Ryann Brooks

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Emporia American Legion Baseball player and recent Emporia High School graduate John Miller was awarded the Sam Ellis Scholarship on July 24. 

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Newman Regional Health announced the re-opening of its drive-thru COVID-19 test collection site and respiratory clinic in anticipation of incr…

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It may not have looked the same this year, but local 4-Hers had a chance to show off their hard work raising livestock shows, arts and crafts,…

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Trent Burd is well on his way to being a household name among rodeo fans.

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Hi, great question! An active case is someone who has not yet met the recovery criteria. A recovery is met when someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 has isolated for a minimum of 10 days after onset of symptoms. They can be released after being fever-free and feeling well — withou…

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Initially the tournament was reported by Lyon County Public Health as a baseball tournament. I reached out for further information and was told it was a basketball tournament.

Three separate sporting events occurring over the same weekend were each reported to have risks for exposur…

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Mr. Slater has been ill and has been participating in the meetings via phone.

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Hi Judsie, I understand the confusion!

The Democratic primary that was held via mail-in ballot was only for presidential nominees. There are actually some other choices on the ballot for Democrats on Aug. 4 (1st Congressional District nominees, for example.)

Also, Kansas has a…

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Ryann Brooks commented on On the Shelf

"On the Shelf" is a longstanding book review column provided to The Gazette by the Emporia Public Library.

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You're right — I misread the numbers on the chart as I was writing up the article. Thanks for pointing it out!

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Names of the deceased are not released to the public/media, just as names of those who are confirmed to have the virus are not released. Lyon County Public Health's investigation process is thorough. If you had contact with someone to the point where it was a true risk, you would know. Th…

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I spoke to City Manager Mark McAnarney about the IRB issue last night and updated the story. We'll have more info on that in the coming days.

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Ryann Brooks commented on Closings and Cancellations

Please call 342-4800 about this and we'll see if we can figure out what's going on.

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Ryann Brooks commented on Breaking down utility increases

City Treasurer Janet Harrouff was speaking about solid waste increases not being made since 2009, not overall utility increases. We have edited this story to reflect that, and apologize for the confusion.

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