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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



Kristina Diane Roth 03-11-1978 to 11-21-2021


Linn County News Published Nov. 24, 2021 Kristina Diane Roth, age 43, of Hesston, Kan., entered her heavenly home on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021.  Kris was born March 11, 1978, the daughter of Robert (Bob) and Diane Burnett in Garnett, Kan., and lived with her family in... [More]

Neta Lee Leonard 07-02-1952 to 11-19-2021


Linn County News Published Nov. 24, 2021 Neta Lee Leonard, age 69, of Pleasanton, Kan., passed away Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. She was born on July 2, 1952, at Lincoln, Kan., the daughter of Dee and Delores Hall Montgomery. Neta was a nurse over the years. She enjoyed doing genealogy,... [More]

George Herbert Eaton 04-18-1938 to 11-18-2021


Linn County News Published Nov. 24, 2021 George Herbert Eaton, age 83, La Cygne, Kan., passed away Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. He was born on April 18, 1938, in El Reno, Okla. He graduated from El Reno High School and attended Johnson County Community College obtaining certification... [More]

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Miller Feed & Farm opens inside Stainbrook’s Auto, Farm & Home


The sweet smell and feel of a hometown feed store was apparent at the new location of Miller Feed & Farm inside of Stainbrook’s Auto, Farm & Home in La Cygne. Shoppers who need feed for their dogs and cats, goats, horses, cattle and more will find a large selection... [More]

Coffey’s walk with the Lord taking them to Virginia


There are some people that seem like they’ve always lived in a community, and Cary and Debbie Coffey are two of those people. But, they’ve only been in Pleasanton since June 2016, and now they’re headed to Virginia in June 2022. “A year ago, the Lord... [More]

Telehealth room being built in Pleasanton Library


An almost six-month process of grant writing, planning and now construction is providing the Pleasanton Lincoln Library a new telehealth room for both job seekers and those wishing to visit with their doctor via computer. Pleasanton Librarian Wendy Morlan said that the grant... [More]

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Local football players make All League teams


The 2021 high school football season has concluded, and the three Linn County high school football teams had multiple players make their respective All League football teams. The Prairie View Buffalos had multiple players on this year’s All-Pioneer League team. Colton... [More]

2021 All County Volleyball teams


The 2021 volleyball season has concluded, and so it is time for the Linn County News’ All County Volleyball teams. All the girls on the Prairie View, Jayhawk and Pleasanton volleyball teams played their best, but some players stood out in their excellence. These All County... [More]

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