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Linn County News
Published April 28, 2021


Gerald Ray Fairbanks, age 84 of Hume, Mo., passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.  

Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, April 26, 2021, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. Graveside Service will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at the Butte Cemetery in Butte, Nebraska. The family suggests contributions to Hume Alliance - Food Pantry. Online condolences may be left at


James Franklin “Jim” Newport 09-23-1934 to 05-10-2021


Linn County News Published May 19, 2021   James Franklin "Jim" Newport, age 86, La Cygne, Kan., passed away on Monday, May 10, 2021.  Graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, May 14, 2021, at the Star Valley Cemetery. Contributions are suggested... [More]

Lloyd Eugene McGee, Jr. 07-02-1950 to 03-18-2021


    Published in the Linn County News May 5, 2021 Lloyd Eugene McGee, Jr., age 70, Blue Mound, Kan., passed away Thursday, March 18, 2021.   A graveside memorial service at Fort Scott National Cemetery will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.... [More]

Russell Pippin 11-24-1932 to 04-26-2021


    Russell Pippin, age 88, Mound City, Kan., passed away on Monday, April 26, 2021.   Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel. Burial will be in the Osawatomie Cemetery.... [More]

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Sex-related cases sit at different negotiations levels


Progress of plea negotiations will be considered in Linn County District Court at the next settings for two felony sex-related cases heard May 4 via Zoom videoconference. A plea hearing has been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Aug. 17 for Quinten Conor Poole and a no go non-evidentiary... [More]

Food distribution set for May 17


The Pleasanton Ministerial Alliance has partnered with Harvest House of the city of Severy to provide a food distribution for households in the Pleasanton area on Monday, May 17, on a first-come,  first-served basis. “A semi truck bearing more than 900 boxes of food... [More]

Battery charge filed on District 5 Rep. Mark Samsel


Reprinted with the permission   WELLSVILLE – A first appearance court hearing had yet to be scheduled today in a battery charge against 5th District State Representative Mark Samsel, a Wellsville Republican, after an incident involving a student that took place... [More]

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Pleasanton baseball and softball falls to Uniontown


The Pleasanton baseball and softball team traveled to Uniontown on May 6. It was not a good day for both the boys and girls as the baseball team lost their double-header 20-4 and 14-1, and the softball team lost their games 20-10 and 19-7. In the first game for the baseball... [More]

Jayhawk baseball and softball have a strong showing against TRL opponents


The Jayhawk baseball and softball teams faced league foes Oswego, Crest and Yates Center this past week and a half. They traveled to Oswego on April 26 to face the Indians in a double-header and then hosted Crest on April 29 in a doubleheader. On May 6 they traveled to Yates... [More]

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