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The commissioners met for their regular Monday meeting and paid bills in the amount of $207,466.07.

Sheriff Kevin Friend sent a report that showed he has 23 prisoners with 20 in-house and three farmed out.

AMR reported 21 transports last week with 34 month-to-date.

Fire Chief/EM Director Randy Hegwald reported 15 runs for the fire department last week with nine of those as emergency medical services assists, two aircraft standbys and one fire at 1650 and 1095 Road that burned a barn.

A request to waive dumping fees for the burned Carpenter Chiropractic building at 714 Main Street in Pleasanton was approved.

County Counselor Gary Thompson reported that the Kansas Fire Marshall delayed approval of the Justice Center due to a handful of small items including signs that need replaced and paperwork stating the burn-rate of all furniture in the Justice Center.

If paperwork were turned in Monday, Thompson said he thought they could be approved for occupancy, possibly, that same day.

An open house for the Justice Center is scheduled for this Friday and Saturday, July 15 and 16. Friday tours are scheduled for 10 a.m., noon, 2 and 4 p.m.; Saturday tours will be 8 a.m., 10 a.m., and noon.

Health Nurse Missy Lancaster reported 85 kids at the free swim in La Cygne where the Health Department personnel went over outdoors skin care and more.

A 20-minute executive session was held where Amanda Snyder was named assistant to the Administrator of the Health Department with no salary change.

Thompson discussed that the legislature recently enacted a resolution that the Health Department do yearly sanitary inspections on schools in the county. They will check water temperature, make sure toilets flush and have no leaks, and much more.

MEETINGS

Linn County Commissioners - Monday, August 8, 2022

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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... [More]

Pleasanton USD 344 - Monday, Aug. 8, 2022

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Members of the Pleasanton USD-344 school board met on Monday, August 8, for their regular monthly meeting. Christine Teagarden of Truly Insurance provided a brief presentation to the board concerning insurance for the district. The insurance company is called EMC Insurance,... [More]

USD 346 School Board - Monday, Aug. 8, 2022

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(From board notes.) The USD 346 School Board met on Monday, Aug. 8, with the first order of business being the approval of the consent agenda which included: - Approved the agenda - Approved minutes of previous meeting(s) - Approved paying bills and payroll - Approved... [More]

NEWS

STARS technical academy ribbon cutting Friday

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What was a dream a year ago has come to fruition with a ribbon cutting and open house scheduled for Friday, Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. The Southeastern Technical Academy for Rural Students (STARS) is now a reality located in the former Cox Motor Company building at Laurel and 17th Streets... [More]

Staff, advisors excited for opportunities STARS Academy offers students

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With the ribbon cutting and open house of the new STARS Technical Academy in Pleasanton slated for Friday, Aug. 12, the staff and instructors at the school opened up recently about their roles and what the program means to them. Phil Mitchell, who will be teaching Construction... [More]

County real estate taxes still under state value

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After sending the Linn County Commissioners an email explaining county real estate compliance with state values, the commissioners visited with Linn County Appraiser Kathy Bridges Monday. After initial conversation on the 2021 final ratio study concerning commercial and residential... [More]

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SPORTS

Demo Derby starts off Linn County Fair and Rodeo week

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The Linn County Fair and Rodeo started this past week with the traditional demolition derby. There were two nights of demo derby action as team derby, modified and figure eight races took place on Aug. 5 while the compact, semi-modified and bone stock took place on the evening... [More]

Total Effect Softball ready for action

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Linn County has a new competitive softball team, Total Effect Softball, which will be based out of Mound City. Jayhawk-Linn head softball coach Kris Holt started the team and will be the head coach of Total Effect. Holt had multiple reasons on why he wanted to start a competitive... [More]

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