• Front, James and Carla Hazelet cut the ribbon for their new grocery store located at the former Syds building in La Cygne. The La Cygne Chamber of Commerce was on hand to help celebrate the occasion.

  • Many changes are visible at Stainbrooks Store east of La Cygne after new owner Jeff Yowell purchased the longstanding farm supply store. Sign installers were busy last week putting up a new sign on the new porch of the building. Many other changes were made inside, including new products they carry.

  • Typical for this time of year, fog settles in valley bottoms giving an added beauty to sunrise. Cooler temperatures mark fall on the horizon.

  • Already in the Santa Fe Trail High parking lot at 5:30 p.m. Friday, the family unit of Prairie View junior starting lineman Andrew Reynolds partakes in their literal tailgate fare. Pictured are Reynolds’ uncle Trey Dearborn, sister Victoria, dad Curtis and mom Regina, all of Linn Valley. They went home happy, the Buffs winning, 13-0.

  • Local kids compete in a fishing derby at Prescott Lake on the morning of Sept. 5.


U.S. 69 bridge project to begin in Linn County


    The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will on Monday, Sept. 21, start a repair project on the southbound U.S. 69 bridge over the Marais des Cygnes River. The bridge is approximately one mile south of the north K-52 junction.   The abutment... [More]

School boards hear from parents


Parents voice concern over COVID procedures at USD 346 board meeting BY ANGELA K. HOLT Members of Jayhawk-Linn USD-346 met on Monday, Sept. 14, for their regular monthly meeting. Two individuals were granted prior approval to speak on behalf of a group of concerned parents... [More]

La Cygne adopts P&Z ordinances on food vehicles CUP for Engert truck passes on council split decision


La Cygne has adopted two Planning and Zoning-endorsed ordinances on food vehicles, one unanimously and the other on a split vote. At their regular Sept. 2 meeting, the council’s unanimous vote approved Ordinance No. 1471, a definition of food vehicles. Ordinance No.... [More]

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Hawk losses: game by 44-8 last Friday, foe by COVID this week


Because of a strong Southeast-Cherokee running game, Jayhawk-Linn lost their home opener, 44-8, Friday. Because of COVID-19, the ‘Hawks lost their scheduled road opponent, Baxter Springs, for this Friday. According to last Thursday’s Joplin Globe newspaper, after... [More]

Prairie View volleyball places second at Iola


The Prairie View volleyball team traveled to Iola on Sept. 12 to compete in the Iola Volleyball Invitational. Like all tournaments and meets this season, the number of teams that can attend has been cut so for this tournament only Prairie View, Iola, Parsons and Riverton competed.... [More]

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JLHS cheerleaders named to UCA All American squad


Haven Conner, a junior, and Taryn Poole, a freshman, were recently named to the UCA All American Cheer Squad for the 2021 London Tour. According to Coach Wendi Baldwin auditions for the squad were done virtually due to the yearly UCA cheer camp being cancelled due to COVID-19... [More]

Hammars celebrate 60 years


Perhaps you’ve admired Leone Hammar’s quilting prowess and David Hammar is your rock or mowing guy. You probably know them both as neighbors, friends and pillars in the local Baptist church. However, beneath the surface of these Pleasanton salt-of-the-earth folks... [More]

When men pray


A group of men, united by their obedience to God and their desire to take on responsibility for the spiritual well-being of Linn County, recently attended a meeting at the Shalom Retreat Center to talk about yard signs that will be made available to the public, for a small donation,... [More]

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