• USD 253 adds new computer program at selected schools

    Starting this fall, Emporia Public Schools has added a new Homework Help and Tutoring program at the open computer labs at William Allen White and Flint Hills Learning Center.

    The labs are open from 6-8 pm every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Parents and children from any

  • Sertoma train up and running

    The Sertoma Club miniature train is back in business. The little train has been a fixture in Soden's Grove for decades but was taken out of service this past month after flood waters damaged the track it uses.

  • Bold copper theft in Greenwood County

    Authorities in Greenwood County are still searching for three possible suspects in a daring mid-afternoon robbery, which left many residents of Piedmont without power.

    On Friday, Westar Energy received a report that the city of Piedmont had no power. Westar responded, and reported the

  • Great Bend teen hospitalized, Emporians unhurt in Topeka crash

    A Great Bend teenager was hospitalized for possible injuries following an accident involving two Emporians on Saturday.

    The Kansas Highway Patrol says 14-year-old Melina Chavez was hospitalized at St. Francis in Topeka after the two-vehicle wreck on U.S. Highway 24 just east of

  • Clean Sweep organizers grateful for community support

    Nearly 260 tons of unwanted materials are confirmed as properly disposed after Clean Sweep III ended Sunday.

    Solid Waste Supervisor Keith Senn says there were a handful of curbside pickups yet to complete. The tonnage from those pickups will be combined with final iron and tire tallies

  • Emporia State basketball teams in action Thursday

    The Emporia State womens and mens basketball teams will be in action Thursday night.

  • Kiwanis Club marks 90 years of service

    Ninety years ago, the Emporia Kiwanis Club was chartered with the mission of serving area children. On Saturday, club members and members of the public went to the Memorial Union Webb Hall to celebrate and continue the mission.

  • Busy finish for Clean Sweep

    After a damp Saturday slowed traffic, the Lyon County Fairgrounds were quite busy for the third and final day of Clean Sweep III.

    Coordinator Patty Gilligan tells KVOE News there was "very steady traffic" for the final four hours of the cleanup effort. People lined up at the

  • Kansas City Chiefs 4-0

    The Kansas City Chiefs improved to 4-0 with a 31-7 win over the New York Giants Sunday.

  • Jimmie Johnson wins at Dover

    Jimmie Johnson took the checkered flag at Sundays NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Dover. Dale Earnhardt Jr finished 2nd and Joey Logano was 3rd. Clint Bowyer finished 10th and did lead for 1 lap. Matt Kenseth is still at the top of the Sprint Cup point standings. He leads Jimmie Johnson by 8 points.

  • Kansas City Royals close season with win

    The Kansas City Royals closed out the 2013 season with a 4-1 win over the Chicago White Sox. Salvador Perez Hit a 2 run homerun in the 4th inning giving the Royals the early lead. Brett Hayes added a 2 run homerun in the 7th inning. Bruce Chen was the winning pitcher picking up his 9th win.

  • Emporia State Soccer plays #14 Central Missouri to 0-0 tie

    The Emporia State soccer team remained undefeated in MIAA play after a 0-0 tie with 14th ranked Central Missouri Sunday in double overtime.

  • CROP Walk benefits Abundant Harvest, Salvation Army

    The annual CROP Walk atrracted 41 walkers Sunday afternoon and raised over $900.

    Musical entertainment for the volunteers and walkers was provided by the First United Methodist Praise Band. 

  • Outdoor Appreciation Day marks fifth year

    Saturday morning's Hunt for the Finsh 5k walk/run got off to a soggy start at the fifth Annual Beau Arndt Outdoor Appreciation Day, but things cleared up for the other activities which began at 10 am.

  • Residents, bakery owners enjoy 'Cupcake Wars' watch party

    If landing a spot on the television show Cupcake Wars isn't impressive enough, the fact that more than 300 people turned out for the watch party makes it impressive.

    It's a stat that shows the love for Melissa Herring and Rhiannon Torres of Mr. Sisters Sweets.

