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Individuals are receiving the attached letter.  The letter circulating falsely claims the Department of Homeland Security will mobilize the National Guard to enforce a national quarantine. 

 

The Department of Homeland Security does not have the authority to mobilize the National Guard as described in the graphic.  Additionally, there is no discussion of a nation-wide quarantine.

 

You may see National Guard men and women working in your communities. There are 72 Guardsmen on State Active Duty status currently supporting the COVID-19 response conducting warehouse operations, commodity distribution, planning, access control, mailroom support, and manning the State Emergency Operations Center with interagency partners.

 

Members of the Kansas National Guard live, work and raise families in the communities they serve. It truly is neighbors helping neighbors. Any help you can provide in dispelling unfounded rumors would be helpful to all of us as we battle COVID-19 together.

 

Please help us to stop this rumor.  We are currently messaging it on all of our social media platforms but we need the media's help to reach a wider audience.

 

We have created the hashtag #KSRumorWatch.  If people have questions about whether something is legitimate or not they can reach out to us there and we will get an answer via official channels for them.

 

We are also using #SpreadFactsNotFear and #StoptheRumors

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Rodeo horses killed on K-7

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Two of three rodeo horses were killed or had to be put down following an accident early Saturday morning. Undersheriff Bobby Johnson said that rodeo performer Donald Culpepper, Poulan, Ga., had made a make-shift electric fence for his horses at the Linn County Fairgrounds.... [More]

Parker to seek county help at intersection

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The city of Parker will be contacting Linn County about concrete surfacing assistance at an intersection that receives heavy truck traffic. At last Thursday’s monthly council meeting, Mayor Cody Adams responded to a patron complaint that asphalt surfacing at the intersection... [More]

Pleasanton council reviews policies

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Approves a change to the tax incentive program   The Pleasanton City Council took several policies and policy changes under consideration at their Aug. 15 meeting. The first of these policies is the Neighborhood Culvert Replacement Program (NCRP) which would grant... [More]

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SPORTS

Pedal pull action at the fairgrounds

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The Linn County Farm Bureau Association hosted the annual pedal pull for kids age 4 to 12 at the Linn County fairgrounds on the evening of Aug. 12. Trophies were given to the top three pullers in each age group along with the opportunity to compete in the Kansas State Pedal... [More]

Annual fishing derby takes place at Linn County fairgrounds

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Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks fish biologist Don George once again assisted with hosting the annual fishing derby at the Linn County fairgrounds on the morning of Aug. 13. Like in the past, the derby was divided into three age groups, 4-7, 8-10, and 11-16. Awards... [More]

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COMMUNITY

Faith Chapel of Pleasanton welcomes new pastor

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Faith Chapel of Pleasanton, formerly the Assembly of God Church, has a new pastor. Pastor Mathew Young joined the Pleasanton church on July 30 and has been a part of our community for two weeks now. Pastor Young was born in Stillwater, Okla., but spent his childhood in the... [More]

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]

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