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RDA holds shorter meeting, discusses potential development and five-year plan

The Regional Development Association of East Central Kansas introduced their 5-year strategic plan during their meeting Friday.

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Riley stepping down as Senior Center director

The Emporia Senior Center is now searching for a new director.

Current director Susan Riley tendered her resignation Thursday, effectively ending a dozen years at the helm.

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Restoration work continues at NRH following sprinkler line leak

Patient registrations have been at the Newman Regional Health main entrance for most of the week after a massive water leak on Feb. 6, but it could take another six to eight weeks before much of the hospital's main floor is back to normal.

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Weekend featuring numerous notable activities

Some big activities are coming this weekend.

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Emporian charged with gun crimes

An Emporia man faces two federal counts of alleged gun crimes.

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Former KBI Deputy Director charged with sexual exploitation of a child

The former third-highest ranking official in the Kansas Bureau of Investigation faces child sex charges.

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Young epidemiologist visits with female math and science students during Mathematics Day

Emporia State is the host of several activities this week, including Thursday's Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics Day. The 20th anniversary of this event honors women in high school for their accomplishments in mathematics.

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County Commission touches on several topics

Lyon County commissioners had a busy action meeting Thursday.

Commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding with Coffey County to house Wolf Creek employees in case of a disaster at the nuclear plant through August 2015. Commission Chair Rollie Martin says this is part of the latest round of negotiations between Lyon County, Coffey County and Wolf Creek.

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