Linn County News
Published Nov. 15, 2023
Joyce Elaine Hewitt, the cherished daughter of Harold and Donnalee Terry (both deceased), beloved wife of Billy Joe (deceased), and sister to Eldon (deceased) and Glenda, Keith and Dorothy, and Alan and Jane Terry, was born on March 26, 1941. She peacefully passed away on Nov. 1, 2023. Joyce is survived by her two loving children, Cheri and Scotty Bunch and Chris Hewitt, and she was blessed with five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life in honor of Joyce was held on Nov. 11, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at La Cygne Christian Church.
The family kindly requests donations to support her disabled son, Chris, through the following link: https://gofund.me/2ed2986d.
Joyce was a remarkable woman who dedicated her life to caring for those around her and tirelessly advocating for anyone less fortunate. She was devoted to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and her church family. Her unwavering commitment to finding the brighter side of life and her exceptional talent for connecting with people meant she never met a stranger. Her infectious spirit brought joy and music wherever she went, and she was a shining beacon of positivity.
Joyce’s heart beat passionately for her home state, and she ardently supported all its teams, with a special love for the Chiefs. (Go Chiefs!)
In addition to her nurturing nature, Joyce was an active member of the community. She led the Christian Women’s Club and the Historical Society in Chanute, Kan., for many years, leaving an indelible mark on the organizations she served.
Her passion for learning was insatiable; she even read the dictionary for fun! Joyce was a true Kansas girl, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was one of a kind and will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.
Joyce’s legacy of kindness, positivity, and dedicated service to her community will continue to inspire those who knew her. In celebrating her life, we also honor the profound impact she had on the world around her.
Linn County News Published December 6, 2023 Robert W. VanWinkle, age 83, La Cygne, Kan., passed away Friday, Dec. 1, 2023. A service to celebrate Bob’s life will be announced at a later date. Online condolences can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. ... [More]
Linn County News Published December 6, 2023 Jolene Moriconi, 87, of Lawrence, Kan., formerly of Paola, Kan., and Frontenac, Kan., passed away on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023, at home surrounded by family. She was born May 24, 1936, in Frontenac, Kan., the daughter of... [More]
Linn County News Published Dec. 6, 2023 Perle David Patrick Jr., age 67, Osawatomie, Kan., passed away Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 2023, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel. Burial... [More]
- Larry Wayne Miller ~ 01-21-1958 to 11-06-2023
- Vernon Earl McGee ~ 10-07-1945 to 11-07-2023
- Vicki A. Capp ~ 08-08-1954 to 11-06-2023
- Marcia D. Mathes ~ 03-31-1947 to 11-09-2023
- Edward Lee “Butch” Samyn ~ 11-28-1947 to 11-07-2023
- Gary John Hald ~ 01-19-1946 to 11-02-2023
- Neal DeWayne Peterson ~ 03-05-1946 to 10-03-2023
- Albert Leroy â€œLeeâ€ Wright ~ 11-24-1938 to 10-20-2023
During the weekly meeting of the Linn County Commissioners on Monday, Dec. 4, Rich Morrell and Charlene Sims with the Linn County Planning Commission each addressed the commissioners in regard to the moratorium and the request to create a committee to work on Section 14. ... [More]
Linn County Clerk David Lamb presented the commissioners with documents to be signed by the commission chair during their weekly meeting on Monday, Dec. 4, in regard to the bond sale last Wednesday to refinance a portion of the original bond for the jail project. Lamb... [More]
Linn County Public Works Director Shaun West noted he had reached out to the fiber installers south of the power plant in reference to questions the commissioners had concerning undone road work. West stated he learned the connection comes into the project from the west and moves... [More]
- Commissioners approve resolution on one-year moratorium on commercial solar farms
- USD 362 to seek more 4-day week info
- Commissioners approve resolution for bond refinance
- Commissioners vote 2-1 for one year moratorium on solar farms
- Linn County Planning and Zoning meeting leads to moratorium request for Commissioners
- Kansas Senator speaks on ills of green energy
- Election canvass held Nov. 20, abstract approved
- Thanksgiving events
The Pleasanton basketball team hosted their home opener against Kansas City Christian (KCC) on Dec. 1. The Jays split the varsity games with the girls falling in their game 20-29 and the boys winning big in their game, 78-44. The girls’ game started well as the Lady... [More]
Sophomore Brea Dawson scored 12 of her game-high 18 points in the fourth quarter, paving the way for Jayhawk Linn’s girls to claim a 43-38 season-opening win at Cass-Midway, Mo., Friday night. Despite a game-high 23 points from junior Braeden Nation, the ‘Hawk boys... [More]
- Prairie View wrestling competes at Steve Leslie Invitational
- 2023 All Linn County high school football team
- Miami teams split season openers
- Jayhawk and Pleasanton football are well represented in the 2023 TRL All League
- Prairie View football has seven players make Pioneer All League
- Prairie View football ends season against Parsons
- Jayhawk 8-2 season mirrors 2022 campaign
- Prairie View routs Baxter Springs in first round of the playoffs
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