BULLY PULPIT: Rights versus common sense - Jul. 8, 2020

I, of all people, need to read the title of this Pulpit.  I am uber-sensitive of my rights getting trampled on, given the widespread abuse of many of our constitutional rights during this COVID-19 pandemic.  I watch as our inner cities burn, Black Lives Matter is painted in bold letters on...[More]

This week in baseball history: July 8-14 - Jul. 8, 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.  First African American MLB players face off in pitcher/batter...[More]

Miami Express 16A team wins State Championship - Jul. 8, 2020

The Miami Express 16A softball team, which comprises multiple girls from Linn County and the surrounding areas, traveled to the Field of Dreams Complex in Basehor Linwood to compete in the MO/KAN USSSA Mega State Championship softball tournament. There were a total of 28 teams in the tournament, and...[More]

Volunteers distribute aid to families across county - Jul. 8, 2020

Linn County Health Department personnel teamed up with Catholic Charities, Food Fair of Mound City and the Hewitt-New American Legion Post 248 to host a COVID-19 Recovery Drive on Wednesday, July 1, at the fairgrounds. During the event those volunteering their time handed out over half of 600 packages...[More]

Clubhouse Daycare opens in Mound City - Jul. 8, 2020

Monday, July 6, was the first day of business for a new daycare in Mound City that caters to kids ages 5-11. The Clubhouse Daycare, located at 519 Main St., is owned and operated by Raymond and Melayna Johnson, who also own Country Kids Daycare. The two daycares are in addition to owning a shop on Main...[More]

Mound City told increase to water, sewer could lower debt obligation - Jul. 8, 2020

Following a presentation earlier in the year by Joey McLiney of McLiney and Co. concerning an attempt to lower the city’s interest rate on their bond debt, Kip Hart, representing the company, told the City Council of Mound City Monday night they’d have to raise sewer and water rates by 20...[More]

Drought conditions prompt PWWSD 13 to begin water draw from Mound City Lake - Jul. 8, 2020

Drought conditions across the state of Kansas prompted the governor to declare drought emergencies, and in preparation for lack of rain, Public Wholesale Water Supply District No. 13 (PWWSD No. 13) representative Kevin Hancock met with the Mound City Council Monday night and asked that they be allowed...[More]

Commissioners exempt Linn County from governor’s order on face masks - Jul. 8, 2020

Following an executive order from Gov. Laura Kelly requiring Kansans to wear a face mask in public with certain exceptions beginning midnight July 3, the County Commissioners met on Thursday, July 2, in front of a once-again packed room and discussed the order and what direction they would go. County...[More]

H.E. “Gene” Brownback 11-22-1928 to 06-30-2020 - Jul. 6, 2020

Linn County News Published July 8, 2020    H.E. “Gene” Brownback, 91, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Ellsworth, Kan. He was born Nov. 22, 1928, in Centerville, Kan., to Jesse Lawrence and Sylvia (Johnson) Brownback.  Gene was a longtime resident of Osawatomie,...[More]

SPECIAL: Commissioners say face masks in public not necessary - Jul. 3, 2020

  RESOLUTION # 2020-13   An Order Exempting Linn County, Kansas from the Face Mask Provisions of Executive Order 20-52 WHEREAS the Governor of Kansas has issued Executive Order No. 20-52, mandating the use of face masks in all public areas; and, WHEREAS such mandate includes civil...[More]

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