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Published Feb. 10, 2021


Donald R. Pryor, 75, of LaCygne, Kan., passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 1, 2021. Don was an amazing man who loved his family and enjoyed spending as much time as he could with them. He had many hobbies such as drag racing, working on his race car, and mowing his grass, just to name a few. Donald retired from Lanter ref. where he worked as a dock supervisor for 30 plus years.

Don leaves behind his wife Consuelo (Connie) Pryor of 54 years; his son James Pryor (LaCygne); two daughters in laws Kimberly Pryor and Johnna Nimmo both of LaCygne; brother Richard Crouch (Laurel); grand children Joey and Michael Davis, Alyssa Leihsing, Kayla Pryor, Carmelito Pryor, Amber Pryor, James Pryor, Jr., Donna Pryor, Brittni Pryor, David Perentis, Onna Pryor, Isabella Andrews-Pryor, Monica Pryor, and Brandon Pryor. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ora E. Pryor and Hope V. Trapp; son Carmen J. Pryor; grandson Francisco M. Pryor; brother Melvin Leroy Pryor.

Services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, at the LaCygne Methodist church at 2 p.m.


Bruce Michael Mitchell 06-23-1953 to 02-27-2021


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)... [More]

Janet Lynne New Keating 03-14-1950 to 02-23-2021


  Linn County News Published March 3, 2021   Janet Lynne New Keating 70, went to be with her Lord Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. She passed away at her home in Bucyrus, Kan., after a prolonged illness. Daughter of Thomas Beauford New and Lora Irene Hewitt New,... [More]

Ruth Jean Rhynerson 10-08-1924 to 02-19-2021


Linn County News Published Feb. 24, 2021 Ruth Jean Rhynerson, age 96, La Cygne, Kan., passed away Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. She was born on Oct. 8, 1924, in Mound City, Kan., the daughter of Walter “Buck” and Ida Simmons Smith. She graduated from Mound City High... [More]

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SPECIAL: Governor Laura Kelly Signs Bill to Protect Kansas Cities from Surging Utility Costs


~ Senate Bill 88 provides relief for cities facing utility price spikes due to extreme cold temperatures ~ TOPEKA – Wednesday night, Governor Laura Kelly signed a bill to protect Kansas cities from potential price surges in electricity bills caused by extremely cold temperatures... [More]

Linn Countians may face huge energy-bill hikes Sticker shock probable sooner at Blue Mound, La Cygne, Prescott


Like any natural disaster, a relatively short-term event can result in long-term pain. Such is the case economically from the bitterly cold extended federal holiday weekend of Feb. 13-16. Electricity customers in Blue Mound and Prescott, along with natural gas customers at... [More]

Prescott City Council declares state of emergency


The city of Prescott called a special meeting for Friday, Feb. 26, to discuss and take action on the state of emergency concerning the looming electricity bill associated with the unprecedented cold weather from Feb. 12-17.  Temperatures reached subzero readings similar... [More]

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White wins Jayhawk’s first wrestling State title


The Jayhawk-Linn wrestling team only took one wrestler to the 3-1A State tournament in Hays on Feb. 27  but this year was about quality over quantity. Corbin White became the first wrestling State champion for the Jayhawk wrestling high school program going 3-0 in the... [More]

Cox-Halliburton places sixth at State for the Lady Buffs’ wrestling


The Prairie View girls’ wrestling team traveled to the State tournament in Salina on Feb. 26. This year the Lady Buffalos took two wrestlers to State in Alyssa Page and Whitley Cox-Halliburton. As a team Prairie View only scored four team points which tied them for... [More]

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