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It was reported that the Pleasanton City Council annexation meeting is scheduled for Aug. 5, that is incorrect. The Budget Hearing is scheduled for Aug. 5, the annexation meeting has not been scheduled yet.


Judge Johnson swears in county officials


Linn County District Court Judge Terri Johnson was on hand at the Jan. 11 commissioners meeting to swear in newly elected officials. County Clerk David Lamb noted that County Attorney-elect Burton Harding would not be able to attend the swearing in and would be sworn in at... [More]

$1.97 million SPARK funding winding down


County utilizes funds in multiple ways   The Strengthening People and Revitalizing Kansas (SPARK) Taskforce was given the responsibility of bringing Kansas through the recovery of COVID-19,  and in so doing the SPARK executive and steering committees, working with... [More]

SPECIAL: KBI report outlines death of Charlotte Grimes by Rocky Allen


Following the release of the original Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) report garnered through a Request for Disclosure of Affidavit by the Linn County News from the Linn County District Court, the Linn County News is releasing the narrative from KBI Special Agent Robert... [More]

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Jayhawk basketball splits against Chetopa, girls fall and boys win


The Jayhawk basketball team hosted league foe Chetopa on Jan. 8 in their first game after the Christmas break vacation. The Hawks split in their competition against the Hornets. The girls lost their game 31-53 but the boys won big 75-34. The game started close for the Lady... [More]

The Chiefs will face one of four opponents after Wild Card Weekend in the playoffs


Well, the Kansas City Chiefs are here again and for the third year in a row will receive a first round bye in the playoffs. This year the NFL went to a seven team playoff format so there is only one bye available instead of the traditional two and the Chiefs with their 14-2 record... [More]

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Health Department settling in at new location


Housed in an older conjoined building on Main Street in Pleasanton, the Linn County Health Department was in need of repair and restoration - or a new home. The county commissioners had discussed several options for the department, including possibly building a new facility,... [More]

La Cygne Parks Board congratulates winners of Christmas Lighting contest


The La Cygne Parks Board announced on Monday, Jan. 4, the winners of the Christmas Lighting contest in La Cygne. According to board member Linda Elder, those wishing to participate registered their house as a contestant and then decorated with lights. Folks from around town... [More]

2020: A look back over a year of hardship and celebration


A look back over the year of 2020 is bittersweet in many ways. The year had its downsides, but also had its highlights.  In January the county said goodbye to longtime Police Service Dog (PSD) Cindy, a Belgium Malinois who had served with Deputy Tanner Ogden since she... [More]

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