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Emporia’s water is some of the best in the world

Emporia has bragging rights thanks to the dedicated staff of the Emporia Public Works Water Treatment Plant. During four of the last five years, Emporia has been a top 5…

Dirty Kanza 2017 — Schedule of Events

Welcome Dirty Kanza riders, crew, family and friends! Emporia is so excited to have all of you back in town for the big race on June 3. Whether you are riding…

Three “Hidden Gem” Kansas Breweries

Kansas has had an interesting relationship with beer. Beginning in 1881 and lasting until 1948, all alcohol was banned in Kansas, a prohibition longer than any other state. Emporia was the…

Top things to do in July

Fireworks! It’s a 3-day weekend for some and the holiday plans are revving up. Fireworks stands have cropped up across Emporia, and there’s even a giant ape drawing attention on east…

Why Dirty Kanza Rocks

Dirty Kanza 2016, #FindYourLimit, is in the books. What a phenomenal event! The videos on Facebook are amazing to watch – 1,000 cyclists in the DK200 taking off downtown –…

Dirty Kanza is Here!

Dirty Kanza is here! Festivities kick off today for the 2016 Dirty Kanza. The DK Store at 727 Commercial Street, is open from 4-7 pm. With 2,200 riders and their…

The magic of Dirty Kanza

I won’t lie to you. I’ll be honest with you. Trust me on this one. I say these phrases often. They have just become habit really. I laugh when I…

Dirty Kanza is Coming!

Dirty Kanza is coming! Emporia will soon welcome approximately 2,200 bicycle riders to town who will compete in the Dirty Kanza. There are 1,000 riders registered in the signature event,…

National Tourism Week

Next week we will celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week (May 1-7, 2016). NTTW was established by Congressional resolution in 1983 and is the annual salute to travel in America.…

Dynamic Discs: the story of a local dreamer turned disc golf superstar

New plans are being made. (Internal monologue about to happen) …Hmmm.  1 disc costs $15 at the local store.  If I buy 10 discs straight from the manufacturer it will…