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Linn County News

Published December 27, 2023

Freddie Ray “Fred” Miller, age 66, Fort Scott, Kansas passed away Thursday, December 21, 2023. He was born in Garnett, Kansas on April 12, 1957 the son of Don Miller and Harrietta Dunlap Miller. He graduated from Jayhawk Linn High School. Fred was united in marriage to Debra Smith on June 25, 1977. His talent of tinkering and fixing things led to a career in maintenance. He was last employed as a Jayhawk Linn USD 346 driver, where he was liked by the students, staff, and co-workers. He enjoyed fishing, spending time with his granddaughters, Lily and Mallorie, cutting wood, tinkering, dancing with his wife, and anything outdoors. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Don Wayne Miller, and two sisters, Freda Miller and Patricia Ann Miller. Fred is survived by his wife, Debbie Miller, a daughter, Danielle Casey and husband Logan, a sister, Vickie Sue Louk, two granddaughters, Lily and Mallorie Casey and his faithful canine companion, Diesel.

Funeral service will be 10 am Friday, December 29, 2023 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel. Burial will be in the Sunny Slope Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm Thursday, December 28 at the Mound City Chapel. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lily and Mallorie Casey Education Fund, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box J, Mound City, KS 66056. Online condolences can be left at www.

schneiderfunerals.com. 

OBITUARIES

Wilma Virginia Cook ~ 03-24-1935 to 05-24-2024

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Linn County News Published May 29, 2024   Wilma Virginia Cook, age 89, Stover, Mo., formerly of Pleasanton, Kan., passed away Friday, May 24, 2024. She was born on March 24, 1935, in Lockport, La., the daughter of Edgar and Dorena Matherne Guidry. She owned her own... [More]

Ann Johnson ~ 09-14-1943 to 05-16-2024

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Linn County News Published May 22, 2024   Ann Johnson, age 80, Pleasanton, Kansas passed away Thursday, May 16, 2024. She was born on Sept. 14, 1943, in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Raymond and Vada Daniels Casida. She graduated from Blue Mound High School and... [More]

David Howard McNabb, Ph.D. ~ 06-04-1947 to 05-11-2024

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Linn County News Published May 15, 2024   David Howard McNabb, 76, passed away May 11, 2024 at home in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. The son of a farmer, Dave was born June 4, 1947, to Henry and Alice (Jackson) McNabb at Pleasanton. Education and research were always... [More]

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NEWS

Commissioners hear from landowners, representatives on Hell’s Bend Bridge grant

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Last week Linn County Public Works Administrator Shawn West spoke to commissioners on the Hell’s Bend bridge project noting that a decision needed to be made that day as it was due the previous Friday. West had requested and received an extension until that day. At that... [More]

Executive sessions dominate commissioners meeting

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Several resulting from commissioners’ issues with road department   This week’s meeting of the Linn County Commissioners was dominated by lengthy executive sessions; two, near the beginning were for legal advice from County Counselor Mark Hagen. The third... [More]

La Cygne sets permanent sewer project bonds

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Separate action adopts bond-related charter ordinance   Authorization providing for permanent issuance of general obligation bonds for the $6.261 million sewer rehabilitation project was unanimously approved at last Wednesday’s regular La Cygne council meeting.... [More]

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SPORTS

Jayhawk Linn track qualifies 20 for State

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The Jayhawk Linn track team traveled to Erie on May 17 to compete in the Erie 2A Regional track meet. The Hawks did very well as 20 individual athletes qualified for the State track meet in Wichita on May 24-25. The boys as a team placed third at the meet with 66 points while... [More]

Prairie View track sends 13 to State

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The Prairie View track team traveled to Fredonia on May 17 for the Fredonia 3A Regional track meet.  The meet decided who makes the 3A State track meet in Wichita on May 24-25 and the Buffalos did very well as a total of 13 athletes will compete at the State track meet.... [More]

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