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William Lee “Bill” Collins

William Lee “Bill” Collins was born March 15, 1947, in Winfield, Kansas, to Joe and Marjorie (Lewis) Collins. He passed away June 26, 2018 at Saint Francis Hospital in Wichita. Memorial services were held Monday, July 2 at the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery in Winfield. In lieu of flowers, Bill had requested donations be made to the Cowley County Humane Society, …

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18-075 Kansas National Guard to haul pallets of water to Natoma

The city of Natoma in Osborne County declared a local state of disaster due to a boil water advisory issued by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment on June 27.  KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the system. Due to the situation in Natoma, six pallets of the …

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18-074 Update to Eureka tornado emergency response

The State Emergency Operations Center continues to coordinate recovery operations in Eureka. There will be a Town Hall meeting held tonight (June 29) at 7 p.m. at the Matt Samuels Building. The Multi Agency Resource Center will be providing recovery resources for people affected by the tornado on Saturday, June 30 from 1 to 8 p.m.  The center will be …

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18-072 Eureka tornado update

The State Emergency Operations Center continues to coordinate response to Eureka after an E-3 tornado struck the city on June 26. Recovery operations will cease from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. to ensure the safety of those working in the area.  Security will remain on-site overnight. Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli, the director of the Kansas Division of Emergency Management and …

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18-064 Kansas National Guard to conduct security exercise June 20

People driving past the Kansas National Guard complex on Topeka Blvd. in Topeka may notice some unusual activity the morning of Wednesday, June 20. However, there will be no need for alarm. Security personnel from the Kansas National Guard will be working with soldiers of the 35th Military Police Company and local law enforcement officers to conduct a security exercise …

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