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USD 253 discusses school calendar, house removal during board meeting

USD 253 Emporia school board had a short meeting Wednesday, starting with a dinner with the Emporia High School student council. The student council presented some of their concerns and ideas to the board, including returning to the shorter school day, longer school year model.

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Update: USD 284 lockdown called 'precautionary'

Chase County schools were on lockdown all day Wednesday.

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Deadline for Emporia Community Foundation grant applications coming in February

The deadline for grant applications through the Emporia Community Foundation is next month, and director Shirley Antes says there have been no submissions yet.

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Lyon County on board with culvert improvements near Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge

Lyon County commissioners are moving forward with plans to upgrade three timber culverts near the Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge.

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Comment sought on new child car seat safety guidelines

The federal government is proposing new regulations designed to improve child safety in side-impact crashes.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants to upgrade standards for child seats holding children who weigh up to 40 pounds. A new test simulating a side crash would be involved.

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Hebb sentencing, Hernandez-Correa's latest drug hearing Thursday

The Emporia man who pleaded no contests to writing obscene letters to several Lyon County residents will be sentenced Thursday, barring a second delay.

Thomas Hebb pleaded to 39 combined counts of obscenity and stalking back in October after facing nearly 60 counts originally.

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Hartford man hurt in crash near Gardner

A Hartford truck driver was hurt in a crash near Gardner on Tuesday.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says 32-year-old William Johnston was northbound on Interstate 35 when he drifted onto the right shoulder just south of Gardner.

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Wind chill advisory in place early Thursday

Blustery, cold conditions are expected early Thursday. As a result, the National Weather Service has posted a wind chill advisory covering much of Kansas, including all the KVOE listening area.

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