News HeadlinesEmporia High News

Emporia High School News Submitted by Alumni

Eldon W W Brockelman Sr

December 11, 2016 by Loretta Brockelman Persinger (Register to contact)

This is my daughter face book account as I do not use a computer,I would like to have information regarding class reunions or information on those still living you can send the information to her thank you Eldon Brockelman Sr

Emporia High School News From Around The Web

Catherine June Hoy | Free  Emporia Gazette

Catherine June Hoy died at her rural Emporia home on Sunday afternoon, July 21, 2019, after a short illness. She was born January 12, 1944, in Chanute, ...

Barber convicted for Payne murder | Free  Emporia Gazette

A Wichita man accused of murdering Emporia native MacKenzie Payne had his motion to withdraw a previous guilty plea denied and was sentenced Monday in ...

Officials investigating suspicious letter at Emporia High School  Emporia Gazette

Contents of a what was referred to as a “suspicious letter” sent to Emporia High School were deemed not to pose any danger.

Hart accepts position with KASB, leaving EHS | Free  Emporia Gazette

Emporia High School Principal Britton Hart announced his resignation effective June 30 at Wednesday night's USD 253 Board of Education meeting.

Fischer selected as new EHS principal | Free  Emporia Gazette

Emporia High School Principal Britton Hart recently accepted a position with the Kansas Association of School Boards, leaving USD 253 tasked with finding his ...

Bloomquist named EHS assistant principal | Free  Emporia Gazette

Emporia Public Schools announced Wednesday that after completing the interview process, Kendra Bloomquist has been selected as the new assistant ...

USD 253 celebrates staff achievements | Education  Emporia Gazette

Emporia Public Schools rolled out the red carpet to celebrate the *service* of district teachers and staff during the 2018-2019 recognition ceremony Wednesday ...

Fischer selected as next EHS principal | Free  Emporia Gazette

Following a thorough and diligent search process for the next Emporia High School Principal, USD 253 is announced Friday that Dathan Fischer, current EHS ...

Closings and Cancellations | Free  Emporia Gazette

Wednesday. Emporia State University will start two hours late. Campus opens at 10 a.m.. USD 251 - North Lyon County is closed Wednesday. USD 253 K-5 ...

Graduates 'raise the bar' | Free  Emporia Gazette

The legacy of the Emporia High School Class of 2019 will go far beyond the impressive numbers it can boast, according to Senior Class President Tyler ...

USD 253 to hold bond election meetings | Free  Emporia Gazette

The Emporia Public School District will hold four town hall meetings regarding its upcoming bond election.

EHS senior earns National Merit recognition | Latest News And Features  Emporia Gazette

An Emporia High School senior who earned three top academic awards for exceptional academic promise was honored during a ceremony Tuesday morning at ...

A Success Story: Muckenthaler set to graduate | Free  Emporia Gazette

Alex Muckenthaler has reached another milestone — high school graduation.

2 people arrested after disagreement leads to locking down an Emporia business and schools  KWCH

Emporia Police say two people from Oklahoma are jailed, in connection with a disagreement that led to locking down Emporia's Hobby Lobby Store and several ...

CLARENCE HOWLAND | Free  Emporia Gazette

Clarence, son of Edward and Harriet Megown Howland, was born of March 19, 1936 in Troy, KS. He was educated in Troy schools, being an outstanding high ...

USD 253 to re-bid EHS roofing project | Free  Emporia Gazette

The Emporia Public Schools Board of Education unanimously voted Wednesday evening to reject all bids for a roofing project at Emporia High School.

Billy Lee Linhart | Free  Emporia Gazette

Billy Lee Linhart, 72, of Emporia, died Thursday, March 7, 2019 at his home after a year-long battle with brain cancer.

Trailblazers: EHS girls wrestling team making waves | Gaz  Emporia Gazette

Girls wrestling is a steadily growing sport across the country, and Emporia High School has been no exception.

Update: Morning fatality accident | Free  Emporia Gazette

Hayden Miller was killed after an accident involving a vehicle Monday morning.

