Norma L. Avery - Dec. 10, 2014

Norma L. Avery, age 85, Centerville, Kan., passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Mound City Chapel....[More]

History of the oldest brick hotel in Linn County - Dec. 10, 2014

After losing several Main Street businesses to fire, an ordinance was passed that no more wooden buildings could be built on Main (articles in the Pleasanton Observer give us a weekly report of the first brick building). In 1884, the Pleasanton Town Co. bought the lot at Ninth and Main, with plans to...[More]

A feeling of Christmas in La Cygne - Dec. 10, 2014

The holiday season was officially kicked off in La Cygne with the Mayor’s Tree Lighting on Nov. 30. Children from Our Lady of the Lourdes Catholic Church formed a circle around the tree and sang “Away in the Manger.” Mayor Terry Weitman lit the tree, Rev. Pat Longstroth from United...[More]

Repairs coming to 100-year-old bridge - Dec. 10, 2014

Collaboration between the Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and the Linn County commissioners will soon bring repairs to the Mine Creek Bridge on E. 1175 Road. A dated plaque mounted in the wall of the bridge states it was built in 1914.  Though the bridge belongs to the county, no...[More]

Ferguson won’t go away - Making Sense - Dec. 10, 2014

As we saw last weekend at the start of the St. Louis Rams-Raiders game, we’ll be dealing with the facts and symbolism of Michael Brown’s death for a long time.“Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” doesn’t accurately describe what really happened when Ferguson police officer Darren...[More]

Rollover at Ullery - Dec. 10, 2014

Emergency personnel responded to the crash of a semi traveling westbound on K-152 Saturday that, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol, was traveling too fast for the road condition.The 2001 Peterbilt driven by Michael Ernst, 69, of La Cygne, overturned spilling what was reported as cold patch material...[More]

Bully Pulpit - Free hugs - Dec. 5, 2014

I don’t think there’s a person out there who watches the evening news who didn’t see the “free hugs” moment when 12-year-old Devonte Hart was taken up on his offer of giving a free hug to Portland Police Sgt. Bret Barnum Nov. 25. During all of the Ferguson, Mo., chaos, strife...[More]

Pleasanton’s plan to handle hotel demolition nixed - Dec. 3, 2014

Learning last week, Monday morning, that the northeast corner of the old hotel, Dr. Dunlap’s old office as it is sometimes referred to, collapsed, City Administrator Tim Staton went into action and cordoned off 9th Street between Depot and Main Street and a portion of northbound Main Street.He...[More]

Game warden seeks public assistance with poaching cases - Dec. 3, 2014

According to Natural Resource Officer Austin Jackson, evidence indicates that at least five deer, all bucks, were poached in Linn County within the last three weeks. With limited tips for possible suspects, Jackson is reaching out to the public for help identifying who may be responsible for the deer...[More]

Cancer survivor celebrates life, family during the holidays - Dec. 3, 2014

Mound City resident Pat Wallace recently celebrated her five-year treatment milestone with the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at the Southwest Regional Medical Center “Celebrate Life” event in Tulsa, Okla.Noting her accomplishment, Wallace shared that she feels thankful to be...[More]

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