Preparing for College - Offsetting costs with scholarships, grants and loans - Feb. 19, 2020

By BARBARA PROFFITT Linn County News Reporter reporterlcn@ckt.net   As shown last week, the cost of just one semester at a college or university can run into thousands of dollars, and a degree at a four-year institution can become very costly when adding in all the other fees and expenses besides...[More]

Parker council tables roadway quandary - Feb. 19, 2020

  At issue is access authority at scrapyard site     Parker city leaders tabled a question of roadway authority and access at the council’s monthly meeting last Thursday. At question is the non-platted South Walnut Street south of South Street that serves as access to the Recycling...[More]

Bully Pullpit - Coronavirus - Feb. 19, 2020

  My dad has asked me several times if I’d like to accompany him and my stepmother on a cruise.  “It’s fun,” he says. “You have lots to do, like eat, see things, eat…” Well, my travel preferences involve more being on a big floating restaurant to...[More]

County Attorney to purchase Westlaw, discusses budget - Feb. 19, 2020

  County discusses other departments needing the software     After a long discussion last week that the County Commissioners wanted to see County Attorney James Brun in the county more, he told them this week that he is purchasing Westlaw, an online legal research service. “The...[More]

USD 362 approves CTE-linked course changes - Feb. 19, 2020

  Grade 8-12 offerings will enable more certifications, gain extra funding     Numerous courses, mainly at Prairie View High, will be renamed or initiated in action taken by the Unified School District 362 board of education at their Feb. 10 monthly meeting. The primary driver for...[More]

County Attorney introduces assistant prosecutor - Feb. 19, 2020

        Following last week’s County Commissioners’ meeting and discussion concerning the hiring of another attorney, County Attorney James Brun introduced his new assistant prosecutor, Ashley Repp, Monday morning. He said, “She is qualified to handle off-grid...[More]

Liability forces closure of local shooting area - Feb. 19, 2020

      Progress is painful, but necessary, and with the sale of the former Custom Alloy Metals facility on 400 and Vernon roads in Prescott, progress necessitated the closure of what has become a public shooting range. Linn County Public Works Administrator Jackie Messer explained that...[More]

David Earl Cummings 09-08-1953 to 02-13-2020 - Feb. 17, 2020

David Earl Cummings 09-08-1953 to 02-13-2020   Linn County News Published Feb. 19, 2020   David Earl Cummings, age 66, Mound City, Kan., passed away on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. He was born on Sept. 8, 1953, in Lamar, Mo., the son of Lester W. and Dolores Hamilton Cummings. Dave graduated...[More]

Sidney A. McKnight Jr. 12-20-1940 to 12-16-2019 - Feb. 14, 2020

  Sidney A. McKnight Jr. 12-20-1940 to 12-16-2019   Linn County News Published Feb. 19, 2020   Linn County lost a true lover and preserver of the prairies with the passing of Sid McKnight Jr. on Dec. 16, 2019. Nature and the out-of-doors were just two of his many passions....[More]

Robert Dale Avery 12-26-1931 to 02-11-2020 - Feb. 14, 2020

  Robert Dale Avery 12-26-1931 to 02-11-2020   Linn County News Published Feb. 19, 2020   Robert Dale Avery, age 88, of Pleasanton, Kan., passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo. Dale was born the son of Harry and Alpha Mae Miller...[More]

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