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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. 


Larry Sumners ~ 08-16-1953 to 08-01-2022


  Linn County News Published Aug. 10, 2022   Larry Sumners, age 68, of Centerville, Kan., passed away on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, at the Overland Park Regional Medical Center in Overland Park, Kan. Laurence A. Sumners was born on Aug. 16, 1953, at McPherson,... [More]

Michael Reinsch ~ 01-28-1947 to 06-22-2022


Linn County News Published Aug. 10, 2022   It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Michael Ekkehard Reinsch, a beloved brother, father, uncle and grandfather. Michael passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at Augusta University Medical Center. Michael... [More]

Rosetta May Beard ~ 06-02-1923 to 08-03-2022


Linn County News Published Aug. 10, 2022   Rosetta May Beard, age 99, La Cygne, Kan., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. Graveside funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 8, at the Oak Lawn Cemetery, La Cygne, Kan. Memorial contributions are suggested... [More]

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Non-revenue neutral budgets cost county/state $20,000


Following the governor’s recent approval of legislation created to show when taxing entities are increasing mill levies, additional costs to taxpayers are coming to the forefront, despite some holding taxes to the same level using revenue neutral rates. [More]

Pleasanton Council mulls enticements for restaurant


Following opening statements at Monday’s Pleasanton City Council meeting, public speaker Mike Higgins took the podium and told the council that he was talking to former Olive’s Hope building owner Brandon McGinnis concerning the sale of the building to a family that... [More]

Department heads working to keep county healthy and safe


Two of the county departments geared toward public safety are now under new direction. Missy Lancaster took over the Linn County Health Department as well as the position of Public Health Officer in November of last year and has made a few changes to the department since... [More]

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Total Effect Softball ready for action


Linn County has a new competitive softball team, Total Effect Softball, which will be based out of Mound City. Jayhawk-Linn head softball coach Kris Holt started the team and will be the head coach of Total Effect. Holt had multiple reasons on why he wanted to start a competitive... [More]

Recent KDWP fishing reports


Fishing has slowed down since the last reports on June 27, but fish are still being caught and can be even better in the coming weeks with some cooler weather and more rain. All the reports were last updated on July 18. La Cygne Lake Catfish, largemouth and crappie are the... [More]

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