• The New Year ice storm settles over Sugar Valley Lake making it a winter wonderland. Geese swim in the open water on the lake enjoying the calm after the storm.

  • Sunrise over the icy field made for a colorful sky and the promise of a fair day to come.

  • Sutton Seabolt, Tommy Dennis, Margaret Earnest and Jace Wunderly all earn medals at Neosho. Dennis earns first in the novice division while Seabolt earns second. Wunderly earned fourth in the novice division. Earnest, who won a medal and a belt, earned first in the novice and girls division.

  • The national cemetery at Mound City is covered with wreaths as part of the Wreaths Across America program. The Hewitt-New American Legion Post at Mound City took part in the program this year, and on Saturday, Dec. 19 they were out placing wreaths on veterans graves that Wreaths Across America did not cover.

  • Submitted photo One of Santa’s many helpers passes out gifts at the Linn Valley Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony held last Friday.

NEWS

Pleasanton sidewalk project starts Tuesday

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The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) plans to start work on a sidewalk project at Pleasanton on Tuesday, Jan. 19, weather permitting. New sidewalks will be constructed at the following locations: *Ash Street, from 15th Street north to West 10th Street. *West 10th... [More]

Harding reports on first week as county attorney

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Says his position is part-time; hires paralegal   Newly elected County Attorney Burton Harding told commissioners it had been a “whirlwind first week,” and noted that with over 200 cases set for this week alone he is working on clearing up some of the load.... [More]

Silver Haired Legislator needed for Linn County

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The Silver Haired Legislature elections will be held on March 17, 2021. Linn County currently has no representative. The East Central Kansas Area Agency on Aging is seeking individuals who are age 60 and over in Linn County to run for this position. Information on the role and... [More]

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SPORTS

Hawk wrestling wins six team dual for league championship

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The Jayhawk wrestling team traveled to Uniontown on Jan. 12 to compete in a six team dual for the Three Rivers League championship. The six teams involved in the dual were Three Rivers’ members Jayhawk-Linn, Southeast Cherokee and Uniontown. The three other teams Burden... [More]

Pleasanton girls’ basketball defeats Jayhawk

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The Pleasanton girls’ basketball team traveled to Jayhawk-Linn on Jan. 12 to face the Lady Hawks in league competition. Both teams battled in a low scoring game but it was the Lady Jays who came out on top, 32-25. The game started with Pleasanton having an 11-4 first... [More]

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COMMUNITY

Amsterdam’s Farm Market a shopper’s delight

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If you happen over to the Amsterdam Café for a meal, take a few minutes to saunter across the street to a little store called Farm Market. Owned by Randy Weiss, the owner and operator of the café, Farm Market offers its shoppers a variety of goods, from stylish... [More]

Health Department settling in at new location

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Housed in an older conjoined building on Main Street in Pleasanton, the Linn County Health Department was in need of repair and restoration - or a new home. The county commissioners had discussed several options for the department, including possibly building a new facility,... [More]

La Cygne Parks Board congratulates winners of Christmas Lighting contest

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The La Cygne Parks Board announced on Monday, Jan. 4, the winners of the Christmas Lighting contest in La Cygne. According to board member Linda Elder, those wishing to participate registered their house as a contestant and then decorated with lights. Folks from around town... [More]

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