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In addition to deciding on four separate wastewater rehabilitation project items, a report located elsewhere in this issue, La Cygne city leaders approved up to $2,500 for a bulletin board at Oak Lawn Cemetery.

The 4-0 vote, with Jerome Mitzner not present, followed a presentation by Danny Curtis, council president, who provided photographs of a similar display board at Louisburg's cemetery during the regular council meeting last Wednesday, Sept. 7.

The costs include two enclosed display case cork walls priced at $569 each, construction lumber priced at $655.85 tax exempt, and a 10.5-feet square concrete slab base estimated at $200. The council vote waives building permit fees.

The message board construction will be overseen by Curtis and David Brenneman, the council's cemetery committee. Curtis credited Brenneman with "a lot of the work" and said its construction with volunteers should occur soon.

Most other business before the council was of a routine nature:

--The council approved invoice No. 3980 of $10,640 from Zingre and Associates, P.A., Fort Scott, for a 27-day period of design work through Aug. 30 on the proposed new fire station.

--City leaders were informed of a Prairie View Education Foundation fund drive goal of $500 by collecting 125 bags of clothing and other household textiles at Prairie View home football games this Friday, as well as at homecoming Sept. 30 and senior parent's night Oct. 14. 

--Jodi Wade, city clerk, said a stormwater master plan survey is available on the city's website and Facebook page, as well as hard copies at City Hall. She strongly encouraged citizens to fill out and submit the survey--"many have been waiting a long time for this."

--The council approved the hiring of Jo LeStourgeon as a full-time police officer at $20.25 hourly retroactive to Aug. 30. Wade said LeStourgeon is already certified and has completed her pre-employment screenings.

--Wade presented preliminary information for grant opportunities, one regarding Linn County's participation in the Southeast Kansas Regional Planning Commission's pursuit of a Reconnecting Communities grant through the federal infrastructure law, the other the Kansas Department of Commerce's Strategic Economic Expansion and Development grant that will provide between $5,000-$50,000 for towns with populations less than 5,000.

--Debra Wilson signed two mayoral proclamations, one setting Saturday through Sept. 23 as Constitution Week in La Cygne, the other recognizing Direct Support Professionals Week for a seven-day period that began Sunday.

--Wilson officially accepted Brenneman's request to be removed as the council's Park Board liaison.

--Dan Nasalroad, public works superintendent, reported that a seepage test was performed on the reconstructed water treatment plant settling pond last week. He said that pond is nearing completion.

--No public action followed two executive sessions totaling 20 minutes for preliminary discussion of real estate acquisition, the first 10-minute one requested by Allison Fox, permanent part-time codes enforcement officer and zoning administrator, and the second by Nasalroad.

--The council set a workshop to review factory-built home code recommendations for 6 p.m. next Wednesday, Sept. 21, immediately preceding their regular 7 p.m. meeting

MEETINGS

Linn County Commissioners - Monday, Oct. 3, 2022

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Mound City Council - Monday, Oct. 3, 2022

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Blue Mound City Council - Monday, Oct. 3, 2-22

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Council members for the city of Blue Mound met on Monday, Oct. 3, for their regular monthly meeting. Under new business, they discussed the need to replace a tire on the backhoe, as one is well-worn. Also, an electrical line has come loose from an electric pole and needs replaced.... [More]

NEWS

Linn County to open advance voting Oct. 25

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Mound City discusses water bill issues

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During their meeting on Oct. 3, the Mound City Council discussed several water bill issues. The lead discussion was the water bill at 619 Main. City Clerk Shelby Murray stated that the property owner had rented it out and the tenant had left a bill of almost $500 and the owner... [More]

Phones down at Linn County Veterinary Clinic

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UPDATE: The original number for Linn County Veterinary Clinic has been restored. The staff there thanks everyone for their patience.     The phone number for Linn County Veterinary Clinic has been compromised and they are awaiting new service. In the meantime,... [More]

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SPORTS

Pleasanton routs Southeast on Homecoming

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  After the Jays’ first loss of the season to Olpe last week, the Jays got back on track with a dominant performance against Southeast Cherokee. Pleasanton hosted Southeast on Sept. 30 for their Homecoming and had zero problems with the Lancers as they won the... [More]

Prairie View football falls to Girard

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The Prairie View football team hosted Girard on Sept. 30 for a district game against a very good Girard team. The Buffalos were outmatched by the Trojans and lost the game 41-8. Girard established their dominance early with a 21 point first quarter. The Trojans scored on... [More]

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