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Following the governor’s recent approval of legislation created to show when taxing entities are increasing mill levies, additional costs to taxpayers are coming to the forefront, despite some holding taxes to the same level using revenue neutral rates.

Kansaspolicy.org explained the revenue neutral rate as, “When new property values are set this year, mill levies will automatically be reduced so that the new valuations bring in the same dollar amount of property tax to cities, counties, and school districts as in 2020.  If local officials want to increase the revenue-neutral mill levy, they must notify citizens of their intent, hold a public hearing to accept input, and then vote on the entire property tax increase they impose.”

To see the full article, check out this week's edition of the Linn County News or check out the online version here

NEWS

Pleasanton Council mulls enticements for restaurant

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Following opening statements at Monday’s Pleasanton City Council meeting, public speaker Mike Higgins took the podium and told the council that he was talking to former Olive’s Hope building owner Brandon McGinnis concerning the sale of the building to a family that... [More]

Department heads working to keep county healthy and safe

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Two of the county departments geared toward public safety are now under new direction. Missy Lancaster took over the Linn County Health Department as well as the position of Public Health Officer in November of last year and has made a few changes to the department since... [More]

La Cygne seeks up to 2 more F/T officers

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La Cygne is looking to add up to two more full-time police officers to its city force. That was among the 4-0 votes--with Jerome Mitzner not present--taken by city fathers during their regular council meeting last Wednesday, July 20. The police-staff motion calls for advertising... [More]

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SPORTS

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]

Recent KDWP fishing reports

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Fishing has slowed down since the last reports on June 27, but fish are still being caught and can be even better in the coming weeks with some cooler weather and more rain. All the reports were last updated on July 18. La Cygne Lake Catfish, largemouth and crappie are the... [More]

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COMMUNITY

Linn Valley church to hold clothing giveaway

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The Linn Valley Community Church will hold a clothing giveaway on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 12-13, with new back-to-school clothes for children in grades kindergarten to 12th.  On Aug. 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. the event is open to residents of Linn Valley only. On Aug. 13... [More]

Climb becomes life or death in Colorado storm

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The goal of summiting nine peaks in Colorado’s Grenadier Range in one week was a lofty goal; but staying alive became a bigger goal for Mound City rock climber Mike Meyer when a summer storm buffeted the peak he was on. Meyer is an accomplished climber; owner of the White... [More]

Holler presented with award for leatherworking

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In the sixth grade, at the age of 12, Cole Holler took a class on leather working and found something he loved. Now 16, Cole was recently named the winner of the Ann Stohlman Youth Award in leatherworking at the Rocky Mountain Leather Trade Show in Sheridan, Wyo. “My... [More]

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