A stubborn Arctic air mass has settled over the KVOE listening area, putting us and the rest of the Midwest in a deep freeze Thursday and Friday.
The evening computer labs and tutoring schedules have been adjusted for next week in Emporia Public Schools, due to parent-teacher conferences.
Lyon County commissioners approved the consent agenda, adding one item during their action meeting Thursday.
Commissioners added and approved a local disaster declaration.
City commissioners had a shorter meeting than expected Wednesday. During the meeting, the Incentive Compliance Agreement for the Hostess expansion project was approved.
Cleanup continues after anywhere from five to 16 inches of snow fell across Lyon and surrounding counties Tuesday.
Lyon County roads have drifted shut from time to time, especially the east-west roads. County Engineer Chip Woods says the past 48 hours have been rough on his crews.
Lyon County commissioners have released the agenda for their action meeting Thursday, but one item not presently listed on the document may set the stage for possible federal relief money should enough damage be noted from a winter storm earlier this week.
More changes to the Kansas Public Employee Retirement System are under consideration.
The Kansas House is mulling House Bill 2533, which would reduce the interest rate that public employees receive through KPERS over one percentage point.