Emporia elementary schools receive grant funds | Free  Emporia Gazette

Two Emporia elementary schools were approved for grants during the Emporia Public Schools Board of Education Meeting on Wednesday evening.

Hayden Joseph Miller | Free  Emporia Gazette

Hayden Joseph Miller, 20, of Emporia, Kansas, died Monday, July 8, 2019. Hayden was born April 26, 1999 in Emporia, the son of Jason and Erica (Seyler) ...

Spartan wrestlers take 3rd at Winter Classic | Sports  Emporia Gazette

No matter who's in the 14-member lineup for the Emporia High wrestling team, Brook Medrano can expect them to battle and compete.

Winter Sports King and Queen | Free  Emporia Gazette

Thomas Finley and Elizabeth Schwerdtfeger were named Emporia High School Winter Sports King and Queen Saturday during the Spartans' home basketball ...

Five inducted into EHS Hall of Fame | Latest News And Features  Emporia Gazette

The Emporia High School Hall of Fame inducted five alumni into its ranks during a halftime ceremony at the EHS football game at Welch Stadium Friday ...

Former EHS teacher, coach Bill Linhart remembered for energy, ability to get most out of people

Energetic, passionate, fun. Those are some of the attributes linked to former Emporia High teacher and basketball coach Bill Linhart after his death T...

Threat against Emporia High School deemed 'not credible'  Emporia Gazette

An investigation into what was described as a "non-specific threat" by an Emporia High School student was found to be unsubstantiated, according to a ...

EHS Theater to present Radium Girls | News  Emporia Gazette

The Emporia High School Theater Department will present its fall production, “Radium Girls,” Nov. 16 - 17 at the EHS Auditorium.

Donna Kay Cochran | Free  Emporia Gazette

Donna Kay Cochran passed away on the night of Monday, April 15, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was 66.

Terry Michael Phillips | Free  Emporia Gazette

Terry Michael Phillips, 71, of Emporia, passed away early Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Presbyterian Manor. He was born December 11, 1947 in Emporia, KS, the ...

Migrant students celebrate their successes | Area News  Emporia Gazette

Graduates involved with the Migrant Education Program through Emporia Public Schools were treated to a reception in their honor Saturday.

Spartan girls fall to Highland Park | Free  Emporia Gazette

Carolyn Dorsey summed up Tuesday's game between the Emporia High girls and Highland Park with two words:

New National Honor Society members inducted | Area News  Emporia Gazette

Emporia High School's National Honor Society inducted new members Monday night.

The race of his life | Gaz  Emporia Gazette

Emporia High School freshman Austin Moore is fast.

No. 5 Emporia man killed in I-35 accident | Free  Emporia Gazette

Twenty-one-year-old Angel Montes of Emporia died after he was hit by a semi tractor-trailer on Interstate 35 in the early-morning hours of July 1.

Vicki Lynne Rude | Free  Emporia Gazette

Vicki Lynne Rude, 63, of Emporia, Kansas passed away Friday, July 5, 2019 at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka, Kansas. Vicki was born August 26, 1955 in ...

Emporia living is back | Free  Emporia Gazette

Emporia Living Magazine will be hitting mailboxes throughout Emporia beginning this week.

Area bands perform at Emporia Marching Festival | Area News  Emporia Gazette

Several high school bands marched their way to recognition Wednesday on the campus of Emporia State University for the 11th Annual Emporia Marching ...

HOTT, ESU award scholarships | Free  Emporia Gazette

The Emporia Gazette. Hispanics of Today and Tomorrow awarded 14 Scholarships at the 2019 Cinco de Mayo Celebration. The scholarship process consists of ...

Class of 2019 inducted into National Teachers Hall of Fame  Emporia Gazette

The 2019 National Teachers Hall of Fame organization has celebrated amazing teachers the entire week. Leading up to the induction ceremony was a shark ...

Zombies spotted in Emporia | Area News  Emporia Gazette

Night of the Living Dead it wasn't, but the undead were out and about nonetheless Saturday.

