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Maxine Smith, 90, La Cygne, Kan., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. She was born at Pleasanton, Kan. Jan. 10, 1924, the daughter of Leonard and Lessie Neill Gammon. She graduated from Pleasanton High School in 1942.
On Aug. 7, 1942, she married Joe Smith in Escondido, Calif. He preceded her in death on March 6, 2004.
She worked in the local grocery store for 27 years before retiring. She was a member of the Pleasanton Presbyterian Church. Maxine enjoyed traveling with her family to various destinations, including Washington, South Dakota, Colorado, Arizona, and many destinations in the United States. She placed others’ concerns ahead of her own, caring for many ill relatives. She loved hosting family functions and taking care of her grandkids. She was a seamstress who made quilts as well as clothing for her family.
Maxine was also preceded in death by a son, Chuck Smith; four brothers, Buck, Bill, Gene, and Dick Wilson; one sister, Leta Belle Martin; and a great-grandson, Brandon Ross.
She is survived by a son, Russel Smith; two daughters, Bonnie Ramsay, and Karon Farror; one sister, Bonnie Smith; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel. Burial was in the Brooklyn Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to the Kansas City Hospice House. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel.

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Merle A. Beckman ~ 10-05-1935 to 08-03-2022

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Linn County News Published Aug. 10, 2022 Merle A. Beckman, age 86, Mound  City, Kan., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. He was born in rural La Cygne, Kan., on Oct. 5, 1935, the son of Charles and Neeva (Neal) Beckman. He graduated from La Cygne Rural High School... [More]

Mary Jo Spencer ~ 11-13-1938 to 08-06-2022

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Linn County News Published Aug. 10, 2022 Mary Jo Spencer, age 83, of Mound City, Kan., passed away on Aug. 6, 2022, at Louisburg Healthcare, Louisburg, Kan. She was born Nov. 13, 1938, in Terrell, Texas, to James Downing and Claudie Flower. Mary Jo moved to Lubbock, Texas,... [More]

Larry Sumners ~ 08-16-1953 to 08-01-2022

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  Linn County News Published Aug. 10, 2022   Larry Sumners, age 68, of Centerville, Kan., passed away on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, at the Overland Park Regional Medical Center in Overland Park, Kan. Laurence A. Sumners was born on Aug. 16, 1953, at McPherson,... [More]

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STARS technical academy ribbon cutting Friday

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What was a dream a year ago has come to fruition with a ribbon cutting and open house scheduled for Friday, Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. The Southeastern Technical Academy for Rural Students (STARS) is now a reality located in the former Cox Motor Company building at Laurel and 17th Streets... [More]

Staff, advisors excited for opportunities STARS Academy offers students

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With the ribbon cutting and open house of the new STARS Technical Academy in Pleasanton slated for Friday, Aug. 12, the staff and instructors at the school opened up recently about their roles and what the program means to them. Phil Mitchell, who will be teaching Construction... [More]

County real estate taxes still under state value

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After sending the Linn County Commissioners an email explaining county real estate compliance with state values, the commissioners visited with Linn County Appraiser Kathy Bridges Monday. After initial conversation on the 2021 final ratio study concerning commercial and residential... [More]

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SPORTS

Demo Derby starts off Linn County Fair and Rodeo week

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The Linn County Fair and Rodeo started this past week with the traditional demolition derby. There were two nights of demo derby action as team derby, modified and figure eight races took place on Aug. 5 while the compact, semi-modified and bone stock took place on the evening... [More]

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]

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