• The Linn County Fair Horse Show was held on Sunday, July 31 at the Fairgrounds with several entrants competing for top honors. Above, Brody Umphenour makes sure to maintain eye contact with the judge as she circles his horse during the showmanship category of the show.

  • The Performing Arts Show on Saturday, July 30, the Valley Rangers 4-H Club performed a version of the Wizard of Oz in which the characters were “going to the Linn County Fair” rather than the Emerald City. The unique performance culminated in each character participating in the fair, including the Wicked Witch of Mound City and winning ribbons galore.

  • Briar Umphenour, age 3, son of Jed and Natalie Umphenour, practices his roping skills while his siblings show their horses at the Fairgrounds on Sunday, July 31. Briar has some definitive skills and looks like he will shape up to be a very capable header/heeler.

  • Marion Troth, left, and Mary and Jeff Fulk, attend the Justice Center tour earlier in July with the new training room being one of the stops. A shelf behind the Fulks is dedicated to Sgt. Stacy Murrow who lost her battle with Covid-related complications last year.

  • The finished project at the Mound City Library has provided patrons with a new childrens' picnic table as well as a solar-powered canopy bench where those who would choose to sit outside during or after hours can charge their devices with USB port chargers.


Non-revenue neutral budgets cost county/state $20,000


Following the governor’s recent approval of legislation created to show when taxing entities are increasing mill levies, additional costs to taxpayers are coming to the forefront, despite some holding taxes to the same level using revenue neutral rates. Kansaspolicy.org... [More]

Pleasanton Council mulls enticements for restaurant


Following opening statements at Monday’s Pleasanton City Council meeting, public speaker Mike Higgins took the podium and told the council that he was talking to former Olive’s Hope building owner Brandon McGinnis concerning the sale of the building to a family that... [More]

Department heads working to keep county healthy and safe


Two of the county departments geared toward public safety are now under new direction. Missy Lancaster took over the Linn County Health Department as well as the position of Public Health Officer in November of last year and has made a few changes to the department since... [More]

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Total Effect Softball ready for action


Linn County has a new competitive softball team, Total Effect Softball, which will be based out of Mound City. Jayhawk-Linn head softball coach Kris Holt started the team and will be the head coach of Total Effect. Holt had multiple reasons on why he wanted to start a competitive... [More]

Recent KDWP fishing reports


Fishing has slowed down since the last reports on June 27, but fish are still being caught and can be even better in the coming weeks with some cooler weather and more rain. All the reports were last updated on July 18. La Cygne Lake Catfish, largemouth and crappie are the... [More]

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Linn Valley church to hold clothing giveaway


The Linn Valley Community Church will hold a clothing giveaway on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 12-13, with new back-to-school clothes for children in grades kindergarten to 12th.  On Aug. 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. the event is open to residents of Linn Valley only. On Aug. 13... [More]

Climb becomes life or death in Colorado storm


The goal of summiting nine peaks in Colorado’s Grenadier Range in one week was a lofty goal; but staying alive became a bigger goal for Mound City rock climber Mike Meyer when a summer storm buffeted the peak he was on. Meyer is an accomplished climber; owner of the White... [More]

Holler presented with award for leatherworking


In the sixth grade, at the age of 12, Cole Holler took a class on leather working and found something he loved. Now 16, Cole was recently named the winner of the Ann Stohlman Youth Award in leatherworking at the Rocky Mountain Leather Trade Show in Sheridan, Wyo. “My... [More]

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