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Linn County News

Published Sept. 23, 2020


Glover Lowe, age 81, of Linn Valley, Kan., passed away in Broken Arrow, Okla., on Sept. 12, 2020. Glover was born the son of Earl Lynn and Mary Frances Little Lowe on Nov. 2, 1938, at Shelby County, Mo. He married Millie Dowell on Dec. 5, 1959, in Kansas City, Mo., and they enjoyed 60 amazing years together before his passing.

Glover spent 31 years working and then retiring from General Motors in Kansas City, Kan. He never met a stranger; he loved to draw, go fishing and in his retirement years enjoyed drinking coffee with his buddies and traveling with friends.

Glover is survived by his wife, Millie; four sons, Jim Lowe and wife Debbie, Timothy Lowe and wife Belinda, Larry Lowe, and Ricky Lee Lowe and wife Stacey; Jodie Sprague-Lowe; two brothers, Alfred Lowe and wife Connie and Julius Lowe and wife Betty; two sisters, Mary Evelyn Martin and husband Junior and Ruth Lowe; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was scheduled at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel in La Cygne, Kan., with visitation from 12 p.m. until service time. Burial at Oak Lawn Cemetery was to follow immediately after the service. The family suggests contributions to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, which may be sent in care of Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box 304, La Cygne, Kan. 66040. Online condolences may be left at


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


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


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]

Marci Ann Betts ~ 08-06-1973 to 05-09-2024


Linn County News Published May 15, 2024   Marci Ann Betts, age 50, Pleasanton, Kan., passed away Thursday, May 9, 2024. She was born on Aug. 6, 1973, in Kansas City, Mo. Marci loved her grandkids and enjoyed spending time with them. She enjoyed being outdoors. She... [More]

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


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


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


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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Jayhawk Linn track qualifies 20 for State


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


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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