• Josh Randall discussed the symbolism behind poppies during Monday’s ceremony at Mound City.

  • The American Legion Hewitt New Post #248 Honor Guard enters the Prescott Cemetery at the opening of the Memorial Day Service on Saturday, May 25.

  • Kevin Sprague, six-year Marine Corps veteran, addresses the crowd during Monday’s ceremony at Linn Valley.

  • Linn County P&Z changes setbacks on quarry CUP

  • The Color Guard from Mooney-Long American Legion Post 279, Blue Mound, stands at attention as wreaths are laid out at the Centerville Cemetery on Monday, May 27.

  • Children and grandchildren of area veterans lay evergreen boughs on the graves in the Soldier’s Lot during Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony at Mound City.

  • This year’s Memorial Day celebration at Prescott honored Sergeant Kay L. Black of the 158th Regiment. Standing around the flag pole at the Prescott Cemetery are some of his descendants. Kay and his wife, Carmita, were life-long residents of Prescott. Black served in the Asiatic Pacific during World War II from April 14, 1944 to May 3, 1946. Black was a rifleman squad leader and hospital general clerk during his service; in addition, he received the Japanese Occupation Medal, the Bronze Star and various other awards during his years of service.

  • Participants stand respectfully during the flag retirement portion of Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony at Linn Valley.

  • Cole Holler and his accompanists perform “Some Gave All” for those gathered for the ceremony held at Oak Lawn Cemetery in La Cygne on Memorial Day.

  • Anthony Pantoja, Post Commander of Post 407 delivers a speech during the ceremony at Centerville. Submitted by Fred Kautt

NEWS

Linn County P&Z changes setbacks on quarry CUP

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Following instructions from Linn County Planning and Zoning Chair Paul Porter to the Planning and Zoning Commission stemming from a letter received from La Cygne resident Stephanie Walker concerning open meetings rules, Porter urged the commission to avoid any correspondence... [More]

Commission denies quarry CUP

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Action follows unseconded motion to accept   Linn County commissioners have denied a conditional use permit (CUP) for a proposed rock quarry. At Tuesday’s weekly meeting, delayed a day because of Monday’s federal Memorial Day holiday observance, a 2-1 vote,... [More]

USD 362 moves closer to daycare option

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District to seek bids on old bus barn repurposing   Prairie View Unified School District 362 is moving closer to providing a daycare option for pre-school 3- and 4-year-olds beginning this fall. On a 6-1 vote at their May 21 monthly meeting, the board of education... [More]

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SPORTS

Jayhawk Linn boys’ track team places seventh at State

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The Jayhawk Linn track team sent 20 athletes to the State tournament in Wichita on May 24 and 25. The Hawks did well at the tournament especially the boys’ team which placed seventh overall with 39 team points. Moundridge won State for the 2A boys with 55 points while Inman... [More]

Prairie View track has multiple medal winners at State

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The Prairie View track team traveled to Wichita on May 24-25 to compete in the 3A State tournament. The Buffalos did well as they had boy and girl medal winners and the defending State champion girls’ team placed 10th this year with a team score of 23 points. Smoky Valley... [More]

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COMMUNITY

Ten-year-old La Cygne student holds NICU benefit

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Most ten-year-olds aren’t worried about building care packages for NICU (neo-natal intensive care unit) patients; they’re playing with toys or friends. But ten-year-old Kylee Tynes, a fourth grader at La Cygne Elementary, thinks differently as she spent her Saturday... [More]

Random Acts of Kindness in Mound City

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To celebrate the 10th year of the My Power of One brand, a new, custom-made friendship bench was installed in front of Stonetree Coffee & Pottery on Mound City’s Main Street. Sue Vicory, creator of the My Power Of One, has completed 10 years of random acts of kindness... [More]

Prescott UMC celebrates sesquicentennial

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  The Prescott United Methodist Church celebrated their sesquicentennial anniversary on Sunday, Apr. 21. According to church member Mary Beth Fornelli, the property for the church was purchased in 1873 and was part of the Mound Circuit with 12 members. The pastor at... [More]

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