Thankfully, all 21 residents of Sterling House made it out safely after fire developed there late Friday night.
Unfortunately, they all need a new place to call home after fire destroyed the building.
Thousands of people headed to Emporia State University to enjoy the city's annual fireworks show. And they had a lot to enjoy.
Even before the destructive fire at Sterling House, Emporia firefighters had a busy end to the Fourth of July holiday.
Last-minute preparations are well underway for Emporia's Fourth of July fireworks show Friday.
The city of Emporia continues the planning process for city parks.
By mid-August, if not sooner, final plans could be in place for a major addition to Emporia's All Veterans Memorial.
The U.S. Drought Monitor continues to have most of the KVOE listening area in either moderate drought or abnormally dry conditions, with a bulls-eye of severe drought involving most of eastern Lyon County, southwest Osage County and northwest Coffey County.
Emporia State University is looking to expand and grow as the years pile on.
The most recent ESU Buzz not only featured President Dr. Michael Shonrock, but also the new dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dr. Brent Thomas, and interim associate dean Dr. Sheryl Lidzy.