Prescott City Council votes to apply for loan - Mar. 10, 2021

The city of Prescott, like many other cities in the state of Kansas, was hit hard with electric bills following the subzero temperatures in mid-February.  Senate Bill 88 establishes the city utility low-interest loan program. As City Attorney Burton Harding explained, the loan is on a first come,...[More]

La Cygne considerations mesh with state action Council temporarily suspends March utility penalties - Mar. 10, 2021

While La Cygne city leaders were discussing correspondences concerning how to deal with an anticipated natural gas price spike and passing a utility-related resolution, Kansas leaders at the same time were passing and signing into law a low-interest loan program for affected cities. During the council’s...[More]

Alfonso Gainer Jr. 10-28-1934 to 03-07-2021 - Mar. 9, 2021

Linn County News Published March 10, 2021 Alfonso Gainer Jr. (Junior), 86, of Garnett, Kan. (formerly Centerville, Kan.), died on Sunday, March 7, 2021. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 11, 2021, with the funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. at Dengel & Son Mortuary, Louisburg,...[More]

Phillip D. Staton 04-16-1950 to 03-02-2021 - Mar. 8, 2021

Linn County News Published March 10, 2021   Phillip D. Staton, 70, formerly of Pleasanton, peacefully passed away in the early morning of March 2, 2021, at his home in Linn Valley. He was born at home on April 16, 1950, at 507 W. 6th Street to Delbert C. and Melanie E. (Vorreiter) Staton. He...[More]

Terry Anthony Boyle 10-01-1955 to 03-04-2021 - Mar. 8, 2021

Linn County News Published March 10, 2021   Terry Anthony Boyle, age 65, Centerville, Kan., passed away Thursday, March 4, 2021.   Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 13, 2021, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel. Donations...[More]

SPECIAL: Governor Laura Kelly Signs Bill to Protect Kansas Cities from Surging Utility Costs - Mar. 4, 2021

~ Senate Bill 88 provides relief for cities facing utility price spikes due to extreme cold temperatures ~ TOPEKA – Wednesday night, Governor Laura Kelly signed a bill to protect Kansas cities from potential price surges in electricity bills caused by extremely cold temperatures in February. Senate...[More]

Linn Countians may face huge energy-bill hikes Sticker shock probable sooner at Blue Mound, La Cygne, Prescott - Mar. 3, 2021

Like any natural disaster, a relatively short-term event can result in long-term pain. Such is the case economically from the bitterly cold extended federal holiday weekend of Feb. 13-16. Electricity customers in Blue Mound and Prescott, along with natural gas customers at La Cygne, are probably most...[More]

Prescott City Council declares state of emergency - Mar. 3, 2021

The city of Prescott called a special meeting for Friday, Feb. 26, to discuss and take action on the state of emergency concerning the looming electricity bill associated with the unprecedented cold weather from Feb. 12-17.  Temperatures reached subzero readings similar to a polar vortex, causing...[More]

Commissioners discuss SB 245, question La Cygne Lake ownership - Mar. 3, 2021

Linn County Commissioners briefly discussed Senate Bill 245 (SB 245), which provides for the financing of electrical corporations through the issuance of securitization bonds. According to information provided by Commissioner Rick James, the bill would enact the Kansas Grid Resiliency Innovation and...[More]

High energy costs put Blue Mound in financial crisis - Mar. 3, 2021

During the regular monthly meeting for the city of Blue Mound, discussion centered on a resolution for the electric financial disaster. This resolution specifically covers a two-week period in February, where low temperatures and sub-zero wind chills over several days resulted in an increase in demand...[More]

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