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Huelskamp town hall well-attended

About 70 area residents spent close to an hour and a half picking the brain of Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp during a town hall meeting Thursday.

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Lyon County Commission approves dispatch consolidation

Lyon County commissioners have approved an agreement to consolidate the county and Emporia dispatch departments.

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Westboro church patriarch Fred Phelps dead at 84

The leader of a highly-controversial religious group in Topeka has died.

Fred Phelps, Sr., the former head of Westboro Baptist Church, passed in the night, according to our news partners TV-13 in Topeka. Family members confirmed the patriarch's passing Thursday morning. He was 84.

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Boil water advisory lifted for Lebo

Good news for Lebo residents: the boil water advisory in effect since Tuesday has been lifted.

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Commissioners approve first steps toward development at 24th and Industrial

City commissioners approved the first steps toward potential economic development at 24th and Industrial, during Wednesday's action session.

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Governor gives lawmakers guidelines for handling education funding issue

Gov. Sam Brownback is calling on lawmakers to address equity funding issues highlighted in a recent Kansas Supreme Court ruling on education funds.

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Village School preparing for 50th anniversary open house

Village School has been celebrating its 50th year of education this year, and a special open house is coming next week.

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Red flag warnings posted; outdoor burns discouraged

Critical fire danger is in place for Thursday.

A combination of dry vegetation, warm temperatures, gusty southwest winds and low humidity levels have prompted the National Weather Service offices in Topeka and Wichita to issue red flag warnings for our area.

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