• Wesley Hayes, a fifth grade students at Pleasanton Elementary, takes his turn in one of the last rounds of the spelling Bee on Thursday, Jan. 13.

  • Winners of the Pleasanton Junior High Spelling Bee are: first place Erin Bowley, second place Katrina Taylor and third place Jordyn Julian. All three will compete at the County Spelling Bee on Feb. 10.

  • Winners of the Pleasanton Elementary Spelling Bee are: Jillian Greene in second place, Chloe Carver in third place and Lexi Lovell in first place. All three will go on to the County Spelling Bee to be held on Feb. 10 at Prairie View’s Performing Arts Center.

  • Mornings have been beautiful with the full moon showing over snow-covered ground. The moon showed on the western horizon before the sun rose on the eastern horizon.

  • Firefighters responded to the scene of a structural fire on Thursday, Jan. 13, on East 400 Road near Kansas Highway 7 where they encountered a fully engulfed shed.


Stainbrook’s store sold; Chad & Tara Allen new owners


Approximately three years after he bought Stainbrook’s Auto, Home, Farm & Feed, La Cygne, Jeff Yowell sold the store to Chad and Tara Allen – again bringing store ownership under the wings of the Stainbrooks as Tara Allen is the daughter of Terry Stainbrook and... [More]

Truck service center, tow lot approved


Two conditional use permits (CUPs) and one zoning exception were approved Tuesday, Jan. 11, by the Linn County Planning Commission including CUP CUP 21-07 requested by RB Towing & Recovery to build a towing and recovery lot, plus much more, located south of Fabcon in Pleasanton... [More]

School superintendents meet with commissioners on SRO cost


Following back and forth meetings with their own school boards and discussion amongst the Linn County Commissioners concerning a proposal by the county to charge $12,000 per school resource officer, school superintendents met with the commissioners Tuesday to clarify the issue.... [More]

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Lady Buff win reflects new culture


For the past five basketball seasons, the most wins a Prairie View girls’ varsity team had registered in any one campaign was four (two years ago). In just their seventh game Jan. 11 hosting Anderson County, the Lady Buffalos matched that total with a 31-22 win that also... [More]

Pleasanton basketball hosts Jayhawk in Three Rivers competition


The Pleasanton and Jayhawk basketball teams played each other already this year in the Linn County Tournament and will play again in the Mid-Season tournament. However, on Jan. 11 the teams faced Three Rivers League action at Pleasanton. Like the Linn County Tournament, the... [More]

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Hawk Project making a difference for USD 346 students


At the December meeting of the Jayhawk USD 346 board of education Curt Toll, Hawk Project leader and interventionist for USD 346, spoke to the board about the project and the difference it is making for students at the high school level in the district. In a subsequent interview,... [More]

JES program focused on social- emotional growth and learning


Jayhawk USD 346 adopted a research-based social-emotional learning program in 2020 called 7 Mindsets Academy, which is currently under the direction of Denise Umphenour, elementary school counselor, who has been implementing it once per month since they purchased it.  “This... [More]

Christiansen: cover crops benefit the sub-soil


  Greg Christiansen will tell you that, when it comes to soil, where the action occurs year-round lies below the surface. "More goes on underneath the soil than above," he said. "It's unbelievable." By implementing winter cover crops on his 1,800-2,000 acres of... [More]

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