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INFORMATIONAL BULLETIN

The person portrayed in the attached pictures is a person of interest in a series of three auto thefts from Linn County which occurred throughout Linn County on the afternoon and into the evening of November 24, 2019. This individual is also suspected of a theft from the Mound City Casey’s General Store as well as multiple auto thefts in neighboring counties on November 24th and November 25th. This person of interest is to be considered armed and dangerous. If this person is observed, please do not approach and contact the Linn County Sheriff’s Office.  

NEWS

Parker council tables roadway quandary

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  At issue is access authority at scrapyard site     Parker city leaders tabled a question of roadway authority and access at the council’s monthly meeting last Thursday. At question is the non-platted South Walnut Street south of South Street that... [More]

County Attorney to purchase Westlaw, discusses budget

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  County discusses other departments needing the software     After a long discussion last week that the County Commissioners wanted to see County Attorney James Brun in the county more, he told them this week that he is purchasing Westlaw, an online legal... [More]

USD 362 approves CTE-linked course changes

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  Grade 8-12 offerings will enable more certifications, gain extra funding     Numerous courses, mainly at Prairie View High, will be renamed or initiated in action taken by the Unified School District 362 board of education at their Feb. 10 monthly meeting.... [More]

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SPORTS

Pleasanton basketball defeats Oswego on Senior-Parent Night

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  The Pleasanton basketball teams hosted their Senior-Parent Night against Oswego on Feb. 11.  It was a good night for the Jays as both the boys and girls won their respective games. The girls won 34-24 while the boys won their game 69-47. The girls’ game... [More]

Prairie View girls’ wrestling takes two to State

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    The Prairie View girls’ wrestling team traveled to Paola on Feb. 14-15 to compete in the East Regional to determine who would go to the girls’ State Tournament in Salina on Feb. 27. The Buffalos took five wrestlers to the tournament, and two of... [More]

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COMMUNITY

Preparing for College - Offsetting costs with scholarships, grants and loans

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By BARBARA PROFFITT Linn County News Reporter reporterlcn@ckt.net   As shown last week, the cost of just one semester at a college or university can run into thousands of dollars, and a degree at a four-year institution can become very costly when adding in all the... [More]

Preparing for college: The cost of higher education

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The cost of undertaking higher education, especially in rural areas such as ours, can be prohibitive to high school graduates continuing their education. As tuitions rise and fall, so does the number of students able to attend college as well as the choice of schools available... [More]

Linn County Museum honors Black History Month

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An Underground Railroad quilt is on display at the Linn County Museum in Pleasanton this month in honor of Black History Month.  The quilts, such as this one, were hung out at farms and homes along the slaves’ northern route to guide them where to go next or what... [More]

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