• These soldiers represented the county’s history as they marched their way along Main Street, Mound City, followed by the cavalry soldier.

  • Commissioner Danny McCullough, left, and Commissioner Jim Johnson, right, carry the Sugar Mound Arts and Crafts banner joined by Lily Higgins and Tori Holt in the iconic maple leaves on Saturday.

  • The old band wagon makes its way down Main Street with some musicians performing for the crowd.

  • The Sacred Heart Catholic Church float represented St. Philippine Duchesne this year.

  • The Labette Bank parade entry makes their way down Main Street. The bank took overall winner in the parade.


La Cygne mulls balance in Pollman cemetery fund


Leaders contemplate 1920 permanent maintenance ordinance   Prior to approving updated code regulations for Oak Lawn Cemetery, La Cygne municipal leaders have contemplated the monetary balance of a permanent maintenance fund adopted in 1920. At their regular meeting... [More]

COVID-19 by the numbers


Recently it seems as though every time we get on a social media site, someone is posting about someone in their family or knowing someone having COVID-19. It has also seemed as if cases in Linn County are on the rise, and perhaps our county is a hot spot. According to data... [More]

Vendor aids USD 362 in food crunch


Director cites trucking, not supplies, as the issue   During this fall’s nationwide school-food crunch, having a contracted food vendor places the Prairie View schools in a more favorable position than others. So reported Beth Sandness, district food service... [More]

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Pleasanton football gets first win of season against Northern Heights on Homecoming


Before Oct. 8, the Pleasanton football team had not won a game this season. That changed on Oct. 8 as the Jays hosted district foe Northern Heights on Homecoming night. Pleasanton had no problems as they won in a rout 67-16. The Jays moved the ball at will on offense all night.... [More]

For first 18 minutes Hawks stay close to Humboldt in 62-18 loss


For the first 18 minutes last Friday, Jayhawk-Linn stayed close to a Humboldt team yet to lose to a Kansas school. But the Cubs’ size, speed and experience kicked in for five unanswered touchdowns to win the Class 2-A, District 2 contest, 62-18. Though his charges are... [More]

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Sugar Mound: Back, better than ever


The Sugar Mound Arts and Crafts Festival was held this past weekend at the Mound City Fairgrounds and by all accounts appeared to be a huge success. “I think everything went pretty smoothly,” said Kym Hargrove, co-chair of the Sugar Mound committee. “Everyone... [More]

Civil War reenactor traces family history to Linn County area


Several times a year for nearly three decades, Washington, D.C., resident Calvin Osborne has put on a Civil War uniform to reenact the stories of Black soldiers who fought for the ending of slavery in this country. Osborne said his passion for reenactment was borne from watching... [More]

La Cygne Historical Society pushing to finish time capsule


In 2019 La Cygne celebrated in 150th anniversary, and as part of that celebration they dug up a time capsule that had been buried with the intent of city descendants opening it during that specific anniversary of the founding of the town. “When we got it open we found... [More]

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