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Retired Sgt. 1st Class Brian Eugene Sollers

Brian Eugene Sollers, 52, passed from this life on June 1, 2019. He was born Nov. 25, 1966, in Salina, the son of Albert E. ‘Gene’ and Marjorie L. (Johnson) Sollers. Brian graduated from Hutchinson High School and worked as a welder for Agco Corporation, Hesston, for over 30 years. He served in the Kansas Army National Guard for 32 …

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19-043 Update to disaster response: Three counties added to governor’s disaster proclamation; river levels trending downward

Atchison, Bourbon and Ford Counties were added to the state disaster proclamation signed by Governor Laura Kelly May 9 which brings the total to 63.  Counties currently named in the declaration are:  Allen, Anderson, Barber, Barton, Butler, Chase, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Clark, Clay, Cloud, Coffey, Comanche, Cowley, Crawford, Dickinson, Doniphan, Douglas, Edwards, Elk, Ellsworth, Franklin, Geary, Gray, Greenwood, Harper, Harvey, Hodgeman, …

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19-042 SEOC begins third week of activation for storms and floods

Two weeks after its activation, the State Emergency Operations Center remains activated 24/7 to monitor flooding affecting the state. Several states are providing response and recovery support to assist Kansas through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, a multistate, mutual-aid agreement that facilitates interstate assistance for large-scale disasters. States currently supporting Kansas operations are Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, …

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Kansas Army National Guard engineers support 116th CBCT

By Capt. Robert Taylor Idaho Army National Guard Two companies from the Kansas Army National Guard’s 891st Engineer Battalion are currently completing a rotation at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California, to prepare to conduct future real-world missions during unit deployments. The 242nd Engineer Company, based in Coffeyville, and the 772nd Engineer Mobility Augmentation Company, based in Pittsburgh, are …

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Kansas Army National Guard medic serves Jefferson County, country

By Capt. Robert Taylor Idaho Army National Guard If Kansas Army National Guard Sgt. Christopher Rectenwald is at work, he’s likely saving someone’s life or standing by ready to do so. As a civilian, he works as a paramedic for the Jefferson County Ambulance Service, located about an hour outside of Kansas City. As a member of the Kansas Army …

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