Emporia firefighters took care of a small grass fire just west of town on Saturday afternoon.
Flint Hills Technical College has been in record territory with enrollment for years, and its graduation numbers are also setting records.
Smiles abounded at both White Auditorium and Albert Taylor Hall on Saturday as Emporia State University held spring commencement activities at both locations.
There are a lot of indicators Emporia's economy is starting to grow again, and those have been developing for about a year now with expansions at places like Hostess, Simmons and Dynamic Discs or new businesses sprouting up across town.
Unfortunately, there are also indicators that growth isn't reaching everybody, either in Emporia or across the area.
Just how much rain will it take to end our current drought?
If you're thinking short-term, as in this year, information from the National Weather Service shows four to eight inches of rainfall areawide. If you're thinking about the entire three-year drought, it's over 20 inches.
The Special Olympics state games are now three weeks away, and fundraising activities are picking up locally.
The Sertoma Club is just a few short weeks away from starting the miniature train's regular season at Soden's Grove.
Safety for road construction workers is again being discussed after an Overbook man was hurt in a construction zone accident in Franklin County on Thursday.