The KVOE listening area has been "abnormally dry" for several months, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, and now moderate drought is trickling into far southwest Lyon County.
The fire danger across the Flint Hills has been high for weeks, and it's even higher Thursday.
The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for extreme fire danger, affecting Lyon, Chase, Coffey, Morris, Osage and Wabaunsee counties from 1 to 7 pm.
Planning continues to start dredging John Redmond Reservoir, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled a special information update in Hartford on April 3.
The Newman Regional Auxiliary is wrapping up its Books Are Fun Fundraiser.
A long stretch of U.S. Highway 75 in Osage County will see repairs beginning Thursday.
The Coffey County Hospital obstetrics department is benefiting from a sizable donation from the Friends of Coffey Health System.
Lyon County commissioners rolled through their action meeting Thursday.
USD 253 Emporia school board had a significant meeting Wednesday, covering multiple heavy-hitting items.
The board added a special item to the agenda -- an early look at how the district might be affected by the Kansas Supreme Court ruling regarding K-12 education funding.