Emporia State University is in the midst of preparing a campus master plan. President Dr. Michael Shonrock was a guest on the Talk of Emporia Monday and explained why.
Tomorrow (Tuesday) marks the official start of the Christmas season in Emporia, with the 36th annual Christmas Parade. Chamber of Commerce Public Relations Coordinator Jessica Crumb says they're very excited in the Chamber office.
The Flint Hills Foundation 50-50-50 scholarship campaign is "going really well," according to director Mike Crouch. Currently, they stand at 45 scholarships, very close to their goal of 50 by the end of the year. Crouch says he's willing to exceed that amount, so long as people are willing to keep giving.
Crouch says there are still plenty of opportunities to set up scholarships through the Foundation. The Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students through the Flint Hills Technical College. Crouch says any donation to the Foundation is tax-deductible, because it is a non-profit.
The Flint Hills Foundation is going to take a break over Christmas, of course, but once 2014 begins, they will be preparing for their annual auction.
For more information on the 50-50-50 scholarship program, or to set up your own scholarship, contact Crouch at 341-1313.
The Kansas Water Office is pleased with the local progress of certain streambank stabilization measures along the Cottonwood River.
The so-called "non-point source" measures are designed to reduce erosion.
The United Way of the Flint Hills continues its annual fundraising campaign, and Director Jami Reever says the drive is now past 60 percent of goal.
Tuesday is National Giving Tuesday, and the Emporia Community Foundation has come up with a unique way to bring attention to giving during the peak holiday shopping season.
Emporia firefighters handled a small Polycart fire in western Emporia on Sunday night.