  • Joyful Noise, Broomweed Festival bring music to Chase County

    The annual Broomweed Festival filled downtown Cottonwood Falls with music Saturday.

  • Students, parents 'Buzz Around' campus Saturday

    Emporia State University students hosted their close ones on campus Saturday for Family and Friends Day.

    Families could be seen touring the campus throughout the morning prior to the football game against Northeastern State University.

  • 1011th Reserve members enjoy reunion

    Members of the 1011th Army Reserve spent time enjoying life and reflecting on war this weekend.

  • 'Fabulous Finds on 99' attracts people to Emporia from north and south

    Fabulous Finds on 99 brought people from the Nebraska state line to the Oklahoma state line to the KVOE listening area Friday and Saturday.

    In Emporia, one hub of activities was Poehler Mercantile, which held a special flea market both days -- but owner Shirley Slaymaker says a lot of

  • Sluggish early, Hornets power past Northeastern State

    The No. 24 Emporia State football team shook off a sluggish two-plus quarters to subdue Northeastern (Okla.) State 45-24 at Welch Stadium on Saturday.

    Quarterback Brent Wilson threw his first interception as a Hornet, but also threw for 410 yards and five touchdowns -- two each to

  • Emporia High Gymnastics team at Lawrence Free State

    The Emporia High girls gymnastics team finished in 4th place at the Lawrence Free State invitational. Darian Bruch placed 3rd on floor excercise. She also had the best all around score for Emporia High. Amber Wells had the Lady Spartans best score on the vault and balance beam. Alena Aguilar

  • Emporia High Cross Country teams at Rim Rock Classic

    The Emporia High cross country teams ran in the Rim Rock Farm Classic Blue Division Saturday. The Girls finished in 19th place led by Meg Detwiler who finished 49th. The Emporia High boys finished 26th led by Seth Tilton who finished 69th.

  • Emporia State volleyball team loses twice on the road

    Pittsburg State defeated the Emporia State volleyball team Saturday in 5 sets, 25-22, 23-25, 27-29, 25-22,9-15. Emporia States volleyball team was defeated by Central Oklahoma in 4 sets Friday. The Lady Hornets won the first set 25-22. Central won the next 3 sets 25-17, 25-21, 25-18.

  • Emporia State Cross Country hosts meet

    Emporia States cross country teams hosted a meet Friday. The men finished in 4th place and the women in 10th place out of 23 teams. The men were led by Jacob Bull who finished in 7th place. Linsey Cuadra was the lead runner for the Emporia State women, she finished in 27th place. Fort Hays

  • High School football week 4

    The Lebo Wolves rode a strong rushing attack to a 42-18 victory over the Jaguars in Hartford Friday night.  Lebo amassed 385 yards of total offense, all on the ground, led by Garrett Holmes' 168 yards on 17 carries with 3 touchdowns. Oakley Baldwin rushed 18 times for 122 yards and two

  • Audio - Saturday - 9/28/13

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  • Outages impact east, northwest Emporia

    Equipment issues have forced power outages in sections of Emporia on Saturday.

    The first developed in east Emporia as showers and embedded thunderstorms crossed the city.

  • Wet beginning for Clean Sweep's second day

    Clean Sweep 3 has seen a pretty heavy turnout at the Lyon County Fairgrounds since it began Friday.

  • Harvest Day celebrates town bonds

    Town festivals don't continue year in and year out without a lot of people stepping forward to making sure they are successful.

    Hartford Harvest Day is in its 23rd year this

  • Emporia High football wins big at Seaman

    Cody Swanson scored 3 touchdowns and Cody Campbell scored 2 touchdowns leading the Emporia High football team to a 38-7 win over Topeka Seaman Friday night. The Spartans led 12-7 at the half and turned it on in the second half out scoring the Vikings 26-0 in the second half. Parker Bass added

  • Emporia State Soccer wins 3rd in a row

    The Emporia State womens soccer team shutout Southwest Baptist Friday night 2-0 to remain undefeated in MIAA play.

