Prairie View Educational Foundation presents funding awards - Aug. 13, 2014

As they enter just their third year of existence, the Prairie View Educational Foundation is making a difference for USD 362.   This past December they received their designation as a 501c3 qualified non-profit organization by the federal government. This allowed the foundation to apply for grants...[More]

Soon-to-be centenarian remarks on life changes - Aug. 13, 2014

Born and raised in Linn County, Mildred (Umphenour) Perkins will soon have an honor few live to experience. Mildred will celebrate her 100th birthday on Oct. 10 and enter the age of centenarians. Daughter of Bill and Naoma (Gilmore) Umphenour, Mildred was born in Pleasanton in 1914. She had five siblings,...[More]

Linn Valley to raise mill levy .64 - Aug. 13, 2014

Opening the special budget meeting with news that Linn Valley’s mill levy will only increase by .64, Mayor Jeanne Dwyer explained that equates to an increase of $7 to a property owner with a $100,000 home. The .64 mill increase means an additional $50,000 to the city. Money that was budgeted for...[More]

Richard Earl Hefflefinger 11-6-1935 to 07-29-2014 - Aug. 6, 2014

Richard Earl Hefflefinger, age 78, Mound City, Kan., passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. He was born at Akron, Ohio, on Nov. 6, 1935, the son of Charles and Rena Lininger Hefflefinger. He was employed in various jobs including: 7-Up deliveryman, Maytag repairman, at Union Pacific and, most recently,...[More]

Walter Clair Thompson 03-15-1925 to 07-31-2014 - Aug. 6, 2014

Clair Thompson, 89, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014, at his residence in Coldwater, Kan. Funeral service was Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, at Hatfield-Prusa Funeral Home, Coldwater, Kan., with Rev. Jerry Hodges presiding. Burial followed the funeral service at Crown Hill Cemetery, Coldwater, Kan. Memorials...[More]

Mary Frances Keller 02-14-1945 to 07-27-2014 - Aug. 6, 2014

Mary Frances Keller, 69, of Lake Chaparral, died at 6:35 a.m., Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Olathe Medical Center after a long illness. Mary was born Feb. 14, 1945, in Kansas City, Mo., to Henry F. and Rose Mary (Sheley) Stimpfel.  Mary attended Saint Benedictine for a time. She was active in the...[More]

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]

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