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Linn County News

Published January 18, 2023


Bobby “Bob” Dean Johnson Mound City, Kan., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. He was born April 1, 1936, on the Johnson family farm. He was the son of Alva D and Mildred A. (Hinds) Johnson. He was the youngest of two sons. He attended Linnville Rural School, graduating at eighth grade. He later graduated from Mound City High School in 1954. In 1957 he married Laura Elaine Gross of rural La Cygne, Kan. From this union they had two sons. 

Over the course of his life Bob worked as farm/ranch hand and worked for KDOT. One of his greatest joys was helping to run the family farm where he enjoyed the cattle. He also was an avid reader and loved to travel. He had been an active church member.

He is survived by his brother David W. Johnson of Pleasanton, Kan.; two sons Brad A. Johnson of Arma, Kan., and Kendall W. Johnson and wife Doris Johnson of rural Mound City. He is also survived by four grandsons, Bobby H. Johnson and wife Jaime Johnson, Clinton W. Johnson and wife Emily Johnson, all of Mound City, Kan., Jakob A. Johnson of Platte City, Mo. and Kirk A. Johnson of Overland Park, Kan.; one granddaughter Kristina A. and husband Steven Pierce of Eudora, Kan. He is also survived by six great-grandchildren along with numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews

Graveside funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, at the Richland Cemetery. Bob will lie in state from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer's Foundation, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, 319 Chestnut, Mound City, Kansas 66056.



Charles Vernon Rowe ~ 08-14-1930 to 02-26-2024


Linn County News Published March 6, 2024   Charles Vernon Rowe, age 93, Pleasanton, Kan., passed away Monday, Feb. 26, 2024.  He was born on Aug. 14, 1930, in Utica, Kan., the son of Roland and Millie Mounce Rowe.  He graduated from Blue Mound High School. ... [More]

Chris Martincz


Word was received of the passing of Mound City resident Chris Martincz Friday, Feb. 23. A come-and-go celebration of life is scheduled for Tuesday, March 5 from 2-4 p.m. at Shalom Retreat Center, 12985 Co. Road 1095, Mound City, Kan.

Deborah Anne Rhynerson ~ 09-17-1958 to 02-12-2024


Linn County News Published February 21, 2024   Deborah Anne "Debbie" Rhynerson, age 65, Blue Mound, Kan., passed away Monday, Feb. 12, 2024. She was born in Fort Scott, Kan., on Sept. 17, 1958, the daughter of Edwin T. and Mildred L. Dean Peery. She... [More]

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Sunday fires call out all stations


  Burning season is here and with it came multiple call-outs of the Linn County Rural Fire Department and others to help control fires that had gotten out of control. Fire Chief Randy Hegwald reported eight fires on Sunday and two automobile wrecks. The fire that... [More]

Public comment results in a call for recall and termination


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La Cygne sets abatement hearings


  Council has given heir until Aug. 2 to remedy alley trailer   La Cygne city leaders have set April 17 nuisance abatement/condemnation hearings on two identified properties. At their regular meeting last Weds., Feb. 21, the council unanimously passed resolutions setting... [More]

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Prairie View wrestling sends four to State and comes back with two medals


The Prairie View boys’ and girls’ wrestling teams each sent two wrestlers to the 4A State wrestling tournament in Salina this past week, Feb. 22-24. Parker Schwarz, 190, and Josh Goodwin, 215, were the two wrestlers for the boys and Shawna Case, 155, and Whitley Cox-Halliburton,... [More]

Jayhawk boys’ wrestling comes home with three State medals


The Jayhawk Linn boys’ wrestling team traveled to Salina on Feb. 22-24 to compete in the 3-1A State wrestling tournament. The Hawks brought seven wrestlers to State and three of them brought home State medals. Landon Higgins, 106, placed sixth; Andres Flores, 157, placed... [More]

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