  • 'The new norm:' ESU enjoys biggest enrollment jump among Regents universities

    On Thursday, Emporia State announced it was planning a party to celebrate enrollment figures. The announcement -- and the celebration -- were warranted.

  • Governor requests federal disaster declaration for summer floods

    Roughly six weeks after signing a state disaster declaration on flood damage, Gov. Sam Brownback is asking for a similar step at the federal level.

  • Middle School fundraiser generates $8,300

    A community service project at Emporia Middle School led to a big fundraising total.

    Sixth graders raised money through a walkathon, which was held at Emporia High on Friday. The event raised $8,300 after expenses.

  • Future, former treasurers recognize Hartig

    Lyon County Treasurer Dora Hartig was honored by her family, her co-workers and members of the public for her better than three decades of service to the county at a special reception Friday.

    Both incoming treasurer Sharon Gaede and one-time treasurer Lula Hunt say Hartig's personality

  • RV fire snarls Interstate 35 traffic east of Emporia

    No injuries have been reported after an RV caught fire in eastern Lyon County on Friday.

    Emporia Fire Battalion Chief Steve Kuhlmann says the northbound RV apparently caught fire on the Interstate 35 offramp at the Hartford-Neosho Rapids exit, or milepost 141.

  • Good start for Clean Sweep III

    Clean Sweep III is underway at the Lyon County Fairgrounds.

    Coordinator Patty Gilligan says the clean-up effort, held every two years, is off to a good start. She's encouraging volunteers to step forward through the three-day event, reminding them to be prepared when they show up

  • KLINK work to continue next week

    Konnecting LINK work continues along parts of Sixth Avenue and East U.S. Highway 50.

    Project supervisor Jeff Gentz says milling work is finished on U.S. 50 from Corinth to Emporia's east city limits. Milling work may finish out Saturday from Commercial to Peyton if the weather

  • Weekend filled with activities

    From east to west -- and seemingly everywhere in between -- the KVOE listening area is bustling with activities this weekend.

  • Emporia High Volleyball Loses two matches

    The Emporia High volleyball team suffered two losses Thursday night. They were defeated by Mill Valley, the number 4 ranked team in 5A, in 2 sets 25-6, 25-13. They were also defeated by Ottawa in 2 sets 25-21, 25-18.

  • KSHSAA Classifications released

    The KSHSAA Classifications for 2013-14 are out. Emporia High stays in 5A. Highland Park returns to 5A and Wichita Heights drops down to 5A. Three area teams do move, Burlington moves up to 4A, Olpe to 2A and Marais Des Cygnes Valley moves to 1A.
    The Football classifications for 2014 and

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  • Emporia High Boys Soccer team wins in overtime

    The Emporia High boys soccer team needed overtime to pick up their 4th win of the season. The Spartans defeated Topeka High 3-2 in double overtime.

  • ESU plans party for enrollment figures

    Emporia State University has been anticipating a higher fall enrollment for months, and although it's not releasing any numbers yet, it has announced plans for a celebration Friday afternoon.

  • Attendance thin at health care watch party

    Following a trend from the previous two so-called "watch parties" on health care changes, attendance at the final live watch party at Flint Hills Technical College was light.

  • Week of 09-27-13

    • Recap of STREAM DAY activities at Timmerman Elementary School last Friday where over 400 students took part in a special Kansas Critter Camp “Celebration of autumn” outdoor learning activity with Kristy Randle.


  • Emporium Items - September 7th, 2013

    To Sell:   King size bed with oak headboard to trade for Queen size, 343-2996

    To Sell:   22” & 24” Dell video monitors/TV 475-3578

  • Lyon County continues flood insurance work

    Efforts to continue lowering flood insurance premiums took an annual step forward Thursday as Lyon County commissioners signed a recertification for the county's Community Ratings System.

