• Submitted photo One of Santa’s many helpers passes out gifts at the Linn Valley Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony held last Friday.

  • Submitted photo Linn Valley held their annual Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony last Friday to the delight of children and adults alike. Community volunteers decorated the trees and made food baskets for those attending.

  • Firefighters from several stations were called to the scene of a brush fire at 22 Holiday Drive inside Lake Chaparral on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 19. According to two young men watching from nearby as firefighters put out the flames, they had been clearing brush in preparation for building a house on the lot when sparks from the chainsaw caught the dry brush on fire.

  • Forged with Fire Champion Ryan DeMott displays his handmade knives for the annual Holiday Sale and Auction hosted by Barn Antiques.

  • Uriah Cane and Aden Dumcum demonstrate the folding of the American flag as each fold is explained by Jyllian Carpenter.


USD 344 returns students to class


The USD 344 Board of Education met for a special meeting on Monday, Nov. 30, to discuss the order set forth on Nov. 9 that placed all junior high and high school students on remote learning as a precaution beginning Monday, Nov. 16. Prior to the meeting, Superintendent Travis... [More]

Commissioners allow sheriff to order new dispatch system


On Monday, Nov. 30, Linn County Sheriff Kevin Friend asked commissioners for permission to order a voice-over IP dispatch console system that will provide a major upgrade to the Linn County Sheriff’s Communication Division. “The last several months I’ve been... [More]

Linn Valley council contemplates proposed sewer project


A special meeting of the Linn Valley City Council concerning the city’s upcoming sewer improvements project was held via webinar on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. The online meeting was opened by Mayor Cindy Smith at 7 p.m. with all council members present, as well as City Attorney... [More]

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2020 All Linn County football team


The 2020 high school football season is over and once again it is time for the All Linn County football team. All three teams competed and played hard this season but some had more success than others.  Prairie View was once again a very good football team as they finished... [More]

Linn County’s top high school cross country runners


The 2020 high school cross country season is over and all three local high schools, Jayhawk-Linn, Pleasanton and Prairie View, competed hard all season. There were a few runners that stood out though and this article will take a closer look at some of those runners. Gavin... [More]

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Grow your own herbal centerpiece for the holidays


Dress up the table and your holiday meals with a centerpiece of fresh herbs. You and your family will enjoy snipping a few fresh sprigs to season your meal to your own taste. Purchase plants so they will be ready to harvest for the holidays. Many garden centers now carry herb... [More]

PES: Teaching students about the election process


Pleasanton Elementary School recently took the opportunity of the general election to teach their students about the election process. Under the direction of teachers Kim Shroyer and Derek Brown, the school put together a voting booth and chose two candidates for the election,... [More]

LeNeve’s: More than 65 years serving customers


For more than 65 years Don and JoAnn LeNeve, owners of LeNeve’s Appliances at 4 N. Delaware St., have been providing customers in the Butler, Mo., area with prompt, reliable customer service and an array of appliances that cannot be matched by other stores. The store was... [More]

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