• Kansas State Senator Caryn Tyson (R-Parker) earned the top spot on the Freedom Index in the state senate. According to the Freedom index, Senator Tyson’s voting record earned her the number one ranking of all Senators this session.

  • Notice: In preparation for engineering work in the proposed Pleasanton Lake spillway project, a crew will be conducting test borings next Monday and Tuesday, July 21—22. A short portion of E. 1200 Rd., from the intersection with Underhill Rd. to the east end of the dam, will be closed from Monday morning until late Tuesday afternoon. The boat ramp, the parking area at the spillway and all lake access points will remain open.

  • Pleasanton 1 wins Coach Pitch tournament; Blue Mound places second

  • A ride into history

  • Mine Creek Battlefield welcomes new curator

NEWS

Three arrested in drug bust

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The Linn County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Miami County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit and the Linn County SRT (Special Response Team), busted three suspects last week in Parker. A tip resulted in the Sheriff’s Department obtaining a probable... [More]

Mine Creek Battlefield welcomes new curator

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Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site recently welcomed new curator Tami Neal to the facility. Neal currently resides on a farm near Centerville, where she and her husband Bruce moved two years ago. Tami grew up in rural Iowa on property surrounded by a 2,000-acre state... [More]

County adopts resolution to enforce traffic in lake communities

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Mentioning a resolution he and the county counselor have been working on to enforce traffic in the five lake communities in Linn County, Sheriff Paul Filla gave the floor to County Counselor Gary Thompson Monday at the County Commission meeting. Thompson said the resolution,... [More]

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SPORTS

Pleasanton 1 wins Coach Pitch tournament; Blue Mound places second

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The Pleasanton 1 Coach Pitch baseball team won the 2014 Coach Pitch tournament held in Bronson from July 7 to July 10. The team had an excellent season finishing 11-1. Blue Mound also participated in the tournament and had a good run. They entered the tournament a six seed... [More]

Mound City 10U baseball team wins tournament at Osawatomie

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The Mound City 10U baseball team competed in their league tournament at Osawatomie which took place from July 11 to July 13. The team earned its way out of pool play on Friday, July 11, to earn a spot on the eight team bracket that would determine the champion on Sunday, July... [More]

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COMMUNITY

A ride into history

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She is leaving her horses at home, but Ann Birney of the Ride into History historical performance touring troupe will bring a saddle with her to Library District #2 of Linn County for a presentation to the Young Historians on Monday, July 21, at 6:30 p.m., in the Swan Room. ... [More]

Continuing draft horse bloodline becomes a family affair

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The Terry family of Hume, Mo., participates in a unique long-time family tradition of raising Belgian draft horses. Dwight Terry, his wife Sabrina, along with their three children Aubry, Shaylee, and Blaiton all say they deeply enjoy their hobby and work as a team to raise the... [More]

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