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Simmons Pet Food adds to canning line, boosts employment

Simmons Pet Food is expanding.

The pet food processing complex in southeast Emporia is adding to its canning line as part of what it calls a multi-million-dollar expansion.

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Hill: Veto session could be short

In a week, state lawmakers will return to Topeka to finish out the 2014 session.

The main piece of business -- really, just about the only piece of business -- is settling the overall budget.

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SOS holds fifth-annual Child Abuse Prevention Summit

The fifth-annual SOS Child Abuse Prevention Summit brought the difficult topic of child abuse up for discussion at Flint Hills Technical College Wednesday.

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Stamp Out Hunger drive coming May 10

The annual Stamp Out Hunger drive is coming May 10. Letter carrier Janet Way, a recent Newsmaker guest, said the concept is simple: on May 10, leave nonperishable food items by your mailbox, and your local letter carriers will pick them up.

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City commissioners review planning and zoning guidelines, hear biodiesel and "Biker" presentations

City commissioners had a lengthy study session Wednesday, dedicating most of that time to a planning and zoning workshop.

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Regional transportation plans ongoing

Work continues to bring a regional transportation network to Kansas.

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Diabetes Health Fair coming Thursday

Diabetes is fast becoming an epidemic in America, and Newman Regional Health has scheduled its fifth annual Diabetes Health Fair for Thursday to get out information about the disease.

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Planning Commission recommends conditional use permit, begins review of comprehensive plan

The Metropolitan Area Planning Commission recommended approval of a conditional use permit during its monthly meeting Tuesday night.

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