• Raymond Streeter, formerly of Pleasanton and former owner of Streeter’s Diner, was recently honored at a KU basketball game for his service to the country. He was a colonel in the United States Air Force and graduated from KU in 1963. Streeter served in Vietnam in 1967. In addition, Streeter was the Chief of Command and Control in the 442nd Tactical Fighter Wing at Richards Gebaur Air Force Base.

  • This year’s Grassland Award went to the Bob Markley family. The award was presented during the annual meeting and banquet on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023.

  • Cooper Watson receives an award for the 2021 Limerick competition during the 2023 Conservation Banquet and annual meeting held on Wednesday, Jan. 18.

  • David Ungeheuer is recognized by the Linn County Conservation District for his year’s of service and dedication. This is Ungeheuer’s final year with the conservation district.

  • John Calvert, the Director of School Safety for the state of Kansas, recently gave a motivational speech at Parker Elementary to staff. SRO Kyler Parscale and other deputies were in attendance to help coordinate the activity.

  • After several days of warmer temperatures, winter shows that it still has a presence Sunday after it dropped a dusting of snow on parts of the county. One to three inches of snow are predicted to drop on Linn County Tuesday into Wednesday morning.

  • THE PVHS Scholars Bowl team under the direction of Coach Tracy Konda was named Pioneer League Scholars Bowl Champions. Pictured are team members : Creed Caldwell, Garrison Akes, Stephanie Koperski, Collin Pope, John Burk and Mason Mitzner.

  • The Marais des Cygnes Wildlife area offers serene views like this one to all of it’s visitors.

  • Dancing the night away... The gym at Prescott City Hall was filled with people of all ages on Saturday night to dance to music provided by the group Backside of the Moon.

  • Pictured here are winners of the Pleasanton Junior High spelling bee which was held on Jan. 12: left to right are finalist Aiden Patrick, champion Kooper Milburn and finalist Benson Meik. All three will participate at the county level in February.

NEWS

Pleasanton meal site still in discussion

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Seniors say they do not want to move   The Pleasanton Senior Meals site has been an ongoing topic of discussion in both the Linn County Commissioners and Pleasanton City Council meetings for several months now with no resolution to the issue in sight. The topic first... [More]

Burglaries solved by Linn Valley PD

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On Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, the Linn Valley Police Department took a burglary report in the area of Holiday Drive in Linn Valley. The victim reported his garage had been broken into and several items were stolen that included a 2020 Harley Davidson motorcycle, tools, household... [More]

Pleasanton end destination for 2023 Biking Across Kansas ride

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Anyone that travels across Kansas from time to time may have witnessed bicycles traveling west to east along busy routes or desolate routes; riders were most likely entered into the Biking Across Kansas (BAK) event held once a year. It begins at various points on the west side... [More]

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SPORTS

Lady Buffs win Kenny Holt Memorial Tournament

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The Prairie View girls’ basketball team traveled to Uniontown on Jan. 17, 19 and 20 to compete in the Kenny Holt Memorial Tournament. The Lady Buffs performed well in the tournament and went 3-0 to become the tournament champions. Prairie View first faced Jayhawk on... [More]

Lady Jays win Midseason Tournament

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The Pleasanton boys’ and girls’ basketball teams hosted their Midseason Basketball Tournament Jan. 17-20. The boys went 0-3 in the tournament but the girls won the tournament going 3-0. Pleasanton first played Northeast Kansas and the Lady Jays won a defensive... [More]

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COMMUNITY

Seven Bridges Microgreens and virtual range opens in Pleasanton

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Bill and Dorothy Skipper who recently moved to Pleasanton from Florida, have opened up a dual business in the building that formerly housed Casey’s on the junction of Laurel Street and Park Street. The building now houses Seven Bridges Microgreens; as well as a virtual... [More]

115 year old steam engine tractor moved from Trading Post Museum

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In a joint effort, the Trading Post Historical Society and the Western Missouri Antique Tractor and Steam Association moved a pre-1910 Advance Steam Tractor out of the Trading Post Museum to be put back in service by the Western Missouri Antique Tractor and Steam Association... [More]

Food dyes and behavior, part 3 - Looking beyond at what we can change

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Food dyes are everywhere in your local grocery store; in particular, Blue No. 1, also known as Brilliant blue and Yellows #5 and #6. Brilliant Blue is used in so many everyday items -  it can be found in cereals, candy, popsicles, soda, ice cream - in short, everything... [More]

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