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Several injured in crash south of Emporia
LYON COUNTY (KSNT) – Several people were taken to an area hospital, one with suspected serious injuries, after a crash in Lyon County on Wednesday. At 10:35 p.m., a 33-year-old man from Lebo was driving a 2008 Toyota Tacoma north on KS-99 south of Emporia. A 62-year-old man driving a 2009 Chevy Silverado was traveling […]
Emporia firefighters rally around one of their own after recent cancer diagnosis
EMPORIA, Kan. (WIBW) - Firefighters in Emporia are rallying around one of their own following his recent cancer diagnosis, which has now threatened his eyesight. The Emporia Fire Department recently announced that firefighter Greg Rausch was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma earlier in 2023. However, recently a new diagnosis of leptomeningeal disease has created a new barrier in his battle.
WEATHER: More beneficial rainfall for area residents
Thursday night’s rainfall brought some decent totals to the KVOE listening area. *3 miles east of Emporia Municipal Airport: 1.25 inches. This follows half an inch to over an inch of liquid equivalent after the 5-11 inches of snowfall areawide Nov. 25, preceded by 1-1.5 inches of rain earlier that week.
Emporia fraternity responds to drug arrest
EMPORIA (KSNT) – An Emporia fraternity put out a statement after a 20-year-old was arrested at the Sigma Tau Gamma house with cocaine, marijuana and LSD. On Wednesday, the Emporia Police Department announced Caden Hunt was arrested Monday on suspicion of distributing and selling controlled substances. An Emporia State University spokeswoman confirmed Hunt is currently […]
Lyon County deputies, Kansas Highway Patrol troopers announce Thanksgiving enforcement stats
Area law enforcement agencies were busy during the annual Thanksgiving holiday enforcement period. Lyon County deputies reported almost 120 enforcement stops during Thanksgiving Safe Arrival, which ran from Nov. 18-26. Included were 35 speeding citations, 11 other unspecified citations and arrests, eight seatbelt citations and one DUI arrest. Statewide, the...
Americus gearing up for Christmas parade, Cookies with Santa
Emporia won’t be the only place for holiday activities this weekend. Americus has its annual Christmas parade Saturday night. Project Playscape organizer and spokesperson Britney Hinrichs says there’s space for anybody to attend or participate in the parade. Parade line-up begins at 6:15 pm at Main and Walnut,...
Lyon County Emergency Management Director: Graded FEMA exercise simulating Wolf Creek evacuation goes well
Lyon County Emergency Management Director Jarrod Fell is pleased with the work leading up to — and through — a special exercise designed to gauge readiness in the case of a radiation incident at Wolf Creek Nuclear Generating Station. FEMA conducted a graded exercise Thursday after training earlier...
WEATHER: More rainfall likely for area residents Thursday
More much-needed moisture is currently expected across the KVOE listening area Thursday. The National Weather Service says an incoming storm system will give area residents a cold rain late Thursday afternoon through the evening hours. Anywhere from half an inch to an inch of rainfall is possible before the system moves away.
Lyon County Commission approves quarry permit
Lyon County Commissioners approved a conditional use permit for Rock Creek Stone quarry in Lyon County during a brief action session Thursday morning. The request was presented by Plannin gand Zoning Director Sam Seeley on behalf of Bryan Davis. The CUP grants the use of land for a quarry and includes an amendment to the county regulating plan map.
SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENTS through Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023
Due to the possibility of inclement weather, the following schedule adjustment has been reported:. Community Groups and Nonprofit Organizations — Emporia. *Emporia Main Street holiday carriage rides canceled Thursday. Next available dates are Dec. 7, Dec. 14 or Dec. 21. If you have closings, postponements, cancellations or delays to...
Minimal grumbling to Lyon County Commission Chair — for now — after recent mailing of 2024 tax statements
There has been a lot of social media grumblings about Lyon County’s tax situation — first when county commissioners passed the 2024 budget, more recently when tax statements were mailed before Thanksgiving. However, County Commission Chair Rollie Martin says he isn’t hearing a lot of fuss — yet.
Annual Holiday Arts Sale taking place Friday, Saturday at Lyon County History Center
Just what will be on hand for the Holiday Arts Sale and open house this upcoming weekend?. According to organizer and spokesperson Barb Say, a lot. The event was developed by late local artists Hal Berger and Terry Maxwell and was housed at Plumb Place for years before that agency had to close.
Formal charges filed against east Emporia vehicle pursuit suspect Wednesday
Formal charges have been filed against the Emporia man who allegedly led a chase in portions of eastern Emporia Monday. The Lyon County Attorney’s Office has filed single counts of distribution of methamphetamine, distribution of marijuana, flee and elude, felony possession of drug paraphernalia and felony interference with law enforcement along with seven counts of felony criminal possession of a weapon by a felon against Alejandro Lara-Ceja Wednesday. The alleged chase went around portions of eastern Emporia before ending in the 600 block of Lakeview with Lara-Ceja’s tasering and arrest.
Christmas at the White House coming Sunday
Here in Emporia, Christmas at the White House takes you to Exchange Street instead of Pennsylvania Avenue. The event Sunday will feature a lot of music, according to event chair Shari Scribner. Scribner says there will also be holiday refreshments and house tours for those attending. Christmas at the White...
Sounds of the season performed at free concert inside Granada Theatre
Vocal and instrumental holiday songs, traditional and new, were played before an appreciative audience at the Emporia Granada Theatre on Thursday. Between 400-500 people attended the concert, led by Emporia native Jack Mouse on drums and his wife, Janice Borla, on vocals — and featuring an all-star cast of jazz musicians. The concert was part of the Emporia Arts Center’s annual Performing Arts Series and it was free to attend, thanks to the efforts of John and Claudia Kretsinger.
Open Your Homes and Hearts: The Dogs Of emporia, KS Need You!
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of emporia..
ESU women’s soccer players to see reduced playing time in Sweet 16 game against Washburn; Sailer on paid administrative leave after unspecified code of conduct violations
The Emporia State women’s soccer team will have some personnel adjustments for its Sweet Sixteen NCAA Tournament game against archrival Washburn this week. ESU Athletics says an unspecified number of players violated the school’s student-athlete code of conduct as outlined in the department’s Student-Athlete Handbook. As a result, those players will be sanctioned through the use of reduced playing time. The violations have not been specified.
Faulty furnace motor, bad electrical outlet prompt Emporia Fire responses
Emporia firefighters say the early Wednesday fire reported at Four Seasons was not actually a fire, and they say a fire Tuesday night in west Emporia was small in nature. Battalion Chief Ryan Conley says there was a faulty furnace motor at 1915 West 24th, which initially triggered a full structure fire response by Emporia, Americus and Olpe departments around 6:20 am. Once it was determined the issue was a furnace motor instead of a fire, Americus and Olpe were canceled before they arrived and most Emporia firefighters at the scene were told to return to service.
Emporia Firefighters Support Colleague Diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Emporia firefighters unite in support of a fellow firefighter recently diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, threatening eyesight. With 15 years of service, a GoFundMe has been set up to aid in this challenging journey. Find out more about this inspiring story of camaraderie and resilience.
Two Hornets earn All-Super Region-3 honors in football
Emporia State’s Tyler Kahmann and Ross Brungardt have been named All-Super Region-3 by the D2CCA on Thursday. Kahmann earned First-Team honors while Brungardt was named to the Second-Team.