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The commissioners met for their regular Monday meeting minus Commissioner Danny McCullough who was absent. They paid bills in the amount of $184,046.69.

Sheriff Kevin Friend sent his weekly inmate report showing 17 total prisoners with 16 in-house.

Fire Chief Randy Hegwald was appointed Linn County Emergency Management Director effective Aug. 1, 2022 2-0.

Hegwald reported 12 total runs last week with 332 year-to-date. He said they found a house in Prescott that they will conduct smoke training in.

Dumping fees were remediated for La Cygne for a property located at 20261 Taylor Road, owned by Joan Newport. Also remediated was a house in Mound City owned by Melissa Weldon at 5971 Montgomery Road.

The State Fire Marshall approved occupancy of the Justice Center and the architect was scheduled to sign off on the building Monday.

Scarecrow Mowing was approved to mow and weed-eat the new Justice Center for $110.

Rural Water District 3 paid for the $300 permit to bore under Plum Creek Road.

Approximately $10,700 in recyclables, for the first two quarters of the year, was turned into the county in various recycling containers.

Codes Officer Dennis Wilson was approved to purchase five baskets that will be fitted to the Centerville sewer system to keep rags, etc. out of the lift station pumps. The cost will be $7,145 and include labor from ASC Pumping and Equipment Inc.

The commissioners approved joining a regional grant with SEK Regional Planning Commission for Safe Streets and Roads for All.  The county’s portion of $5,073 will join with the other 12 counties in the region and pay for an action plan with KDOT and US Department of Transportation.

The plan will tell Linn County which streets, roads or bridges the grant will pay for to make them safer.

Economic Development Director Jessica Hightower said the goal of the grant is to reduce fatalities and can be used to apply for more grants.

The commissioners asked that Wilson look for other companies to update county zoning regulations after only one company turned in a response for a request for proposal on the zoning regulation update request.

County Clerk David Lamb said there was a 45 percent turnout of voters in Linn County for the Primary Election. There are 53 provisional ballets of 98 that he suggested the commissioners add to the total number of votes in Linn County.

MEETINGS

Linn County Commissioners - Monday, Oct. 3, 2022

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The Linn County Commissioner met in regular session on Monday, Oct. 3, and began the meeting with the approval of the minutes of the last meeting on a 3-0 vote with all commissioners present. Commissioners then voted 3-0 to move the meeting set for Monday, Oct. 10, to Tuesday,... [More]

Mound City Council - Monday, Oct. 3, 2022

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Mound City Council began their Oct. 3 meeting with the pledge of allegiance and then moved to public comments.  First up was Lorna Turley who asked the city to consider donating the mowing of the Mound City Historical Park. Turley stated it costs the board for the park... [More]

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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General mid-term election, ballot set for Nov. 8   Advance voting will begin Oct. 25 and precinct polling locations will be open from 7 a.m-7 p.m. Nov. 8 for this year’s mid-term general election. Oct. 18 is the in-person, online, and postmark if by mail deadline... [More]

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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