La Cygne council approves police body cam purchases - Dec. 9, 2015

The La Cygne city council unanimously approved the purchase of three Pro Vision body cam HD video cameras for its police department at its Dec. 1 regular meeting.The purchase will total $897, or $299 per unit.“That seems cheap to me,” said Gerald “Skip” Williams, who seconded...[More]

Local bank fills with signs of Christmas - Dec. 9, 2015

Inspired by holiday cheer, Labette Bank employees Elisha Milstead and Kerri Renfro recently decorated the Pleasanton branch for Christmas. Milstead and Renfro started the tradition of holiday decorating two years ago when they became employees at the bank. They also decorate the bank for Easter, Halloween...[More]

Weekend fire called in by passerby - Dec. 9, 2015

Three Linn County fire stations were called to the scene of a blaze last Sunday evening around 6:30 p.m. that Deputy Chief Dee Horttor said began after a wood stove near the block building caught the roof on fire. Horttor said a passerby on 7 Hwy. near 2100 Rd. saw the blaze and called it in. Parker,...[More]

Wild hogs shot near Blue Mound - Dec. 9, 2015

Feral hog populations continue to appear in Southeast Kansas. Linn County resident Dusty Rhynerson experienced that firsthand when he encountered a herd of hogs while hunting on his neighbor’s property near Blue Mound Dec. 2.“I was deer hunting and I just walked up on them,” Rhynerson...[More]

Frank Lovilo Makemson - 09-10-1937 to 12-06-2015 - Dec. 9, 2015

Frank Lovilo Makemson, St. Paul, Kan., formerly of Linn County, Kan., passed on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. He was born on Sept. 10, 1937, at Pleasanton, Kan., the son of Oscar Raymond and Alice Adeline Holt Makemson.He ran a Grade A dairy until the mid 1970s and then began raising beef cattle. He enjoyed...[More]

Buffalo football has nine make All League - Dec. 2, 2015

The Buffalo football team had a good year. They did not accomplish what they wanted, losing in district play to Osawatomie and Santa Fe Trail, but the boys played hard and had some very good athletes. Those great athletes were recognized as the Pioneer League released its All League selections. The Buffalos...[More]

James “Jim” Darren Nichols - 05-18-1962 to 11-27-2015 - Dec. 2, 2015

James “Jim” Darren Nichols, age 53, of Parker, Kan., died Friday, Nov. 27, 2015 at his home. Jim was born May 18, 1962, in Ottawa, Kan., the second child of five born to Jack and Donnie Mae (Schmoe) Nichols. He grew up in Richmond, Kan., where he attended grade school and Central Heights...[More]

William Raymond “Bill” Warren - 09-18-1935 to 11-20-2015 - Dec. 2, 2015

William Raymond “Bill” Warren, age 80, Pleasanton, Kan., passed away Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. He was born at Amoret, Mo., on Sept. 18, 1935, the son of Raymond and Jesse Lingenfelter Warren. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He was employed by Midwest Furniture prior to retirement....[More]

Bully Pulpit - Popular vote vs. Electoral College - Dec. 2, 2015

I’d love a nickel, or more, for every time I’ve heard the quote “my vote doesn’t count.” And in the national scheme of things, it certainly feels that way because of the Electoral College.But the tide seems to be changing to where frustrated voters want to know their vote...[More]

The Linn County News’ All County football team - Dec. 2, 2015

It was a fun football season this year for Linn County high schools as each team competed hard until the season’s end. Several young men stood out this year and are recognized here on the Linn County News All County team. The selections are my opinion based on seeing the boys play in multiple games....[More]

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