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Polar Plunge again does well for Special Olympics

A thick layer of ice on Mouse Lake didn't slow down the activity for Emporia's eighth annual Polar Plunge on Saturday.

Special Olympics spokesperson Jelinda Watts says initial totals are on par with last year.

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Shed fire under investigation

Fire destroyed a shed about seven miles north of Emporia on Saturday and may have destroyed another nearby building if firefighters hadn't acted quickly.

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Unattended death in Greenwood County under investigation

Greenwood County authorities are investigating an unattended death discovered Friday.

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Over 300 gymnasts come to Emporia for Winter Invitational

White Auditorium was the site of Sunflower Gymnastics' annual Winter Invitational on Saturday.

Co-owner Dave Doemland says the event has turned into a showcase both for the studio and for the city of Emporia. That was by design.

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Severe Weather Awareness Week slated for March 3-7

The National Weather Service wants to drill home two main points during Severe Weather Awareness Week, which runs March 3-7.

Meteorologist Chad Omitt says one point -- planning -- has been discussed for years.

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Granada sails seas of romance for Valentine's Day dinner-and-movie

The Granada Theatre set sail Friday evening with Valentine's Day dinner and a movie. The movie was "Titanic;" the dinner was a reasonable fascimile of the last meal served on the doomed ship.

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New Health Center - Health Department facility in Greenwood County approved, transitioning March 1

The Flint Hills Community Health Center will soon have a satellite facility in Eureka.

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House Bill 2453 raises concerns about discrimination against same-sex couples

This week, the Kansas House passed a bill which says residents can deny goods and services to same-sex couples based on religious beliefs. House Bill 2453 may not have the same success in the Senate -- if it even reaches the floor.

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