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HILLSDALE — During the past six years, all three of Heather Sterk’s children have benefitted from the Parents as Teachers program, and she knows firsthand just how important the learning and play activities have been for their development.

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TOPEKA — Gov. Laura Kelly’s executive order establishing a statewide face-covering protocol is just one piece of a new plan to combat the state’s spike in COVID-19 cases and alleviate the strain on overcrowded hospitals.

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LOUISBURG — The Miami County Health Department, which is investigating a COVID-19 cluster tied to a Nov. 6-8 party in Louisburg, said local health departments and hospitals are becoming taxed as cases continue to increase.

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During an investigation of multiple positive cases, the Miami County Health Department reported Monday, Nov. 16, that it had discovered several individuals had attended the same party, which took place over a three-day weekend period of Nov. 6-8 in Louisburg, according to a health department…

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PAOLA — A Toy Run benefiting the Cops for Tots program operated by the Miami County Sheriff’s Office is set to take place Saturday, Nov. 14, beginning at the Paola Walmart parking lot.

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Local Kansas Republican Senators Caryn Tyson of Parker and Molly Baumgardner of Louisburg both retained their seats by large margins in the Nov. 3 general election.

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More Miami County residents voted in advance than cast ballots at polling sites in the 2020 presidential election Tuesday, Nov. 3, as some new and familiar faces emerged victorious — including a new commander in chief.

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Veterans Day will still be recognized this year during multiple events Wednesday, Nov. 11, but the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has also led to some cancellations and modifications.