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Ever heard of the "summer slide?"

That's what teachers call a loss of learning during the summer months, and the United Way of the Flint Hills is working with several local partners to blunt that with activities this week.

The United Way/HR PAGE golf tournament teed off under beautiful weather Saturday.

Fresh off one of the most successful fundraising drives in recent memory, the United Way has announced its plans for handing most of that money off to its community partners.

Wednesday's announcement listing Emporia and Lyon County as a university community still has some research to do as to how this will benefit Emporia State, Flint Hills Technical College, Emporia and Lyon County, but all involved say there are benefits to be had.

Now that the city of Emporia and Lyon County have approved a combined $375,000 to help fund Emporia State's University Community in Motion plan, ESU is anticipating a lot of good things happening for a lot of students next fall.

International Education Week begins Tuesday at Emporia State University.

Several businesses along Industrial Road were powerless for about an hour Saturday.

An old, unused barn was allowed to burn to the ground after it accidentally caught fire.

Emporia State's Up Til Dawn student organization is hoping area residents help it Out Shine Cancer on Thursday night.

This is Disability Mentoring Day, and the annual job-shadowing experience for local disabled residents will have its headquarters at Emporia State's Health, Physical Education and Recreation building.

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