Saturday marked the kick-off of the two-week annual City of Emporia Spring Cleanup. Citizens, City leaders, and government officials were on hand to walk the streets and assist the Emporia Sanitation Department in picking up litter throughout the day.

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Aside from frontline healthcare workers, perhaps no profession has been asked to do more during the COVID-19 pandemic than our teachers. Even the most experienced of educators had to adapt on the fly on a daily basis to the challenges presented by the pandemic. Mary Lou Phelps, a teacher at …

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