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Emporia school board talks finances, approves security camera purchase

In one pocket, out the other.

During Wednesday's USD 253 Emporia school board meeting, Superintendent for Business Operations Rob Scheib said if the district keeps things the way they are currently, the district will benefit from a total of $1.1 million in new monies.

However, he says cash keeps being lost from places like the Flint Hills Learning Center and from new facilities in-waiting.

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Take Back the Night speaker rises from attack to help rape victims

In 15 minutes Wednesday night, Mel Townsend took about 250 Emporia State students and community residents on a journey from when she was raped to when she helped to rewrite state law removing the statute of limitations for rapists.

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Wide range of topics discussed at city-county meeting

Emporia city and Lyon County commissioners spent much of their quarterly joint meeting discussing the needs of the county's libraries.

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Woman hospitalized after scooter wreck

One woman was taken to Newman Regional Health after a scooter accident in downtown Emporia on Wednesday afternoon.

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Longbine: ESU fares well in funding bill

Public education officials are not happy with the funding bill passed Sunday by lawmakers, but Emporia State University actually comes out OK.

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ESU Jazz Ensemble heading to New York City

The ESU Jazz Ensemble is headed to New York City, but not before a short concert to strut its stuff.

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Plaque dedicated for EHS bell

A nostalgic moment took place in front of Emporia High School on Tuesday.

Members of the Class of 1962 stopped by to dedicate a plaque commemorating the high school's time at the one-time Lowther North building.

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USD 253 officials watching Pennsylvania stabbing situation

The investigation continues after a high school student in Pittsburgh, Penn., allegedly stabbed nearly 20 fellow students, some of whom are in serious medical condition, and at least one security guard early Wednesday.

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