• 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

SPECIAL: Evergy Extends Disconnect Moratorium

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Evergy Extends Disconnect Moratorium Payment plans and financial assistance available for customers   KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 24, 2021 – Evergy will extend its moratorium on service disconnections through May 2. This temporary moratorium includes residential... [More]

La Cygne answers remain in flux on gas index price spike City financial emergency resolution is anticipated

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The city of La Cygne, and by extension its natural gas customers, will not know right away the ramifications of last week’s free-market price index spike. In anticipation, however, city leaders were expected to pass a resolution to declare La Cygne’s state of financial... [More]

Condemnations take most time at Pleasanton’s council meeting

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A special condemnation hearing was held prior to the Pleasanton City Council meeting Tuesday, Feb. 16, to discuss a house owned by Dennis McCarty at 709 Center St. City Codes Officer Sandy Atkisson passed out pictures of the house to the council and said nothing has been done... [More]

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SPORTS

Prairie View girls’ wrestling sends two to State

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The Prairie View girls’ wrestling team traveled to Anderson County on Feb. 19 to compete in the Girls’ Division II Sub-State tournament. The Buffalos brought four girls to the tournament and the team tied for 15th with Tonganoxie with 25 team points. Baldwin won... [More]

White advances to State for the Jayhawks

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  The Jayhawk wrestling team traveled to 3-1A Sub-State competition at Marion on Feb. 20.  The Hawks took four wrestlers to the competition and Corbin White was the lone Jayhawk to advance to the State tournament in Hays. As a team Jayhawk tied for 15th with Uniontown... [More]

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COMMUNITY

Bullying: The four types, what they involve

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There are four basic and distinct types of bullying: physical, verbal, social and reactive. Physical bullying can involve hitting, kicking, pinching or pushing. It can also manifest as tripping, spitting or making rude hand gestures or otherwise attacking others and can sometimes... [More]

Bullying: a growing issue

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Bullying is defined as unwanted, aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance, a behavior which has the potential to be or is repeated over time. Bullies use their power, such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity,... [More]

My Power of One to hold first Random Act of Kindness for 2021

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My Power of One is part of Sue Vicory’s 501c3 non-profit organization that was founded with Heartland Films, Inc., and each year the organization strives to carry out as many Random Acts of Kindness as they can. The group is kicking off 2021 with the gathering of donations... [More]

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