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Linn County News

Published March 9, 2022

Fauna Belle Kemper went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Jan. 24, 2022. She was born on June 11, 1930, and was greeted in heaven by her parents, Jesse and Louise Hobson; her stepmother, Frances Hobson; her husband, Ernest Kemper; her brother-in-law and sister, Roy and Ferne McRae; Ronald Hobson; and her nephew, Larry McRae.  

 Fauna was raised in the La Cygne, Kan., area and attended La Cygne High School, where she met her beloved husband.  When Ernie’s service in the army concluded, they relocated to Lancaster, Calif., where Ernie worked for Southern California Edison. After a successful career at General Electric on the Edwards Air Force Base, Fauna retired in 1990. 

 Fauna moved to Oak Creek, Wis., in 2017 to be near her family and enjoyed the time she spent with her sister, Ferne; niece, Georgia McRae; and great-nephew, Timothy McRae. Fauna will also be missed by her Kemper in-laws, nieces and nephews, as well as her many friends in Lancaster, Calif. The family extends a grateful thank you to the staff at Ramsey Woods Assisted Living Facility in Cudahy, Wis., for the wonderful care Fauna received in the last year.   

No services will be held at this time. A private memorial will be held at a later date. 

OBITUARIES

Anna Mae Carrel ~ 11-04-1924 to 12-4-2022

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Linn County News Published December 7, 2022 Anna Mae Carrel, 98, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park, Kan. Anna was born Nov. 4, 1924, in Mound City, Kan., to Fred M. and Mary C. (Hollister) Smith. She was united in... [More]

Kathryn Elaine “Kathy” Newcome ~ 03-14-1959 to 12-01-2022

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Linn County News Published December 7, 2022   Kathryn Elaine "Kathy" Newcome passed away Thursday Dec. 1, 2022. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. Burial in the Richland Cemetery. Visitation will... [More]

Linda S. Rios ~ 11-11-1959 to 11-14-2022

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Linn County News Published December 7, 2022   Linda S. Rios, age 63, of Mound City, Kan., passed away in Olathe, Kan., on Nov. 14, 2022. There are no services scheduled. Online condolences may be left at www.schneiderfuneral.com.

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NEWS

SPECIAL: Blood Drive coming up

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NOTICE: There will be a blood drive at the Catholic Hall in Mound City from 1 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13

Sentencing in robbery case continued

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In a sentencing hearing set for Friday, Dec. 2, Robert Woody III appeared in Linn County District Court in front of Judge Andrea Purvis, but instead of sentencing being handed down, the defense requested a continuance. Defense counsel Craig Cole noted his client had just brought... [More]

Short term solution to landfill issue possible

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Discussions at Monday’s Linn County Commissioner’s meeting turned to the landfill issue and the fact that, as it currently sits, the landfill is only a year and half out from closing. During Monday’s discussions, Linn County Public Works Administrator Shaun... [More]

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SPORTS

Prairie View wrestling has success at Steve Leslie Invitational

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The Prairie View wrestling team traveled to Pleasant Hill on Dec. 2 and 3 to compete in the Steve Leslie Invitational. The boys’ team had three wrestlers place in the top four while the girls’ team had two wrestlers place in the top four. Kimmy Eastwood wrestled... [More]

Blu-Jays split runaway season openers

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Pleasanton basketball teams began their season Friday with a split varsity decision at Prairie Village-Kansas City Christian (KCC), the girls winning 39-19 while the boys took a 60-31 loss. Both teams now have two games upcoming at this week’s early-season round-robin... [More]

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