Thankfully, the fire count was down significantly Monday from the weekend, when area firefighters had to put out almost 25 fires -- including one which destroyed a house at 1733 Road 200.
High winds apparently played a major role in a rollover accident which, thankfully, resulted in just minor injuries for the driver Monday.
Lyon County isn't considering a full burn ban yet, but Coffey and Greenwood counties have been issuing burn bans on a daily basis with very high fire dangers this spring -- and now Osage County has enacted a burn ban until April 28 or until further notice.
The city is almost finished with a project re-lining the sanitary sewer lines.
The Instituform project as it's called should be finished by the end of this week.
If you haven't made your donation for which name should be attached to the David Traylor Zoo's newest resident, you're about out of time.
Emporia city commissioners have a busy consent agenda and several items of note on their regular agenda when they have their action meeting this week.
Hartford High School athletes are raising money to keep the program developing with a special event Monday night.