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Retired jeweler on track to buy Plumb mansion

A family with a long business history in Emporia soon could own one of the city's most historic buildings. ”I think I'll call it... the Regal Plumb Airbnb,” Chris Stanley said. “I'm going to live there.”. The retired owner of Stanley Jewelry confirmed Friday that she has a...
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Missing Emporia boy found safe

EMPORIA, Kan. (KWCH) - Update: Emporia police said a 12-year-old boy reported missing Friday afternoon has been located and is safe. The Emporia Police Department asks for the public’s help in the search for a 12-year-old boy reported missing about 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 24. Police said Kreitzer is autistic, but high functioning.
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Osage City man ‘in crisis’ arrested after alleged knife incident with officer

Formal charges are pending in Osage County after a law enforcement incident with a man said to be “in crisis” this week. Osage City Police Chief Fred Nech says an officer responded to a disturbance call in the 500 block of North 12th shortly before 8 pm Wednesday. The officer tried to calm the situation, but the man allegedly grabbed a knife — forcing the officer to try to restrain the man from harming himself and the officer. Nech says the officer used his Taser after initial efforts failed.
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Decision on Plumb Place ownership takes new turn

Plumb Place is apparently moving quickly towards a new owner, but it’s lining up to be not one of the announced plans from earlier this year. Receiver Kevin Flott petitioned Lyon County District for former Stanley Jewelry owner Chris Stanley to take over Plumb Place, filing that paperwork in late May.
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Emporia MAYB Tournament canceled

The MAYB tournament that was scheduled for this weekend in Emporia has been canceled. Not enough teams were pre-registered for this weekend. Even though they will not be playing in a tournament this weekend, new Emporia High boys basketball coach Lee Baldwin says it has been a good summer. Coach...
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Missing child found safe

The Emporia Police Department is seeking assistance in locating a missing child. Twelve-year-old Conner Kreitzer has been missing since 12:30 p.m. Friday. He is 5-feet six-inches taller now weighs approximately 220 pounds. He is autistic and highly functioning. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt with “Fast and Furious”...
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St. Mark’s Lutheran Church hosting second annual Rod’n for JC Vehicle Show Sunday afternoon

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church is calling all car lovers and collectors for the second annual Rod’n for JC Vehicle Show this Sunday. The event is open to the public and Pastor Kent Happel says they are accepting vehicle entries of any and all kinds including classic cars, motorcycles and even semis. Happel says the church is hoping to repeat, or even exceed, the success the inaugural event saw last year.
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Emporia fireworks sales and discharge period begins Monday

With ten days to go before the Fourth of July, Emporia’s fireworks sales and discharge period is about set to begin. The sales and discharge period gets underway Monday at 10 am according to Emporia Fire Marshall Reason Bradford. During an appearance on KVOE’s Morning Show recently, Bradford stated there are no real changes to the period from years past.
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Coffelt Signs, Pro Printing in process of merging

Possibly by the end of the year, the changing landscape of graphic arts businesses locally will have another adjustment. Professional Printing of Kansas is merging with Coffelt Signs, and the process actually started several months ago. Coffelt co-owner Rick Hamman says the conversation from the Coffelt side began with wanting to handle some of the digital print work Pro Printing has been offering.
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Safe Kids Emporia announces first child seat safety check lane of year

Safe Kids Emporia has its first child seat safety check lane of the season this weekend. Activities will be from 9 am to 1 pm at Emporia Fire Station 2, 15th and Industrial. Parents and guardians are asked to bring their primary vehicles, their car seats and — of course — their children for inspections and best practice instructions.
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Emporia Spartan baseball teams scheduled to play Friday

Both the Emporia Spartan baseball teams are scheduled to play Friday. The Senior Spartans are scheduled to begin play in the McPherson Bob Hooper Showcase tournament. They are scheduled to play E3 Freedom and the Curve Friday afternoon. The Junior Spartans are scheduled to play a doubleheader at Chase County.
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Volunteers at Newman Regional earn 14th straight annual Gold Award

EMPORIA, Kan. (WIBW) - Volunteers at Newman Regional Health have earned their 14th straight annual Gold Award. In the spring of 2022, Newman Regional Health says volunteers hosted District 1 attendees from seven other hospitals in the area at the Anderson Building. Each spring, it said Hospital Volunteers of Kansas hold district meetings throughout the state where volunteers meet to share ideas, hear speakers, get updates, and receive the latest information to benefit each organization.
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Educator, director, hall of famer; Carol Strickland reflects on her career in the classroom and as executive director of the National Teachers Hall of Fame

For nearly a decade, the National Teachers Hall of Fame has seen tremendous expansion both within its ranks but also its notoriety on a national level. Much of the credit for that expansion goes to the hall of fame’s retiring executive director Carol Strickland. Strickland, a career classroom teacher and 2003 hall of fame inductee, stepped into the director’s position in 2013 replacing former director Phil Bennett.
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Emporia Friends of the Zoo Open House coming Sunday

The David Traylor Zoo is welcoming all children and families to its annual Friends of the Zoo open house event this weekend. Activities will take place throughout the zoo beginning at 1 pm Sunday afternoon. Zoo Director Lisa Keith says this is the one time a year when residents are able to go “behind the scenes.”
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