Vann competes in Sunflower Games - Aug. 6, 2014

Malachi Vann, 11, of Fort Scott competed in both wrestling competitions at the Kansas Sunflower Games on July 26 at Seaman High School in Topeka. The first competition was the folkstyle wrestling competition. Vann wrestled with other 11-and-12-year-olds in the 85-92 pound weight class. He did very well...[More]

Demo derby starts off 2014 Linn County Fair - Aug. 6, 2014

Every year the demolition derby is the event that seems to start off the Linn County Fair, and this year was no different. A large crowd gathered at the rodeo arena on the evening of Aug. 2 at the Linn County Fairgrounds to watch not only the demolition derby but to also see the crowning of the 2014...[More]

Tornado shelter taking shape - Aug. 6, 2014

Volunteers worked tirelessly at the Pleasanton Community Center last weekend to commence construction on the tornado shelter. City Administrator Tim Staton provided a project update for the community, “So far, we have all of our footings in place. We have most of the rough-in plumbing work as well.”  Staton...[More]

Volunteers help landscape La Cygne Elementary School - Aug. 6, 2014

With external construction completed, there was still a lot of work remaining to landscape around the new entrance to La Cygne Elementary School. The school purchased the supplies needed, but there were not enough hours for their staff to tackle this big task, so approximately 30 volunteers gave up...[More]

La Cygne Library celebrates the end of summer - Aug. 6, 2014

Over 100 kids and adults enjoyed Linn County Library District #2’s end of the summer reading program party by program participants being invited to a pool party and picnic at the La Cygne swimming pool on Tuesday, July 29.  This year’s theme was “Fizz Boom Read” and the...[More]

Prescott Country View asks for county financial help - Aug. 6, 2014

With Medicare and Medicaid cutting reimbursement rates to all medical entities, the Prescott Country View Nursing Home is not alone in feeling the financial burden. County Commissioner Herb Pemberton said he’d spoken with Prescott Country View Administrator Neil Ostlie referencing their need for...[More]

2014 Unofficial Linn County Primary Election results - Aug. 6, 2014

United States Senate Chad Taylor, Democratic, Topeka 82  Patrick Wiesner, Democratic, Lawrence 85 Pat Roberts, Republican, Dodge City 324 D.J. Smith, Republican , Osawatomie 132 Milton Wolf, Republican, Leawood   538  Alvin E. Zahnter, Republican, Russell United States House...[More]

SRO funded with 6 officers - Aug. 6, 2014

Following a lengthy discussion last week on the School Resource Officer program, time was again slotted Monday at the County Commission meeting to hopefully put the issue to rest. And, the commissioners approved the final county budget to be published – with six SROs included in the 2015 budget....[More]

Debit card scam hits Linn County - Jul. 30, 2014

Word was received from Janice Sprague of Farmers State Bank that some of their customers have received phone calls telling them their debit card is locked or deactivated. Sprague said a bank will never call a customer to tell them a card is locked, and they will never ask for the card number....[More]

Cider Mill Century Ride pedals through La Cygne - Jul. 30, 2014

La Cygne had an awesome chance to be put on the map on Sunday, July 27 as an entire bicycle club from Kansas City rode through the town with a stop planned.  The Kansas City Metro Bicycle Club rides this route every summer and previously had made their stop at the La Cygne Park. However, this year,...[More]

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