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Thanks to a second round of property tax abatements ending for the Westar peak energy plant near Reading, Lyon County residents could enjoy a reduction in their mil levy for a second straight year.

Valuation notices are hitting Lyon County mailboxes this weekend.

Lyon County commissioners have been consolidating their study and action meeting agendas into one session the past several weeks. They are back to separate meetings this week.

A study group says Emporia has among the highest renters insurance payouts per year for the state, although the premium is just a few dollars higher than the state average.

Emporia Police have detailed how an injury accident happened at 18th and Industrial on Saturday. Officers have also released the names of the two people hospitalized afterward.

The investigation continues into what caused a spectacular van fire at the 12th and Merchant Kwik Shop around 6 Tuesday evening.

A van was heavily damaged by fire in south central Emporia on Monday, but the situation could have been worse.

His political career covered four terms and spanned parts of three decades, and he had a lifelong connection to the land as a rural resident, farmer and stockman. Myron Van Gundy has passed away at the age of 88.

After 27 years with the Lebo-Waverly school district, including the past 18 months as superintendent, Ted Vannocker is retiring effective June 30.

The Emporia-Lyon County Joint Board of Zoning Appeals is meeting Tuesday night.

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