• James Beltz gives a reading during the Memorial Day ceremony at Pleasanton as other speakers lined up for the event await their opportunity to speak to those gathered. See more photos on pages A6 and A8 of this week's paper.

  • Todd Mildfelt, author and historian, served as the main speaker for the Mound City Memorial Day ceremony. See more photos in this week's Linn County News.

  • Local residents gathered for the Centerville Memorial Day ceremony on Monday morning, May 29. See more photos in this week's Linn County News.

  • Members of the Hewitt-New American Legion Post #248 of Mound City give a resounding 21 gun salute for the fallen during the Memorial Day ceremony at Prescott on Saturday, May 27. See more photos in this weeks Linn County News.

  • George Nunnemacher addresses the crowd in Linn Valley during the Memorial Day ceremony this past weekend. See more photos in this week's Linn County News.

  • Mellie Smith gives a historic overview of how the song “The Star Sprangled Banner” came to be, before singing it to the crowd attending the La Cygne Memorial on Monday. See more photos on pages A6 and A8 of this week's edition of the Linn County News

  • During the Prairie View USD 362 graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 21, students are recognized for the Technical Education Pathway program they attended. See more graduation photos on Page A6.

  • Jayhawk Elementary afternoon preschooler proudly sing "We Did It!" for their family members during their graduation ceremony on Friday May 12.

  • Jayhawk Elementary morning preschool graduates perform songs for the family members during their graduation ceremony on Friday, May 12.

  • Pleasanton Elementary kindergarten graduates perform a dance skit to a video in which they are pretending to be part of Andy's toy collection from the movie Toy Story and every time the video says "Andy's coming!" they drop to the floor lifeless until he passes by then resume their dancing. The performance was part of their graduation ceremony on May 12.


Health and cancer screening to be held June 3


A health and cancer screening event is planned for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 3 at the Pleasanton United Methodist Church, 751 Main Street. This event will have prostrate and skin cancer screenings, take-home colorectal cancer screening kits, blood pressure readings, tobacco... [More]

Third annual Thunder on the Street set for June 3


This year’s Thunder on the Street event, set for June 3 on Main Street in Pleasanton, promises several activities for all ages. The wall of death is back this year, only under a new company - Ives Brothers Wall of Death and promises tons of gravity defying entertainment.... [More]

Memorial Day events in Linn County


  Saturday, May 27 Linn Valley Memorial Day ceremony at the memorial at 10 a.m. Prescott Cemetery Memorial Day ceremony at 10:30 a.m.; a potluck lunch will follow at the Community Building in Prescott with the city providing the meat, drinks and table service.... [More]

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Prairie View girls win 3A State track meet


The Prairie View track team traveled to Wichita May 26-27 to compete in the 3A State track championship and brought home some hardware to say the least. The girls’ team earned the school’s first State track championship as they scored 41.5 points to win the 3A girls’... [More]

Jayhawk boys bring home multiple medals at State track


The Jayhawk-Linn track team traveled to Wichita on May 26-27 to compete in the 2A State track championship. The Hawks were well represented this year as they sent a total of 13, seven girls and six boys, to State. The boys’ team earned multiple medals at the meet. Gus... [More]

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Honoring their ancestors


Steve Nelson, of Parkville, Mo., grew up in La Cygne and a few years ago he began researching his family history. During that search for his roots, Steve discovered his 2nd great-grandfather was one of six brothers that joined the Union Army during the Civil War. “What... [More]

Main Street Tattoos opens in Pleasanton


After several years of working toward her goal, Kalsie Lindsey finally realized her dream of opening her own tattoo shop on May 9 of this year with the grand opening of Main Street Tattoos, located at 805 Main Street in Pleasanton. “I’ve always loved art - and music... [More]

USD 344 Superintendent, elementary secretary retire


Friday was an emotional day for many people, including USD 344 Superintendent Travis Laver and long-time elementary secretary Danita Snyder – both retired after 30 years or more working for the district. Retired Kansas Deputy Education Commissioner Dale Dennis, and wife... [More]

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