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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Attention Linn County Idol Contestants

Attention Linn County Idol Contestants!!!
Saturday August 8, 2015 at 5 p.m.

The Top Three Winners to Receive Cash Prizes 1st - $300 2nd - $200 3rd - $100

Contestants Must Submit a Demo CD/DVD Featuring Two Acts and $20.00 Entry Fee
By July 24, 2015 to:

Natalie Umphenour c/o Linn County Idol
17780 KS Hwy 52 Mound City, Ks 66056

For any questions please contact:
Natalie Umphenour: Pleasanton C: 913-285-0947
Melody Troth: LaCygne H: 913-757-4860 C: 913-488-4860
Kyla Carbon: Mound City H: 913-795-2323

Obituary - Pearl A. Young

Pearl A. Young
Funeral Services for Pearl A. Young will be held at Hill and Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri on Friday, July 17, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Tony Reynolds officiating.  The Interment will be in Appleton City Cemetery Appleton City, Missouri.

Pearl's request was that anyone wishing to make a Memorial donation please make it to Spring Grove Cemetery. Those may be left at the funeral home.

Pearl A. Young, the youngest daughter of Joseph and Velva (Campbell) Morgan, was born March 11, 1918 near Appleton City, Missouri. She passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at the age of 97 years. 


On May 1, 1938 she was united in marriage with Orveil A. Young. Two daughters were born to this union. She lived all her life in and around Appleton City. She attended Appleton Center Grade School and graduated from Appleton City High School in 1938. After graduating from high school, she taught at Spring Grove country school for two years. She spent twenty years as a cashier/bookkeeper for Missouri Public Service Company retiring in 1980. 


Pearl’s hobbies were raising flowers and piecing and quilting quilts. She enjoyed quilting with friends at the Christian Church. They quilted many quilts through the years. She was a member of the Christian Church, professing her faith in 1948. 


Pearl was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one daughter Sandra Crockett and two sisters, Opal Spears from Appleton City and Ruby Doll from Clinton, Missouri. Those left to mourn her passing are one daughter, Kathy Young of Pahoa, Hawaii; one granddaughter Heather Berry and husband Bob, one great-grandson, Matthew Berry all of Harveyville, Kansas; two nieces, Shirley Crayton of Appleton City and Patty Montgomery of Clinton, Missouri; one cousin, Bill Meyer of Joplin, Missouri; and one dear friend Mary Jane Locke of Appleton City.

Bates County Sheriffs Office: Helping Alex

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Deputy Newman and Alex
On June 23, 2015 Deputy Newman and Deputy Wilson from the Bates County Sheriff's Office responded to a medical call that involved a child whose clothes were fully engulfed. The child, Alex, had burns that covered over half of his body. Alex was transported by life flight to Children's Mercy Hospital then he was transferred to KU's Burn Unit. Alex will have to remain in the hospital for three months while he is recovering from his burns.


Last week, Deputy Newman and Deputy Wilson asked for the community's help to purchase an Ipad for Alex to help the time pass quicker for him while he is in the hospital. The Deputies were able to raise a total of $594.00 from donations made by the community. With the donations they were able to purchase an Ipad Mini 3 and an Itunes gift card for Alex. The money that was left after the purchases were made was given to Alex's family to help deter the cost of traveling to and from the hospital every day.

This morning Deputy Newman, Deputy Wilson and Paramedics Ben Strauch and Jerret Reno presented Alex with the Ipad and the gift card along with get well cards that were signed by several people in Law Enforcement. The Deputies would like to thank everyone who graciously donated money for their cause. They would also like to thank the Manager at our local Wal-Mart for giving them a 30% discount towards the purchase of the Ipad. Also a special Thank You to Adrian Bank and Douty's Auto Service for their substantial donation. Deputy Newman and Deputy Wilson said it feels good to live in a community that comes together and helps someone like this in their time of need.

Storm Clouds in the area this morning