    Zoning and Floodplain Administrator Sam Seeley tells KVOE News county residents can see reduced

  • Hartig reflects on County Treasurer career

    Over three decades ago, Dora Hartig started working for Lyon County. Eight years later, she became county treasurer. And on Friday, the county will hold a retirement reception in her honor.

  • EMS Walkathon to benefit students, charities

    On Friday, Emporia Middle School sixth-graders will spend a couple hours walking at the Emporia High track.

  • Finds on 99, 1011th Reserve gathering to start weekend

    A couple of two-day events are getting this weekend started Friday.

    Veterans associated with the 1011th Army Reserve based out of Emporia and Independence will gather for a golf outing at the Municipal Golf Course beginning at 9 am Friday, followed by a social at Best Western.

  • USD 251 starts superintendent search, mulls facility direction

    USD 251 North Lyon County is officially searching for a new superintendent.

    Board members Wednesday night voted to meet with Brian Jordan of the Kansas Association of School Boards on Oct. 16.  The board had declined to renew current superintendent Mike Nulton's contract in

  • Bonner lecturer: Race Card Project sees worldwide response

    Award-winning journalist Michele Norris was the featured speaker at last nights Bonner and Bonner Diversity Lecture, presenting her work on the "The Race Card Project".

    The project asks people to fill out a blank card with six words on their thoughts about race.

  • USD 253 accepts PTO donations to respective schools

    The Emporia Board of Education, at their meeting Wednesday night, accepted donations from the PTOs at Timmerman and Village elementary schools.

  • Search firm notes healthy field of candidates for NRH

    A consultant helping Newman Regional Health find a new chief executive officer has already started winnowing the field, which has turned out to be fairly big.

    Over 100 people sent applications for the position since it officially came open a few weeks ago. BE Smith Consulting has

  • Emporia State Soccer hosts Newman

    The Emporia State womens soccer team hosts Newman. The Lady Hornets are 3-3 going into tonights match and are coming off a win over Washburn. Coach Brian Sailor would like to see his team string some wins

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    Super Dance benefiting library, Plumb Place

    Members of Emporia State's Greek community have been "working it" for a good cause at 12th and Commercial on Wednesday.

  • Up Til Dawn going into evening hours for fundraiser

    Emporia State's Up Til Dawn student organization is hoping area residents help it Out Shine Cancer on Thursday night.

  • Development matters highlight City Commission meeting

    Infrastructure matters highlighted Wednesday's study meeting for Emporia city commissioners.

    The main focal point was the so-called Far West sewer project, which has been in the planning stages the past several years -- and the topic of discussion was how to fund any further upgrades

  • Olpe volleyball opens League play with win

    In area high school volleyball action, Olpe opened Lyon County league play with victories over Marais Des Cgynes Valley and Burlingame. Olpe beat Marias Des Cygnes Valley 25-20 and 25-19. Olpe then beat Burlingame 25-23 and 25-17. Olpe is now 11-3 for the season.


  • Emporia Highs Darin Bruch 1st at Olathe North

    The Emporia High gymnastics team finished in 5th place out of 6 teams at the Olathe North Invitational. Darian Bruch, for the second meet in a row, had a first place finish on the floor exercise. She also had the teams high score on the bars and all-around. Amber Wells had the high score on

  • Emporia High Tennis has two first place finishes at Washburn Rural

    2 first place finishes for the Emporia High girls tennis team at the Washburn Rural Invitational Tuesday. Ashley DeBauge placed 1st at number 1 singles winning all 3 of her matches. Seki Anderson, who also played number 1 singles, finished in 3rd place winning 3 of her 4 matches. Chelsea

  • Emporia man has hearing on alleged meth production

    One man accused of being involved in methamphetamine production locally has a preliminary hearing Wednesday afternoon.

  • ESU's Bonner and Bonner lecture tackles race issue

    Race relations have been a touchy topic for decades, but that isn't stopping the featured guest at Wednesday's Bonner and Bonner Diversity Lecture from confronting the issue head-on.

