• Pleasanton Elementary preschool and kindergarten students check out the firefighters gear and some students even tried it on.

  • Firefighter Brian Shroyer shows the students what firefighters look like in their gear as other firefighters tell them not to run from firefighters during a fire because they are there to help them.

  • U.S. Rep. Jake LaTurner stopped in Pleasanton on Friday, Oct. 15, for a town hall meeting with his constituents.

  • Pleasanton City Clerk April Umphenour swears in new city police officer Dustin Ridenour during the council meeting on Monday, Oct. 18.

  • Pleasanton City Clerk April Umphenour swears in Austin Pinkerton as a new city police officer during the council meeting on Monday, Oct. 18.


Brenneman found competent to stand trial


Bond revoked, remanded to custody Daniel Brenneman appeared in Linn County District Court in front of Senior Judge Gunnar Sundby on Monday, Oct. 18, to contest the results of a competency evaluation for Case LN-2020-CR-218, and for a hearing on the revocation of his bond due... [More]

Agreement to sell real estate signed by Pleasanton Council


Following news that the former Cox Motor Co. building was going to become the home of the new trade school, the Pleasanton City Council signed an agreement to sell real estate Monday evening at their regular meeting. City Attorney Burton Harding told the council that the city... [More]

Parker leaders hear about broadband proposal


City share of federal ARPA funds could help with fiber optics   Parker leaders discussed a proposal by Peoples Telecommunications LLC, La Cygne, to bring broadband internet to the city. At the monthly council meeting last Thursday, Cherry Buckley, city clerk, informed... [More]

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Pleasanton volleyball finishes season


The Pleasanton volleyball team finished their regular season this past week with games on Oct. 12, Oct. 14 and Oct. 16. On Oct. 12 the Lady Jays faced league foes Chetopa and Marmaton Valley at Chetopa. Pleasanton defeated Chetopa in two sets, 25-22 and 25-22, but lost to Marmaton... [More]

Buffalo gutsy effort falls short at Frontenac


This Prairie View football season has been marked by injury attrition to projected starters among its 19 rostered seniors. Kyle Waterman has missed the entire season with a summer-scrimmage leg injury, and Micah Eastwood’s campaign is now finished because of a collarbone.... [More]

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Fire safety education in our schools


Firefighters from Linn County Rural Fire Station 920 in Pleasanton presented a fire safety program last Thursday, Oct. 14, at Pleasanton Elementary. “We do this program to give the students a basis of what to do in a fire,” said Capt. Jeff Wisdom of Station 920.... [More]

Sugar Mound: Back, better than ever


The Sugar Mound Arts and Crafts Festival was held this past weekend at the Mound City Fairgrounds and by all accounts appeared to be a huge success. “I think everything went pretty smoothly,” said Kym Hargrove, co-chair of the Sugar Mound committee. “Everyone... [More]

Civil War reenactor traces family history to Linn County area


Several times a year for nearly three decades, Washington, D.C., resident Calvin Osborne has put on a Civil War uniform to reenact the stories of Black soldiers who fought for the ending of slavery in this country. Osborne said his passion for reenactment was borne from watching... [More]

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