• Jarrett Williams and Quinn Browning are Prairie View’s 2023 Homecoming king and queen. Left to right: Creed Caldwell, Ella McCammon, Paisley Mahoney, Quinn Browning, Jarrett Williams, Cade Sewell, Cole Holler, Whitley Cox-Halliburton, Laney Schaffer, Peyton Doty.

  • Both Pleasanton and Olpe players gather to pray for injured Pleasanton player Tony Gillespie. Gillespie was sent to Children’s Mercy by life flight, but is now out of the hospital and doing well.

  • The Jayhawk Linn freshman team wins the tournament at Prairie View on Sept. 9.

  • Driving the Cadmus 4-H Club’s second-place parade float, tractor operator Ty Holler says the entries’ green emissions could signify either John Deere or the Prairie View schools.

  • Landon Schull, 12, falls into the tank at the dunking booth sponsored by the Parker Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization at this years Parker Days event.

  • Led by Bailey Hughes, drum major, and Jeff Russell, director, the Prairie View High marching band plays for the parade crowd gathered at Heritage Park for the 2023 Parker Days celebration.

  • Pleasanton Junior High students who toured the STARS facility last week were shown what the school encompasses and how it works and were even given an opportunity for some hands-on time with the heavy equipment simulators.

  • On Monday, Sept. 11, the county passes funds from a $100,000 CDBG grant they applied for on behalf of STARS (Southeast Technical Academy for Rural Students) that will help provide two simulators, desks, and computers for the vocational school. Pictured are: front row, left to right, Linn County Economic Development Administrator Jessica Hightower, STARS student Gracie Willard, STARS 2023 graduate Jeremy Sweat. Back row, left to right STARS Director Dr. Jay Allen, Commissioner Jim Johnson, Commissioner Danny McCullough, and Commissioner Jason Hightower.

  • The Jayhawk volleyball team host a triangular against Humboldt and Parsons on Aug. 29. The Lady Hawks lost to Humboldt in two sets, 23-25 and 22-25, and then defeated St. Mary’s Colgan in two sets, 25-20 and 25-22. Pictured in the photo are Kenzley Nation and Brooklyn Bogan.

  • Celeste Schneider (left) and Camryn Thomas (right) has had recent success for the Jayhawk Linn girls golf team. Schneider placed second in the tournament at Columbus on Aug. 31 while Thomas placed 10th in the tournament. Thomas also placed fifth in their tournament at Fort Scott on Aug. 28


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USD 362 sells construction class house


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Epps invited to speak at KASB banquet


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The Missourians to perform in Mound City


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Eagle Scouts complete community service projects


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