    Award-winning journalist Michele Norris is speaking at Emporia State's Albert Taylor Hall at

  • Final health insurance 'watch party' planned

    With the open enrollment period for health insurance now just a few days away, the last so-called "watch party" on health care changes is coming Thursday night at Flint Hills Technical College.

    The public is encouraged to view a demonstration of the ...

  • Water Festival to educate fourth-graders on water use

    Fourth graders from several area schools are headed to the Council Grove Reservoir on Thursday to participate in the annual Twin Lakes Water Festival.

  • Debate continues over Cottonwood River flood reduction

    Everybody agrees the Cottonwood River is prone to flooding. The question is how to minimize that risk, and there isn't a lot of agreement on that front.

    The Cottonwood flooding situation and potential solutions were discussed at a two-hour meeting Tuesday at the Bowyer Community

  • FHTC in top five on Bankrate.com ratings

    Flint Hills Technical College is rated as the fourth best two-year technical school or community college according to Bankrate.com.

    "It legitimizes and ratifies how important Flint Hills Technical College is to this community," President Dr. Dean Hollenbeck said.

  • Airport open for business after runway repairs

    Cleared for takeoff, the Emporia Municipal Airport is open again for business after being shuttered for several weeks.

    City Engineer Jerry Menefee says runway repairs underway since late August were definitely needed.

  • Action meeting Thursday for Lyon County Commission

    Lyon County commissioners won't have their weekly study meeting Wednesday. Instead, they are rolling their normal study agenda business into an action meeting Thursday morning.

  • Commerce Secretary stops in Emporia

    Kansas Secretary of Commerce Pat George was in Emporia this mornng. 

    George met with the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce's Chamber Matters Committee. Board members and elected officials were also at the meeting.

  • Westar trims, adjusts rate increase request

    By Chuck Samples/KVOE News

    Westar is adjusting its proposed rate increase for its customers.

  • USD 251 meeting to focus on superintendent search, facility needs

    By Chuck Samples/KVOE News

    The North Lyon County School Board is holding a meeting Wednesday night -- largely to talk about upcoming meetings.

    Board members will discuss an upcoming special meeting on finding a new superintendent Oct. 16 after current

  • Reports, requests highlight USD 253 meeting

    By Chuck Samples/KVOE News

    The Emporia School Board is meeting Wednesday night.

    Board members will take a look at a first reading of possible board policy revisions. They will also discuss math reports and receive a presentation on targeted instruction.

  • Wabaunsee County woman indicted on embezzlement charges

    An Alma woman has been indicted on embezzlement charges after allegedly taking money from the Bio-Security Research Institute at Kansas State University.

    U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom says 51-year-old Linda Kay Miller faces three charges of interstate transportation of fraudulently

  • Super Dance coming Wednesday

    Expect a lot of moving and shaking at the intersection of 12th and Commercial on Wednesday.

    That's because Emporia State's Sigma Tau Gamma and Sigma Sigma Sigma are holding their annual "Super Dance."

  • Distemper confirmed as offsite dog intake center is set up

    By Chuck Samples/KVOE News

    Dog adoptions through the Emporia Animal Shelter have been on hold for some time as officials investigate an illness that has sickened or killed a number of dogs since late winter. Now, with a cause likely determined, dog intake has been

  • Big crowd expected for Cottonwood River flood mitigation meet

    By Chuck Samples/KVOE News

    Large-scale flood mitigation efforts are the topic of a special meeting at the Bowyer Community Building on Tuesday.

    Zoning and Floodplain Manager Sam Seeley says ag producers have been interested in small-scale flood control measures for

  • Crime stats nearly steady

    By Chuck Samples/KVOE News

    Through the first eight months of the year, crime numbers as filed through the Lyon County Attorney's Office are tracking along with prior years.

    Close to 400 cases have been filed for prosecution through the end of August, just

  • City Commission meeting Wednesday

    By Chuck Samples/KVOE News

    Emporia city commissioners will tackle a wide range of items when they meet in study session this week.