Barber motion, sentencing continued to July 22 | Free  Emporia Gazette

The motion hearing for a Wichita man accused of stabbing Emporia native MacKenzie Payne to death has been continued until 10 a.m. July 22 in Sedgwick ...

USD 253 hears update on school redesign | Latest News And Features  Emporia Gazette

The Emporia Public Schools Board of Education heard an update on school redesign projects at Logan Avenue and William Allen White elementary schools ...

Ace It Up 5K to benefit Garate family  Emporia Gazette

A fundraiser for the family of Ace Garate will take place this weekend.

Emporia High School graduating seniors announced | News  Emporia Gazette

Three-hundred twenty-two students will graduate Sunday from Emporia High School and Flint Hills Learning Center. Commencement for the Class of 2017 will ...

Barber pleads guilty to murder of Emporia native  Emporia Gazette

A man charged with murdering girlfriend and Emporia native MacKenzie Payne plead guilty in Sedgwick County District Court Monday.

Kirby Carson Smith | Obituaries  Emporia Gazette

Kirby Carson Smith of Emporia, Kansas, entered into rest March 7, 2019 at his home while surrounded by his family and friends. He was 70 years old. He spent ...

CrossWinds reviews 2018, looks forward to future | Area News  Emporia Gazette

CrossWinds Counseling and Wellness CEO Amanda Cunningham said when she thinks about 2018, “the image of a rollercoaster comes to mind.”

Hopkins Project Awards announced Tuesday | Free  Emporia Gazette

Educators from around Lyon County were recognized for their continued commitment to innovation in the classroom when Hopkins Foundation Vice President ...

Emporia High School announces first semester honor roll  Emporia Gazette

The honor roll for the first semester has been announced at Emporia High School. Students on the Principal's Honor Roll must have a grade point average of 4.0 ...

Crowds flock downtown for Cinco de Mayo | Free  Emporia Gazette

The smell of Mexican food permeated downtown Emporia Saturday.

Vandalism reported at Emporia High School | EHS  Emporia Gazette

When students and staff arrived at Emporia High School on Monday morning they may have noticed that the front sign looked a bit different. It seems vandals ...

Suspects in Hobby Lobby, school lockdowns make first court appearances

Preliminary hearings are now planned for the Oklahoma couple that triggered several lockdowns in northwest Emporia last week, including Hobby Lobby an...

Emporia Christian School Pancake Feed | Calendar  Emporia Gazette

ECS is gearing up for their 25th Annual Pancake Feed and Craft Show on Saturday, November 3. Enjoy sausage, all you can eat pancakes and a drink from ...

USD 253 hears update on assessment surveys | Latest News And Features  Emporia Gazette

Safety and security were the top concerns of parents and patrons of the Emporia Public School District, according to the results of a community meetings held at ...

BOE approves Lolling as new EHS Principal  Butler County Times Gazette

This week's El Dorado USD 490 Board of Education's meeting included the hiring of a new EHS Principal and Head Football Coach. Bruce Lolling will be the ...

A little extra emotional | Sports  Emporia Gazette

Spartans fall in shootout to DeSoto in regional opener.

Emporia native victim of Wichita murder | Free  Emporia Gazette

MacKenzie Payne, an Emporia native who was less than a month away from beginning medical school at the University of Kansas, was identified as the victim of ...

Spartan boys struggle against Washburn Rural | Free  Emporia Gazette

Beau Welch was comfortable with where the Emporia High boys basketball team was trailing Washburn Rural, 41-37, at halftime Tuesday night.

Elsie Grace (Shehi) Bock | Free  Emporia Gazette

Elsie Grace (Shehi) Bock, the daughter of George E. and Bertha (Sweany) Shehi, was born August 23, 1926, on the family farm near Fostoria, in Pottawatomie ...

Students Awarded Prestigious Rudd Scholarships  KSAL

Twenty Five Kansas high school seniors have been named as part of the newest class of Rudd Scholars, each receiving a 4-year scholarships. Fifteen will to ...

