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Lyon County Commission to have busy action

Lyon County commissioners have a lot of items to address in their action meeting Thursday morning.

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Water main break nearly fixed at 18th and Old Manor

Work should end soon at 18th and Old Manor, where a water main burst sometime Wednesday morning.

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Public forum explores process, potential hazards of "fracking"

Extra seats had to be placed for the "Fracking 101" public forum Tuesday, in the Memorial Union Preston Family Room. The forum, hosted by the League of Women Voters, was meant to be strictly educational, therefore the presentations were quick and factual.

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USD 253 opens enrollment boundary change proposal to patrons

Close to 40 people attended meetings at William Allen White and Walnut schools Tuesday as the Emporia School District officially began soliciting opinions on proposed enrollment boundary changes for the district elementary schools.

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Local law enforcement participating in teen seatbelt initiative

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office, Emporia Police Department and Kansas Highway Patrol will join other Kansas Law Enforcement to stop what has been an epidemic of improper teen seatbelt use for the past several years.

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Work continues on John Redmond Reservoir dredging project

John Redmond Reservoir continues to see construction and upgrades according to schedule.

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High school baseball, softball tourneys heading to Great Bend

The rapid growth of the Dirty Kanza bike races are prompting a move for two other sporting activities hosted by Emporia for decades.

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Wildfire Awareness Week declared

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has declared this week as Wildfire Awareness Week.

The governor says preparation is "crucial in preventing the loss of life and property" that wildfires bring.

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