There aren't a lot of items for Emporia city commissioners to discuss when they have two meetings Wednesday morning, but the items are notable for different reasons.
More discussion on Lyon County's potential role in the Flint Hills Economic Development District is coming Wednesday.
County commissioners have been discussing the potential benefits of such a move for several months, having periodic discussions during regular meetings and also during the latest joint session with Emporia city commissioners a few weeks ago.
Lyon County deputies and Olpe and Madison firefighters are cleaning up the scene after a semi trailer exploded in southwest parts of the county Monday morning.
Last week, William Allen White fourth-grade teacher Sheri Bonnet told KVOE she loved teaching during the American Education Week cookie delivery.
She apparently does a very good job at it. Bonnet found out she was Emporia's nomination for Kansas Teacher of the Year at a special assembly at the school Monday.
The Kansas Turnpike Authority says an Allen woman was not seriously hurt in a series of accidents that eventually led to the death of a Topeka man Friday night.
Turnpike Authority Capt. Joe Bott says four vehicles were ultimately involved near the Shawnee-Osage county line.
The David Traylor Zoo's Happy Holidaze lighting ceremony comes Tuesday evening.
Thousands of lights will come on shortly before 6 pm. With the closure of Zoo Road to through traffic earlier this fall, Director Lisa Keith says there will be a major change to the event. Everything else, though, will be as people have come to expect.
The Metropolitan Area Planning Commission's monthly meeting is Tuesday night.
An investigation continues into the Saturday night stabbing that left two men injured, with one being taken to a Topeka hospital afterward and the other eventually taken to jail.
Police investigator Kevin Shireman says officers were called to 412 East Seventh for a fight call shortly before 10:45 pm.