• After winning their Regional tournament, the Buffalo’ Scholars Bowl team competes and places third at State in Wichita on Feb. 10.

  • Past and present Pleasanton girls’ basketball players gather for a group photo with Head Coach Ethan Sabine who is retiring from coaching after this season.

  • It was estimated that nearly one million people gathered along the parade route and at Union Station to celebrate another Chiefs’ Super Bowl win; then, the shooting took place on the right side of the stage leaving one person dead and 22 injured. In response to the tragedy, the Chiefs and other sports teams are stepping up to aid families of the injured, first responders and those affected by the senseless act.

  • Chiefs’ tight end Noah Gray takes time to greet fans.

  • L’Jarius Sneed gives the heart sign to the crowd, very fitting for Valentines Day.

  • Mecole Hardman carries the Chiefs flag and greets fans on Grand Ave. during the parade.

  • A past visitor to Linn County schools, team mascot K.C. Wolf shimmies with excitement at the Super Bowl victory parade on Feb. 14.

  • Angie Allen, left, a student at Pleasanton Elementary, is the first place winner of the Linn County Spelling Bee. Tyrus Chadwick, right, a student of Jayhawk Junior High, is the runner-up.

  • The county spelling bee competition comes down to the final three, Ruby Dennis, right, Tyrus Chadwick, center and Angie Allen, left.

  • Colton Brown, a student of Pleasanton Junior High, takes his turn during one of the rounds at the Linn County Spelling Bee.


Sunday fires call out all stations


  Burning season is here and with it came multiple call-outs of the Linn County Rural Fire Department and others to help control fires that had gotten out of control. Fire Chief Randy Hegwald reported eight fires on Sunday and two automobile wrecks. The fire that... [More]

Public comment results in a call for recall and termination


Commissioner makes statement     During the public comment portion of the Linn County Commissioners meeting on Monday, Feb. 26, Pleasanton resident Emily Thies noted a timeline of emails and conversations that Commissioner Jason Hightower had with solar companies... [More]

La Cygne sets abatement hearings


  Council has given heir until Aug. 2 to remedy alley trailer   La Cygne city leaders have set April 17 nuisance abatement/condemnation hearings on two identified properties. At their regular meeting last Weds., Feb. 21, the council unanimously passed resolutions setting... [More]

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Jayhawk boys’ wrestling comes home with three State medals


The Jayhawk Linn boys’ wrestling team traveled to Salina on Feb. 22-24 to compete in the 3-1A State wrestling tournament. The Hawks brought seven wrestlers to State and three of them brought home State medals. Landon Higgins, 106, placed sixth; Andres Flores, 157, placed... [More]

Prairie View wrestling sends four to State and comes back with two medals


The Prairie View boys’ and girls’ wrestling teams each sent two wrestlers to the 4A State wrestling tournament in Salina this past week, Feb. 22-24. Parker Schwarz, 190, and Josh Goodwin, 215, were the two wrestlers for the boys and Shawna Case, 155, and Whitley Cox-Halliburton,... [More]

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JLHS art students taking part in worldwide project


In recent weeks art students under the direction of instructor Dawn Carlson at Jayhawk Linn have been working on a special assignment; taking part in a specific program called The Memory Project. According to the website for the project, the Memory Project is a youth arts organization... [More]

Pleasanton Library Board President receives award from Kansas Library System


Pleasanton Library received a visit from the Southeast Kansas Library System. This visit from the System Consultant, April Hernandez, and the System Director, Sharon Moreland, was to present the SEKLS Trustee of Excellence Award to the Board President, Stephanie Brown. Over... [More]

Celebrating the New Year


“Daniel, what, on earth, are you wearing?” Bob asked me the other day. I had invited Bob, his brother, Jeff, and their cousin Dr. Pepper, and uncle Chef Louie over during Christmas break. “What, this?” I asked, and showed off my new suit. “It’s... [More]

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