Linn County Fair and Rodeo demo derby huge success - Aug. 8, 2018

The Linn County Fair and Rodeo and Grandstand Attractions hosted the annual demolition derby on Aug. 3 and 4.The first night of the derby, Aug. 3, featured the team derby competition and the figure eight race. The second night, Aug. 4, was the traditional demo derby with bonestock, compact, semi-stock...[More]

Attempted abduction reported on fairgrounds - Aug. 8, 2018

Linn County sheriff’s deputies on scene at the demolition derby on Saturday evening, Aug. 4, received a report of an attempted abduction of a 4-year-old child from inside the derby arena.Deputies were told the child was in line at the concession stand with his mother and grandmother when a man...[More]

2nd Linn County Law Enforcement Center public meeting 6:30 p.m. Aug. 8 - Aug. 8, 2018

The County Commissioners have scheduled a special phone conference with architect Larry Goldberg, USDA representatives and attorneys at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Linn County Courthouse Annex in Mound City to discuss financing for the proposed Linn County Law Enforcement Center.Following that,...[More]

Outlaw Truck & Tractor Pull held on Aug. 5 - Aug. 8, 2018

The Linn County Fair and Rodeo hosted the Outlaw Truck and Tractor Pull on the evening of Aug. 5. The event had four different categories that entrants could participate in: pro-stock tractors, limited pro diesel trucks, 4.1 limited pro-stock and pro-stock 4x4.The pro-stock tractor had 10 participants,...[More]

Heritage Day a success - Aug. 8, 2018

Mine Creek Battlefield held its annual Heritage Day event Saturday, Aug. 4. Over 170 visitors showed up for the event. The event started out at 10 a.m. with the cannons firing. At 11:30 a.m., a commemoration to honor the life of Scott Lalumondier began. Site Administrator Tami Neal gave a speech followed...[More]

Linn County Law Enforcement Center: 1-cent sales tax or a property tax? - Aug. 8, 2018

With less than three weeks before a question, on whether a county 1-cent sales tax should be enacted to pay for the proposed Linn County Law Enforcement Center, has to be posted for the general election ballot in November, the County Commissioners and architect Larry Goldberg met with interested citizens.Several...[More]

Bully Pulpit: No more kicking it down the road - Aug. 8, 2018

Time flies. I’ve been in Linn County for 18 years. Approximately one to two years after we moved here, the County Commissioners discussed the need for a new jail. That initiative went nowhere.Several years later, the same discussion about the need for a new jail occurred. Instead of deciding to...[More]

Robert F. Bruce 02-09-1932 to 08-04-2018 - Aug. 7, 2018

Linn County NewsPublished Aug. 8, 2018Robert F. Bruce, 86, of Overland Park, Kan., went to be with his Lord on Aug. 4, 2018. Bob was the only son to Jessie (Brown) and Delbert Bruce, born Feb. 9, 1932, at their home in Mound City. Following his graduation from Mound City High School in 1950, Bob attended...[More]

Kenneth Henne 07-14-1937 to 08-05-2018 - Aug. 7, 2018

Linn County NewsPublished Aug. 8, 2018Kenneth Henne, 81, passed away Aug. 5, 2018, at Kansas City Hospice House after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Hume, Mo., on July 14, 1937, to Verl and Ruby (Wakefield) Henne. He graduated from Hume High School and briefly attended Pittsburg State...[More]

Owen Lee Haverfield 08-09-1929 to 08-04-2018 - Aug. 7, 2018

Linn County NewsPublished Aug. 8, 2018Owen Lee Haverfield, age 88, formerly of La Cygne and Parker, Kan., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. He was born on Aug. 9, 1929, the son of George and Violet Robinson Haverfield. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.Owen was...[More]

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