Larry DePoe 08-26-1941 to 06-28-2016 - Jul. 5, 2016

Larry DePoe, age 74, of Lone Elm, Kan., passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at his home.   Funeral services were held Friday, July 1, 2016, at the Kincaid-Selma United Methodist Church, Kincaid, Kan. Burial followed in the Lone Elm Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be...[More]

La Cygne Aftershock team wins 14U Twin Rivers tournament - Jun. 29, 2016

Linn County was well represented in the 14U Twin Rivers softball tournament in Osawatomie from June 24-25. The La Cygne Aftershock team won the tournament going 4-0 while the Mound City team placed third going 3-2. To see the full article, check out this week's edition of the Linn County News or check...[More]

Bully Pulpit: Brexit - Jun. 29, 2016

What an interesting turn of events for our European counterparts – I thought the United States was the only country going through pangs of nationalism (defined as the strong belief that the interests of a particular nation-state are of primary importance; also, the belief that a people who share...[More]

La Cygne 10U softball wins Twin Rivers tournament to finish season undefeated - Jun. 29, 2016

The La Cygne 10U softball team sponsored by Haupt Construction entered the Twin Rivers tournament at Paola with an 13-0 record. They left the tournament with an 18-0 record and a Twin Rivers tournament championship. To see the full article, check out this week's edition of the Linn County News or check...[More]

New owners for the Mound City Butcher Block - Jun. 29, 2016

On May 13 the Mound City Butcher Block was sold to one of its own employees, and the business is picking up steam.   Brandon Smith has been working for the Butcher Block off and on since he was in high school, and when the shop went up for sale, he and his wife Tristian decided to buy it. To...[More]

Child care providers hold ice cream social - Jun. 29, 2016

Kansas-licensed child care providers Connie Capps of Connie’s Kids, La Cygne, and Charla Holt of LadyBugs Day Care, Fontana, provided a Sunday afternoon ice cream social at Heritage Park in Parker for their child care children and families as part of their enrollment in Child Care Aware of Kansas’...[More]

Life in the Bakken oil fields - Jun. 29, 2016

When the Fort Scott Coca Cola plant announced they were closing in 2012, Jeremy Scharenberg had been working there for almost 15 years.    Scharenberg, who was born and raised in the Mapleton, Kan., area and graduated from Jayhawk-Linn High School in 1984, then made a decision that would...[More]

School equity fix produces significant Jayhawk state aid hit - Jun. 29, 2016

USD 346 to take third largest reduction of 285 Kansas districts; Pleasanton also will lose state help [Second of a 3-part series on school funding]    Among the recent Kansas City media reports on Johnson County public school districts who will lose state aid from the Legislature’s...[More]

School equity fix produces significant Jayhawk state aid hit - Jun. 29, 2016

USD 346 to take third largest reduction of 285 Kansas districts; Pleasanton also will lose state help [Second of a 3-part series on school funding]    Among the recent Kansas City media reports on Johnson County public school districts who will lose state aid from the Legislature’s...[More]

Semi wreck results in drug arrest - Jun. 29, 2016

A semi truck and trailer rig wrecked on U.S. Highway 69, just north of the 850 Road exit, last Wednesday, June 22.   The rig, which was traveling northbound, skidded a short distance before coming to rest on its driver’s side in the median. To see the full article, check out this week's...[More]

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