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Notable changes coming to Hopkins Foundation teacher recognition program

Two big changes are coming to the Hopkins Foundation program for recognizing teachers and support staffers who go above and beyond the call of duty in the classroom.

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Tech Talk looks at work of FHTC Student Services department

Flint Hills Technical College is seeing an influx of high school students taking college coursework, and the Student Services is working to make that venture smooth for the students.

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Reward offered after bald eagle shot dead in Marion County

An investigation is underway after a bald eagle was shot dead near the Marion Reservoir Dam, and a reward is now being offered in the case.

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Residents meet second challenge grant goal for Anderson Building

Challenge met. Again.

Area residents have now raised a total of $55,000 as part of two related challenge grants from an anonymous donor to benefit the Fairgrounds Anderson Building renovation.

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County Commission to mull Fairgrounds electricity study, Mental Health Center status report

Lyon County commissioners have several items of note on their action session agenda for Thursday.

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Governor signs executive orders resetting discrimination picture for state employees

On Tuesday, Gov. Sam Brownback signed an executive order rescinding protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered state employees. He also signed a separate executive order which he says will eliminate the need for those protections, but gay rights advocates aren't so sure.

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Lyon County Historical Society announces $350,000 challenge grant from Jones Trust

The Lyon County Historical Society celebrated "one last hurrah" Tuesday, as they held their annual meeting.

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ESU President offers testimony to House Education Budget Committee

Emporia State University was represented during a House Education Budget Committee hearing Tuesday.

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