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OLPE — The Olpe High football team’s dream of an undefeated season came to an end Friday evening as a late two-point conversion attempt was easily snuffed out, allowing the Centralia Panthers to escape with a 22-20 win in the quarterfinal round of the 1A Playoffs.

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Thursday evening on the third floor of the Lyon County History Center, a handful of community members and three policy makers sat down over cookies and discussed some of the best ways in which to have meaningful discussions with policy makers.

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City officials, local business owners and representatives from regional development groups gathered inside the Trusler Business Center Thursday evening for an informational meeting on industrial zoning.

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Lyon County Commissioners unanimously approved the latest in a long line of improvements to area emergency response systems during Thursday morning’s action session.

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Administrators and staff at William Allen White Elementary provided an overview of the school’s ongoing redesign to the Emporia Public Schools Board of Education during its regularly-scheduled meeting Wednesday.

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City commissioners received an overview on state government during an action session Wednesday morning, hearing from Senator Jeff Longbine and representatives Eric Smith and Mark Schreiber on a variety of upcoming issues to be debated during January’s legislative session.

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The USD 251 Board of Education formally approved an out-of-state trip for the Northern Heights High School Wildcats Marching Band Wednesday evening.

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Local veterans hoping to learn more about health care options offered through the Veterans Health Administration since the rollout of the VA MISSION Act turned out for a community forum hosted by Newman Regional Health at American Legion Post 5 Tuesday evening.

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Early morning classes might just be a little easier to handle for Emporia State University students and faculty.

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Despite the chill in the air, the Flinthills Mall was warm with the spirit of community giving during the 6th annual Emporia Area Match Day Monday.

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At approximately 6:05 p.m. Monday, Lyon County deputies, Emporia Police Department, Lyon County EMS and Lyon County/Emporia Water Rescue were dispatched to mile marker 133, Interstate 35 northbound for a vehicle in the water on the south side. 

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Bitter cold may have forced Monday’s Veterans Day Memorial Program inside the warmer confines of the Anderson Building, but the weather did little to affect the attendance — or mood.

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The 17th annual Freedom Fest kicked off with the Posting of the Colors and the National Anthem Saturday morning.

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More than 50 veterans and active military were recognized through the gift of quilts Saturday morning at the Clint Bowyer Community Building.

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Saturday morning and afternoon, Dan and Jan Smoots led groups of about 15 through a tasting and information session about the products Fanestil Meats offers this holiday season.

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Emporia’s annual Veterans Day parade has been canceled due to the frigid wind chills expected throughout the day Monday. The All Veterans Program will still be at 11 a.m. but it has been moved indoors to the Anderson Building on the Lyon County Fairgrounds.

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Marshall “Lynn” Jacob turns 100 years old on Tuesday, carrying with him a wealth of knowledge and experiences.

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The Open House for The Children’s War: Images of World War II in Children’s Books captivated students and community members between pages of optimistic and honest war narratives and illustrations at Emporia State's William Allen White Library.

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Having served in the armed forces themselves, locals Ray Fallen and Rhonda Denney know the importance of honoring veterans, no matter the age, race, gender — or even species.

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After attending the information dinner a few days prior to leaving on Honor Flight No. 7, everyone surely would know that this was a special event just waiting to happen. I think I can speak for all 23 veterans on the trip that this was a first-class event that we all appreciate very much.

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Like many non-profit organizations, Food For Students relies on help from a number of volunteers to keep its mission to feed Emporia kids alive. A special partnership between the nonprofit and students from the Transitions program has blossomed into something that perfectly exemplifies the “…

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Community members learned first-hand the impact CrossWinds Counseling & Wellness makes in its seven-county service area Thursday morning.

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Dozens of farmers and residents of rural Lyon County gathered Thursday evening in the courthouse annex for the first of four free ELC-Z workshops on upcoming changes to city and county zoning regulations.

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Veteran’s Day celebrations kick into high gear this weekend with the 16th Annual Emporia Freedom Fest this Saturday at the All Veteran’s Memorial, 931 S. Commercial St.

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County Commissioners officially approved a Lyon County Area Transportation funding grant for fiscal year 2021 during a regularly-scheduled action session Thursday morning.

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Emporia State University celebrated the fifth anniversary of helping students fight food insecurity with Corky’s Cupboard Tuesday afternoon in the Memorial Union.

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Emporia City Commissioners accepted a $17,000 donation from the Emporia Eastside Community Group during an action section Wednesday afternoon in the Municipal Courtroom.

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Walmart and The Salvation Army are joining forces to provide toys to 300 local children in need during the holidays with a toy drive event from 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Walmart, 2310 Industrial Rd.