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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jake LaTurner (KS-02) was named to the House Appropriations Committee for the 118th Congress by members of the House Republican Steering Committee. He issued the following statement: “I am humbled and honored to be selected by my colleagues to serve on the House Appropriations Committee,” said Rep. LaTurner. “Kansans deserve a seat at the table to ensure our hard-earned tax dollars are being spent responsibly in Washington. I look forward to working with Chairwoman Granger and the rest of my colleagues on the committee to deliver results for communities across Kansas.” The House Appropriations Committee is responsible for funding the federal government and determining how American tax dollars are spent. This influential committee touches on a wide range of issues impacting the United States, including national defense, agriculture, energy, healthcare, border security, and more.

STATE

Two subjects arrested and fentanyl seized in Pittsburg

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CRAWFORD COUNTY – The Joint Fentanyl Impact Team (JFIT), made up of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), the Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP), and Homeland Security Investigations, along with the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, Pittsburg Police Department,... [More]

UPDATE: Investigation of letters with suspicious white powder

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UPDATE: Investigation of letters with suspicious white powder                                                 ... [More]

SPECIAL: Search continues for missing Parsons man

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UPDATE: Body of missing Parsons man located and two arrested   NEOSHO COUNTY _ The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), the Labette County Sheriff’s Office, and the Neosho County Sheriff’s Office located the body of missing 23-year-old Dakota A.... [More]

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NEWS

Pull Tabs for Pound Puppies

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     The City of Pleasanton is raising funds to help make needed renovations and repairs at the city pound. To do so they are collecting tabs from aluminum cans at various businesses in the city.      All participating businesses will have collection... [More]

Linn County Planning Commission proceeds with prohibiting commercial solar fields

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The Linn County Planning and Zoning Commission began their April 9 meeting by relooking at the Sunshine Meadows preliminary plat that last month was turned down by the commission because of outcries from surrounding neighbors. Sunshine Meadows is proposed to be a housing development... [More]

Commissioners send CUP for rock quarry back to P&Z again

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Stephanie Walker reviewed the reasons she and her family do not want the new quarry, Mulberry Limestone that recently applied for a conditional use permit to do business at near Linn Valley to be located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 69 and 2200 Road. Planning and Zoning... [More]

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COMMUNITY

Spaghetti dinner and silent auction benefit set for Saturday at fairgrounds

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A Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction benefit is set for this coming Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the 4H building on the Linn County Fairgrounds. In an effort to help Bonnie Riley, local photographer, cover medical bills and just overall help in general, Courtney Lanham, Kyla... [More]

Mound City couple builds HVAC and party bus services

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When Jeff Cornelius graduated from high school he went to work in the HVAC industry. “A friend had a delivery service delivering to a guy with a heating and cooling business and that’s how I got into it,” Jeff explained. In 1993 Jeff opened his own business... [More]

Youth Track meet organized for April 27

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Mary Jane Britz, a junior at Prairie View High School has organized a track meet for grade school age students in the Prairie View District. “I lived in Wisconsin before moving to Kansas and while living in Wisconsin the track team would put on a youth track meet every... [More]

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