Commissioners contemplate possible Blue Mound wind farm - Mar. 14, 2018

Anyone driving west on I-70 is familiar with the sight of wind farms. Linn County could become more familiar with the sight as the Linn County Commissioners were approached to allow research to begin for the purpose of building a wind farm on up to 30,000 acres surrounding Blue Mound.Garrett Ketchen,...[More]

Driver air-lifted following one-vehicle accident - Mar. 14, 2018

A one-vehicle accident on Robertson Road on Monday, March 12, resulted in the driver being taken by helicopter to Research Medical Center.Daren J. Shackelford, age 31 of Joplin, Mo., was traveling southbound on Robertson Road north of Kansas Highway 152 when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a...[More]

Shields accepts La Cygne council nomination - Mar. 14, 2018

Esther E. Shields is a La Cygne City Council member after all.At the council’s regular meeting last Wednesday, March 7, Shields accepted Mayor Robert Sullivan’s nomination and the council’s 4-0 approval. Jerome Mitzner motioned to approve the nomination, with Keith Stoker seconding.Shields’...[More]

USD 344 student arrested following reports of threats - Mar. 7, 2018

On Friday afternoon, March 2, several students reported to administration at the Pleasanton schools that a student was making comments about plans to shoot up the school.Pleasanton police officers were called to the school. The student was taken into custody, and several students made statements.“We...[More]

Prairie View basketball eliminated in first round of sub-state - Mar. 7, 2018

The Prairie View basketball teams traveled to Frontenac for a 4A-Div. II sub-state tournament. Both the boys’ and girls’ teams were four seeds in the tournament, and both played the one-seed Girard. The girls lost their first round game against the Lady Trojans on March 1, 64-19, while the...[More]

Gray reaches 1,600 career points during ‘Hawk sub-state week - Mar. 7, 2018

Osage City’s 21-3 first-quarter blitz and ultimate 53-34 win at last Thursday’s Class 3-A Wellsville sub-state brought Jayhawk-Linn’s 17-5 campaign to a screeching stop, but not before senior all-state candidate Brandon Gray’s final point will allow him to sit atop the all-time...[More]

Lady Jays earn sub-state runner-up - Mar. 7, 2018

The Lady Jays continued their run in the sub-state tournament at St. Mary’s-Colgan on March 1 and March 3.The Lady Jays’ first game in the sub-state tournament was on Feb. 26 where they defeated Maranatha Christian Academy at home, 46-26. The Lady Jays then advanced to the second round against...[More]

Linn County Twisters place in competitions at Salina, McPherson - Mar. 7, 2018

SUBMITTED PHOTOLinn County Twisters members recently place in competitions held in Salina and McPherson. Pictured here are: front row, left to right, Bentlee Diediker and Timber Browning; and back row, left to right, Bryson Schull and Keelea Benedick. Diediker, Benedick and Browning each placed fourth...[More]

Celebrating 90 years - Mar. 7, 2018

Those helping Rosalie Crisler Davis celebrate her 90th birthday on Feb. 24, the day after her actual birthday, were her children: Betty and Gary Hines, Shawnee, and daughter Kim Bartel, Smithville, Mo.; Roger and Alice Davis, Franklin, N.C.; Woody and Loretta Davis, Austin, Mo., and daughter Sharon Aguirre,...[More]

Bully Pulpit: Service animals - Mar. 7, 2018

Where there’s a will, there’s a way to take advantage of a situation – and I saw a doozy on the news a while back. The television station was reporting that a woman had been denied travel on a United Airlines flight with her “service animal” that happened to be a peacock.Since...[More]

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