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Linn County News

Published July 26, 2023


Keitha Ann Brown, age 70, Mound City, Kan., passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2023. She was born in Garnett, Kan., on July 4, 1953, the daughter of Chester Keith and Mila Frances Chaney Herrmann. She was a Bulldog graduating from Blue Mound High School in the Class of 1971.

She worked for over thirty years in the USD 346 School District. She began at Blue Mound Elementary and then transferred to Jayhawk Elementary School where she was the self titled Operations Facilitator. Keitha touched many lives in a positive and caring way during her years working and also outside of work. She had a deep faith and a love for her God and his son Jesus. She was a woman of many talents. She cooked, baked, crafted, quilted, crocheted and gardened. Not much that the gal couldn’t do.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister-in-law, Sharon Herrmann. Keitha is survived by her son, Shannon Brown and wife, Pasqual, and their son Emmett Lyman; her daughter Leslie Doering and husband, Wade; a brother, Howard Herrmann; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

A visitation and celebration of life was held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 24, 2023, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel.  

Memorial contributions are suggested to Jayhawk Elementary School (JES) to be used for the student activities.  Online condolences can be left at


Wilma Virginia Cook ~ 03-24-1935 to 05-24-2024


Linn County News Published May 29, 2024   Wilma Virginia Cook, age 89, Stover, Mo., formerly of Pleasanton, Kan., passed away Friday, May 24, 2024. She was born on March 24, 1935, in Lockport, La., the daughter of Edgar and Dorena Matherne Guidry. She owned her own... [More]

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]

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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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