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Chuck Samples

Chuck Samples

By Chuck Samples/KVOE News

Now that City Manager Matt Zimmerman has announced his resignation and his decision to take over the city manager post in Hazelwood, Mo., Zimmerman is looking forward to the future and back on his over six years leading Emporia's city government.

After over six years leading Emporia city government, Matt Zimmerman is headed elsewhere.

Zimmerman announced during Wednesday night’s Emporia City Commission meeting he had accepted the city manager position in Hazelwood, Mo., a suburb of St. Louis. He says the two cities have a similar small-town flavor, aside from the fact Hazelwood is closer to a major city. He says the economic development opportunities in Hazelwood are appealing.

Reservations are needed by Wednesday if area youths want to participate in a youth waterfowl hunt at the Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge.

Three juveniles have been charged with damaging items inside the Historic Breckenridge Hotel and Convention Center, and more juveniles may face charges later this month.

A 10-year-old boy was transported to Newman Regional Health after he was hit by a car shortly after noon Wednesday.

A young Reading resident was one of two people hurt in a rollover accident near Miller on Friday.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says 2-year-old Cain Little was airlifted to Children's Mercy in Kansas City. Her condition has not been released.

The Emporia Arts Center Board of Directors has named one-time USD 253 After-School Quest director Dawn Young as the Arts Center's new executive director.

April is Autism Awareness Month, and the KVOE Morning Show had a special guest in Thursday morning.

Levi Morton is a third-grader at Timmerman Elementary. He's autistic -- and a big fan of KVOE.

Formal charges have been filed and first court appearances have been made for a family and a girlfriend of one of the family members accused of making drugs and holding onto firearms.

Emporia residents are calling the Police Department after receiving scam calls. And once again, the caller is representing himself as an employee of the Internal Revenue Service.


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