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Drought officially returns to area

The KVOE listening area has been "abnormally dry" for several months, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, and now moderate drought is trickling into far southwest Lyon County.

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Red flag warning issued for extreme fire danger

The fire danger across the Flint Hills has been high for weeks, and it's even higher Thursday.

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for extreme fire danger, affecting Lyon, Chase, Coffey, Morris, Osage and Wabaunsee counties from 1 to 7 pm.

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Army Corps of Engineers schedules information meeting on reservoir projects

Planning continues to start dredging John Redmond Reservoir, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled a special information update in Hartford on April 3.

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NRH Auxiliary fundraiser benefiting scholarship fund, hospital projects

The Newman Regional Auxiliary is wrapping up its Books Are Fun Fundraiser.

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Portions of U.S. 75 to see significant work

A long stretch of U.S. Highway 75 in Osage County will see repairs beginning Thursday.

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Friends of Coffey Health System donate for fetal monitors

The Coffey County Hospital obstetrics department is benefiting from a sizable donation from the Friends of Coffey Health System.

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County Commission extends Fairgrounds security agreement

Lyon County commissioners rolled through their action meeting Thursday.

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USD 253 board hires new EHS principal, discusses education funding during meeting

USD 253 Emporia school board had a significant meeting Wednesday, covering multiple heavy-hitting items.

The board added a special item to the agenda -- an early look at how the district might be affected by the Kansas Supreme Court ruling regarding K-12 education funding.

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