• The Patriot Guard stands at attention during the Jesse Mitchell funeral held last week. Mitchell received a Purple Heart during the Korean War.

  • Augur retires from county

  • A crew conducts test borings on a portion of E. 1200 Rd., across from Pleasanton East Lake Dam, as part of the engineering and design process to replace the spillway structure.

  • An accident took place Monday morning at Pump ‘N’ Petes in Pleasanton when a vehicle hit a pedestrian. Police Chief Tanner Ogden explained that the vehicle had technical difficulties and would not start. The owner was working on the vehicle when it unexpectedly started, then leapt forward, striking Pleasanton resident Dana Goudie.

  • Shorebirds can be seen utilizing the shallow water in Unit F at the Marais des Cygnes Wildlife Area.


Elda Holsman Visitation


Word was received of the passing of Elda Holsman. Her visitation is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday, July 26, with the funeral service to follow at 6 p.m. at Schneider Chapel in Pleasanton.  

Water loss designed to benefit waterfowl


Visitors traveling through the Marais des Cygnes Wildlife Area likely noticed a gradual decrease in water since early spring. Area Manager Karl Karrow shared that the water loss is an intentional process and explained how waterfowl will benefit.  Karrow said, “Wetland... [More]

PWWSD#13 says no to RWD#2 contract proposal


With Public Wholesale Water Supply District #13 (PWWSD#13) and Linn County Rural Water District #2 (RWD#2) embroiled in a lawsuit that will soon be heard by District Judge Richard Smith, side proposals continue to move back and forth between the entities. Following a decision... [More]

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Blue Mound places third in girls’ Coach Pitch tournament


The Three Rivers League girls’ Coach Pitch tournament was held in Kincaid from July 14-18. Eleven teams competed in the double elimination tournament. Three Linn County teams competed in the tournament. Pleasanton 1 was the four seed, Blue Mound was the five seed and Pleasanton... [More]

Local schools hold their annual summer football camps


All three county schools held their annual summer football camps on the week of July 14 through July 18. The schools had to hold camp that week if they had not already because of KSHSAA rules, but what a week it was as temperatures were in the 70s all week, perfect weather for... [More]

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Augur retires from county


Things change over the years and Marilyn Augur has seen plenty of changes in her 35 years with the county. And, 35 years is enough as she has chosen to retire from that work the end of this month. Augur started with the county working for T.T. Concannon, where she was hired... [More]

Coal mining book shares area history


Retired college professor John Kekec recently authored “Fire in the Hole,” a book centered on coal mining families in the 1800s.  Eighty years old with a lifetime of writing experience at hand, Kekec was born and raised in Pittsburg. 

Timber Hills Lake Ranch, activity-packed getaway


Franchising genius and Goodcents restaurant founder Joe Bisogno saw an invaluable business opportunity in Linn County seven years ago when he built the Timber Hills Lake Ranch (THLR).  Recognizing the value in rural peace and privacy, he purchased over  1,000 acres... [More]

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