• Children receive goodies from Re-Ohz' Sandwiches and Ice Cream, as the Smith’s assist.

  • Throngs of children flocked to Pleasanton’s trunk-or-treat on Sunday, October 29.

  • The Burns family did an amazing job portraying the Addams Family for the annual Prescott Costume Party and Contest.

  • Parker Preschoolers receive a whole mess of treats from SRO Justin Post on Friday, October 27.

  • All sorts of creatures and characters make their way through the line of treats offered on Friday, October 27

  • Pleasanton Elementary students parade their way down Main Street on Thursday, October 26.

  • Lilly Higgins gallops through the Jayhawk Elementary parade on her unicorn on Friday, October 27.

  • Those attending the adult prom at the Pleasanton Community Center on Saturday, Oct. 21, enjoy the opportunity to dress up for a night and have a fun evening. Thanks to the fundraising efforts of the organizers, each school district was given $400 to help cover lunch accounts that are in arrears.

  • Natalie Burke and Tony Gillespie (center back) are Pleasanton’s 2023 Homecoming King and Queen. Joining Gillespie and Burke are the other Homecoming candidates Eryn Sabine and Braden Baldwin (left), Leah Myrick and Bryce Johnson (right), and crownbearers Harlee Evans and Garrison Cox (center front).

  • Blane Howard and guitarist John Speight provided Mound City with an acoustic concert Saturday night. Originally, the concert was to be held at the Amphitheater, but relocated to Jayhawk Elementary due to the cold weather.


Commissioners approve resolution on one-year moratorium on commercial solar farms


During the Nov. 27 meeting of the Linn County Commissioners, County Counselor Gary Thompson requested a 15-minute executive session for legal matters to review the resolution he had drafted, in response to and to set in place, the moratorium that was decided on by a 2-1 vote... [More]

USD 362 to seek more 4-day week info


At the direction of its board of education, Unified School District 362 administration will be seeking information from school districts now utilizing a four-day school week. Hearing at the board’s regular monthly meeting Nov. 21 that most districts using the four-day... [More]

Commissioners approve resolution for bond refinance


Joey McLiney with McLiney and Co., a division of SAMCO Capital, spoke to commissioners on Monday, Nov. 27, noting they are ready to go public on the sale of the bond refinance that was previously approved by commissioners. McLiney noted that they had been waiting to do so in... [More]

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2023 All Linn County high school football team


The high school football season has concluded and it is time for this year’s All County high school football team. This year there were plenty of good players to choose from as all three local teams, Pleasanton, Jayhawk Linn, and Prairie View, had winning seasons. ... [More]

Miami teams split season openers


The start of the competitive basketball season is still more than a week away for the three Linn County schools, but across the Missouri state line, the Miami girls’ squad has already equaled its on-court victory total from last year. Rebuffing a Hermitage second-half... [More]

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Blu Jay Winter Clothing Exchange set for Dec. 9


USD 344 will host the first ever Blu Jay Winter Clothing Exchange on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ernie Price Annex located at 309 W. 13th Street. The clothing exchange is open to anyone in need of warm winter clothes, not just USD 344 families. Those who... [More]

Maynerd’s owners start Feed Linn County initiative


Raymond and Melayna Johnson, who own and operate Maynerd’s Food Truck and 517 Vintage in Mound City, have begun an initiative to help provide food for Linn County families in need. “We just know that so many are struggling right now and if everyone would give just... [More]

Hope for Heroes: Aiding veterans in Southeast Kansas


Southeast Kansas Mental Health Centers Mental Health First Aid Department has partnered with the Veteran Access Support Team (VAST) to support Veterans in southeast Kansas. Their goal is to create 100 backpacks filled with essential items that will be distributed among the veterans... [More]

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