Area fireworks shows will light up the sky this holiday weekend

Towns throughout the area are holding firework shows to celebrate the holiday weekend.

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Crash that killed Emporia dentist will not see criminal charges filed

Charges will not be filed in the death of Emporia dentist Brenton Bennett.

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Chamber announces election Meet and Greet events

Believe it or not, the 2016 primary election is barely a month away and the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce Government Matters Committee will host a pair of Meet and Greet events with candidates for different races.

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Caulking used to vandalize Burlington playground equipment

Recently, Burlington Elementary School installed new playground equipment and artificial turf surfacing. It didn't take long for criminals to damage the new gear.

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Mayor's Tree planted Wednesday

The newest tree planted outside the Emporia Public Library is the Mayor's Tree for 2016.

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Mobilizing Literacy program unveiled

A brand-new program funded by the Jones Trust and operated by Emporia State University is designed to improve literacy for young learners.

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Hospital, county leadership pleased with NRH direction

The Newman Regional Health Board of Trustees spent part of its monthly meeting updating Lyon County commissioners on various initiatives since the last joint meeting six months ago.

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Charges unlikely in case of naked man

Things may change, but it does not appear a man walking naked in downtown Emporia earlier this month will face criminal charges for that activity.

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