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]

Jayhawk, Pleasanton start volleyball season with best of five dual - Sep. 2, 2020

The Jayhawk and Pleasanton volleyball teams started their respective 2020 seasons as they played a best out of five dual at Jayhawk-Linn on Aug. 29. In the first set both teams battled, but the Hawks ended up coming out on top 25-17.  The second set saw the Lady Jays slide a bit, and Jayhawk won...[More]

This week in baseball history: Sept. 2-8 - Sep. 2, 2020

Let’s continue our series on this week in baseball history. We will look at one historic event per day for the upcoming week in baseball. A full list for historic events in baseball for each day can be found at Nationalpastime.com.  Stieb no-hitter final one of historic season for pitching...[More]

Hammars celebrate 60 years - Sep. 2, 2020

Perhaps you’ve admired Leone Hammar’s quilting prowess and David Hammar is your rock or mowing guy. You probably know them both as neighbors, friends and pillars in the local Baptist church. However, beneath the surface of these Pleasanton salt-of-the-earth folks lies a story of undying commitment...[More]

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