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The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism has confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in Pomona Reservoir in Osage County.

The Zika virus is spreading, and even though no cases have been reported in Emporia, health officials are warning residents to take preventative measures against this disease.

After over six years leading Emporia city government, Matt Zimmerman is headed elsewhere.

Zimmerman announced during Wednesday night’s Emporia City Commission meeting he had accepted the city manager position in Hazelwood, Mo., a suburb of St. Louis. He says the two cities have a similar small-town flavor, aside from the fact Hazelwood is closer to a major city. He says the economic development opportunities in Hazelwood are appealing.

 
By Chuck Samples/KVOE News

Now that City Manager Matt Zimmerman has announced his resignation and his decision to take over the city manager post in Hazelwood, Mo., Zimmerman is looking forward to the future and back on his over six years leading Emporia's city government.

Outgoing Emporia City Manager Matt Zimmerman hopes he is leaving the city in better shape than it was when he came to town over six years ago.

Zimmerman's farewell reception was held at White Auditorium Little Theater on Thursday. He becomes the city manager of Hazelwood, Mo., this weekend.

Saturday was a good night for zombies, and the Emporia Police Department's second annual Zombie Run featured lots of the undead in and around downtown Emporia.

Halloween-themed activities for all ages continued Saturday, with the Trick or Treats in downtown Emporia.

The Metropolitan Area Planning Commission's monthly meeting is Tuesday night.

Emporia city commissioners have a lengthy agenda for this week's meeting.

Emporia city commissioners have an action session Wednesday night.