Road closing

The 10 block of E. Fourth Avenue, between Commercial and Mechanic streets, will be closed through the rest of the week for sewer repairs.

Pancakes fundraiser

Southern Lyon County’s USD 252 Honor Flight program is hosting an all-you-can-eat pancake fundraiser at 5 p.m. Friday before the Olpe vs. Hartford basketball game in Hartford. Suggested donation is $5 for children up to 12 years old and $7 for adults. All proceeds benefit the USD 252 Honor Flight program.

Biscuit and gravy breakfast

The Verdigris Valley Foundation will be serving a biscuit and gravy breakfast from 7 - 10 a.m. Saturday at the Madison Sauder Center. Proceeds from this event support the operation of the center and projects for the community.

South Fork Band at the VFW

The South Fork Band will return to VFW Post No. 1980, 932 Graphic Arts Rd., 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. Saturday for a benefit dance. Bring an appetizer and your dancing shoes.

Entry is $5 per person. All are welcome to attend.

Soup supper

The Olpe United Methodist Church will hold a soup supper starting at 5 p.m. Saturday at the church, 120 W. Listerscheid St., Olpe. The menu includes a variety of soups (chicken noodle, vegetable, ham and beans, chili, etc.), relishes, crackers, home-made desserts, drinks and much more.

Come eat and enjoy the fellowship all for a free will offering. The church is handicapped accessible. Questions? Call 620-475-3780 or 343-5544.

Biscuits and Gravy and food sale

There will be a biscuits and gravy and food sale from 7 - 11 a.m. Sunday at St. Anthony's Hall in Strong City. The event is being hosted by Grace Lutheran Church and St. Anthony Church.

For a donation, guests will receive biscuits, homemade gravy, breakfast burrito, cinnamon twist, fresh fruit, coffee and juice. Take-outs and deliveries are also available.

All proceeds will go to Robert Spain for his medical expenses in his fight against cancer.

Quarter Mania at the Legion

American Legion Post No. 5 invites everyone out for Quarter Mania on Jan. 25 at the Legion, 2921 W. 12th Ave. Enjoy an evening of fun night of bidding on lots of prizes, food and drinks. Quarter Mania is a mix of an auction and bingo. Doors open at 6 p.m. and first round starts at 6:30 p.m.

Plumb Cold Chili Feed

Plumb Place invites the community to the Plumb Cold Chili and Soup Feed from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Emporia Recreation Center, 313 W. 4th Ave. Bring the whole family for delicious chili, savory soup and all the fixings for $5. All funds raised will go toward supporting the women of Plumb Place.

Pancake breakfast

The Admire Community Center will have its monthly pancake breakfast from 7 - 9:30 a.m. Jan. 25 at the Admire Community Center. Menu items include pancakes, biscuits and gravy, fried potatoes, sausage, juice and coffee. A freewill donation will be accepted. Proceeds go toward maintaining the community center. The North Lyon County Museum will be open.

Superbowl II

The Girl Scouts’ 2nd Annual Superbowl at Flint Hills Lanes is 1 - 3 p.m. Jan. 25. Come out dressed in your best “SuperFAN” or Super Bowl attire. Prizes will be awarded throughout the party for various plays and the best dressed SuperFAN. Bring the whole family for an afternoon of fun. Cost is $20 and includes bowling and shoes. Register by Jan. 18 on UltraCamp.

For information, call Gwen Harris: 342-3609 or

Super Bowl Sunday Bierocks

St. Anthony Parish in Strong City will be making homemade bierocks for Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2. Anyone who would like bierocks must pre-order by Jan. 24.

Pickup will be Feb. 1 at St. Anthony Hall. The cost is $30 for a dozen bierocks and $15 for a half-dozen. Orders can be made on Facebook, but be sure to click on the original post when ordering. They can also be ordered by contacting Kanas Graphics at 620-273-6111. Proceeds will go toward the new parish hall, which is under construction.

Groundhog dinner

The First Congregational Church Groundhog dinner is 5:30 - 7 p.m. Feb. 1 at the church, located at 12th Avenue and State Street. Entrance at the west door. An elevator is available.

The menu includes ham loaf, baked potato, green beans, salad, hot rolls, dessert, coffee and tea, for a free-will donation.

Meet Alastair Heim

Children’s author Alastair Heim will share his insights into effective read-aloud strategies and practices for child care and early childhood professionals from 9 - 10 a.m. Feb. 8 at the Lyon County History Center. The free event can provide one hour of KDHE training.

Then, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., children ages preschool - 8 are invited to enjoy cookies and crafts with Heim. He has written books such as “The Great Puppy Invasion,” “Hello, Door,” and “No Tooting at Tea.” The first 50 families will receive an autographed book. The free program is sponsored by Emporia Public Library, Lyon County History Center, Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore, Mobilizing Literacy and the Kansas Masonic Literacy Center.

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