Posts by Kelly Mayer

Founding City of Veterans Day Hosts Parade

Founding City of Veterans Day Hosts Parade One Event in Multi-Day Celebration EMPORIA, Kansas, September 6, 2018 – – The official founding city of Veterans Day, Emporia, Kansas, will host a Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 10, at 9:30 am. Parade line-up starts at 8:15 am in the area of 4th Avenue and Commercial…

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Can you say “Charcuterie”? — Vault Meats & Cheeses

There’s a new charcuterie in town and if opening day is any indication, love is in the air! Emporian’s embraced the new Vault Meats & Cheeses when the doors opened to the public on Wednesday, May 9, at 2:00 in the afternoon. Long lines of curious meat and cheese lovers formed to check out the…

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Emporia CVB Offers 2nd Round of Tourism Grants

EMPORIA, Kansas, July, 5, 2017 – – The deadline for the second round of tourism grant applications is Tuesday, August 1. The Emporia Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) Tourism Grant Program was established to enhance and strengthen the positive economic impact of the tourism industry on our community.  Limited funds are available and will be…

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Tour Time!

It’s tour time again! Tour de Lyon County that is. On Saturday, June 24, join cyclists and the community in supporting Tour de Lyon County Gravel Ride for Hope & a Cure and Family Fun Day at the Grove. See below for information about the day’s festivities. TOUR DE LYON COUNTY GRAVEL RIDE FOR HOPE…

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Welcome National Teachers Hall of Fame Inductees!

sign at the national teachers hall of fame

Welcome to Emporia Ashli Skura Dreher of Youngstown, New York; Jonathan Gillentine of Honolulu, Hawaii; Matinga Ragatz of Grand Ledge, Michigan; Joseph D. Ruhl of Lafayette, Indiana; and Bob Williams of Palmer, Alaska, the 2017 National Teachers Hall of Fame Inductees. The Hall of Fame annually honors five teachers who have demonstrated commitment and dedication to…

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Dirty Kanza 2017 – WHAT A RIDE!

We are so fortunate to be home of the Dirty Kanza 200 gravel endurance bike race. Thanks to the boyhood aspirations of Jim Cummins, the love Tim and Kristi Mohn have for the Emporia community and the outstanding work ethic and determination of LeLan Dain, we ARE home of the Dirty Kanza. Here a a…

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Emporia’s water is some of the best in the world

Emporia has bragging rights thanks to the dedicated staff of the Emporia Public Works Water Treatment Plant. During four of the last five years, Emporia has been a top 5 contender in the Municipal Water category in the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting competition. Our crowning achievement was in 2013 when Emporia took first place…

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Dirty Kanza 2017 — Schedule of Events

Welcome Dirty Kanza riders, crew, family and friends! Emporia is so excited to have all of you back in town for the big race on June 3. Whether you are riding the signature event — 200 miles or 100, 50, or 25 miles, you are all rock stars in our book! See below for the DK…

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Why Dirty Kanza Rocks

Dirty Kanza 2016, #FindYourLimit, is in the books. What a phenomenal event! The videos on Facebook are amazing to watch – 1,000 cyclists in the DK200 taking off downtown – what a sight. There’s a video by Ben Schubert down by the Veterans Memorial that is really impressive. You see a huge group of riders…

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Dirty Kanza is Here!

Dirty Kanza is here! Festivities kick off today for the 2016 Dirty Kanza. The DK Store at 727 Commercial Street, is open from 4-7 pm. With 2,200 riders and their family and support crews, we will have lots of visitors in town. Please stay alert for cyclists as they will be everywhere! Be sure to…

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