Claron Ray Yates - 07-15-1956 to 11-13-2014 - Nov. 19, 2014

Claron Ray Yates, 58, Garnett, Kan., passed away Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. He was born to John H. and Murriell Walter Yates July 15, 1956, at Garnett, Kan. He grew up in the Greeley area and graduated from Garnett High School. Claron then moved to Houston, Texas taking a job with Exxon Mobile. He then...[More]

Maybelle Woolston - 03-12-1924 to 11-16-2014 - Nov. 19, 2014

Maybelle Woolston, age 90, Mound City, Kan., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. She was born on March 12, 1924, the daughter of Lee and Pearl Spivey Collier. She graduated from Stella, Mo., High School.Maybelle and her husband Ed were married in 1944. Together they owned and ran the Chevrolet dealership...[More]

Erratic driver rear-ends police vehicle - Nov. 19, 2014

On Wednesday, Nov. 12, Linn County Sheriff’s Office received a report from Bourbon County Sheriff’s Office of an erratic driver northbound on U.S. 69. Undersheriff Roger Holt, dispatched to the call, said officers caught up with the driver, later identified as Beverly Baze from Rich Hill,...[More]

Area schools have seven girls on All-League volleyball teams - Nov. 19, 2014

All-League volleyball teams have come out and each of the three county schools are represented in the teams. A total of seven girls from Prairie View, Jayhawk-Linn and Pleasanton received All-League honors and each school at least had one girl who made the first team in their respective league.Prairie...[More]

La Cygne Elementary School principal takes BOOK IT! Principal’s Challenge - Nov. 19, 2014

For the past 30 years the BOOK IT! Program administered by Pizza Hut has been an instrumental tool in encouraging children to read. BOOK IT! rewards students monthly with free personal pan pizzas for their reading efforts. La Cygne Elementary School has participated in this program for many years and...[More]

La Cygne Community Thanksgiving is a special community event - Nov. 19, 2014

Every year the churches of La Cygne work together to provide a special Thanksgiving for the entire community. Despite the cold weather and snow flurries, a large crowd gathered at La Cygne Elementary School this past Saturday to enjoy their community Thanksgiving. Rev. Pat Longstroth from the United...[More]

Local boy donates birthday gifts to kids in need - Nov. 19, 2014

Pleasanton second grader Liam Ellis recently decided to donate his birthday presents to needy families through the City Union Mission family center located in Kansas City, Mo. Showing an act of selfless kindness, Liam said he wants to give away his presents simply because it is the “good”...[More]

City changes part of Ash Street to no parking area - Nov. 19, 2014

Parking will no longer be allowed on a section of Ash Street in Pleasanton as soon as public works employees can place signage along the street. The change followed recent conversations between the city and Pleasanton school district regarding student safety and traffic concerns in front of the school....[More]

2.8 magnitude earthquake hits southeast Linn County - Nov. 19, 2014

Many people from Pleasanton to Prescott and Mound City found themselves shaking in their homes last Wednesday evening at approximately 9:34 p.m. after a 2.8 magnitude earthquake hit Linn County.Emergency Management Coordinator Doug Barlet spoke to a geophysicist from the National Earthquake Information...[More]

Lottery sweepstakes scam reaches Linn County - Nov. 12, 2014

Mound City resident Mike Johnson and his wife Mary were recently targeted as potential victims of a scam. On Nov. 3, Johnson received a call from an unfamiliar man who stated Johnson won a number of prizes in a random lottery drawing. “He did not say how we won. He said he is with ‘Lottery...[More]

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