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Red flag warnings back in place

Dry, breezy conditions made for a busy day for area firefighters Tuesday. And the fire danger revs up Wednesday.

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"Toolbox" ideas presented, discussed during Flint Hills Regional Council meeting

A "community toolbox" meeting brought people from across Lyon County together Tuesday at Mary Herbert, in a meeting sponsored by the Flint Hills Regional Council.

The idea is to build on meetings held last year, by inviting people to attend and offer their thoughts on which issues affecting the Flint Hills are most important to them. Tuesday's meeting included a breakout exercise, where small groups pinned down the "tools" that they thought were most important.

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Grass fires develop around noon, continue through Tuesday

Out-of-control grass fires kept area fire crews hopping again Tuesday.

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Miss Lyon County stops by KVOE to discuss Children's Miracle Network fundraiser

Krystian Fish is certainly a busy 17-year old.

The recently-crowned Miss Lyon County won the pageant last year, and has now begun work on her personal platform.

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Tax Day sees slower last-minute traffic at Emporia Post Office

The Emporia Post Office saw fewer than usual last-minute tax filers head to the facility and stream in behind it to use the dropbox Tuesday.

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USD 251 discusses local option budget direction

Discussions continue at the school district level on education funding after lawmakers passed a $130 million bill earlier this month, and those discussions may be sharpening their focus after Gov. Sam Brownback said he would sign the bill during an appearance at Emporia State University on Monday.

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City Commission to name mayor, vice mayor Wednesday

Emporia city commissioners have an action meeting Wednesday night.

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Sacred Heart to receive new pastor this summer

Sacred Heart Church has a new parochial administrator at least through June.

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