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The cost of undertaking higher education, especially in rural areas such as ours, can be prohibitive to high school graduates continuing their education. As tuitions rise and fall, so does the number of students able to attend college as well as the choice of schools available to them.

A look at area four-year universities reveals that higher education takes a hefty chunk of money.

Pittsburg State University (PSU), one of the closest four-year schools to Linn County, offers incoming undergraduates flat rate tuition, provided they are enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.

To see the full article, check out this week's edition of the Linn County News or check out the online version here

COMMUNITY

Preparing for College - Offsetting costs with scholarships, grants and loans

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By BARBARA PROFFITT Linn County News Reporter reporterlcn@ckt.net   As shown last week, the cost of just one semester at a college or university can run into thousands of dollars, and a degree at a four-year institution can become very costly when adding in all the... [More]

Linn County Museum honors Black History Month

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An Underground Railroad quilt is on display at the Linn County Museum in Pleasanton this month in honor of Black History Month.  The quilts, such as this one, were hung out at farms and homes along the slaves’ northern route to guide them where to go next or what... [More]

Preparing for college The importance of the ACT

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      One of the most important things on the list for future college students is the ACT test, which is a standardized test used for college admissions and accepted by most colleges and universities in the United States. The test, which takes an average... [More]

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NEWS

Parker council tables roadway quandary

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  At issue is access authority at scrapyard site     Parker city leaders tabled a question of roadway authority and access at the council’s monthly meeting last Thursday. At question is the non-platted South Walnut Street south of South Street that... [More]

County Attorney to purchase Westlaw, discusses budget

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  County discusses other departments needing the software     After a long discussion last week that the County Commissioners wanted to see County Attorney James Brun in the county more, he told them this week that he is purchasing Westlaw, an online legal... [More]

USD 362 approves CTE-linked course changes

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  Grade 8-12 offerings will enable more certifications, gain extra funding     Numerous courses, mainly at Prairie View High, will be renamed or initiated in action taken by the Unified School District 362 board of education at their Feb. 10 monthly meeting.... [More]

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SPORTS

Prairie View girls’ wrestling takes two to State

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    The Prairie View girls’ wrestling team traveled to Paola on Feb. 14-15 to compete in the East Regional to determine who would go to the girls’ State Tournament in Salina on Feb. 27. The Buffalos took five wrestlers to the tournament, and two of... [More]

Pleasanton basketball defeats Oswego on Senior-Parent Night

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  The Pleasanton basketball teams hosted their Senior-Parent Night against Oswego on Feb. 11.  It was a good night for the Jays as both the boys and girls won their respective games. The girls won 34-24 while the boys won their game 69-47. The girls’ game... [More]

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