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The Linn County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, May 15, and began their meeting with the approval of the minutes of the last meeting and the approval of claims in the amount of $277,912.37.

Various department heads reported on numbers and projects for their units for the last week, including AMR, Rural Fire, the Linn County Sheriff and Public Works.

Public Works Administrator Shaun West presented resolution 2023-24 on surplus property which commissioners approved on a 3-0 vote.

West then presented a service agreement for equipment with Foley for them to service all equipment every 1,000 hours at a cost of $1,039.72 each time. Commissioners approved the agreement and authorized West to sign it.

Darin Wilson, Linn County Planning and Zoning Administrator, presented the revised zoning and subdivision regulations as provided by attorney Jim Kaup, but noted Kaup is currently in the hospital and unable to attend. (See related article in this edition.)

Jay Allen, Director of the Southeastern Technical Academy for Rural Students or STARS, appeared before commissioners asking for a decision on his request for funding. Commissioners approved his request at 1 mill for 2024. (See related article in this edition.)

Commissioners then approved Resolution 2023-25 declaring surplus property be donated to the STARS program.

Commissioners discussed county buildings and planned usage in the future and set a walk-through for next week during their regular meeting. 

MEETINGS

LINN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS - Monday, October 23, 2023

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The Linn County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, Oct. 23, and began their weekly meeting with the approval of the minutes of the last meeting followed by the approval of claims in the amount of $272,818.97. Linn County Rural Fire Chief Randy Hegwald presented... [More]

LA CYGNE CITY COUNCIL - Wednesday, October 18, 2023

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Among actions at the regular La Cygne council meeting last Wednesday, Oct. 18, was a split vote in which the city accepts a draft agreement for title search and warranty deed preparation of seven lots at 402 S. Broadway in exchange for absorbing a $16,400 house demolition bill.... [More]

LINN VALLEY CITY COUNCIL - Monday, October 23, 2023

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The Linn Valley City Council held its bi-monthly meeting at 7:00 PM on Monday, October 23, 2023, with Mayor Cindy Smith presiding and all council members present.    Following approval of the October 9th and October 14th meeting minutes, Mayor Smith opened the floor... [More]

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NEWS

Mine Creek Battlefield Foundation to hold music festival

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The Mine Creek Battlefield Foundation was started in 1995 by Dr. John Spencer. With the help of Arnold Schofield they formed a Foundation to raise money to procure land and save the Battlefield grounds. Through their fundraising efforts the Foundation was able to purchase... [More]

SEKMH presents outreach program to commissioners

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The Linn County Commissioners heard from Director Nathan Fawson and Bryan Cook with Southeast Kansas Mental Health (SEKMH) during their regular meeting on Monday, Apr. 8, regarding a new outreach program they have been working on. Fawson told commissioners that SEKMH was formed... [More]

Linn Valley residents respond to council appointment

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At Monday night’s Linn Valley City Council meeting, the first item on the agenda was the appointment of a new council member to fill the vacancy created by the recent resignation of former Council President Brenda Muncy.   Mayor Lew Donelson announced his appointment... [More]

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SPORTS

Jayhawk softball sweeps Crest

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The Jayhawk Linn softball team traveled to Crest on Apr. 4 for a league double-header against the Crest Lancers. The Hawks won both games of the double-header as the first game was 7-0 and the second game was 21-4. In the first game both teams were scoreless through the first... [More]

Prairie View track takes on tough challenge at Paola

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The Prairie View track team traveled to Paola on April 4 to compete in the very challenging Paola Invitational. The Buffalos did well as the girls team placed fifth with 56 points and the boys placed 10th with 11 points. The girls were led by Laney Schaffer and Bree Allen.... [More]

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