• An early morning drive last week yields a beautiful sunrise east of Pleasanton

  • Students and their families from Pleasanton Elementary enjoyed a night of arts and crafts at the annual Family Art Night held on Monday, March 13, during Spring Break week. Students and their families were able to get creative and take home a lot of fun crafts following an evening spent with schoolmates.

  • Taryn Ogden, Ana Crismas and Talan Hamilton, pictured here left to right, comprise the third place team at the Youth Entrpreneurship Challenge held in Pleasanton.

  • D.J. Meik, the second place winner of the Youth Entrpreneurship Challenge held in Pleasanton poses for photos with judges Shaun West, Jennifer Leach and Josh Baldwin.

  • Lainey Umphenour and Rees Chapman pose for photos with judges Shaun West, Jennifer Leach and Josh Baldwin. Umphenour and Chapman walked away with first place at the recent Youth Entrpreneurship Challenge held in Pleasanton.

  • PHS students competed in the Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge sponsored by the Linn County Economic Development Department. The winners of this competition will move on to compete at K-State in the next level.

  • DJ Meik mans his table during the Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge at Pleasanton on Tuesday, March 7.

  • Jayhawk students from Christa Holt’s PE class learn some basic self defense moves from Linn County Sheriff Deputy and SRO Officer Klayton Parscale.

  • Fourth grade students at Jayhawk Elementary perform a variety of songs during the concert on Monday, March 6. The theme of the concert was Be The Light.

  • Former Kansas City Chiefs’ long snapper Kendall Gammon speaks at Pleasanton High School about how proper mindset and perspective can help build character and help one succeed in all areas of life.


Special: Governor issues declaration of disaster emergency due to threat of wildland fires


  Governor Laura Kelly issued a verbal declaration of disaster emergency this morning, March 31, due to the potential for wildland fires and severe storms in the state. The declaration will allow the state to preposition assets for a quicker response to any fires... [More]

Commissioners discuss Pleasanton meal site options


During the latter part of the meeting on Monday, March 27, Linn County Commissioners discussed the walk-through on Wednesday, March 22 at the former Memaw’s Kitchen located at 6th and Main Streets in Pleasanton. Economic Development Director Jessica Hightower read notes... [More]

Linn Valley moves forward with water, sewer project


“Positive ramifications” for the city   Following a 15-minute legal session called by Linn Valley Mayor Cindy Smith at their Monday meeting, the mayor announced a preliminary agreement with Rural Water District #1 for water rights in Linn Valley. Smith... [More]

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Prairie View competes at State Powerlifting meet


The Prairie View Buffalos competed in the State Powerlifting meet on March 25. The meet had 285 total lifters and the Buffalos took 16 boys and nine girls to the event. Prairie View had two lifters place second in their respective weight divisions at the meet. Rhett Jackman,... [More]

Jayhawk softball and baseball open season against Southeast Cherokee


The Jayhawk baseball and softball teams opened their 2023 season at home against Southeast Cherokee on March 27. Both softball and baseball teams played a double header and the boys split while the girls swept the Lancers. Baseball won their first game 3-0 but lost the second... [More]

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Mildred Store presented with national award


At the end of February, Regena and Loren Lance, owners of the Mildred Store in Mildred, Kan., just south of the Linn County’s southwestern corner, traveled to Las Vegas, Nev., to be presented with a national award by Progressive Grocer. The award was for being one of... [More]

Maynerd’s opens in Mound City


On Saturday, March 11, Raymond and Melayna Johnson, Mound City, opened their newest business venture, Maynerd’s, a food truck that will be located in the open area next door to their antique-flea market shop, 517 Vintage, on the south side of Main Street, that location... [More]

New Life Being Brought to Historical Park


Over the past few months, those traveling down Main Street in Mound City may have noticed new activity at the Mound City Historical Park. Last summer, the historical society was revived, and new efforts implemented in restoring all of the existing structures of the park. Work... [More]

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