Helen May Johnson 07-17-1929 to 08-03-2016 - Aug. 5, 2016

Helen May Johnson, age 87, Pleasanton, Kan., passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, at The Residencies of Pleasanton. She was born on July 17, 1929, in Pueblo, Colo., the daughter of Thomas Benton and Lucy J. Wyland Kramer. Helen spent her early years in Colorado until moving with her family...[More]

Catching summer panfish - Aug. 3, 2016

Panfish are a common fish caught in Linn County and in Kansas. They are also one of the easiest fish to catch, so they are a good fish for beginner fishermen and kids. In Linn County there are three primary panfish: bluegill, green sunfish and redear sunfish. These fish are called panfish because they...[More]

100 years of the migratory bird treaty - Aug. 3, 2016

In the 1800s, the populations of several, if not many, North American bird species were in drastic decline.  Egg collectors, the plumed hat and fashion industries, market hunting and the changing landscapes challenged the survival of these fragile animals. In the 1870s, five million birds a year...[More]

Train2Win holds camp at Pleasanton - Aug. 3, 2016

Train2Win held a speed and agility camp at Pleasanton High School from July 26 to 29. The camp had two sessions, each an hour in length and held from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Pleasanton High School gym. The camp was hosted by former Atlanta Falcon and current Fort Scott Community College defensive coordinator...[More]

Bike Run raises $7,500 for Grady’s Kids - Aug. 3, 2016

A bike run held on Saturday, July 23, garnered $7,500 for Grady’s Kids, a local foundation that was established as an emergency fund to assist with things such as travel to and from hospitals, groceries and other financial assistance for families dealing with an emergency or for those fighting...[More]

Mound City librarian retires - Aug. 3, 2016

For 14 years Lena Dick has been the librarian at the Mound City Library. Friday, July 29, was her last day in that position as Lena has retired.   Looking back on her years at the library, Lena said the greatest part of it was getting the new building up and in place and fully functional. To...[More]

LCSO investigating child abuse case, one arrested - Aug. 3, 2016

On Saturday, July 23, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Children’s Mercy Hospital (CMH) informing them they had an infant in their care that had been abused, most likely suffering from Shaken Baby Syndrome. To see the full article, check out this week's edition...[More]

Time for back-to-school prep - Aug. 3, 2016

It’s that time of year when parents and kids are gearing up to head back to school.   As summer is coming to an end, parents are gathering supplies and buying clothes and shoes, and kids are trying to get in as many more swim and play days as they can. To see the full article, check...[More]

Political forum highlights candidates - Aug. 3, 2016

On Thursday, July 28, the Linn County News once again hosted its political forum with candidates from the national level to the local level invited to participate.   The forum was moderated by Max Kautsch, legal hotline attorney for the Kansas Press Association, who is a graduate of Washburn University...[More]

Bully Pulpit: Local establishment political party - Aug. 3, 2016

The pushback from the national party establishment is apparent with the surge Donald Trump is receiving from those tired of the norm. People are fed up with things as they have always been, getting away from the thought “It’s just because that’s how we have always done it.” People...[More]

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