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The Pleasanton cross country team is small and the majority of the team is junior high, but the Blu-Jays did well in the Ramsey Invitational at Prairie View on Sept. 24.

The Jays had three runners in the seventh grade boys’ two mile race. Gage McGinnis led the Jays with a fourth place finish and a time of 15:05. Elijah Bates came in seventh with a time of 15:27. Benson Meik placed 25th for the Jays with a time of 19:49.

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SPORTS

Jayhawk football plays Central Heights on short notice

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The Jayhawk football team was originally scheduled to play a district contest against Wellsville on Sept. 25 but the Eagles had to cancel due to COVID and for a while it looked as the Hawks would go two weeks without a football game. Their game was cancelled the week before with... [More]

Prairie View hosts Ramsey Invitational

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The Prairie View cross country team hosted the annual Ramsey Invitational on Sept. 24 in which junior high, junior varsity and varsity races took place. In the seventh grade boys’ two mile race Matthew Stolle led the boys with a 10th place finish and a time of 16:00.... [More]

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NEWS

Political signs stolen across county

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A complaint was called into the Linn County Sheriff’s Department Monday after several Democratic candidate signs were taken from behind a barbed-wire fence on private property this weekend. Sheriff Kevin Friend said the party where the signs were stolen put them up Saturday,... [More]

Dale Dennis retires after 60 years in education County issues proclamation in his honor

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  After 53 years of service on the State Board of Education and a total of more than 60 years in education, Dale Dennis retired effective Sept. 30. Dennis was born and raised in the Linn County area, graduating from Blue Mound High School before attending Pittsburg... [More]

Commissioners approve AMR five-year contract Several health-related decisions made

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Following the submission of a new contract from ambulance service provider American Medical Response (AMR), the County Commissioners at their Monday regular meeting approved the five-year contract, 3-0, with a word from Commissioner Rick James that he appreciated AMR coming in... [More]

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COMMUNITY

Harlow’s receives a new look

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Harlow’s Oil at 414 Main St. in Mound City is getting a new look as owner Phil Harlow has the exterior of the long-time business updated. “We’re just trying to make it look nicer,” said Harlow. Roy Wade Remodeling began work last week on the addition... [More]

A tribute to Dick Carpenter

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A tribute to a community icon I pulled what I’m sure are just a couple of many tributes on Facebook to a man that spent his lifetime building a family, a successful business and a community. Each of us that live in Linn County, or Pleasanton specifically, go to work,... [More]

JLHS cheerleaders named to UCA All American squad

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Haven Conner, a junior, and Taryn Poole, a freshman, were recently named to the UCA All American Cheer Squad for the 2021 London Tour. According to Coach Wendi Baldwin auditions for the squad were done virtually due to the yearly UCA cheer camp being cancelled due to COVID-19... [More]

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