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The Linn County Commissioners met for their regular weekly meeting and paid bills in the amount of $814,162.69. They approved payment no. 21 for River City Construction in the amount of $404,828.51.

Sheriff Kevin Friend’s report showed a total of 29 prisoners in-house with nine farmed out.

River City Construction project manager Warren Moody reported the fire system is installed and close to complete. He said a few things need to be done and they will schedule an inspection by the fire marshal.

They are hoping to have an open house for the new Justice Center the last of June.

Virgel Swanson, AMR, reported they had 20 calls last week with 10 transports.

Fire Chief/Emergency Manager Randy Hegwald reported six incidents last week with 249 year-to-date.

Economic Development Director Jessica Hightower who, performing some Public Works duties for Shaun West in his absence, said Public Works is getting requests to help departments move to the new Justice Center when the building is ready.

She said the airport grant was submitted and they should know the first of July if the county was successful.

She also reported that the request-for-proposal for the Phase 1 Study for industrial parks was sent out and four firms responded that they were interested in submitting a proposal.

Road Foreman Mike Nation reported that the semi that went to Inland had number 1 and 2 cylinders pitted and rusted and number 6 was not sealing; the cost to repair was $24,000.

The commissioners approved up to $25,000 to repair the two year old truck.

Cleaning ditches was discussed with the use of a wheel loader and dump trucks seeming to be the most cost effective method yet.

Commissioner Danny McCullough said he is still working to get contractors to look at the elderly meal site in Pleasanton and did not have a report yet.

The commissioners toured the Justice Center and learned that there are just a few items left to be done before the county can move into the facility.

 

MEETINGS

Linn County Commissioners - Monday, June 27, 2022

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  The commissioners opened their regular weekly meeting and rescheduled next Monday’s meeting to Tuesday due to the Independence Day national holiday. They approved paying bills in the amount of $197,859.99. Sheriff Kevin Friend sent his prisoner count that... [More]

Linn County Commissioners - Monday, June 20, 2022

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The commissioners opened their regular meeting and paid bills in the amount of $839,302.20. They next approved a resolution that allowed beer sales on Sunday outside of city limits. Res. 2022-22 was approved 3-0. If someone wishes to change the resolution in the future,... [More]

Pleasanton City Council - Monday, June 20, 2022

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The council heard from Public Works Director Joey Morrisey Monday night first as he had to leave for family reasons. He told Councilwoman Rochelle Schreckhise that he’d researched a suggested patching material and found 36 buckets of material that was mainly for... [More]

NEWS

Blue Mound Independence Day celebration this Saturday

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  The City of Blue Mound will hold their annual Independence Day celebration this coming Saturday, July 2. The event will kick off at 7 a.m. with registration for the 5K Race which begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by the 1 mile Fun Run at 8:30 a.m. The event organizers... [More]

Suspect arrested in pharmacy robbery

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Makes first appearance in court   Following the robbery of the Silver Creek Pharmacy in La Cygne on Wednesday, June 22, law enforcement officers from across the county worked together to track down the suspect. Robert Woody III was arrested in Pleasanton  later... [More]

Pleasanton postmaster retiring

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Pleasanton Postmaster Mark Willard will be officially retiring on Thursday, June 30, at the close of business. Willard began his career with the United States Postal Service in May 1995 as a carrier and clerk at the Girard, Kan. post office. From there he moved to Walnut,... [More]

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SPORTS

Michelle Haupt named head softball coach at Prairie View

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Prairie View High School has announced Michelle Haupt as the head coach of the softball program, pending Board of Education approval. Coach Haupt has served as the assistant softball coach at Prairie View since 2019, head coach at West Franklin High School for two seasons and... [More]

KSHSAA announces new weight classes for the 2022-23 wrestling season

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KSHSAA implemented new NFHS wrestling weight classes during their June executive board meeting.  The decision to implement new weight classes was due partly because some of the border States such as Missouri, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Iowa implemented weight class changes... [More]

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