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Linn County News

Published October 25, 2023


Wanda Mae Heady, 60, of Centerville, Kan., died on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023, surrounded by her family.  Wanda was born Oct. 27, 1962, in Kansas City, Mo., to Raymond Emil and Linda Mae (Bingham) Weller, Sr. She grew up in Osawatomie. After graduating from Osawatomie High School in 1981, she attended Johnson County Community College where she completed her Associate in Science in Information Technology. She was employed by JCC as a microcomputer technician. On June 1, 1981, she married the love of her life, Orlin Scott Heady in Paola, Kan.

Wanda was an outdoor girl through and through. She enjoyed flowers, the hummingbirds that swarmed her feeders, and fishing. She was happiest on the back of a boat with a line in the water.  She was an artist with a camera and enjoyed photographing all types of wildlife. She even had numerous game cameras set up on the trails around their property. Many happy hours were spent mowing those trails for the grandkids to enjoy. Key West was her second home and she loved the ocean equally well as the land. Traveling was always an adventure, although she enjoyed the destinations, it was the journey along the way that she cherished.

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Thomas Weller.  Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Orlin Heady; son, Wade Heady; daughter, Megan Mullins (Chris); brother, Raymond Weller, Jr. (Rebecca); sister, Brenda Weller; three grandchildren Emily, Tyson, and Boston Mullins; her two babies, Gunner, a Great Dane and Neapolitan Mastiff, and Ruby Rose, a German Shepherd and Husky.

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023, at Richland Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023, at Schneider Funeral Homes & Crematory, Mound City Chapel. Friends and family may leave on line condolences at


Larry Wayne Miller ~ 01-21-1958 to 11-06-2023


Linn County News Published Nov. 29, 2023   Larry Wayne Miller, age 65 of Pleasanton, Kan., passed away, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2023, in Fort Scott, Kan.   A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory,... [More]

Vernon Earl McGee ~ 10-07-1945 to 11-07-2023


Linn County News Published Nov. 22, 2023   Vernon Earl McGee, 78, resident of Wichita, Kan., passed away at St. Francis Via Christi Hospital on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023. He was born at home in Goodrich, Kan., on Oct. 7, 1945, to Earl J. McGee and Jennie Irene (Adams)... [More]

Vicki A. Capp ~ 08-08-1954 to 11-06-2023


Linn County News Published Nov. 15, 2023   Vicki A. Capp, age 69 of Mapleton, Kan., passed away on Monday, Nov. 6, 2023, at the Olathe Hospice House.  She was born the daughter of Frank E. and Claudeane (Shaw) Craig on Aug. 8, 1954, at Fort Lewis, Wash. ... [More]

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Commissioners approve resolution on one-year moratorium on commercial solar farms


During the Nov. 27 meeting of the Linn County Commissioners, County Counselor Gary Thompson requested a 15-minute executive session for legal matters to review the resolution he had drafted, in response to and to set in place, the moratorium that was decided on by a 2-1 vote... [More]

USD 362 to seek more 4-day week info


At the direction of its board of education, Unified School District 362 administration will be seeking information from school districts now utilizing a four-day school week. Hearing at the board’s regular monthly meeting Nov. 21 that most districts using the four-day... [More]

Commissioners approve resolution for bond refinance


Joey McLiney with McLiney and Co., a division of SAMCO Capital, spoke to commissioners on Monday, Nov. 27, noting they are ready to go public on the sale of the bond refinance that was previously approved by commissioners. McLiney noted that they had been waiting to do so in... [More]

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2023 All Linn County high school football team


The high school football season has concluded and it is time for this year’s All County high school football team. This year there were plenty of good players to choose from as all three local teams, Pleasanton, Jayhawk Linn, and Prairie View, had winning seasons. ... [More]

Miami teams split season openers


The start of the competitive basketball season is still more than a week away for the three Linn County schools, but across the Missouri state line, the Miami girls’ squad has already equaled its on-court victory total from last year. Rebuffing a Hermitage second-half... [More]

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