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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

Mound City Council - Monday, December 5, 2022

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The Mound City Council met Monday night and addressed several items on their agenda; with that they heard from two public speakers, the first Janice Schubert concerning a large water bill. Schubert said her bill increased in November by 280 percent during a 12 day period with... [More]

Blue Mound City Council - Monday, December 5, 2022

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Members of the Blue Mound City Council met on Monday, Dec. 5, for their regular monthly meeting.  Under old business, the council was informed the offer to purchase a used water tower fell through. They also were told that the asphalt millings had been purchased and hauled... [More]

Linn County Commissioners - Monday, December 5, 2022

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The Linn County Commissioners met on Monday, Dec. 5, with Commissioner Danny McCullough absent from the meeting. Commissioners approved the minutes of the last meeting on a 2-0 vote then approved the payment of claims in the amount of $843,645.47. Commissioners then accepted... [More]

NEWS

SPECIAL: Blood Drive coming up

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NOTICE: There will be a blood drive at the Catholic Hall in Mound City from 1 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13

Sentencing in robbery case continued

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In a sentencing hearing set for Friday, Dec. 2, Robert Woody III appeared in Linn County District Court in front of Judge Andrea Purvis, but instead of sentencing being handed down, the defense requested a continuance. Defense counsel Craig Cole noted his client had just brought... [More]

Short term solution to landfill issue possible

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Discussions at Monday’s Linn County Commissioner’s meeting turned to the landfill issue and the fact that, as it currently sits, the landfill is only a year and half out from closing. During Monday’s discussions, Linn County Public Works Administrator Shaun... [More]

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SPORTS

Prairie View wrestling has success at Steve Leslie Invitational

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The Prairie View wrestling team traveled to Pleasant Hill on Dec. 2 and 3 to compete in the Steve Leslie Invitational. The boys’ team had three wrestlers place in the top four while the girls’ team had two wrestlers place in the top four. Kimmy Eastwood wrestled... [More]

Blu-Jays split runaway season openers

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Pleasanton basketball teams began their season Friday with a split varsity decision at Prairie Village-Kansas City Christian (KCC), the girls winning 39-19 while the boys took a 60-31 loss. Both teams now have two games upcoming at this week’s early-season round-robin... [More]

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