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Donna Jean Holdridge, a resident of Mound City, Kan., passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 23, 1940, to Gladys and Ephrium Kepley. She graduated from Highland High School in Albuquerque, N.M. She graduated from the School of Cosmetology Albuquerque.
After moving to Fort Scott, Kan., in 1968, she worked 17 years for Mercy Health Systems of Kansas before retiring. She enjoyed spending time with all of her family, watching movies on her computer, and going to the Casino.
Survivors include her husband, Roy Cole Holdridge Jr. of the home; one daughter, “Missie” (Michaele Holdridge) Tillotson and husband Shawn; two sons, Roy Cole Holdridge IV and wife Julie, Redfield, Kan., Ronald E. Holdridge and wife Lora, Fort Scott; three grandsons, Dane Cagle, Kansas City, Mo., Lucas Holdridge, Redfield and Daniel Holdridge, Fort Scott; two granddaughters, Ronaele Cagle, Pleasanton, Kan., and Jennifer Menser-Roberts, Fort Scott; and many great-grandchildren whom she loved and cherished.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ephrium and Gladys Kepley; two sisters, Carolyn K. Canon and Wilma Gamble; and one daughter, Ronaele Holdridge.
Rev. Anne Williams (The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection) conducted a celebration of her life Saturday, March 28, at the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main St., Fort Scott, Kan. Memorials are suggested to Gentiva Hospice and may be left in the care of Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online celebration wall at cheneywitt.com.

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Rosamay Dixon 12-09-1942 to 05-09-2022

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Linn County News Published May 11, 2022 Rosamay Dixon, age 79, Pleasanton, Kan., passed away Monday May 9, 2022. She was born in Kansas City, Kan., on Dec. 9, 1942, the daughter of Robert Lee Miller and Myra Edith Sawyers. She worked in customer service in the retail sector... [More]

Dale L. Castleberry 03-15-1933 to 04-30-2022

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Linn County News Published May 11, 2022 Dale L. Castleberry 89 of Garnett, Kan., died April 30, 2022, at St. Luke’s Hospital. Services were May 5-6 at Eddy-Birchard Funeral home in Osawatomie. Burial at Osawatomie Cemetery. 

Ian Craig Ginther 03-01-1986 to 04-26-2022

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Linn County News Published May 4, 2022 Ian Craig Ginther, age 36, Blue Mound, Kan., passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2022.  He was born March 1, 1986, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Fred Ginther and Kimberly McGee. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother,... [More]

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SPECIAL: Somerset Road to close south of K-68

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  Monday, May 16, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will close Somerset Road south of K-68. The closure is expected to take place around 9 a.m. Monday and remain in effect until June 1, weather permitting. A detour will be signed along K-68, Woodland... [More]

SPECIAL: Commissioners leave SRO funding for 2023 year, 2-1

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Fireworks in jeopardy at Pleasanton, call for licensed shooters

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Pleasanton Fire Chief Rob Dent spoke to the council and said they have no available firefighters to shoot off fireworks July 2. His explanation, the same people have been doing it for 22 years and they’re tired and want to spend the holiday with family around the barbecue.... [More]

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Prairie View softball defeats Osawatomie and Girard

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The Prairie View softball team played Osawatomie and Girard this past week. They hosted Osawatomie in a league doubleheader on May 3 and traveled to Girard for a single game on May 6. The Lady Buffs swept Osawatomie, 16-2 and 10-0, and won the single game against Girard, 9-7.... [More]

Jayhawk girls’ track place second at Northeast Arma

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The Jayhawk track team traveled to Northeast Arma on May 6 to compete in the Northeast Arma Invitational. The meet was originally scheduled for May 5 but was moved to May 6 due to weather. The Hawks did well at the meet as the girls placed second with 85 team points. The boys... [More]

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