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Linn County News

Published January 31, 2024


Johny Lee Vaughn, age 78, Leawood, Kan., formerly of Mound City, Kan., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024. He was born in Mound City, Kan., on May 14, 1945, the son of Marion and Edna Paddock Vaughn. He graduated from Mound City High School in the Class of 1963.  He then attended Fort Scott Community College. He went on to finish his bachelor’s degree at Pittsburg State University. He also graduated from Elim Bible Institute in the Spring of 1992. John was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Linda Krull on Dec. 22, 1967. He was drafted into the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was stationed in Germany.  Upon returning home, John joined his father-in-law, Charles Cap Krull, as the first agents for AFLAC in the state of Kansas. John went on to be a great producer and manager with AFLAC and later worked as an independent agent and enjoyed success in this capacity as well. John was a Christian man living life by the Golden Rule. His family was second only to his faith in the Lord Jesus. He served on the Board at Shalom and was a member of the American Legion Hewitt New Post #248 in Mound City. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. John is survived by his wife, Linda; a son, Travis Vaughn and wife Marisa; two daughters, Misty Wilson and husband Jeff, and Meaghan Benz; three sisters, Jeanette Kellstadt, Joan Shroyer, and Judy Poole and husband Don; seven grandchildren, Kylie and Jeremy, Bailey and Dakota, Ryleigh and Joey, Aubrey, Savannah, Benjamin, and Ayden; five great-grandchildren, Jala, Ariah, Daxton, Hadley, Brynlee and one coming in June.  

Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024, at the Mound City First Baptist Church. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel. Memorial contributions are suggested to Shalom Retreat Center, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box J, Mound City, Kan. 66056.  Online condolences can be left at 


Robert “Bob” Eugene Markley ~ 04-11-1936 to 04-15-2024


Linn County News Published April 17, 2024   Robert (Bob) Eugene Markley, 88, was born on his family farm north of Mound City, Kansas, April 11, 1936, to Aaron R. and Hallie (Bell) Markley. He passed from this life on April, 15, 2024, at the very place he was born,... [More]

Ronald Joe Smith ~ 05-10-1944 to 04-11-2024


Linn County News Published April 17, 2024   Ronald Joe Smith, 79, LaCygne, Kan., passed away Thursday, April 11, 2024, at Olathe Medical Center, Olathe, Kan. Visitation will be 10 – 11 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2024, at Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S. Center, Gardner,... [More]

Mary Tinsley ~ 12-15-1935 to 04-09-2024


Linn County News Published April 10, 2024   I, Mary Tinsley; being of sound mind and steadfast in my faith died today. My body decided to give out. Here I am, onto my next adventure, carried home to heaven by these wonderful angels shouting, ‘She is here, She... [More]

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Pull Tabs for Pound Puppies


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Linn County Planning Commission proceeds with prohibiting commercial solar fields


The Linn County Planning and Zoning Commission began their April 9 meeting by relooking at the Sunshine Meadows preliminary plat that last month was turned down by the commission because of outcries from surrounding neighbors. Sunshine Meadows is proposed to be a housing development... [More]

Commissioners send CUP for rock quarry back to P&Z again


Stephanie Walker reviewed the reasons she and her family do not want the new quarry, Mulberry Limestone that recently applied for a conditional use permit to do business at near Linn Valley to be located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 69 and 2200 Road. Planning and Zoning... [More]

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Prairie View track has strong performance at Anderson County


The Prairie View track team traveled to Anderson County on April 11 to compete in the 17th Annual Anderson County Invitational. The girls’ team placed third with a score of 83 while the boys’ team placed fifth with a score of 37. Spring Hill won for the girls with... [More]

Jayhawk track wins Pleasanton Invitational


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