The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve continues maintenance and upkeep projects at the Spring Hill ranch house and the historic barn.
Several events are on the calendar for this weekend.
An Emporia mixed martial arts fighter will be on the card for the Bellator series fights near Wichita on Friday night.
Two significant fires stretched area departments extremely thin Thursday -- so thin they had to call in departments from around Manhattan, Junction City and Wamego to help.
Fire destroyed a home and caused some damage to nearby buildings south of Emporia late Thursday afternoon.
As if Emporia emergency crews weren't busy enough Thursday, an odd situation snagged their attention in downtown Emporia around 6pm.
About 70 area residents spent close to an hour and a half picking the brain of Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp during a town hall meeting Thursday.
Lyon County commissioners have approved an agreement to consolidate the county and Emporia dispatch departments.