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On 11-27-22, Caleb Magee, Olathe, was westbound on K-52 east just east of Yancy Road when a deer entered the roadway and struck his vehicle. (Case 221109)

On 12-08-22, Alejandro Javier Sonora, Redfield, Kan., was traveling north on Paine Road and lost control of vehicle stopping on the west side in the field by the road. (Case 221136)

On 12-12-22, Dirk Wayne Gardner, Mound City, was westbound on KS Highway 7 before west 1700 Road when a cow entered the roadway and struck his vehicle. (Case 221139)

On 12-13-22, Reva Wisdom, Mapleton, was traveling northbound on US 69 and rear ended Lauren Shea Earnest, Lawrence, who was driving approximately 40 mph due to a spare “donut” on her car, which caused her to lose control and spin clockwise 190 degrees coming to rest in the east ditch. Wisdom came to rest on the east shoulder. Both driver and passenger of vehicle two were transported by AMR with possible injuries. (Case 221146)

On 12-15-22, Rone Marie Hannah, Parker, was traveling south on 1077 Road south of west 2400 Road when a deer entered the roadway and struck her vehicle. (Case 221153)

On 12-16-22, Unknown,  was traveling westbound and struck a guardrail then left the scene and did not report the accident. (Case 221154)

On 12-17-22, Brian Alan Burk, Blue Mound, was turning and did not see Ralph Wesley Krum, Mound City, who was stopped and ran into the back passenger corner. (Case 221157)

On 12-19-22, Carlos Antonio Sandoval Rivera, Kansas City, Kan., was driving down a driveway on 1300 Road and came upon a blind corner. At the same time, Craig Steven Gaetke, Overland Park, was driving northwest on the same driveway and struck each other on the front left side/headlight area. (Case 221161)

On 12-20-22, Ricky Kellenberger, Fort Scott, was traveling north on US 69 Highway at the 103 mile marker when an unknown motorist lost a bale of hay in the roadway. Driver was unable to avoid impact and damaged the undercarriage of his vehicle. The driver that lost the hay bale was not identified. (Case 221165)

On 12-23-22, Justin Daniel Rayburn, Madison, Kan., was driving east on Coronado Road too fast for the snowy conditions and slid into a tree, which stopped the vehicle from rolling down a steep embankment. The driver and passenger switched places prior to the officer arrival. Driver stated he was drinking prior to the crash. Both driver and passenger were transported to the hospital for injuries. (Case 221172)

On 12-23-22, Cordell Weber Self, Pleasanton, was traveling north and lost control of his vehicle and struck a power pole on the west side of the road. (Case 221173)

On 12-23-22, Alexander Schaffer, Richmond, Kan., was eastbound on 1350 Road approaching the railroad tracks at the intersection of 1350 and Thomas Road. Driver was traveling too fast for conditions and slid into a moving train as the brakes were applied. The vehicle was destroyed but driver was not injured. (Case 221175)

On 12-24-22, Coley Otto Atherton, Mound City, was traveling east when going around a curve lost control and struck a tree in the north ditch. (Case 221176)




On 2-3-23, Zayden Ozzy Henkle, Pleasanton, backed out of a private drive into the right side of Alison Leann Welty, Overland Park, who was heading east on Main Street just each of Catalpa Street. (Case 230078) On 2-7-23, David L. Ridge, Mound City, was attempting to... [More]



On 02-20-2023 Nathan Stites was arrested in connection with a bench warrant in case LN2022TR000158 (IN202300090) On 02-22-2023 Matthew Willard was arrested in connection with a judges’ order pending warrant (IN202300092) On 02-22-2023 Jana Speedone was arrested... [More]



  On 02-06-2023 Darian Lewis was arrested in connection with a bench warrant in case LN2022TR000164; a bench warrant in case LN2020CR00056 (IN202300055) On 02-06-2023 Kristine Green was arrested in connection with a bench warrant in case LN2023CR000014 (IN202300056))... [More]

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Special: Governor issues declaration of disaster emergency due to threat of wildland fires


  Governor Laura Kelly issued a verbal declaration of disaster emergency this morning, March 31, due to the potential for wildland fires and severe storms in the state. The declaration will allow the state to preposition assets for a quicker response to any fires... [More]

Commissioners discuss Pleasanton meal site options


During the latter part of the meeting on Monday, March 27, Linn County Commissioners discussed the walk-through on Wednesday, March 22 at the former Memaw’s Kitchen located at 6th and Main Streets in Pleasanton. Economic Development Director Jessica Hightower read notes... [More]

Linn Valley moves forward with water, sewer project


“Positive ramifications” for the city   Following a 15-minute legal session called by Linn Valley Mayor Cindy Smith at their Monday meeting, the mayor announced a preliminary agreement with Rural Water District #1 for water rights in Linn Valley. Smith... [More]

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Mildred Store presented with national award


At the end of February, Regena and Loren Lance, owners of the Mildred Store in Mildred, Kan., just south of the Linn County’s southwestern corner, traveled to Las Vegas, Nev., to be presented with a national award by Progressive Grocer. The award was for being one of... [More]

Maynerd’s opens in Mound City


On Saturday, March 11, Raymond and Melayna Johnson, Mound City, opened their newest business venture, Maynerd’s, a food truck that will be located in the open area next door to their antique-flea market shop, 517 Vintage, on the south side of Main Street, that location... [More]

New Life Being Brought to Historical Park


Over the past few months, those traveling down Main Street in Mound City may have noticed new activity at the Mound City Historical Park. Last summer, the historical society was revived, and new efforts implemented in restoring all of the existing structures of the park. Work... [More]

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