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Linn County News

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



Deborah Anne Rhynerson ~ 09-17-1958 to 02-12-2024


Linn County News Published February 21, 2024   Deborah Anne "Debbie" Rhynerson, age 65, Blue Mound, Kan., passed away Monday, Feb. 12, 2024. She was born in Fort Scott, Kan., on Sept. 17, 1958, the daughter of Edwin T. and Mildred L. Dean Peery. She... [More]

Trina Renee Watson ~ 07-06-1971 to 02-11-2024


Linn County News Published February 21, 2024   Trina Renee Watson, age 52, Blue Mound, Kan., passed away Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024, in the Olathe Medical Center after complications from a Jan. 3, 2024, surgery. She was born in Garnett, Kan., on July 6, 1971, the... [More]

Florence Esther Stanbrough ~ 08-21-1930 to 02-10-2024


Linn County News Published February 14, 2024 Esther Stanbrough, age 93, formerly of Mound City, Kan., passed away Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024, at the Horton House, Fort Scott.  She was born Aug. 21, 1930, in Prescott, Kan., the daughter of Chesley and Esther Mathews. She... [More]

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Solar income to Linn County estimated to be $25 million


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Commission to vote on remote voting policy


The Linn County Commission is scheduled to vote at next Monday’s 9 a.m. meeting on a policy concerning remote participants in all board meetings. At their weekly meeting Tuesday, delayed a day because of this Monday’s federal Presidents’ Day holiday, Chris... [More]

Kansas to hold Presidential Preference Primary


With what is set to be a tense Presidential election November 5, 2024, the Kansas Secretary of State has produced information to help voters navigate the upcoming Presidential Preference Primary. The information from Scott Schwab’s site answers several questions. “What... [More]

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Jayhawk boys' wrestling win Eureka Regional and qualify seven for State


The Jayhawk boys' wrestling team traveled to Eureka on Feb. 17 to compete in a 3-1A Regional tournament.   This tournament decides who goes to the 3-1A State tournament in Salina on Feb. 22-24. The Hawks had a good day to say the least. Not only did seven Jayhawk... [More]

Prairie View boys' wrestling sends two to State


  The Prairie View wrestling team traveled to Independence on Feb. 17 to compete in a 4A Regional tournament. This tournament decides who goes to the 4A State tournament in Salina on Feb. 22-24. The top four places from each weight class qualifies and the Buffalos... [More]

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