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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 320 acres of land. Today there are roughly 600 acres of the Mine Creek Battlefield that has been saved. 

Today the Foundation raises money to help support the museum with cleanup days and other projects related to preserving the Battlefield. Currently the foundation is working with an Eagle Scout to rebuild the Benteen Bridge on one of their trails. 

We are having a Music Festival on May 11th to help raise more funds for ongoing projects here at the Battlefield. This year we will also be commemorating the 160th year of the Battle on Aug. 3 during Heritage Day. The Foundation has a Facebook page with more information on events and Civil War history. Facebook: The Mine Creek Battlefield Foundation.

NEWS

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]

La Cygne sets nuisance abatement hearing

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Property in question located at 402 S. Broadway   La Cygne city leaders have approved a resolution for a future nuisance abatement hearing for property at 402 S. Broadway. The action, Resolution No. 467, at last Wednesday’s regular council meeting, coming on... [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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COMMUNITY

Mound City couple builds HVAC and party bus services

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When Jeff Cornelius graduated from high school he went to work in the HVAC industry. “A friend had a delivery service delivering to a guy with a heating and cooling business and that’s how I got into it,” Jeff explained. In 1993 Jeff opened his own business... [More]

Youth Track meet organized for April 27

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Mary Jane Britz, a junior at Prairie View High School has organized a track meet for grade school age students in the Prairie View District. “I lived in Wisconsin before moving to Kansas and while living in Wisconsin the track team would put on a youth track meet every... [More]

CHC/SEK expands behavioral health services in Linn County

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Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas expanded its behavioral health program into Linn County by welcoming Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker John Smart to its staff. Smart will provide therapy services to adults and children aged 10 and older in CHC/SEK’s... [More]

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