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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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Zoning requests, city manager search highlight City Commission meeting

Emporia city commissioners have an action session Wednesday night.

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USD 253 enrollment boundary meetings begin Tuesday evening

The first meetings are coming Tuesday evening as the Emporia School District gains input for possibly changing its elementary enrollment boundaries.

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Property Values Roadshow comes to Bowyer Community Building

Numerous local landowners and property managers attended Monday's Property Trends Roadshow, at the Bowyer Community Building. The roadshow is sponsored through KARL, the Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership Program.

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Emporia's transient guest tax receipts up

Emporia's transient guest taxes jumped significantly from fiscal 2012 to fiscal 2013, and they are headed up again at the start of fiscal 2014.

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Warehouse work underway at Hostess

The Hostess flagship production facility is expanding. Work is underway to add a 36,000 square-foot warehouse and a new product line to the Emporia plant.

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First round of cougar cub naming contest begins

The naming contest is underway.

The David Traylor Zoo wants you to help it name its newest addition -- an 18-week-old cougar cub who arrived at the zoo a few weeks ago. On KVOE's Morning Show on Monday, zoo director Lisa Keith said the young cub is adapting well to its new surroundings after a harrowing experience.

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