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Published Oct. 20, 2021


Michael Allen Bishop, age 74 of Grove, Okla., formerly of Blue Mound, Kan., passed away Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021.  He was born the son of Jacob T. and Erma O. Giffin Bishop on Jan. 29, 1947, at Blue Mound, Kan. Mike joined the United States Marines in 1966 and was honorably discharged in 1968. He married Bonnie Carter on May 6, 1968, in Summersville, Mo.; to this union they were blessed with four children. From 1979 until his retirement in 2010, Mike or "MA" as he was known by his co-workers, was employed with Kansas City Power and Light at the La Cygne plant. Mike never met a stranger, loved "helping" his neighbors, enjoyed motorcycles, fishing, puzzles, yard work, his family and especially his grandkids. He loved just being outdoors in general. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Waverly and Dan Bishop; sister-in-law, Kathy Bishop; brother-in-law, Ralph Stites; and a nephew, Tim Bishop. Mike is survived by his loving wife of fifty three years, Bonnie; three sons, Chris and wife, Kendra, Eric and wife, Anna, Jeremy and wife, Megan; one daughter, Melissa Osenton and husband, Chad; two brothers, Roy Bishop and Les Bishop and wife, Vicky; one sister, Donna Stites; and eleven grandchildren, Javin, Gabbie, Mia, Kaleb, Kenzie, Ashton, Emma, Hope, Connor, Emersyn and Kenadee.

Memorial Service will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, at the First Baptist Church of Parker. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, at the Schneider Funeral Home in Mound City. The family requests that visitors wear masks while attending the visitation and service. The family suggests contributions to Hewitt-New Post #248 American Legion and may be sent in care of Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory P.O. Box J  Mound City, Kansas 66056. Online condolences may be left at



Roland L. Weir 07-09-1946 to 07-07-2024


Linn County News Published July 17, 2024   Roland L. Weir, age 77, formerly of La Cygne, Kan., passed away in Yates Center, Kan., on July 7, 2024. He was born the son of Beulah Bledsoe on July 9, 1946, in La Cygne, Kan. Growing up and living in La Cygne all his life,... [More]

Edward Floyd “Ed” Maloney 10-14-1928 to 07-04-2024


Linn County News Published July 10, 2024 Edward Floyd “Ed” Maloney, age 95, Pleasanton, Kan., passed away Thursday, July 4, 2024. He was born on Oct. 14, 1928, in Adrian, Mo., the son of Thomas and Dorothy Stucki Maloney. He graduated from Adrian High School.... [More]

Betty Alice Smith Fyock 11-02-1931 to 07-04-2024


Linn County News Published July 10, 2024 Betty Alice Smith Fyock, age 92, formerly of Prescott, Kan., passed away Thursday, July 4, 2024. She was born on Nov. 7, 1931, in Blue Mound, Kan., the daughter of Fred M. and Mary C. Hollis Smith. She graduated from Mound City High... [More]

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Survey for guardrail improvements to begin at Mound City


The Kansas Department of Transportation expects the week of July 22 to begin a survey for guardrail improvements on K-52 in Mound City. The survey area is northeast of 2nd Street.   Surveyors will gather information necessary for a detailed design of the proposed... [More]

Commissioners set evening meeting on last week of the month


During the latter portion of the meeting on Monday, July 15, the commissioners discussed changing the last meeting of the month to an evening meeting to allow residents a better opportunity to interact with the commissioners while in session. Following that discussion, the... [More]

USD 362 to notify revenue exceedance


Board grants 3.5 percent classified raise but holds off on supervisors   Prairie View Unified School District 362 is notifying Linn and Miami county clerks of their possibility of exceeding revenue-neutral status on their 2024-25 budget. At their monthly meeting July... [More]

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Pleasanton/Jayhawk trapshooting team makes finals at Nationals


The Pleasanton/Jayhawk trapshooting team traveled to Mason, Mich. from July 12-14 to compete in the USA High School Clay Target League (USAHSCTL) National Championship. The team performed well both as an individual and a team. The action started on July 12 as Pleasanton/Jayhawk... [More]

Blue Mound girls’ coach pitch team places second at TRL tournament


The Blue Mound girls’ coach pitch team and Pleasanton 2 girls’ coach pitch team competed in the Three Rivers League girls’ coach pitch tournament at Bronson on July 5-6. Pleasanton 1 did not participate in the tournament. Pleasanton 2 was the four seed in... [More]

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