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Linn County News

Published Feb. 10, 2021


Dora Arlene Johnson, age 90, Mound City, Kan., passed Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. She was born on Dec. 19, 1930, in Farlinville, Kan., the daughter of Lawrence Russel and Dora May Johnson Holt. She graduated from Mound City High School. Arlene was united in marriage to Raymond Johnson on Dec. 19, 1948, in Mound City. He preceded her in death on Dec. 23, 2005. She was also preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Russell Holt Jr., Everett Holt, and Freddie Holt; and a great-grandchild. 

Arlene was a farm wife, clerk at Big Dollar and Landers Pharmacy and ran a diner on Main Street in Mound City. She enjoyed quilting, fishing, and gardening, especially growing roses. Arlene is survived by a son Marion Johnson (Vicki); a daughter, Theresa Kortemeyer (Lee); four brothers, Lloyd Holt, Burton Holt, Virgil Holt, and Roger Holt; a sister, Rita Rhodes; nine grandchildren, and twenty-two great-grandchildren. 

Individual respects and Guest Registry can be made from 12 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel. A private family service will be held.  Interment will be in Curry Cemetery.  Contributions are suggested to Hillside Villages Activity Fund or Douglas County Visiting Nurse Association, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box J, Mound City, Kan. 66056. Online condolences can be left at      


Robert “Bob” Eugene Markley ~ 04-11-1936 to 04-15-2024


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Ronald Joe Smith ~ 05-10-1944 to 04-11-2024


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Mary Tinsley ~ 12-15-1935 to 04-09-2024


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Pull Tabs for Pound Puppies


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Linn County Planning Commission proceeds with prohibiting commercial solar fields


The Linn County Planning and Zoning Commission began their April 9 meeting by relooking at the Sunshine Meadows preliminary plat that last month was turned down by the commission because of outcries from surrounding neighbors. Sunshine Meadows is proposed to be a housing development... [More]

Commissioners send CUP for rock quarry back to P&Z again


Stephanie Walker reviewed the reasons she and her family do not want the new quarry, Mulberry Limestone that recently applied for a conditional use permit to do business at near Linn Valley to be located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 69 and 2200 Road. Planning and Zoning... [More]

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Prairie View track has strong performance at Anderson County


The Prairie View track team traveled to Anderson County on April 11 to compete in the 17th Annual Anderson County Invitational. The girls’ team placed third with a score of 83 while the boys’ team placed fifth with a score of 37. Spring Hill won for the girls with... [More]

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