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Emporia State track and field opens indoor season at Pittsburg State Featured
The Emporia State Track team opened the indoor season at Pittsburg State Saturday. In the Boo Rogers Multis heptathlon Emporia States Tanner Raubenstine finished in 7th place and provisionally qualified nationals. In the Crimson and Gold Invitational Murad Baheyadeen finished in 2nd place in the 800
Help children -- and others -- this holiday season
Festive trees have popped up all around Emporia as the holiday season has commenced, but some are a little extra special. Because Christmas is the time of year to give as well as receive, and because some people can’t afford to give their children a Christmas, these trees allow others to help bridge
Emporia neighborhood provides a Merry Christmas for area children once again Featured
The annual Delane Drive Toy Drop once again helped ensure all children will have something under the tree this Christmas. The holiday tradition sees all members of the Delane Drive neighborhood pitch in to collect donations of toys and money to provide gifts for children in need. Once again the enti
Emporia High wrestlers 2nd at Eudora Featured
The Emporia High wrestling team finished in 2nd place at the Eudora Invitational Saturday. The lone individual champion was Anthony Delgado at 170 pounds. 3 wrestlers finished in 2nd place, Levi Buckridge at 126, Drew Baker at 195 and Whitney Hall at 220 pounds. Emporia High will be hosting the Wint
No. 24 Lady Hornets fall to ninth-ranked Tigers
Neither the Emporia State Lady Hornets or Fort Hays State are any stranger to the national limelight. So when the 24th-ranked and ninth-ranked teams in the country met Saturday in Gross Coliseum, the expectation was for a dogfight.
New holiday event promotes literacy for children in Emporia
Three local organizations teamed up to bring a new holiday-themed educational event for families this weekend. "There's Snow Place Like Home," a fun play on words from the classic Wizard Oz, was held Saturday at the Lyon County History Center. The event was a collaboration between Parents as Teacher
Annual toy drive happening Saturday
An annual holiday tradition in Emporia will be continuing this weekend for the 35th year. It's time once again for the annual Delane Drive Santa Toy Drop which will be taking place Saturday evening. The holiday event sees residents drop of donations of toy and money to provide children in need with
The Emporia Chorale sang the sweet sounds of Christmas music at the First United Methodist Church
The joyous sounds of Christmas music echoed through the halls of the First United Methodist Church on Sunday afternoon from the Emporia Chorale. Fourteen magical songs were sung by the many members of the Emporia Chorale. The songs that were sung left Christmas spirit in the air as the birth of Chri
Madison girls claim first victory over Vikings
MORAN — The Madison girls had been seeking offense, in some way, shape or form through most of the first three games of the season. Then, finally, the long-lasting lid over the hoop finally toppled away on Friday.
BLT: 'No comment' on recent workplace accident
Representatives from Better Life Technology declined to comment on a recent accident that resulted in an employee being airlifted to Wichita. Just before 12:30 p.m. Nov. 21, emergency responders were dispatched to Better Life Technology, 1219 Hatcher St., for an entrapment. At the time it was stated
Schmitz earns provisional mark in season-opener
Brianna Schmitz scored a provisional qualifier with the third-best mark in Emporia State history in the pentathlon to highlight day one of the Boo Rogers Multis at Pittsburg State.
Emporia State men's basketball sees winning streak end at Fort Hays State
In a game that saw seven ties and 12 lead changes Emporia State fell 86-78 at Fort Hays State on Saturday afternoon in Gross Coliseum. The opening ten minutes were extremely tight as neither team could muster more than a three point lead until Aaron Nicholson's three-pointer with 8:58 left gave the
UPDATE: Cause of tire fire at Waechter Trucking currently undetermined Featured
Emporia Fire investigators are working to determine exactly what caused a fire that destroyed about 20 tires and came close to damaging a west Emporia business Thursday. Firefighters were dispatched to Waechter Trucking, 1761 Road G, shortly after 2 pm. Thick black smoke belched from the tires, whic
Spartan girls fall against Hesston, 46-33
HESSTON — The Emporia High girls basketball team couldn’t overcome an early deficit Thursday night against Hesston. The Swathers started the game on a 10-0 run and never looked back in a 46-33 victory over the Spartans.
Fort Hays State out scores Emporia State men 86-78 Featured
Fort Hays State used a 21-12 run in the final 5 plus minutes to out score the Emporia State men 86-78 Saturday. The game featured 7 ties and 12 lead changes. The biggest lead for Emporia State was by 3 in the first half. Their biggest deficit was by 8. Emporia State grabbed a 66-65 lead with 5:58 to
EHS girls battle with Nickerson, fall 48-34
HESSTON — The Emporia High girls basketball team battled Nickerson tough Friday, but ran out of steam late. The Spartans kept it close for two-and-a-half quarters, cutting the Panthers’ lead to two points in the third quarter. After that, Nickerson controlled the remainder of the contest, earning a
Probation for Peres after pleading no contest to meth trafficking conspiracy at Lyon County Jail Featured
One of several people convicted earlier this year of trafficking contraband into the Lyon County Jail is receiving probation as a sentence. Angela Peres was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months probation with an underlying prison term of 10 months. She also has to spend 60 days in jail as part of her se
UPDATE: Deputies seeking information after Bushong vehicle-bike wreck classified as hit-and-run Featured
Lyon County deputies say a vehicle-bicycle wreck in Bushong late Wednesday afternoon was a hit-and-run collision, and they are asking for help in solving this case. Deputy Brandon Early says deputies and rescue workers from Emporia and Allen-Admire were dispatched to 219 East Third in Bushong around
Richardson bond request denied; Magallanez bound over after hearings Wednesday Featured
Two suspects in a drug distribution case dating back to October had separate but connected hearings Wednesday in Lyon County District Court. A bond modification request for Marquise Richardson was denied by Magistrate Judge Doug Jones, and a separate preliminary hearing scheduled to take place immed
Spartan swimmers improve in dual against BVSW
Jamie Dawson said the Emporia High boys swim and dive team had a stellar performance in its dual against Blue Valley Southwest Friday at Emporia High School. Even with it being a stellar performance, the Spartans took second in the dual to the Timberwolves, 130-49.