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New Emporia mayor Jon Geitz describes objectives for 2017

The city of Emporia has a new mayor, and his name is Jon Geitz.

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Anonymous donor contributing $500 towards overdue balances on USD 253 student lunch accounts

An anonymous donor is giving $500 to the Emporia Public Schools Food Service Department to apply to balances due on student lunch accounts.

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Alleged bus thief pleads guilty to misdemeanors

The man who allegedly stole a church bus in Cottonwood Falls last month has already pleaded guilty in the case.

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Fall River citizens can now use normal drinking water after boil advisory lifted

Two weeks after a large boil water advisory was issued for portions of Greenwood County and three neighboring counties, the advisory affecting southeast Greenwood County has finally been lifted.

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Defranco Davis pleads to crack distribution count

Trial is not coming next week for an Emporia man accused of distributing crack cocaine near an elementary school several years ago. That's because a plea agreement was reached in the case this week.

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Sheriff's Office outlines 2017 vehicle purchase plan

Lyon County commissioners breezed through their action meeting Thursday morning.

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Area firefighters respond to pair of fire calls

Wednesday's 5 pm hour turned out to be busy for area firefighters.

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Emporia City Commission elects new mayor and evaluates facility improvements

The new year of 2017 means a promotion for Jon Geitz.

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