The last thing people want on a hot summer day is news that electric service is being cut off. But scammers are making calls in the Emporia area threatening that.

The late Olivia Newton-John sang in the movies about "summer days, drifting away." Right now, mid-summer in the Emporia area isn't as bad as it could be.

Governor Laura Kelly and CEO of Simmons Foods, Todd Simmons, came to the Emporia location of Simmons Pet Food to discuss the expansion of the Emporia and Edgerton locations, which are a part of a $500 million growth plan.


The Emporia State athletic department is getting ready for its annual auction event on Aug. 12. But things will be a little different this year.