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Emporia man hurt in wreck near Lyon-Wabaunsee county line

An Emporia man suffered injuries after a crash about 20 miles north of the city Wednesday. Lyon County Deputy Jody Meyers says the wreck in the 3900 block of Kansas Highway 99 was reported shortly after 4:50 pm. The driver of the car involved, 25-year-old Santiago Hernandez, was southbound when Hernandez fell asleep at the wheel. The car went into a ditch and overturned.
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EHS girls basketball takes 2nd at MAYB Nationals

Members of the Emporia High girls basketball team had a successful weekend at the MAYB Nationals last weekend in Oklahoma City. The team went 5-1 and lost in the Division II championship game against Certified Ballerz, 53-35. In bracket play, the Lady Spartans defeated SSA Gameball 2023 Ingram, 37-28 and...
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Something sweet for Hostess employees: A ‘thank-you’ bonus

Hostess employees in Emporia are enjoying surprise bonuses. The company recently handed out bonuses of up to $1,000 for each of its nearly 2,000 bakery and warehouse employees across its operations, including the bakery near 15th and Industrial. Chief People Officer Rob Weber says the bonus reflects the employees’ hard work and dedication over the past several months, especially as supply chain issues have forced employees to change their schedules in order to keep plants operating.
EMPORIA, KS
KVOE

Turnpike Authority confirms latest cashless tolling construction project involves work in Lyon County

Cashless tolling preparations continue for the Kansas Turnpike Authority, and some of that work will be taking place in Lyon County next year. Last week, the Turnpike Authority announced several sets of cashless toll work zones as part of a better than $4 million construction contract. Three of those zones are in Lyon County. One is at mile marker 131.1 southbound, just south of the Emporia service exit and about four miles northeast of the Emporia tollgate. Another is at mile marker 146 northbound, a mile southwest of the Admire-Council Grove exit, with a third zone at mile marker 150.6, between the Admire exit and the Lyon-Wabaunsee county line.
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KVOE

Persistence pays off for KVOE Hide and Seek winner

Persistence paid off for Bryan Jones, the winner of the 2022 KVOE Hide and Seek promotion. On KVOE’s Morning Show on Thursday, Jones said he had zeroed in on a “big group of bushes” on the west side of Peter Pan Park, but he turned his attention to another set of bushes nearby. He also said his searching intensified over the past 10 days, and he was in it for the long haul Wednesday.
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Emporia Lady Spartans take second at MAYB Girls National Tournament

The Emporia Lady Spartans placed second in the 11-12th grade Division 2 of the MAYB Girls National Tournament in Oklahoma City, Okla. over the weekend. MAYB does a girls national tournament in Oklahoma City every summer (the boys have a tournament in Wichita) and about 700 teams play in various age groups, from first grade all the way through high school. There were 44 teams in the 11-12th grade age group. With teams coming from Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas.
EMPORIA, KS
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Emporia State ready to kick-off 2022 season

EMPORIA, Kan. (WIBW) - A brand new year is about to begin for Emporia State, but it’s certainly going to be different. The Hornets lost one of their own in redshirt sophomore Brexten Green, who passed away in a cliff diving accident earlier this summer. The Hornets held a...
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Prize-winning fair weather for one more day

They don't award ribbons for weather at the Lyon County Fair. But right now, it's in the running for top-level purple. A 90-degree day Tuesday, as measured at Emporia Municipal Airport, was right at the norm for early August. Rain was not an issue for anyone. And afternoon humidity levels below 60% meant no noticeable heat index.
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KVOE

Emporia State football day 2, Offensive line experienced with depth

It was day two for the Emporia State football team. Coach Garin Higgins called it a mixed day. The success the offense will have will depend a lot on the offensive line. The Hornets return 4 starters on the offensive line led by senior Conner Lierz who was named 2nd team All-MIAA at guard last year.
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KVOE

Milford suspect set for arraignment hearing next month after allegedly shooting Emporia man in Chase County

Felony arraignment is next for a Milford man accused of wounding an Emporia man during a shooting incident on a Chase County highway earlier this year. Eric McClure, age 38, allegedly shot Erik Reyes as one SUV passed another on Kansas Highway 150 west of Elmdale on May 13. Reyes was treated at Newman Regional Health and released. Reyes testified at a preliminary hearing earlier this month.
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WIBW

Man hit by train in Emporia after dropping cigarette

EMPORIA, Kan. (WIBW) - A man escaped serious injury Sunday evening when he was struck by a train in the south part of downtown Emporia, according to KVOE Radio. The incident was reported around 6 p.m. Sunday at a railroad crossing near the 300 block of Merchant Street. Emporia police...
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Hostess twin-pack: Employees receiving another bonus

It's a bit like opening the package and finding twice the icing atop your CupCake. Hostess brands is giving bonuses of as much as $1,000 to all its employees, including the approximately 625 employees at the Emporia plant. The company calls it a “Surprise Thank You.”
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UPDATE: Injury collision at Merchant Street crossing

A man who dropped a cigarette wound up being struck by a train south of downtown Emporia. First responders were called to the BASF tracks near Third and Merchant Streets around 5:25 p.m. Sunday. The man's injuries are minor. First responders were called to the area of Third and Merchant...
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WIBW

2022 Denim & Diamonds surpasses goal, sets new record

EMPORIA, Kan. (WIBW) - With more than 420 people in attendance and over 70 event sponsors, Newman Regional Health celebrated its 13th Annual Denim and Diamonds by bringing in a record-breaking total net revenue of approximately $203,681. The event was held Friday, August 5 at Emporia State University’s Memorial Union...
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KVOE

Informational meeting coming Tuesday ahead of CCLIP road resurfacing project

Emporia’s latest street improvement project will begin in two weeks. According to City Communications Manager Christine Johnson, the city’s contractor will begin resurfacing work on Sixth Ave. from Prairie Street to Neosho Street beginning Aug. 22. Ahead of the official start of the project, the city will hold a public information meeting ahead at White Auditorium in Room 1AB at 6:30 pm next Tuesday.
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Emporia State football excited to return to action, hungry for success

EMPORIA (KSNT)- Emporia State football had its first practice of the season Tuesday. “Day one is what everybody thinks about the entire offseason,” redshirt junior Case Cochran said. “Being able to get back out here with all your guys, and in our case your family, there’s really nothing better.” Topeka native Dalton Cowan will play, […]
EMPORIA, KS
KVOE

USD 253 board set to review Simmons bid for Maynard Early Childhood Center

The future of Maynard Early Childhood Center is up for discussion — and possible action — by the USD 253 Emporia Board of Education this week. The district will consider a proposal from Simmons Pet Food to turn the facility into a child care facility, with Simmons partnering with an outside child care provider. Simmons, which submitted the only bid for the property by the Aug. 1 deadline, would pay $250,000 in cash if the district approves the plan.
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KVOE

Emporia State football holds first practice

The Emporia State football team held its first practice Tuesday. Coach Garin Higgins says they may have a veteran squad but there are expectations that are the same for all players. Senior S-Back Dalton Cowan who missed half of last season due to injury said that allowed other players to...
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KVOE

COVID-19 closes Madison City Hall until further notice

Madison’s City Hall is closed to the public for the time being. A social media post says COVID-19 has caused the closure. Further details are currently pending, including an estimate on when City Hall can reopen. Madison residents who have urgent matters are told to call 620-437-7567 while City...
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