Emporia, KS

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Coffey County crash hospitalizes two LeRoy men

Two LeRoy men were hospitalized after a chain-reaction accident outside Burlington this week.

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Area recreation projects to benefit from KDHE grant

One area town is receiving state money for a recreation project through the state's waste tire grant program.

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Butler County man pleads guilty to defrauding company with local operations

A Butler County man has pleaded guilty to stealing over $1.2 million from an assisted living center chain that does business in Emporia.

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Spots for Support Emporia Golf Tournament still available

A handful of spots are available for the Clint Bowyer 79 Fund Support Emporia golf tournament with the tourney and banquet-auction event June 20.

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Sales tax bump to be considered in House

Lawmakers are working hard to plug a massive budget hole.

The House Taxation Committee approved a bill raising the tax from 6.15 percent to 6.85 percent. It also sets  the tax rate at 5.9 percent for food sales, and 51st District Rep. Ron Highland says that is a combination worth considering as the legislative session continues.

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Emporia Masonic Lodge donates $30,000 for Emporia High band

The Emporia High School band department received a boost from a local organization.

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City Commission reviews Becker Addition drainage, economic development in joint meeting

Emporia city commissioners want to look further into stormwater drainage issues across the city, following studies on the Becker Addition problems.

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Memorial to Fallen Educators' list of honorees expanding

A second name will be added to the Memorial to Fallen Educators later this year.

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