USD 253 approves budget for publication | Latest News And Features  Emporia Gazette

The Emporia Public Schools Board of Education approved the publication of a $75356551 budget for fiscal year 2019 during a meeting Wednesday evening at ...

Emporia High Homecoming 2017 | Education  Emporia Gazette

Photos by Laura Schwinn/Special to The Gazette. Homecoming week at Emporia High School culminated with a parade, coronation and the football game ...

Seamless sells broadband assets to Iola company | Free  Emporia Gazette

Seamless Data Systems has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its broadband internet assets — known as Seamless.Net — to KwiKom Communications ...

Michael John Paul | Free  Emporia Gazette

Michael John Paul, 50, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2019 at his home in Emporia.

Ready to ride | Area News  Emporia Gazette

More than 1300 gravel grinders will depart Emporia Saturday morning in hopes of completing the Dirty Kanza 200. More riders than ever will challenge ...

Missoula Children's Theater holds auditions for the Snow Queen  Emporia Gazette

Take your places. Missoula Children's Theatre held auditions Monday evening for Emporia's upcoming rendition of “The Snow Queen.” A crowd of children aged ...

Glass Guild blowout features students, Seattle artist | Free  Emporia Gazette

Glass can be a difficult medium with which to work. As members of Emporia State University's Glass Guild know, a 15-pound piece of molten glass feels like it ...

Emporia native Marstall to end memorable Hornet career with bowl appearance  WIBW

EMPORIA, Kan. (WIBW) - Most college football players can't say they've gotten to have their high school and collegiate success on the same field. Emporia State ...

Weiss featured on Sallie Magazine cover | Latest News And Features  Emporia Gazette

A crowd eager to see the latest issue of Sallie Magazine gathered at The Copper Top for the sixth edition's debut Thursday evening.

State finalists named for teaching excellence awards  WIBW

The Kansas State Department of Education announced the state's five finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

School to bring back driver's ed | Area News  Emporia Gazette

The USD 253 Board of Education met Wednesday night to discuss the possibility of reinstating a summer driver's education course at Emporia High School and ...

MORNING UPDATE: Road closures begin to trickle in following heavy rainfall Friday; overnight evacuations finished in Burlington, Fall River

Heavy rain returned to the KVOE listening area Friday following a two-day break. The rain came down in sheets as a line of storms trained on the same...

Wes Bell hired as EHS head football coach  Butler County Times Gazette

El Dorado High School announced the hiring of Wes Bell as the head football coach on Tuesday. Bell will bring plenty of coaching experience with him, ...

Emporia High School group safe in London after terror attack  WIBW

Emporia High students and staffers are safe and sound after Wednesday's terror attack in London.

The inaugural Big Chill run lives up to its name as runners face cold weather  KVOE

167 runners battled the rainy weather this morning to participate in the Big Chill marathon to support the Community in Schools Mid-America. Runners h...

UPDATE: Travel discouraged as winter storm warning replaces advisory

Wintry weather is underway, leading to widespread travel issues across the KVOE listening area. The National Weather *Service* has issued a winter storm...

EHS Senior graduation list | News  Emporia Gazette

More than 300 Emporia High School students graduated Sunday during commencement in W.L. White Auditorium.

Cottonwood Falls native embraces unexpected career as Santa Claus  Emporia Gazette

For most, Christmas comes just once a year. For Dennis Christlieb, it's Christmas every day. That's because Christlieb is Santa Claus. He has been for the past ...

Defendant seeks to change plea in Mackenzie Payne murder case  KVOE

Dylan Barber is set for sentencing next week in the murder of former Emporian Mackenzie Payne last summer. If Barber has his way, there will be no sen...

Rudd Scholarships Awarded To 25 Kansas Students  KMUW

The Rudd Foundation has awarded 25 college scholarships to Kansas high school seniors. Each winner will receive a four-year scholarship to attend either.

CrossWinds recognizes PTSD Awareness Month | Area News  Emporia Gazette

June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month.

