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Linn County News

Published July 22, 2020


Gene Ramshur, 79, of Pleasanton, Kan., passed away Friday, July 17, 2020, at his home in Pleasanton. Cremation, with memorial services to be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler, Mo. A visitation will be held just prior to the service Wednesday from 1-1:30 p.m., also at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ramshur family. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Alvin Gene Ramshur was born Oct. 14, 1940, in Mobile, Ala., to Albert and Gladys Jeffcoat Ramshur. He was united in marriage to Eula Mae Stephenson on April 1, 1960.

Gene worked most of his life as an equipment operator in construction, and for a time he served as a pastor. He enjoyed singing and performing gospel music with his wife Mae.


Gene was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Albert Junior Ramshur. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mae Ramshur, of the home in Pleasanton; and his children, Penny Gilbert and husband Will of Pleasanton; Al Ramshur and wife Robyn of Clinton, Utah; Tyle Ramshur and wife Ellaine of Syracuse, Utah; Carol Renae Kunzler of Layton, Utah; and Rick Ramshur of Lafayette, La. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and a host of extended family members and friends.



Chris Martincz


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


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]

Trina Renee Watson ~ 07-06-1971 to 02-11-2024


Linn County News Published February 21, 2024   Trina Renee Watson, age 52, Blue Mound, Kan., passed away Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024, in the Olathe Medical Center after complications from a Jan. 3, 2024, surgery. She was born in Garnett, Kan., on July 6, 1971, the... [More]

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Sunday fires call out all stations


  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


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


  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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Jayhawk boys’ wrestling comes home with three State medals


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]

Prairie View wrestling sends four to State and comes back with two medals


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]

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