Local legislators provided community members with an update on the current legislative session Saturday morning. Rep. Don Hill and Rep. Peggy Mast attended the Legislative Dialogue hosted at Presbyterian Manor.
Literally and figuratively the Emporia High School therapy dog, JoJo, touches many students everyday.
The Emporia Arts Council is offering a chance to see some of the upcoming American stars of opera when “The Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars Concert Series” comes to Emporia State University's Albert Taylor Hall on Feb. 13.
While numerous people are familiar with the names Gary Kubiak and Ron Rivera facing off in Superbowl 50 in a few days, most coaches — from youth leagues to college — are not as well known to the masses. But what famed coaches and the coach of your child’s soccer team coaches have in common are the abilities to build teams, develop skills, and motivate their players.
Concise, fast-paced, accurate outlooks for agriculture will be presented at the four Farm Profit Conferences planned this year by 580 WIBW, according to Kelly Lenz, longtime 580 WIBW farm director and coordinator for the programs.
I have to laugh at myself. I have been pronouncing this as “Ent-wine,” in reference to J.R.R. Tolkein's creation, the tree-herders of Middle Earth. It is actually “en-twine,” as in, “interweave or wind together.”
Rampant gridlock and political scandals are nothing new to Washington. However, the failures of the current 114th U.S. Congress continue to elevate the level of popular disdain for our elected officials to new heights.
Today, Flint Hills Music is sponsoring the 16th annual Youth For Music junior and senior honor band at Emporia State University.
AMERICUS — Americus has a new restaurant. Rolling Hills restaurant opened its doors on Jan. 22.
Weather: Today’s forecast calls for a high of 47 and a low of 31.
A Race the Chase Registration Party will be held from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at Dirty Kanza Promotions Headquarters, 11 W. 8th Ave. Join other attendees to get registered for Race the Chase.
The Emporia Area Chamber and Visitors Bureau Government Matters Committee along with the League of Women Voters will host a Dialogue at the Presbyterian Manor of Emporia, 2300 Industrial Rd. Coffee and pastries will be available at 8 a.m. with the dialogue discussion beginning at 8:30 a.m. Senator Jeff Longbine and Representatives Ron Highland, Don Hill and Peggy Mast have been invited to participate. Dialogues are a series of community political forums organized each year by the Chamber’s Government Matters Committee and the League of Women Voters. All Dialogues are free to attend. This series of forums provide a great opportunity for the public to voice their concerns and ideas to their elected officials.
Emporia High School Theatre and Music Departments present the musical “Mary Poppins” with three performances in the school auditorium. A fundraiser for the theater department will be held from 10 a.m. to noon today at Rollers, 701 Graham St. There will be a breakfast with Mary Poppins and other cast members, skating and pancakes. Admission is $10 per child and $5 per adult. In addition to breakfast and skating there will crafts and a 4-x-6 photo of the cast. The musical is 7 pm. Feb. 19, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 20. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students.
The Sacred Heart Youth Group Bierock Fundraiser is from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. today at Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 106 Exchange St. The cost if $3 each or 10 for $25.
Tickets to purchase slabs of barbecue ribs are on sale now from the ESU Student Foundation. All proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to match a $20,000 challenge grant with proceeds benefitting students in dire need of emergency assistance. The St. Louis-style ribs will be smoked at Waters True Value and cost $25 for a slab.
Emporia High School's theater and music departments present the musical “Mary Poppins” with three performances in the school auditorium. A fundraiser for the theater department will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 6 at Rollers, 701 Graham St. There will be a breakfast with Mary Poppins and other cast members, skating and pancakes. Admission is $10 per child and $5 per adult. In addition to breakfast and skating there will crafts and a 4-x-6 photo of the cast. The musical is 7 pm. Feb. 19, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 20. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students.
The annual Troop 157 Boy Scout Pancake Feed is 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at First Christian Church, 202 E. 12th Ave. Enter on the north side and go to the basement for all-one-can-eat pancakes with sausage, coffee or milk for $5. Extra milk and sausage is 50 cents. Children under 5 eat free. Proceeds will help pay for the scout backpacking trip to Colorado in the summer.
Beginning July 1, 2017 individuals will be allowed to legally carry concealed weapons at state universities, including Emporia State University. Thursday evening, ESU administrators answered questions regarding the law and implementation at a forum hosted by Associated Student Government and the Black Student Union.
Saturday, Flint Hills Music is sponsoring the 16th annual Youth For Music junior and senior honor band at Emporia State University.
Once again, the North Central Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging is sponsoring the annual Older Kansan’s Day in Topeka at the State Capitol.
The Lyon County Commission established permit fees for fireworks vendors, discussed a road vacation and approved a quote to purchase two trucks for the Lyon County Highway Department during an action session on Thursday.
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