Good old-fashioned rock and roll took over the Granada Theatre Friday night, as "Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience" drew a full house.
Emporia Police, Fire and the Lyon County Sheriff's Department are having a friendly competition to see who can bring in the most toys for area foster kids.
The first day of business for the Flint Hills Optimists Tree Lot is very busy. Optimist Joe Michaels says over 50 people showed up immediately.
If the traffic Friday morning is any indication, Black Friday could lead to a good holiday shopping season for local retailers.
Discussions on education funding continue with lawmakers set to begin the 2014 session in less than two months and a major decision from the Kansas Supreme Court still pending on whether the state is adequately funding K-through-12 education.
The Emporia State University President's Club is being revived.
On the ESU Buzz with President Dr. Michael Shonrock on Thursday, Dr. Shonrock encouraged people to be part of the club by donating money and recognize Emporia State's 150th anniversary year in one move.
If there is a time of year when stresses are magnified, this is it.
If you want to get in the holiday spirit the next couple days, good places to go are Cottonwood Falls and Strong City.
Those are the hubs of activities for the Chase County Country Christmas on Friday and Saturday.