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Sandra Lynne “Sandie” Matheny, 61, died at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at her home after a long illness. Sandie was born on June 16, 1953, in Merced, Calif., to Robert and Jacqueline (Beech) Crawford.
She grew up in Clarinda, Iowa. Sandie moved to Blue Mound, Kan. in 1996. She enjoyed playing solitaire on the computer, reading, gardening and watching movies. One of her greatest pleasures was traveling the country with her husband Harry and attending the NASCAR race in Talladega, Ala. Consequently, Sandie had friends throughout the country. Sandie loved life, any kind of new life, especially her cats.
Sandie was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Kenneth Wayne Ross on Jan. 6, 1992; one infant grandson, Kaelob Wayne Mize in 1994; and one brother-in-law, Milford Clinton in 2007.
Survivors include her husband, Harry Matheny of the home; two daughters, Jinny Lynne Ross of the home, Kimberly Mae Thompson of Columbus, Ga.; three sisters, Vicki Boulware and husband Curtis, Fort Worth, Texas, Sherree Clinton, Blue Mound and Ida Lively and husband Mark, Port Matilda, Pa.; seven grandchildren, Joey, Jordyn, Dustyn, Shyanne, Timothy, Kaitlynne, and Samantha; one niece; six nephews; and a million friends coast-to-coast.
A visitation will be held from 5–7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 at Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory, Mound City Chapel. A funeral service will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at Blue Mound United Methodist Church. Cremation will take place following the service and burial will be at a later date. Online condolences may be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. Arrangements are in the care of Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory, Mound City Chapel.

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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]

Michael Reinsch ~ 01-28-1947 to 06-22-2022

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Linn County News Published Aug. 10, 2022   It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Michael Ekkehard Reinsch, a beloved brother, father, uncle and grandfather. Michael passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at Augusta University Medical Center. Michael... [More]

Rosetta May Beard ~ 06-02-1923 to 08-03-2022

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Linn County News Published Aug. 10, 2022   Rosetta May Beard, age 99, La Cygne, Kan., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. Graveside funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 8, at the Oak Lawn Cemetery, La Cygne, Kan. Memorial contributions are suggested... [More]

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Non-revenue neutral budgets cost county/state $20,000

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Following the governor’s recent approval of legislation created to show when taxing entities are increasing mill levies, additional costs to taxpayers are coming to the forefront, despite some holding taxes to the same level using revenue neutral rates. Kansaspolicy.org... [More]

Pleasanton Council mulls enticements for restaurant

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Following opening statements at Monday’s Pleasanton City Council meeting, public speaker Mike Higgins took the podium and told the council that he was talking to former Olive’s Hope building owner Brandon McGinnis concerning the sale of the building to a family that... [More]

Department heads working to keep county healthy and safe

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Two of the county departments geared toward public safety are now under new direction. Missy Lancaster took over the Linn County Health Department as well as the position of Public Health Officer in November of last year and has made a few changes to the department since... [More]

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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]

Recent KDWP fishing reports

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Fishing has slowed down since the last reports on June 27, but fish are still being caught and can be even better in the coming weeks with some cooler weather and more rain. All the reports were last updated on July 18. La Cygne Lake Catfish, largemouth and crappie are the... [More]

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