• School spelling bee winners from across the county came together at Jayhawk Elementary on Thursday morning, Feb. 11, to compete for the top three positions in the Linn County Spelling Bee. Kadence Blevins, far left, from Parker Elementary, took first place; Aiden Stark, center, from Jayhawk Elementary, took second; and Daimon Owen, far right, also from Jayhawk Elementary, took third. Blevins will move on to the Sunflower State Spelling Bee to be held at Newman University in Wichita at 9 a.m. on March 26.

  • The 2021 Jayhawk-Linn Courtwarming King and Queen are Cameron Johanning and Jaimah Lohmah. This year's other candidates are Tessa Mitchell, Blane Simons, Kassandra Garcia, Gage Allen, Dustey Mansell and Drake Thomas.

  • Pleasanton's Courtwarming king and queen this year are Aden Dumcum and Kori Umphenour and this year's crown bearers are Luke Crahan and Danessa Belisle-Martin.

  • Gradey Gregg and Aaliyah Austin-Barker are this year's Homecoming king and queen for the Prairie View Buffalos. The Buffalos celebrated Homecoming on Feb. 12 in their games against Burlington. Pictured with the king and queen are the other Courtwarming candidates: Caleb Dokos, Copenhagen Browning, Hunter Minden, McKennah Ring, Macy Michalski, and Joseph Lancaster.

  • Weather warnings have been issued due to frigid cold temperatures; cattlemen keep an eye on their herds to make sure they have enough feed to keep them warm during the weeklong-plus period of weather.

NEWS

Mound City Council reopens discussions on sale of lake

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The Mound City Council met by phone for a special meeting on Tuesday afternoon, April 6, for the purpose of determining whether or not to reopen the discussions on the sale of the city lake. During the course of that meeting, the council voted to go forward with the discussions... [More]

La Cygne will absorb high gas invoice

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Customers are spared a billing shock   La Cygne natural gas customers will not feel the burden of a high February supplier invoice. The unanimous decision by its council followed a 15-minute executive session for legal attorney-client privilege at its regular meeting... [More]

Fire board says no to change in burn ban policy

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New possibilities discussed   Linn County Fire Chief Doug Barlet reported to the Linn County Commissioners on Monday, April 12, that he had discussed their request for possible changes to the burn ban policy, and the board had voted 7-0 to make no changes; however, they... [More]

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SPORTS

Many contribute to Lady Buffs sweep of Iola

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Prairie View got contributions from many sources in their April 6 softball doubleheader sweep of Iola. Wins of 10-3 and 18-8 over the Fillies raised the Lady Buffalos’ Pioneer League record to 4-0, 5-0 overall, to begin this week. The team will host a non-league twinbill... [More]

Jayhawk JV golf has good showings at Erie, Fort Scott

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The Jayhawk JV golf team did well last week. On April 5 they traveled to Erie and on April 6 they went to Fort Scott for a tournament hosted by Uniontown.  In the Erie tournament they only brought three golfers so they could not place as a team, but at the Uniontown tournament... [More]

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COMMUNITY

Fighting addiction with grace and mercy

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Living Free Linn County is an addiction recovery program that was started by Pastor Cary Coffey with the Assembly of God Church in Pleasanton. The program’s goal is to fight drug addiction with the grace and mercy of God’s love. “When I first started this... [More]

Youth outreach event planned for this weekend

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The Pleasanton Assembly of God Church is partnering with Charis Bible College second-year students for an outreach event this coming weekend aimed at local youth and young adults. Charis Bible College is located in Overland Park and was founded in 1994 by internationally renowned... [More]

Laying down a lifetime’s work

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Lillie and Glen Jackson were married in 1946, but it wasn’t until 1959 that they moved to Pleasanton. As the mother of five children, Lillie spent her time raising her family: Carolyn, Glenna, Larry Janet and Sandy. “Once we were all out of school, Mom went to beauty... [More]

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