• Following Morgan, motorcycles pour out onto Main Street in Pleasanton as they head out for the afternoon run that will help fund vocational scholarships for local high school students.

  • Russ Morgan, organizer for the scholarship run, leads the way for more than 50 bikes as they head out for the annual bike run that raises money for the Robert Morgan Scholarship Fund.

  • U.S. House of Representatives candidate, former Kansas Attorney General, Derek Schmidt addresses the audience under the shelter house at Heritage Park in Parker on Saturday.

  • U.S. House of Representatives candidate Chad Young reaches out to the crowd during the Candidate Meet and Greet held in Parker on Saturday, June 8.

  • Karl Kempinger, far right, leads attendees in a prayer during the meet and greet candidate event at Parker on Saturday.

  • Craft vendors and food trucks located at the ball fields enjoyed the warm, balmy day.

  • Children scramble to the bounce houses set up on the north side of the Mound City ball fields in close proximity to where mom and dad could keep an eye on them.

  • A blue Studebaker truck is proudly shown off during the car show on the south side of the Mound City ball fields.

  • The splash park provides relief from the heat during the festivities by the Mound City ball fields on Saturday, June 8.

  • Josh Randall discussed the symbolism behind poppies during Monday’s ceremony at Mound City.

NEWS

SPECIAL: Commissioners notified a complaint of ouster has been filed

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During the meeting on Monday, June 17, Commissioners were notified by Linn County Public Works Administrator Shaun West that he had filed a complaint of ouster against Commissioner Jim Johnson with the County Attorney’s office. West prefaced the notification with... [More]

Commissioners learn KDOT willing to renegotiate Hell’s Bend Bridge

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Accept new offer and approve moving forward on project   During the Commissioner’s meeting on Monday, June 17, County Counselor Mark Hagen stated the county had been contacted by the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) and recommended commissioners go into... [More]

USD 362 Board approves childcare project

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After many discussions on whether USD 362 should provide childcare for district children and staff, the board voted 4-1 to approve funding the program during a special meeting held Thursday, June 13. Superintendent Dr. Chris Johnson told the board with five members present... [More]

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SPORTS

Pleasanton/Jayhawk Linn trapshooting team competes at State Tournament

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The Pleasanton/Jayhawk Linn trapshooting team traveled to Sedgwick on June 15-16 to compete in the Kansas Trap Shooting State Tournament. The team brought Novice, Junior Varsity, and Varsity shooters to the event which shot in the 2A division. The team had both male and female... [More]

Prairie View trapshooting JV team places second at State

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The Prairie View trapshooting team traveled to Sedgwick on June 15-16 to compete in the Kansas Trap Shooting State Tournament. The Buffalos had competitors in the Novice, Junior Varsity, and Varsity 1A divisions. The Junior Varsity had a team score of 438 which was enough for... [More]

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COMMUNITY

Local author published in sixth consecutive compilation

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For most people, the first impression one gets of Ken Baugh is that he’s a laid-back cowboy; but underneath the surface is an exceptional and brilliant mind. Recently, Baugh was notified that one of his poems, ‘To Have and to Hold’ had been selected for a... [More]

Ten-year-old La Cygne student holds NICU benefit

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Most ten-year-olds aren’t worried about building care packages for NICU (neo-natal intensive care unit) patients; they’re playing with toys or friends. But ten-year-old Kylee Tynes, a fourth grader at La Cygne Elementary, thinks differently as she spent her Saturday... [More]

Random Acts of Kindness in Mound City

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To celebrate the 10th year of the My Power of One brand, a new, custom-made friendship bench was installed in front of Stonetree Coffee & Pottery on Mound City’s Main Street. Sue Vicory, creator of the My Power Of One, has completed 10 years of random acts of kindness... [More]

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