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Linn County News

Published Dec. 2, 2020

Marjorie Ellen Dingus, age 91, Pleasanton, Kan., passed away on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. She was born in Fontana, Kan., on Nov. 14, 1929, the daughter of Lawson and Ethel Vanderpeet Palmer. She was united in marriage to Marvin Dingus on Nov. 15, 1956. He preceded her in death on Jan. 22, 1987. She was also preceded in death by her parents and four sisters, Alice, Jennie, Nora and Anna Louise.

Marjorie attended the First Baptist Church. She worked as a volunteer at Pleasanton Meals on Wheels and enjoyed flower gardening. She enjoyed a good thrill, as evidenced by her trip to Worlds of Fun at the age of eighty. She is survived by her daughter, Marjorie Miller (Clay); a sister, Charlene Genke; and two grandchildren, Michael Miller (Cassandra) and Misty Pulley.

Graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday Dec. 5, 2020, at the Battlefield Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to St Jude’s Childrens Hospital, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box 525, Pleasanton, Kan., 66075. Online condolences can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com.

OBITUARIES

Patsy Lucille Smith ~ 06-15-1963 to 07-31-2022

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Linn County News Published Aug. 3, 2022 Patsy Lucille Smith, age 59, Pleasanton, Kan., passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by family Sunday, July 31, 2022. She was born on June 15, 1963, in Parsons, Kan., the daughter of George William (Bill) and Mary Jo (Jones)... [More]

Fred Ahlemann ~ 01-24-1938 to 07-29-2022

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Linn County News Published August 3, 2022 Fred Ahlemann, age 84, Overland Park, Kan., passed away Friday, July 29, 2022. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Olathe, Kan. Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Saturday,... [More]

Janet L. Toms ~ 05-25-1953 to 07-27-2022

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Linn County News Published Aug. 3, 2022   Janet L. Toms, age 69, Pleasanton, Kan., passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2022. She was born on May 25, 1953, in Paola, Kan., to Kenneth and Fontella Butler Stainbrook. She graduated from Prairie View High School and... [More]

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NEWS

Non-revenue neutral budgets cost county/state $20,000

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Following the governor’s recent approval of legislation created to show when taxing entities are increasing mill levies, additional costs to taxpayers are coming to the forefront, despite some holding taxes to the same level using revenue neutral rates. Kansaspolicy.org... [More]

Pleasanton Council mulls enticements for restaurant

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Following opening statements at Monday’s Pleasanton City Council meeting, public speaker Mike Higgins took the podium and told the council that he was talking to former Olive’s Hope building owner Brandon McGinnis concerning the sale of the building to a family that... [More]

Department heads working to keep county healthy and safe

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Two of the county departments geared toward public safety are now under new direction. Missy Lancaster took over the Linn County Health Department as well as the position of Public Health Officer in November of last year and has made a few changes to the department since... [More]

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SPORTS

Total Effect Softball ready for action

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Linn County has a new competitive softball team, Total Effect Softball, which will be based out of Mound City. Jayhawk-Linn head softball coach Kris Holt started the team and will be the head coach of Total Effect. Holt had multiple reasons on why he wanted to start a competitive... [More]

Recent KDWP fishing reports

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Fishing has slowed down since the last reports on June 27, but fish are still being caught and can be even better in the coming weeks with some cooler weather and more rain. All the reports were last updated on July 18. La Cygne Lake Catfish, largemouth and crappie are the... [More]

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