• Secrest wins big at Kansas State Trapshooting championship

  • La Cygne youth says ‘Play ball!’

  • Gentry qualifies for Nationals in high school rodeo

  • Going the distance: Gilbert runs for the kids

  • Legislators debate merits of stalled noxious weed bill


County legislators expect school funding increase at special session


[First of a three-part series on school funding] With the state Legislature convening this Thursday for a special session to answer a May 27 Kansas Supreme Court opinion on school funding equity, the two Linn County resident legislators expect an eventual increase in funding.... [More]

Hog farm hot topic at Pleasanton meeting


Eric Swanson, owner of Swan-More Farms, LLC, was on hand at the Monday, June 20, meeting of the Pleasanton City Council and gave a short presentation to the council and those in attendance.   Swanson assured the council that the property, which lies on the edge of the... [More]

Commissioners to hire Public Works Field Administrator


After years of discussing the need for a person to handle bids, purchasing and more, the Linn County Commissioners decided on Monday to advertise for someone to fill a Public Works Field Administrator position.   After approving Noxious Weed Director John Maloney to... [More]

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La Cygne youth says ‘Play ball!’


The boys of summer are back on top as the Kansas City Royals won over the Cleveland Indians in a three game sweep last week—and during the last game of that series seven-year-old Brogan Beattie received an opportunity of a lifetime and announced “play ball”... [More]

Secrest wins big at Kansas State Trapshooting championship


Pleasanton High School (PHS) senior Hunter Secrest won big. There is no other way to describe it after he took three of four junior championships at the Kansas State trapshooting championship held in Wichita June 9–12.   Secrest, who got off of a plane from Mexico... [More]

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Going the distance: Gilbert runs for the kids


On May 20, Pleasanton teacher Erika Gilbert boarded a plane, destination New York with the Brooklyn Half Marathon slated for the next day.   This particular half marathon helps to benefit Team for Kids programs that help more than 200,000 children each year in more than... [More]

Legislators debate merits of stalled noxious weed bill


[Final installment of a four-part series] Alterations in the state’s noxious weed laws were among the bills debated in the Kansas Legislature during this past regular session.   The House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources introduced House Bill 2479... [More]

Annual Democratic Picnic slated for June 26 at Linn County Park


The Linn County Democratic Party on Sunday finalized plans for its annual picnic on Sunday, June 26. The event, which starts at 2 p.m., will be at the large shelter north of the Linn County Park marina.   The event is free and open to all area residents. Former state... [More]

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