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Lyon County Housing Study

August 20, 2020

Ignite Emporia Community Housing Survey Link

March 2, 2020

In December of 2019, Ignite Emporia engaged with RDG Planning & Design of Omaha, NE to complete a comprehensive housing study for Lyon County. As part of that study, community members are invited to take part in an on-line survey that looks at current and future housing needs. We invite you to share your thoughts … Read more

Housing Study Listening Tours

February 17, 2020

Community Input on Housing Needs Wanted Ignite Emporia and the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce invite community members in and around Emporia and Lyon County to participate in their upcoming community housing focus groups and online survey.  In December of 2019, Ignite Emporia engaged with RDG Planning & Design of Omaha, NE to complete a … Read more

2020 Election Candidates

October 23, 2020

The State of Kansas Secretary of State provides a list  of candidates in the primary or general election for national and state offices in table format. The table view of the candidate list is updated automatically as each candidate files valid petition forms or declaration of intention forms. Click the link to view.  https://sos.ks.gov/elections/elections_upcoming_candidate.aspx 

Mask Mandate Extended to November 21

October 22, 2020

2020 Election Candidate Videos

October 22, 2020


Before Halloween, Families Should Check Sex Offender Registry and Register for Free Email Alerts Through Offender Watch

October 22, 2020

SouthEast KANSASWORKS Work Experience program

October 19, 2020

43rd Annual Community Christmas Parade “Cheer Up Dude. It’s Christmas!” -The Grinch

October 15, 2020

2020 Candidate Forum LIVE Coverage Video

October 15, 2020

Newman Regional Health and Lyon County Public Health Expand Testing to COVID-19 Asymptomatic Close Contacts

October 7, 2020

The Emporia Regional Economic Outlook Conference

October 5, 2020

The Emporia Regional Economic Outlook Conference will be held Friday, October 16, from 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at the Lyon County History Center, 711 Commercial St.  This conference will provide insight into current local and national economies, addressing topics of interest to the community, region, and state.   The Center for Economic Development and … Read more

Candidate Forum

October 1, 2020