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Chase County water project continues

Chase County is undergoing some major work on their rural water systems, as part of a larger project.

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Wichita motorcycle driver hurt, dog dies in crash near Reading

One person was hurt after a motorcycle collided with a dog in northeast Lyon County on Saturday afternoon.

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Grass fire quickly brought under control

Emporia firefighters took care of a small grass fire just west of town on Saturday afternoon.

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Record 300-plus students graduate from FHTC

Flint Hills Technical College has been in record territory with enrollment for years, and its graduation numbers are also setting records.

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ESU confers degrees upon nearly 900 students

Smiles abounded at both White Auditorium and Albert Taylor Hall on Saturday as Emporia State University held spring commencement activities at both locations.

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Area sees increase in food stamp use; Lyon County edges closer to national average

There are a lot of indicators Emporia's economy is starting to grow again, and those have been developing for about a year now with expansions at places like Hostess, Simmons and Dynamic Discs or new businesses sprouting up across town.

Unfortunately, there are also indicators that growth isn't reaching everybody, either in Emporia or across the area.

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Recent rains limit spread of extreme drought, but area still well behind on rainfall

Just how much rain will it take to end our current drought?

If you're thinking short-term, as in this year, information from the National Weather Service shows four to eight inches of rainfall areawide. If you're thinking about the entire three-year drought, it's over 20 inches.

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Tip A Deputy III set for Monday

The Special Olympics state games are now three weeks away, and fundraising activities are picking up locally.

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