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WEATHER: NWS Hall’s Summit transmitter offline

The National Weather Service radio transmitter at Hall’s Summit is offline again. The transmitter, which serves Lyon, Coffey and Osage counties as well as parts of Chase, Greenwood and Wabaunsee counties, had an undetermined phone line issue late last month. It’s unclear if similar issues are involved this time after the transmitter went down Thursday morning. The Weather Service says Verizon is researching the situation.
LYON COUNTY, KS
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KVOE

Fire destroys shop, damages carport and nearby vehicles in Lebo

Coffey County fire crews dealt with a structure fire in blustery conditions Saturday morning. Fire developed in a shop and carport in Lebo on Second Street between Cedar and Oak. Firefighters say the shop was destroyed and the carport was heavily damaged. Several nearby vehicles were also damaged. Nobody was...
LEBO, KS
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KVOE

Jobless rates flat at state level, vary slightly at area level

Unemployment rates remain low across the KVOE listening area and across the state of Kansas. At the state level, the jobless rate remained flat at 2.5 percent between February and March. The March rate was a full percentage point lower than it was a year ago. One interesting component in...
LYON COUNTY, KS
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Emporia State: Jones Foundation’s tuition assistance program to expand starting this fall

Emporia State University says the Jones Foundation is expanding its tuition voucher program for students from Lyon, Coffey and Osage counties. Starting this upcoming fall, the Jones Foundation will offer scholarships for students with increasing funding amounts, from $1,000 the first year to $2,500 the senior year — meaning a total of $7,000 could be available per student over four years. Students will need to maintain a grade point average of 2.25 or higher, be enrolled full-time, complete at least 12 credit hours per semester and complete several success plans.
EMPORIA, KS

UPDATE: Deadly crash in Coffey County claims a life

COFFEY COUNTY (KSNT) – The Kansas Highway Patrol released the name of a 64-year-old man who died after leaving the road on I-35 Wednesday night. Kevin Orear, 64, of Melvern, was driving north on I-35 four miles east of Lebo when his 2011 Ford F150 left the road and hit a bridge post. The truck […]
COFFEY COUNTY, KS
KVOE

Highway Patrol: Melvern man killed in Coffey County wreck

The Kansas Highway Patrol says a Melvern resident was killed in Wednesday’s crash in northwest Coffey County. Troopers say Kevin Orear, 64, was driving a pickup northbound on Interstate 35 when he crashed about four miles east of Lebo shortly before 6:30 pm. Orear’s truck went off the highway and hit a bridge post on the south side of the Interstate.
COFFEY COUNTY, KS
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Melvern man dies in Wednesday evening crash on I-35 near Lebo

LEBO, Kan. (WIBW) - Authorities are investigating a fatality crash that occurred Wednesday evening on Interstate 35 in Coffey County. The crash was reported at 6:24 p.m. Wednesday on northbound I-35, about four miles east of Lebo. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 2011 Ford F-150 was traveling on...
LEBO, KS
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Jones Foundation Enhances Scholarship Program

A tuition voucher program that has helped thousands of Emporia State University students from Lyon, Coffey and Osage counties is being expanded to offer more financial assistance to qualified students. The Jones Foundation of Emporia, a nonprofit organization dedicated to “improving the health and education of eligible Kansans in Coffey,...
EMPORIA, KS
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Coffey County Lake

Largemouth bass Slow 8 in to 21 inches PB&J colored jigs fished around rocky points, timber, and weedlines or suspending jerkbaits, mid range crankbaits, rattletraps, or swimbaits fished near same cover. The fish should be pre-spawn mode throughout the lake, but most of the largemouth we sample come from the north end.
COFFEY COUNTY, KS
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Coffey County Lake Fishing Report -

Entrance gate phone number is 620-364-2475 call for lake conditions. Fishing near the warm water outlet during the fall and winter can be very productive for multiple species. Registration for Coffey County Lake is now available online at https://www.coffeycountyks.org/home/showdocument?id=3502. A large brush pile was created north of the boat ramp...