A "community toolbox" meeting brought people from across Lyon County together Tuesday at Mary Herbert, in a meeting sponsored by the Flint Hills Regional Council.
The idea is to build on meetings held last year, by inviting people to attend and offer their thoughts on which issues affecting the Flint Hills are most important to them. Tuesday's meeting included a breakout exercise, where small groups pinned down the "tools" that they thought were most important.
Out-of-control grass fires kept area fire crews hopping again Tuesday.
Krystian Fish is certainly a busy 17-year old.
The recently-crowned Miss Lyon County won the pageant last year, and has now begun work on her personal platform.
The Emporia Post Office saw fewer than usual last-minute tax filers head to the facility and stream in behind it to use the dropbox Tuesday.
Discussions continue at the school district level on education funding after lawmakers passed a $130 million bill earlier this month, and those discussions may be sharpening their focus after Gov. Sam Brownback said he would sign the bill during an appearance at Emporia State University on Monday.
Emporia city commissioners have an action meeting Wednesday night.
Sacred Heart Church has a new parochial administrator at least through June.