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Marvin Alfred Meek, 95, most recently of Victory Hills Senior Center, Kansas City, Kan., passed away Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Kansas City, Kan. Marvin was born Jan. 28, 1919, in Everton, Mo., to Mary Mel Steele and Josiah Alfred Meek.
At the age of two, his family moved to Eldorado, Kan., where he lived until he enlisted in the Army Air Corps in September of 1942, serving the weather corps in Northwest Territories, Canada.
While in Canada, he met his future wife, Dorothy (Kilpatrick) Cameron, in Edmonton. They were married Oct. 6, 1945. They would have celebrated their 69th anniversary next month.
After the war, he worked for the U.S. Weather Bureau in Wichita, Kan., before entering the insurance industry. He served as President of the Plainsman Chapter of the NCHA, and retired from Western Insurance Company.
He is survived by sons, Terry (Cathie) of Magnolia, Texas, Larry of Tonganoxie, Kan., Tom of Miami, Fla.; daughters, Joanel (David) Bell and Mary (Andrew) Krum, both of Lake of the Forest, Kan.; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Raymond; sister, Edith Wintz; and a stepson, Richard Cameron.
A private family graveside memorial service will be held at a later date at the Pleasanton Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to Children’s Haven International, 400 E. Minnesota Rd, Pharr, TX 78577. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel.

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Randall James Rogers ~ 09-10-1950 to 01-19-2023

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Linn County News Published January 25, 2023   Randall "Randy" James Rogers, age 72, La Cygne, Kan., passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel.  Burial... [More]

Amanda Locke Johnson ~ 01-15-1975 to 10-21-2022

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Linn County News Published January 25, 2023   Amanda Locke Johnson passed away on Oct. 21, 2022, at her home in Blue Mound, Kan. A memorial service is planned for Jan. 28, 2023, at the Blue Mound Federated Church with visitation to be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.... [More]

Freeda Belle Brady ~ 01-22-1934 to 01-18-2023

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Linn County News Published January 25, 2023   Freeda Belle Brady, age 88, Osawatomie, Kan., formerly of La Cygne, Kan., passed away Wednesday Jan. 18, 2023.   Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, at Our Lady of Lourdes... [More]

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Pleasanton meal site still in discussion

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Seniors say they do not want to move   The Pleasanton Senior Meals site has been an ongoing topic of discussion in both the Linn County Commissioners and Pleasanton City Council meetings for several months now with no resolution to the issue in sight. The topic first... [More]

Burglaries solved by Linn Valley PD

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On Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, the Linn Valley Police Department took a burglary report in the area of Holiday Drive in Linn Valley. The victim reported his garage had been broken into and several items were stolen that included a 2020 Harley Davidson motorcycle, tools, household... [More]

Pleasanton end destination for 2023 Biking Across Kansas ride

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Anyone that travels across Kansas from time to time may have witnessed bicycles traveling west to east along busy routes or desolate routes; riders were most likely entered into the Biking Across Kansas (BAK) event held once a year. It begins at various points on the west side... [More]

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Lady Buffs win Kenny Holt Memorial Tournament

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The Prairie View girls’ basketball team traveled to Uniontown on Jan. 17, 19 and 20 to compete in the Kenny Holt Memorial Tournament. The Lady Buffs performed well in the tournament and went 3-0 to become the tournament champions. Prairie View first faced Jayhawk on... [More]

Lady Jays win Midseason Tournament

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The Pleasanton boys’ and girls’ basketball teams hosted their Midseason Basketball Tournament Jan. 17-20. The boys went 0-3 in the tournament but the girls won the tournament going 3-0. Pleasanton first played Northeast Kansas and the Lady Jays won a defensive... [More]

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