Some rural Lyon County residents had an uncomfortable morning after their power went out early Monday.
Lyon-Coffey Electric General Manager Scott Whittington says two substations had issues early Monday, one at Americus and one north of Emporia.
Emporia firefighters made quick work of a small fire Monday.
Fire Capt. Harlan Smith says residents were using a space heater to warm frozen pipes in a crawl space at 504 Chestnut.
USD 253 Emporia School Board have their first meeting of 2014 this week. On the agenda is discussion of the new state assessment plan, for 2014 and beyond.
Lyon County commissioners have a study meeting Wednesday and an action session Thursday.
A project continues to revamp the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system inside the Emporia Public Library.
Emporia High School teacher Lana Knuth had a pleasant surprise Monday morning, when she was announced as a nominee for Kansas Teacher of the Year.
Brutally cold air will leave the KVOE listening area this week, but not before adjusting lives and schedules Sunday and Monday.
Air temperatures sank to -13 with wind chills down to -28 in Emporia early Monday, so wind chill warnings and advisories blanket the area until noon.
A wind chill warning remains in effect for Lyon and surrounding counties until 12pm Monday. Wind chill values are forecasted to drop as low as -25 below to -31 below zero.