Commission approves amended contract for Justice Center project - Sep. 9, 2020

Proposed government center remains on hold   The Linn County Commission has given the green light to an amended contract for on-site preparation of a new Justice Center. In a unanimous vote at Tuesday’s weekly meeting, the Commission approved $987,699 to allow its construction manager,...[More]

La Cygne workshop focuses on vacant homes, empty lots - Sep. 9, 2020

Though forum was to review water project, emphasis became future sewer one It was billed as an after-action council workshop to review the completed $5.88 million La Cygne water distribution system improvement project. What it became during its allotted hour last Wednesday, Sept. 2, was a discussion...[More]

Judge disallows murder suspect’s freedom plea - Sep. 9, 2020

Court instead sets Oct. 2 competency hearing A personal plea from Dylan Nathaniel Lee Parks-Maki, 28, Mound City, for family-related freedom was denied by a Linn County district court judge last week. Instead, an in-person Parks-Maki competency hearing was docketed for 11:30 a.m. Oct. 2. At a Sept....[More]

BULLY PULPIT - Sep. 9, 2020

Labor Day Well, Labor Day was appropriately named for much of my national holiday. I live 300 miles from my dad, so it’s not a jaunt I can make for an afternoon. And, with that, my dad adds to his list of chores we can accomplish during my ever-increasing trips to visit him. I don’t begrudge...[More]

Someone had a vision... - Sep. 9, 2020

The year was 1926 …  Calvin Coolidge was president, Henry Ford had just introduced the 40-hour work week, and in the growing city of Butler, Mo., Mrs. S.C. Stayton saw the need for a community hospital. After renting a two-story house at 107 S. Havana St., she furnished five rooms upstairs...[More]

Linn County cross country teams compete at Short Straw Invitational at Prairie View - Sep. 9, 2020

One thing we will see frequently this year with sports is the tournaments, meets, etc., to be shrunken to fewer teams this year. This will be especially true in cross country, and we saw that for the first time this season with our local schools.  Originally, Prairie View, Jayhawk and Pleasanton...[More]

Buffs lean on defense for 13-0 opening win - Sep. 9, 2020

By relying on their defense, Prairie View’s opening football win is in the books. In any other year, the “in the books” statement may seem cliche. Not so in 2020. In the age of COVID-19, so too does a coach’s mantra of “playing them one game at a time” carry extra...[More]

Charles Irvin Key 03-08-1932 to 09-03-2020 - Sep. 4, 2020

Linn County News Published Sept. 9, 2020   Charles Irvin Key, 88, formerly of Hume, Mo., passed away Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. Burial will be in the Hume Cemetery. Visitation will...[More]

BULLY PULPIT - Sep. 2, 2020

COVID numbers, what to believe? Numbers can be jockeyed; they can be made to show whatever someone wants to show – just like a word can be different if you place the emphasis on a different syllable within the letters. I found it interesting that Linn County numbers changed so drastically with...[More]

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