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Fire crews battle 10 out-of-control grass fires Saturday

Over 200 controlled burns were conducted just in Lyon County on Saturday. Even with relatively light winds, firefighters were kept busy as several blazes got out of control.

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SOS benefit concert features local talent, raises around $22,000

Saturday's benefit concert for SOS, featuring "America's Got Talent" finalist Jason Pritchett and local musician Callie Agler-Medrano, put on a Branson-style show for a lively crowd in the Granada Theater.

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New facility fee in place for motor vehicle registrations

If you have gone to the Lyon County Motor Vehicle Office to make your vehicle registration payments, you have noticed a new fee on your bill.

If you haven't, you will.

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ESU master, strategic plan efforts continue

Work continues on two long-range planning initiatives at Emporia State University.

During the ESU Buzz with President Dr. Michael Shonrock on Thursday, the president said the campus master plan is moving along well.

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Dialogue focuses on public education funding

Kansas residents have already heard a lot about education funding even before this legislative session began. Expect to hear a lot more by Friday.

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Sustainability Fair ahead for FHTC

The Flint Hills Technical College Sustainability Fair is April 26 at the college.

Several vendors, displays and activities are already confirmed. the Farmers Market is holding its first spring market of the season during the Sustainability Fair.

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Lesser prairie chicken decision criticized

Gov. Sam Brownback isn't the only person unhappy with the federal decision to call the lesser prairie chicken a threatened species.

On KVOE's What's In Outdoors on Friday, host Phil Taunton said the move will make it more difficult for rural landowners and state development.

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Abortion numbers down for Kansas

The number of abortions performed in Kansas is down slightly.

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