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USD 252's facility improvement list to see more talk

The USD 252 South Lyon County School Board has a big meeting Monday night.

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ACT scores trending up at Emporia High

Average ACT scores are on the increase at Emporia High School.

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Back the Blue event honors law enforcement

The problems with police officers in Baltimore, Ferguson, Minneapolis, and Baton Rouge have been well-documented by the local and national media outlets.
 

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9/11 memorialized by flags at I-35 Melvern exit

Patriotism is alive in the Flint Hills.

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St. Andrew's Episcopal Church honors lost lives from September 11, 2001 with interfaith vigil

It's never easy to relive the terrorist attacks from September 11, 2001, but St. Andrew's Episcopal Church did just that during Sunday's Service of Remembrance and Hope.
 

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Ring and Remember at Fire Station 2 honors lost lives from 9/11/01

In recent years, KVOE and Emporia firefighters have partnered to bring you a "Ring and Remember" event at Fire Station 2 to pause and look back at the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. With Sunday marking the 15th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, KVOE's Memorial Bell was once again available for people to ring and remember.

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Man gets truck stuck in barricade after trying to drive around it

Update 5:00 PM September 11, 2016

A 77-year-old man thought it would be a good idea to try and drive around a water barricade.
 
He ended up making the situation worse and inevitably got stuck in the high water.
 
Senior citizen Richard Bennett called 911 around noon yesterday (SUN) after his vehicle could no longer drive through the high water. Lyon County Deputies and the Emporia Fire Department responded to the phone call.
 
The Emporia Fire Department deployed a rescue boat to Bennett and successfully transferred him onto dry land. The vehicle is still stuck in the water.
 
Bennett received a citation for driving around the barricade.
 
Deputy Jacob Welsh implores people to obey traffic signs, barricades, and signals in place. Failure to obey these can result in a $75 fine and court costs upwards of $108. This doesn't include money towards the towing fees, insurance rates going up, and potential mechanical upgrades to your vehicle.
 
Welsh's advice is turn around and don't drown.

 

A man tried to drive around a barricade on the 700 block of Road 160, and his attempt turned out to be very unsuccessful.

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Flood warning ends for Cottonwood at Plymouth but flooding continues downstream

The aftereffects of our latest round of flooding could stay with us for a while -- especially because more rainfall is possible for much of the week ahead.

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