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Linn County News

Published March 3, 2021

 

Bruce Michael Mitchell, 67, of Blue Mound, Kan., died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, at St. Luke's East Hospital in Lee's Summit, Mo. Bruce was born June 23, 1953, in Moran, Kan., to Lloyd Gene and Betty Jo (Northway) Mitchell.  He attended schools in Blue Mound and graduated from Blue Mound High School with the class of 1971. Bruce was a farmer through and through.  He enjoyed the hard work, helping his neighbors, and working on tractors.  Bruce was a collector of coins and scales.  When his health allowed, he enjoyed traveling in his travel trailer.  But his greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandkids and great-grandkids.

Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, and one grandson, John Carl West.  Survivors include his son, Joshua Bruce Mitchell; and two daughters, Kamie Jo Mitchell and Gayla Rae West and husband Les; two sisters and their husbands, Jodi and Phil Johnson and Donna and Larry McCormick; 13 grandchildren, Morgan Willis and husband Alex, Chyanne Guffy, Tessa Mitchell, Triston Mitchell, Taylor Mitchell, and Zoey Mitchell, Richard Hodges, Dylan Hodges, Shayla West, Blaine West, Nathan West, David West, and Molly West; and 7 great-grandchildren, Renlee, Rhyatt, Jonathan, Eastan, Rylie, Elliyhanna, and Greysynn; and one uncle and his wife, Donald and Myrtle Northway.

Individual respects and guest registry will be from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory, Mound City Chapel.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 4, 2021, at the Mound City Chapel. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time.  Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Centerville, Kan.  The family suggests contributions to Wounded Warrior Project, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, PO Box J, Mound City, Kan. 66056.

Friends and family may leave online condolences at www.schneiderfunerals.com.

OBITUARIES

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

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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

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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

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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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NEWS

Sunday fires call out all stations

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  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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Commissioner makes statement     During the public comment portion of the Linn County Commissioners meeting on Monday, Feb. 26, Pleasanton resident Emily Thies noted a timeline of emails and conversations that Commissioner Jason Hightower had with solar companies... [More]

La Cygne sets abatement hearings

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  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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SPORTS

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

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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

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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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