Fire engulfs garage, destroys home on South Mechanic Street

At approximately 2:00 PM on Friday, fire engulfged a garage next to a house at 9 S Mechanic Street. The homeowner, Roger Johnson, claimed he was welding in his back yard when things took a turn for the worse.

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Firefighters called out to battle grass fire

On Thursday, the extreme fire danger didn't materialize into a lot of grass fires. Firefighters in north Lyon County have already gone out to one out-of-control burn Friday.

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Emporia residents report big -- but isolated -- wasp populations

Spring means insects, and apparently there are a lot of wasps flying around Emporia.

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RDA discusses property tax lid, removes Pavilions item from agenda

Overall economic development issues and a specific project were the focal points of the Regional Development Association board's monthly meeting Friday.

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Equity funding bill now up for Supreme Court review

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a school equity bill approved by lawmakers, setting the stage for a decision from the Kansas Supreme Court on whether the 2016 academic calendar can start on time.

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Road outside Neosho Rapids to close Monday

Another Lyon County road is closing for repairs.

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Local ladies win big during 32nd annual Working Women After Hours

The 32nd annual Working Women After Hours was held at the Emporia Civic Auditorium on Thursday. The purpose of the event was to give local women a chance to mingle with each other and interact with Emporia businesses. Over 1200 women signed up to attend.

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Tenth annual Senior Prom brings ESU students, area seniors together

Area seniors and Emporia State student athletes enjoyed themselves immensely for the 10th annual Senior Prom on Thursday night.

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