Date set for motion to withdraw plea in Mackenzie Payne murder case  KVOE

The man accused of killing a former Emporia woman last summer has a new date in court. Dylan Barber will have a motion to withdraw his plea heard June...

Hopkins Award winners announced | Area News  Emporia Gazette

Seven Emporia Public Schools teachers received the 2017-18 Hopkins Project Award Friday. The funding will benefit classroom projects submitted by the ...

Remembering MacKenzie: Emporia woman honored by KU Med  Emporia Gazette

A white coat emblazoned with the University of Kansas Medical School logo will decorate a wall in the home of Joie and Brian Payne, a reminder of their ...

Anthony Markowitz named new EHS baseball coach | Sports  Emporia Gazette

Emporia High School announced Thursday afternoon that its next head baseball coach would be home grown.

Granada Theatre to celebrate 90 years | Area News  Emporia Gazette

Over the past nine decades, the Granada Theatre has remained standing through good times and bad.

District honors retiring employees | News  Emporia Gazette

Thirty retiring administrators, teachers and school support staff members were guests of honor at the annual Emporia Public Schools Staff Recognition May 20 at ...

Food for Students meets big need | News  Emporia Gazette

With the start of the 2017 - 2018 school year quickly approaching, Food for Students is preparing to provide bags of food to children in Emporia Public Schools.

Young E-High swimmers lack experience going into season  Emporia Gazette

Despite losing only two seniors — Kostin Mercer and Wyatt Mattas — the Emporia High boys swim team lacks experience going into its first meet at EHS on ...

Motion to terminate superintendent's contract fails | Area News  Emporia Gazette

A motion to terminate the contract of Emporia Public Schools Superintendent Kevin Case failed 3-4 during Wednesday night's Board of Education meeting in the ...

E-High cheer to participate in inaugural State Championship  Emporia Gazette

There's a first time for everything. The Emporia High cheerleading squad is one of 92 teams in Kansas to be selected for the inaugural 2017 KSHSAA Game Day ...

Former Emporian prepares for directorial debut | Area News  Emporia Gazette

A native Emporian is preparing for his directorial debut with the release of his first feature film next week.

Former Emporian to retire from KSHSAA | Sports  Emporia Gazette

TOPEKA — David L. Cherry, Assistant Executive Director of the Kansas State High School Activities Association, has announced his decision to retire from the ...

Welcome to the Club | Latest News And Features  Emporia Gazette

A new club which promotes inclusion for all students has become the talk of Emporia High School.

Hopkins foundation Celebrates Teachers with cash awards | EHS  Emporia Gazette

Teachers and students throughout Emporia have a lot to be happy about this week. Wednesday and Thursday representatives of the E.L. and Z. Irene Hopkins ...

UPDATE: NWS cautions about refreezing potential Saturday night, early Sunday

Travel improved noticeably -- at least on major streets and roads -- on Saturday after widespread moderate snow Friday night and early Saturday. Now the ...

Sharp brings wealth of experience to The Gazette  Emporia Gazette

Newly-hired Associate Publisher and Advertising Sales Director Jeanny Sharp hopes to use her 30 years of experience to bring The Emporia Gazette into the ...

All-State Academic Team: Honorable Mention Team - News  The Topeka Capital-Journal

Each year, The Topeka Capital-Journal chooses the All-State Academic Team, a recognition of the best and brightest young minds the Sunflower State has to ...

Victor Ibarra Tabbed as Next EHS Boys' Soccer Coach  Emporia Gazette

When the head coaching position for the Emporia High School boys' soccer team opened up, Victor Ibarra found himself at a crossroad.

Farr, Wilson, Carter sign to play collegiate basketball  Emporia Gazette

Three members of the Emporia High boys basketball team will continue to play after signing with their respective schools Wednesday.

News headlines by Google News for Emporia High School Emporia KS

We have listed the latest news headlines that include Emporia High . This site has been created to offer a place for EHS alumni to reconnect and share memories.

In addition to these news headlines, you may also want to join the Emporia High alumni directory and check out the yearbook listings.