235 students in participating area schools submitted essays for this year’s All Veterans Tribute Student Essay Contest organized by Visit Emporia. The contest was held virtually for the second year and open to students in grades 5-12 in Lyon, Chase, Coffey, Greenwood, Morris, Osage and Wabaunsee counties. The topic was “My Duty on Veterans Day.”…

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The public is invited and encouraged to participate in honoring Private First Class (Pfc.) Glenn White who will be reunited with his family and returned to his hometown of Emporia, Kansas, on Friday, September 17, after almost 80 years. Pfc. White was mortally wounded on the island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll of the…

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We’ve got the scoop on who’s playing when and where at the Halfway to Everywhere (H2E) music and arts festival this weekend! The event is Saturday, September 4, from noon until midnight. The H2E map below shows the festival area, which runs from 6th Avenue to 8th Avenue in the parking lots and alley between…

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Breakfast It’s easy to have a perfect day in Emporia because there are so many fun things to do and unique places to eat. One of my favorite things to do is ride my bike through the Flint Hills. Before I do that I want to fuel up with a hearty breakfast at Do-B’s. Do-B’s…

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It’s time to set those New Year’s Resolutions. In 2020, consider adding reading to your resolution list. Emporia has its own Indie bookstore, Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore, that will put you on your path to resolution success. Ellen Plumbs City Bookstore was the original bookstore in Emporia. It was opened in 1870 by Miss Ellen…

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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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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, 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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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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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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