasanton and Prescott communities and the Mound City and Blue Mound communities both welcomed new... [More]

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