• he cast of Prairie View Middle School’s “We Are Monsters!” entertains their crowds, which included La Cygne and Parker elementary schools last Thursday, their middle school peers Friday afternoon and the general public Friday night. Cast members included Tanner Bertram, Cecilia Brockway, Morgan Brown, Zoey Cansler, Whitley Cox-Halliburton, Keira Ferrell, Rylee Freeman, Abby Holler, Cole Holler, Ashley Hughes, Bailey Hughes, Miah Miller, Collin Pope, Kaylee Rhynerson, Raquel Robinett, Toni Sharp, Annie Sherman, Jenah Swearingen, Gracelyn Tavis and Eleanor Vaughn. Crew members included Cash Lintner, Adyson Rhynerson, Kimball Uphoff and Paige Utech. Directors were Laura Howard and Paulette Howard.

  • Pleasanton car wash sells to new owner Richard and Bonnie Oberlechner handed over the keys to the Main Street Car Wash in Pleasanton Friday, Feb. 21, after Clinch Realty owner Brandon McGinnis closed the sale. Stephen Cunningham from Overland Park is the new owner and excited to get going. He mentioned he’d wanted to own a car wash for some time and was happy when this one came up for sale. The Oberlechners said they saw Cunningham working at the car wash Saturday. As for the Oberlechners’ plans, Richard said they plan to stay pretty low key.

  • Pleasanton 920 Station Chief Jeff Wisdom helps firefighter Jackie Schreckhise Jr. unload the Ranger in preparation for extinguishing an out of control grass fire that took off Friday, Feb. 21 at approximately 1300 and Phillips Road.

  • 2020 Jayhawk Courtwarming, left to right: Brance Ware, Grace Springer, King Brody White, Queen Taylor Stark, Connor Stults, Megan Laderer, Hayden Lowe and Hannah Cunningham. Crownbearers are Hudson Beckman and Tinley Poole.

  • Left to right: Isaac Partida, Ashlyn Kirkpatrick, Chanz Gerleman, Abby Kellerman, Courtwarming King Brock Heide, Courtwarming Queen Brooke Allen, Jesse Weers and Abigail Ried.


Parker council tables roadway quandary


  At issue is access authority at scrapyard site     Parker city leaders tabled a question of roadway authority and access at the council’s monthly meeting last Thursday. At question is the non-platted South Walnut Street south of South Street that... [More]

County Attorney to purchase Westlaw, discusses budget


  County discusses other departments needing the software     After a long discussion last week that the County Commissioners wanted to see County Attorney James Brun in the county more, he told them this week that he is purchasing Westlaw, an online legal... [More]

USD 362 approves CTE-linked course changes


  Grade 8-12 offerings will enable more certifications, gain extra funding     Numerous courses, mainly at Prairie View High, will be renamed or initiated in action taken by the Unified School District 362 board of education at their Feb. 10 monthly meeting.... [More]

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Pleasanton basketball defeats Oswego on Senior-Parent Night


  The Pleasanton basketball teams hosted their Senior-Parent Night against Oswego on Feb. 11.  It was a good night for the Jays as both the boys and girls won their respective games. The girls won 34-24 while the boys won their game 69-47. The girls’ game... [More]

Prairie View girls’ wrestling takes two to State


    The Prairie View girls’ wrestling team traveled to Paola on Feb. 14-15 to compete in the East Regional to determine who would go to the girls’ State Tournament in Salina on Feb. 27. The Buffalos took five wrestlers to the tournament, and two of... [More]

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Preparing for College - Offsetting costs with scholarships, grants and loans


By BARBARA PROFFITT Linn County News Reporter reporterlcn@ckt.net   As shown last week, the cost of just one semester at a college or university can run into thousands of dollars, and a degree at a four-year institution can become very costly when adding in all the... [More]

Preparing for college: The cost of higher education


The cost of undertaking higher education, especially in rural areas such as ours, can be prohibitive to high school graduates continuing their education. As tuitions rise and fall, so does the number of students able to attend college as well as the choice of schools available... [More]

Linn County Museum honors Black History Month


An Underground Railroad quilt is on display at the Linn County Museum in Pleasanton this month in honor of Black History Month.  The quilts, such as this one, were hung out at farms and homes along the slaves’ northern route to guide them where to go next or what... [More]

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