• Over 14 trumpeter swans are spotted recently on the Marais des Cygnes Wildlife Area. The trumpeter swan is the largest of North American waterfowl. It was reduced to near extinction by the early 20th century, but is relatively common in the United States today. According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, trumpeter swans can live longer than 20 years in the wild.

  • 2015 basketball All League selections

  • Linn County’s top five wrestlers

  • Blue Mound Library continues to improve

  • Freedom Arms LLC opening in La Cygne

NEWS

Dog License and Vaccine Clinic in La Cygne on Saturday

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Dog licenses for the city of La Cygne will all expire on April 30, 2015. These must be renewed every year to avoid potential fines from the codes officer. This Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m. to noon at 202 W. Market St., Dr. Fred DeHoff will be administering shots for a nominal... [More]

KDOT building new Trading Post rest stop access road

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The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) recently began working to cut a road between the Trading Post community access road and the rest stop area along K-52 in Linn County. According to KDOT engineer Hugh Bogle, the new road construction aims to alleviate the issue that... [More]

Recent power outage affects nearly 4,000 KCP&L customers

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Last Thursday at around 3 p.m. KCP&L reported nearly 4,000 customers lost power in the area. The electric utility company services more than 800,000 customers in 47 eastern Kansas and northwestern Missouri counties. Spokesperson Jeffrey Beeson stated that one of the company’s... [More]

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SPORTS

Linn County’s top five wrestlers

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The Prairie View and Jayhawk wrestling teams had good seasons this year. Jayhawk sent a school record four wrestlers to the 1A-3A State Tournament in Hays while the Buffalos sent six wrestlers to the State Tournament in Salina. All the wrestlers in both schools competed hard... [More]

2015 basketball All League selections

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All three boys and girls basketball teams received All League selections from their fellow leagues. All League selections are made by the league’s coaches and Linn County schools had a total of four First Team selections, six Second Team selections and one Honorable Mention... [More]

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COMMUNITY

Blue Mound Library continues to improve

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Blue Mound Library recently started a construction project, renovating its restroom for patrons. Librarian Brenda Curtis shared that most of the work has been completed by volunteers. Though more work still needs to be done, the area already looks cleaner and more user-friendly.... [More]

Pro-Active Agriculture aims to help farmers, local community

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An established business, Pro-Active Agriculture, will soon manufacture products in La Cygne. Pro-Active Agriculture started several years ago as a pioneer in the organic farming industry. Owner Mike Hilton stated that initially Pro-Active Agriculture will only hire a few employees... [More]

Freedom Arms LLC opening in La Cygne

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If there is one thing Kansans take seriously, it is the Second Amendment, and with laws becoming friendlier toward conceal carry throughout the state, more and more people are looking for places to purchase firearms or receive training for those firearms. One of those places... [More]

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