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US 50 drivers can expect delays around Newton

NEWTON, Kan. (KSNW) — Road crews plan to patch the pavement on a busy ramp in Newton next week. While they are working, flaggers will control the flow of traffic. The Kansas Department of Transportation said drivers will have to slow down, and there will be delays. The work is on the ramp from westbound […]
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El Dorado releases 2022 Water Quality Report

The city of El Dorado recently released its 2022 Water Quality Report – detailing the city water source and testing results for contaminants. The report describes how your drinking water measures up against Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Kansas safety standards. In the report, only one violation was reported – the amount of organic carbon in the distribution system.
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Billye Lynne Odom

Billye L y n n e Odom was born on April 22, 1941 in Joplin, MO; the daughter of William Taft and Opal Joe (Davidson) Dungan. She was a 1960 graduate from Baxter Springs High School. She then went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Pittsburg State University and a masters degree in education from Baker University. On June 6, 1964, Billye was united in marriage to James Brian Odom in Baxter Springs, Kansas. Billye was truly a wonderful educator and spent 34 years at several different schools; including Meadowbrook Junior High, Indian Woods Middle School in Overland Park and Atchison High School. She spent most of her career teaching 7th grade life science. Billye loved to travel; whether she was exploring with her children, grandchildren or church friends, she was always going to new places where she might learn something new. She was a devoted member of the First Presbyterian Church in El Dorado. Her greatest joy in life was her family which includes her sons, Doug (Alicia) Odom of El Dorado and Greg (Tabbey) Odom of Carlsbad, New Mexico; grandchildren, Chloe, Jeremiah and Zoey Odom and Brantley Henson and Jaycie Henson (Adam Rubi); and dog, Christy. Billye passed away on June 12, 2022 in El Dorado. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, James in 2010; and infant sister, Vicky Dungan. Friends may gather with family on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at Carlson Colonial Chapel from 5-7 PM. Graveside services will take place at Baxter Springs Memorial Cemetery in Baxter Springs, Ks at a later date. Memorial contributions may be directed to First Presbyterian Church and Alzheimer’s Association. Please sign her online guestbook at www. carlsonkirbymorris.com.
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Trinity Labrynith receives new artwork

Some new artwork thas been hung at the Trinity Labrynith at Trinity Episcopal Church Elaborate in El Dorado. Hey Eldorado pictures painted at the Garden Party in May can be seen at 400 West Ash ElDorado. The paintings were designed by Denise Irwin, featuring floral patterns and nature. This is...
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El Dorado Oil Refinery to Pay $1.6 Million For EPA Violations Leading to Man’s Death

An oil refinery in El Dorado where an employee died in 2017 will pay a $1.6 million fine for violating the federal clean air law. The Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday that HollyFrontier’s failure to follow the law contributed to a fire that killed the employee. The EPA says the company did not comply with requirements intended to prevent the accidental release of hazardous substances. The federal agency says a heater tube ruptured at refinery, causing the fire.

Downs man faces multiple requested drug charges after Marion stop

MARION — A Downs man was arrested on multiple requested drug charges early this morning after a traffic stop for speeding on U.S. Highway 56 at Marion. The Marion Police Department reported on its Facebook page this morning that an officer made a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 56 near Ridge Road on a vehicle traveling over the posted speed limit.
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Headlines for Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Kansas Oil Refinery to Pay $1.6 Million for Clean Air Violations. EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) — An oil refinery in El Dorado, where an employee died in 2017, will pay a $1.6 million fine for violating the federal clean air law. The Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday that HollyFrontier's failure to follow the law contributed to a fire that killed the employee. The EPA says the company did not comply with requirements intended to prevent the accidental release of hazardous substances. The federal agency says a heater tube ruptured at the refinery, causing the fire. The agency says a subsequent investigation found HollyFrontier did not design or maintain a safe facility or inspect and replace heater tubes.
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Kansas oil refinery to pay $1.6 million for clean air errors

EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) — An oil refinery in El Dorado where an employee died in 2017 will pay a $1.6 million fine for violating the federal clean air law. The Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday that HollyFrontier’s failure to follow the law contributed to a fire that killed the employee. The EPA says the […]
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Garage Sale Weekend

The City of El Dorado will host a city-wide garage sale on June 24 and 25. Be watching for a map of addresses that are participating. To be listed on the map, email your name and address of the sale to events@eldoks.com by 5 p.m. June 8.
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