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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

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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