• Pictured are the new inductees for the Pleasanton High School National Honor Society during the candle lighting portion of the induction ceremony held on Thursday, Nov. 18, at the school. Those newly inducted into the NHS this year are: Eryn Sabine, Junior; Tony Gillespie, Junior; Doniphan Meik, Junior; Natalie Burke, Junior; and Braden Baldwin, Junior.

  • Marri Krupco and some of her helpers prepare to hand out treat bags to all the kids and to begin the annual Merchants Drawing that follows the dinner and lighting each year.

  • Kym Hargrove, with the Linn County Republican Women, presents Laure Beckman a book donation for the Mound City Library.

  • A ribbon cutting and grand opening was held for The Mane Room Hair Salon on Friday afternoon, Nov. 18. The business opened on June 2, 2022; owner and stylist Tonya Umphenour says things are going very well. With Tonya, front and center, are, left to right, Pleasanton Chamber members Michelle Kingore, Yucca products, Lynnae Sullins, Jacqui Smith-Capp, both of Food Fair, Shannon Barbee with Clinch Realty, Brianna Laver of Labette Bank, Tonya Umphenour, owner of the Mane Room, Pleasanton City Administrator Teresa Whitaker, and several employees of the Mane Room, including Cali Emerson, Becca Thornton and Renea Marshall. Employee Remi McAdam is not pictured.

  • Act 1 of the Jayhawk Elementary 5th grade Thanksgiving play found the natives worried about being captured while the Pilgrims were praying for water and food to sustain them. There were four classes giving two performances on Tuesday morning, Nov. 22, to a crowd of fellow students, parents, grandparents and more.


Commissioners learn landfill is near end of use


Request options be brought to next meeting   During the meeting on Monday, Nov. 28, Linn County Commissioners heard from Landfill Manager Al Doan regarding multiple issues with the Solid Waste Department ranging from the current contract with Arcadia for hauling from... [More]

Pleasanton passes trespassing policy


The Pleasanton City Council reviewed and approved a new trespass policy as provided by City Attorney Burton Harding during the Nov. 28 meeting. The policy sets out parameters for what is considered to be trespassing, as well as appropriate reactions. It notes specifically... [More]

Engineers present Evergy buried fiber prelim


Market Street is a proposed path between La Cygne coal, Wolf Creek nuclear plants   Representatives from a Kansas City engineering firm last week presented plans for an Evergy underground conduit-cased fiber optics cable preliminarily proposed to run through La Cygne.... [More]

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2022 All Linn County football team


The 2022 high school football season concluded and it is time for the annual All Linn County football team. The team is decided by stats and watching the boys play. I also try to make the number of boys between schools as even as I can. This season was tough in deciding as... [More]

Hume squads debut with road split


Ten days prior to their Linn County state border counterparts (including Valentine’s Day opponent Pleasanton), Hume began another promising basketball season Nov. 22 with a split decision at Appleton City. The Lady Hornets outscored their hosts in the first three quarters,... [More]

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Food dyes and behavior Part 1 - Where dyes come from and how they are regulated


Have you ever watched as your child’s mood seemed to “flip” and they suddenly went from mellow to maniac? Or perhaps you have watched as they grew and wondered from time to time if they have ADHD but yet their symptoms aren’t consistent enough to have... [More]

Holiday Events in Linn County


Thursday, Dec. 1 * Pleasanton Elementary Winter Concert - Art Show in the south gymnasium begins at 6:30 p.m. concert in the north gymnasium at 7 p.m.   Saturday, Dec. 3 * Judging begins on the Prescott Christmas Lights and Decorating Contest and will run through... [More]

La Cygne Thanksgiving Dinner - a time to reconnect


For many in the La Cygne area, the community Thanksgiving Dinner is an opportunity to reconnect with folks they don’t see every day; to visit and catch up with friends they haven’t seen in awhile. This year meant just that for many who attended the event since the... [More]

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