Jayhawk girls and boys fall in the first round of Sub-State - Mar. 10, 2021

The Jayhawk-Linn girls’ and boys’ basketball teams competed in their 2A Sub-State tournament on March 1 and 2. The Lady Hawks were a seven seed in the tournament and their first game was at Pittsburg against the two seed St. Mary’s Colgan. The Lady Hawks played hard but were no match...[More]

Scoreless first period sinks Buffs in finale - Mar. 10, 2021

Marc Ballinger, Prairie View boys’ head coach, had a plan for a high-octane Burlington basketball squad. And for the first 1:45, it worked. But then Buffalo turnovers and Wildcat steals led to a 23-0 barrage, and Prairie View finished its season with a 79-18 loss at Burlington March 2 in the...[More]

JES students take on Kids Heart Challenge - Mar. 10, 2021

Students at Jayhawk Elementary School and their physical education teacher, Ryan Metcalf, took on the Kids Heart Challenge in the beginning of February with a goal of raising $3,500 to give to the American Heart Association to aid in research and more. A total of 73 students registered for the challenge...[More]

Bullying: Resources for helping victims and bullies - Mar. 10, 2021

There are many places that kids, parents and teachers, as well as administrators can go for information to educate students about bullying.   Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center is an online site that offers aids and lessons for both younger children and teens. The kid’s...[More]

BULLY PULPIT - Mar. 10, 2021

Cartoon I’ve received several comments on the cartoon that I ran last week. It was for several reasons that it was run – none of which included humor or being racist. I did not in the least find the cartoon funny; rather, very sad, pointed and a wake-up call for people based on numbers...[More]

Commission on Judicial Conduct orders cease and desist on Judge Richard M. Smith - Mar. 10, 2021

Smith agrees to not hold judicial office, seek election What began in May 2020 as a request by Judge Richard M. Smith for a Linn County dispatcher to “do him a big favor,” ended with the judge coming under review and official order of the State of Kansas Commission on Judicial Conduct. According...[More]

Prescott City Council votes to apply for loan - Mar. 10, 2021

The city of Prescott, like many other cities in the state of Kansas, was hit hard with electric bills following the subzero temperatures in mid-February.  Senate Bill 88 establishes the city utility low-interest loan program. As City Attorney Burton Harding explained, the loan is on a first come,...[More]

La Cygne considerations mesh with state action Council temporarily suspends March utility penalties - Mar. 10, 2021

While La Cygne city leaders were discussing correspondences concerning how to deal with an anticipated natural gas price spike and passing a utility-related resolution, Kansas leaders at the same time were passing and signing into law a low-interest loan program for affected cities. During the council’s...[More]

Alfonso Gainer Jr. 10-28-1934 to 03-07-2021 - Mar. 9, 2021

Linn County News Published March 10, 2021 Alfonso Gainer Jr. (Junior), 86, of Garnett, Kan. (formerly Centerville, Kan.), died on Sunday, March 7, 2021. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 11, 2021, with the funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. at Dengel & Son Mortuary, Louisburg,...[More]

Phillip D. Staton 04-16-1950 to 03-02-2021 - Mar. 8, 2021

Linn County News Published March 10, 2021   Phillip D. Staton, 70, formerly of Pleasanton, peacefully passed away in the early morning of March 2, 2021, at his home in Linn Valley. He was born at home on April 16, 1950, at 507 W. 6th Street to Delbert C. and Melanie E. (Vorreiter) Staton. He...[More]

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