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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:

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.


Robert W. VanWinkle ~ 09-08-1940 to 12-01-2023


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  ... [More]

Jolene Moriconi ~ 05-24-1936 to 11-30-2023


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]

Perle David Patrick, Jr. ~ 05-07-1956 to 12-03-2023


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]

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Commissioners set parameters for P and Z to work on Section 14


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]

Bond sale garners 5.03 percent rate


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]

Burial permits reach conclusion, approval


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Pleasanton basketball splits against Kansas City Christian


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]

Jayhawk cagers split tight openers


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