Emporia, KSEmporia gazette.com

Pride Parade draws supporters downtown

The inaugural Pride parade kicked off Saturday evening, drawing an excited and vibrant crowd to downtown Emporia. With brightly colored floats, signs and banners, Emporians marched down Commercial Street showing support for the LGBTQ+ community.
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Osage County, KSKVOE

WEATHER: Isolated severe storm reports after Sunday activity

A line of thunderstorms triggered several severe thunderstorm warnings and isolated severe weather early Sunday evening. Storms generally formed along the Kansas Turnpike and tracked to the east-southeast, generating warnings for portions of Coffey, Greenwood and Osage counties along the way. Storm reports:. *Lebo: 0.75-inch hail (dime size) *New Strawn:...
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Emporia, KSKVOE

Downtown Emporia plays host to inaugural community Pride celebration Saturday

Love, equality and inclusion were flowing through the streets of downtown Emporia Saturday to celebrate Pride month. The first-ever Pride parade progressed on Commercial Street from 7th to 12th in the early evening hours with hundreds both walking and watching the mobile celebration. Emporia Community Action and the Emporia High School Gender and Sexual Alliance group organized the parade and related activities.
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Lyon County, KSWIBW

Lyon Co. woman faces DUI after car flipped in construction zone

LYON CO., Kan. (WIBW) - A Lyon Co. woman faces a DUI after she flipped her car in a construction zone while under the influence of alcohol. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office says just after 2 a.m. on Saturday, June 19, deputies, Emporia State University Police and Lyon Co. EMS were dispatched to the 500 block of west US Highway 50 with reports of an overturned vehicle in a construction zone.
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Humboldt Digest

Humboldt events calendar

1. Iola, Estate Auction, E Boone Auction; 2. Iola) ABSOLUTE 24,224 +/- Sq.Ft. Commercial Bldg on 11.77 +/- Acres; 3. UW Sports Camp - Off the Bench 2021; 4. Farm-City Days; 5. First Baptist Church Sports Camp;
Americus, KSKVOE

4 Rivers set to ‘flip the switch’ on sun farms

Late Monday afternoon, 4 Rivers Electric Cooperative will officially “flip the switch” on its brand-new sun farm. The 1-megawatt solar facility at the Americus substation has actually been producing power for over a month, and General Manager Dennis Svanes says it’s designed to provide energy during peak usage time periods.
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Weather Forecast For Emporia

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Emporia: Monday, June 21: Chance of showers and thunderstorms then partly sunny during the day; while clear overnight; Tuesday, June 22: Sunny during the day; while clear overnight; Wednesday, June 23: Sunny during the day; while chance of rain showers
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Humboldt events coming soon

1. Allen County Farmers' Market; 2. Recording Night #26, Hummertime Hustler 50, Humboldt Speedway; 3. Concealed Carry & Home Defense KS & MO; 4. Iola Municipal Band Ice Cream Social; 5. Mobile Mammography in Iola;
Emporia, KSKVOE

Emporia community unites for first annual Juneteenth celebration Saturday

Saturday will forever be remembered as a historic day in Emporia as many gathered to celebrate the first public Juneteenth celebration in the community at Eastside Memorial Park. This year’s celebration is especially significant. Earlier this week, US President Joe Biden momentously passed legislation this week that established Juneteenth as...
Lyon County, KSKVOE

Lyon County residents urged to take part in survey as broadband expansion effort continues

Lyon County residents are encouraged to take part in an online survey that could well help the county’s fledgling effort to expand broadband Internet access countywide. County Controller Dan Williams said broadband expansion to unserved and underserved populations is approved under the American Rescue Plan, so the county is working with Madison Telephone, S&A Telephone, ValuNet FIBER and Wheat State Technologies to develop solutions for county residents. Williams is encouraging residents to go online to www.lyoncounty.org and fill out a short “Lyon County Test Your Internet Speed” survey under the Quick Links on the home page. This will determine which locations meet the federal government’s service standards of 25 megabits per second of download speed and three megs of upload speed…and which ones don’t.
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Ignition point confirmed, cause undetermined in destructive April 2 fire at Lake Kahola

The Kansas State Fire Marshal’s Office has concluded its report after fire destroyed a pickup truck and a cabin at Lake Kahola in early April. Chase County Fire Chief Steve Fillmore says the report confirms the early investigation’s findings that the fire April 2 started in a pickup on the south side of the lake, adding the ignition point was the bed of the pickup. The fire spread to nearby grass and traveled around 150 yards before reaching a cabin owned by Emporia Assistant Fire Chief Brandon Beck.
Emporia, KSEmporia gazette.com

Drag Show puts PRIDE in spotlight

Emporia's inaugural Pride celebration presented a safe space for members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies Saturday night. The night started with a parade down commercial street, and ended with a drag show which was held at Bourbon Cowboy. This event was put on by the Emporia High School Gender...
Iola, KSIola Register

Iola AA Legion team sweeps Ottawa

OTTAWA — Iola’s AA American Legion bats were as hot as the weather Sunday. The Indians twice scored in double figures, winning 10-0 and 11-7 over the Ottawa AAA squad. Iola racked up 12 hits in the opener in support of starting pitcher Bradyn Cole, who was dominant in a complete-game victory.
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Art in the Garden comes to La Bonita Garden of Grace

Art and nature came together Saturday evening during the first of three plain air art classes held at La Bonita Garden of Grace. Artist Jim Stukey instructed attendees in using oil pastels to create irises on their canvases in bright, summery colors. All of the tools and supplies are provided for the classes.
Emporia, KSEmporia gazette.com

Emporia celebrates Juneteenth

Emporia’s first Juneteenth celebration took place at Eastside Memorial Park on Saturday, just two days after President Joe Biden signed bipartisan legislation passed in Congress to make Juneteenth a federal holiday. Dozens of Emporians gathered to commemorate the events of June 19, 1865, when the final enslaved people in the...