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City commission approves Hostess expansion project; mayor gives State of the City

City commissioners had a shorter meeting than expected Wednesday. During the meeting, the Incentive Compliance Agreement for the Hostess expansion project was approved.

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Wind chill advisory reissued as residents dig out from heavy snow

Cleanup continues after anywhere from five to 16 inches of snow fell across Lyon and surrounding counties Tuesday.

Lyon County roads have drifted shut from time to time, especially the east-west roads. County Engineer Chip Woods says the past 48 hours have been rough on his crews.

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Lyon County to discuss state of disaster declaration

Lyon County commissioners have released the agenda for their action meeting Thursday, but one item not presently listed on the document may set the stage for possible federal relief money should enough damage be noted from a winter storm earlier this week.

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Kansas House considering yet another change to KPERS

More changes to the Kansas Public Employee Retirement System are under consideration.

The Kansas House is mulling House Bill 2533, which would reduce the interest rate that public employees receive through KPERS over one percentage point.

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USD 252 board with two meetings Wednesday

The South Lyon County School Board has two meetings coming Wednesday evening.

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Count Your Kid In screening event Thursday

Parents who have children possibly with learning or developmental issues are encouraged to bring them to the Flint Hills Special Education Cooperative's annual Count Your Kid In event Thursday.

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Snow piling up as travel conditions go downhill

As expected, a major winter storm has been causing all kinds of problems so far Tuesday -- and it's far from over, even though snow should end by late evening.

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Osage County commissioners battle with budget woes

Osage County commissioners are facing a troubling budget ahead, after last Monday's meeting. Commission Chair Ken Kuykendall says the problems come with state and federal changes.

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