    Commissioners will start by discussing the so-called "Far West" sewer project, focusing on a possible connection for PrairieLand

  • Clean Sweep begins Friday in Emporia

    By Chuck Samples/KVOE News

    Clean Sweep 3 starts Friday.

    Just what can you take to the Lyon County Fairgrounds for disposal? Well, according to Solid Waste Supervisor Keith Senn, just about anything.

  • Drive-through flu shot clinic set for Oct. 4

    By Chuck Samples/KVOE News

    Newman Regional Health and the Flint Hills Community Health Center-Lyon County Health Department are teaming up to provide a drive-through flu shot clinic for the second straight year.

  • Blood drives coming to area this week

    By Chuck Samples/KVOE News

    September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month, and the American Red Cross is holding a two-day blood drive in Emporia starting Tuesday.

    The drive goes from noon to 6 pm Tuesday at the Presbyterian Church West Campus, with Wednesday's activities

  • Movie 'Girl Rising' to screen in Emporia

    By Chuck Samples/KVOE News

    The initial threshhold has been passed, and the movie "Girl Rising" will screen at the Flinthills 9 Theater on Oct. 7.

    Movie captain Myrna Stephens is relieved over 60 people showed interest in the movie and purchased tickets online. She

  • Separate crashes result in several injuries

    By Chuck Samples/KVOE News

    A chain-reaction accident near Emporia's Turnpike exit Sunday resulted in two people being hospitalized and a third receiving treatment at the scene of the wreck.

  • NRH shows off new MRI unit

    By Monty Thompson/KVOE News

    Sunday afternoon Newman Regional Health hosted an open house showcasing it's recently upgraded MRI unit.

    The new machine allows doctors to more closely monitor soft tissue, including spines and joints while the new facility will

  • Tractor show brings big crowd to Howe Farmstead

    By Monty Thompson/KVOE News

    The tractor demonstration originally slated to take place during the Lyon County Fair was held Sunday afternoon at the Historic Richard Howe Farmstead.

    Dozens of classical tractors of several makes and models lined

  • Sundays on Porch series continues

    By Chuck Samples/KVOE News

    Red Rocks was busy for the second installment of Sundays on the Porch on Sunday.

    Steve Rinker, who had a popular discussion last year on bank robberies of Emporia's past, continued his discussion.

  • Wreck kills Greenwood County man

    By Chuck Samples/KVOE News

    A south Greenwood County man has died after an accident Saturday evening near his home.

  • Picnic marks part of Emporia's railroad history

    By Monty Thompson/KVOE News

    Saturday afternoon got underway with the fifth annual Big Four railroad reunion picnic at Peter Pan Park. 

  • Safe Kids wraps up 2013 child seat check lanes

    By Monty Thompson/KVOE News

    Saturday morning was a busy one as Safe Kids Emporia held its final child seat safety check lane of the year at the Staples parking lot.

  • Tie Dye Run 'colors up' Camp Alexander

    By Kyle Thompson/KVOE News

    Camp Alexander took on a number of new colors Saturday morning as the first Nitty Gritty Tie Dye run took place on the camp trails.

  • Records fall as ESU wins big on road

    By Chuck Samples/KVOE Sports

    Multiple Emporia State University and MIAA records fell as the Hornets overpowered Central Oklahoma 54-38 in

  • Audio - Saturday - 9/21/13

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  • Hetlinger busy for Apple Fest

    By Kyle Thompson/KVOE News

    Fall plus apples equals Apple Fest in Emporia. 

  • Ground game powers Madison past Harford

         The Madison Bulldogs used a punishing ground game to outpace the Hartford Jaguars 55-6 in Madison Friday night.  Madison racked up 320 yards on 17 carries, scoring on each of their 8 possessions.  The starting defense was keeping constant pressure on

  • NRH transfer rate dips

    By Chuck Samples/KVOE News

    New services are helping Newman Regional Health serve area residents in a fuller capacity. Spokesperson Beth Hammond says those new services are also keeping more of those