Friends of the Emporia Animal Shelter benefit softball tournament this Saturday

The Friends of the Emporia Animal Shelter will be having their 2nd annual benefit coed softball tournament beginning this Saturday.

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Madison Days celebration kicks off this Friday

The annual Madison Days celebration kicks off this Friday with the long list of events beginning at 10:30 am.

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Over half of assessed students at Emporia public schools unprepared for college math and reading

Data released by the Emporia Board of Education on Wednesday suggests that over half of assessed students in the district may be unprepared for college-level reading and mathematics.

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Fundraising, research underway to expand Memorial to Fallen Educators

The 2016 induction class of the National Teachers Hall of Fame spent part of Wednesday reflecting on the teachers and support staffers who have died protecting kids from harm throughout America's history.

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NRH announces bond initiative for new emergency room

Newman Regional Health is moving forward with a better than $19 million project for a new emergency room.

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Education officials to watch special legislative session closely

Lawmakers head to a special session June 23 to shore up education funding. And school district administrators will be closely following to see what the end result is.

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Emporia commissioners prep five-year budget plan for adoption

The Emporia City Commission is poised to adopt a five-year budget plan as early as next week, but Steve Harmon, a commissioner known for his pragmatic outlook, has reservations about the role of the state in local asset management.

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Area around eastern Emporia gas leak returning to normal

Portions of at least two Emporia city blocks were evacuated as a precautionary measure after a gas leak near Seventh and Sylvan on Wednesday.

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