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The commissioners met for their weekly meeting and paid bills in the amount of $1,197,160.55.

They received the written report from Sheriff Kevin Friend that he has 38 prisoners in-house with 19 of them from other counties.

Fire Chief Randy Hegwald reported 15 incidents week-to-date totaling 402 year-to-date. He said he has been attending local parades and passing out recruiting information to try to get more firefighters signed up.

He said they have training scheduled Saturday, Sept. 24 in Prescott.

Health Nurse Missy Lancaster said her department performed seven covid tests and gave 22 booster shots; among a host of other items they completed.

Economic Development Director Jessica Hightower reported she is working on the potential grant that will allow the next phase of development for the airport; the grant pays for engineering to help create airport operations.

Commissioner Danny McCullough questioned the insurance value of $390,000 for the Pleasanton senior meals location; he felt that value was too high and costing the county money for additional insurance.

Public Works Director Shaun West said he is looking over senior center grant projects that include flooring, air conditioning and more for some locations in the county.

County Counselor Gary Thompson handed out preliminary drafts of a proposal for demolition of the old jail. Conversation ensued concerning the gas pipeline that feeds the jail; as well as, the courthouse.

The commissioners discussed that they need to get Atmos Energy involved in the demolition as the gas line will need to be terminated for the jail and buried deeper for the courthouse.

Dumping fees for the debris will need to be addressed as well.

Thompson said that the sheriff plans to be out of the old jail by the end of October.

A conditional use permit for a cellular tower that was sent back to Planning and Zoning last week was approved by the commissioners. The tower will be located in the La Cygne Industrial Park and be 280 feet tall. Resolution 2022-30 was approved 3-0.

Several executive sessions for legal and personnel were held.

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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