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Linn County News

Published April , 2020

 

Howard "Carl" Francis, age 87, Blue Mound, Kan. passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020. He was born on May 7, 1932 in Blue Mound, Kan. the son of Lonnie and Vesta Hopewell Francis. He graduated from Blue Mound High School.

Carl worked at different jobs including factory work and truck driving. However, his love was farming. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW. He was preceded in death by his parents, two wives, Norma and Marion. Carl is survived by his wife Ruby Francis, son, Bob Francis and a daughter, Diane McKinney.

Livestreaming of a private family service will take place 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Individual respects and guest registry can be made from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2020, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel. Burial will be in the Sunny Slope Cemetery, Blue Mound.

The family suggests contributions to St. Jude Children's Hospital or Olson Frary Burkart VFW Post, c/o Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, P.O. Box J, Mound City, Kan., 66056. Friends and relatives are encouraged to leave condolences at www.schneiderfunerals.com.

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Margaret Alice Wilson 02-15-1933 to 02-23-2020

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    Published in the Linn County News Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2020 Margaret Alice Wilson, age 87, Paola, Kan. passed away on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020.  She was born on February 15, 1933 in Cass County, Mo. the daughter of Henry Earl(Ramey) Russell and Olive Darlene... [More]

Marion Earl Farley 08-25-1933 to 02-18-2020

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    Linn County News Published Feb. 26, 2020   Marion Earl Farley, age 86, Grandview, Mo., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo. He was born on Aug. 25, 1933, in Ottawa, Kan., the son of Homer and Cleo... [More]

Mary Jo Ernst 10-12-1943 to 12-17-2019

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    Linn County News Published Jan. 1, 2020   Mary Jo Ernst, age 76, of Pleasanton, Kan. passed away at her home Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. Jo was born in Kansas City, Kan. on Oct. 12, 1943, the daughter of Bert and Tippy Hurst. She had one loving... [More]

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NEWS

NOTICE: Section of K-7 to close for pipe replacement project

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The Pleasanton USD 344 board of education held a special meeting on Monday, Aug. 3, to discuss and take action on the negotiations with staff and the learning environment guidelines for the opening of schools. The board opened the meeting and approved the negotiations as presented... [More]

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SPORTS

Cable Wareham captures National High School Rodeo championship

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Cable Wareham of Whiting captured the National High School Rodeo championship during the National High School Rodeo Finals in Guthrie, Okla., from July 17 to July 23. Wareham, who is related to the Leisure family here in Linn County, competed in bronc riding at the rodeo and... [More]

This week in baseball history: July 22-28

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