KANSAS CITY, KAN. — Former Linn County Attorney John Sutherland, 68, of Mound City pleaded guilty April 24 to federal charges of stealing 350 to 500 items including electronics and equipment that belonged to the county, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister.

The K-State Research and Extension’s Marais des Cygnes District is offering a series of “Healthy Air Fryer Cooking” classes in partnership with local libraries.

K-State Research and Extension has awarded the Marais des Cygnes Extension District (serving Linn and Miami counties) a $10,000 grant to address mental health in the community.

PAOLA – Residents in Miami and Linn counties are bracing for another round of winter weather, starting in the early evening hours Saturday, Feb. 16.

LA CYGNE - Two people were seriously injured in a two-vehicle accident at about 6:35 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the intersection of Kansas Highway 152 and Kansas Highway 7, about eight miles west of La Cygne, in Linn County, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol Report.


All public schools in Miami County will be closed once again Friday, Feb. 8, as crews continue to work to clear roads and side streets following an ice storm Wednesday and Thursday that affected most of the Kansas City metro area.


A 64-year-old Mound City man was killed at about 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, when the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado he was driving southbound on U.S. Highway 169 crashed near 355th Street in Miami County.

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Editor’s note: This is the third and final article in a series focusing on the issue of teen suicide.

LINN COUNTY - Two Parker residents were injured in a two-vehicle wreck at the intersection of Kansas Highway 152 and Kansas Highway 7 shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in rural Linn County.