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Notice:

The Pleasanton City Council will take no action concerning annexation Monday, Aug. 17.

Dates for a community workshop will be set, as will dates for a question and answer session.

Anybody interested in actively participating in the workshop please call city hall at 913-352-8257 or Facebook message Erica Kern directly.

NEWS

La Cygne annexes county land

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Property involved is at Industrial Park   La Cygne has annexed 12.5 acres of Linn County property. At their regular meeting last Wednesday, Jan. 19, the city’s council voted 4-0, with Thomas Capp not present, to adopt Ordinance No. 1498 that makes the Industrial... [More]

Procedure at Pleasanton council meeting questioned

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Question comes with recusal of council member on wife’s contract   The first meeting of the year was held On Jan. 3 with three Pleasanton council members present: Joe Whitaker, Jake Mattingley and Melanie Staton. As recorded in notes from that meeting in the Jan.... [More]

Court clarifies Allen bond conditions

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Defendant may be on 160 acres, but no driving   A Parker man charged with the second-degree vehicular murder of his mother will be allowed to access a 160-acre contiguous square residential plot in Franklin County as part of a bond condition. At a state’s motion... [More]

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SPORTS

Pleasanton basketball hosts Midseason Tournament; girls place second

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The Pleasanton basketball teams hosted their Midseason Tournament this past week as six teams competed: Pleasanton, Jayhawk, Osawatomie, Oswego, Northeast (Topeka) and Heritage Christian. The Jays started on Jan. 17 against Jayhawk. The girls won their game 47-17 while the... [More]

Prairie View basketball teams go 2-1 at Kenny Holt Memorial Tournament at Uniontown

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Prairie View’s boys’ and girls’ basketball teams traveled to Uniontown this past week to compete in the Kenny Holt Memorial Tournament. The tournament featured four teams, Uniontown, Prairie View, Kansas City Christian (KCC) and Altoona Midway. Both the boys’... [More]

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COMMUNITY

STARS looks to open for 2022-2023 school year

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STARS, which stands for Southeast Technical Academy for Rural Students, is working toward their goal of opening for the 2022-2023 academic year. “STARS is a dream that actually started seven or eight years ago,” explained USD 344 Superintendent Travis Laver. “It... [More]

Hawk Project making a difference for USD 346 students

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At the December meeting of the Jayhawk USD 346 board of education Curt Toll, Hawk Project leader and interventionist for USD 346, spoke to the board about the project and the difference it is making for students at the high school level in the district. In a subsequent interview,... [More]

JES program focused on social- emotional growth and learning

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Jayhawk USD 346 adopted a research-based social-emotional learning program in 2020 called 7 Mindsets Academy, which is currently under the direction of Denise Umphenour, elementary school counselor, who has been implementing it once per month since they purchased it.  “This... [More]

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