• Small idea sparks life change for family

  • The Linn County area high schools started their fall sport practices on Monday, August 18, in preparation for the upcoming season. Football, volleyball and cross country practiced both in the afternoon and morning hours to avoid the heat.

  • Kayak enthusiast dies before accomplishing childhood dream

  • (L to r) Roger Carbon of Mound City, John Teagarden of La Cygne and Charley Johnson of Prescott were present as Teagarden was honored with a clock at the Linn County Fair and Rodeo for his many years of dedicated service to the Linn County Fair and Rodeo.

  • What if...active-shooter training: Anatomy of school safety


Deputy thwarts Blue Mound burglary attempt


What could have gone down as a burglary, went on the books as an arrest made in an attempted burglary. Linn County Sheriff’s Deputy Bobby Johnson was patrolling on Thursday, Aug. 21, in Blue Mound when he passed a house where the occupant, Roger Firebaugh, was already in... [More]

2 arrested on burglary charges in Pleasanton


A disturbance call in Pleasanton on Friday, Aug. 15, resulted in the arrest of two suspects on burglary charges. Pleasanton Police Officer Tristan Snyder said that a disturbance between Pleasanton residents Michael Lane and Demetrius Cornelius resulted when Cornelius borrowed... [More]

Kayak enthusiast dies before accomplishing childhood dream


As an update for readers who may have been curious about the kayaker that the Linn County News ran a story on last summer, on the afternoon of July 29, Robert Schmid died in an industrial work-related accident at the A.E. Woods Fish Hatchery in San Marcos, Texas, where he worked... [More]

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Author visits Linn County Museum to discuss the KC Monarchs trip to Pleasanton


On Saturday, Aug. 23 the Linn County Museum had a special guest speaker, Phil S. Dixon. Dixon is from Kansas City, Kan., and currently resides in Belton, Mo., and is a leading expert in baseball history, particularly African-American baseball history which he has covered for... [More]

Allison Butler to be Swedes Women’s Basketball manager


Allison Butler, La Cygne, is the latest addition to the Bethany College women’s basketball program. Head Coach Brett Morehouse announced her addition for the 2014-2015 academic season. “Allison is going to be a great addition to our staff. She brings energy and enthusiasm... [More]

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‘Bike for the World’


Despite high temperatures, 13 motorcycles completed an 80-mile ride through Linn County on Saturday, Aug. 23. Riders enjoyed three rest stops along the way with one of the stops occurring at the Carpenter Motorcycle Museum in Pleasanton. To see the full article, check... [More]

Small idea sparks life change for family


A joint effort between the Kincaid-Selma United Methodist Church (UMC) and the Blue Mound UMC has brought dramatic change to the life of a local family in need. The churches combined forces and set their sights on building the family a new home. Volunteer Krissy Beckmon explained... [More]

What if...active-shooter training: Anatomy of school safety


School safety isn’t just something that you hope happens – it’s something that comes about with lots of planning, strategizing and investing in the future. And, two years after the wheels were put in motion to practice a countywide active shooter scenario, many... [More]

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