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21-002 Kansas National Guardsmen will support presidential inauguration

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Following a request for support from the District of Columbia National Guard, Gov. Laura Kelly has authorized the deployment of approximately 300 Kansas Guardsmen to Washington D.C. in support of next week’s presidential inauguration.  “The presidential inauguration is a collaborative event, requiring extraordinary support from many federal and state agencies,” Kelly said. “The National Guard has supported presidential inaugurations since …

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21-001 Governor issues state of disaster emergency for wildland fires

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At 11:05 a.m. today, Gov. Laura Kelly issued a State of Disaster Emergency due to a high risk of wildland fires in several Kansas counties. Northwest winds of 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 60 mph may be expected with relative humidity as low as 18 percent. The declaration authorizes the use of state resources and personnel to …

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Retired Col. William Lloyd Nichols Jr.

Retired Col. William Lloyd Nichols Jr., 81, passed away Nov. 17, 2020. He was born in Emporia, Kansas to William Lloyd and Vivian Letitia (Murr) Nichols Sr., on Jan. 20, 1939. Lloyd served in the United States Air Force and retired as a colonel after 40 years and was vice president for IBM product strategy and emprise systems. Graveside Service …

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Retired Maj. Craig Allan Stewart

Retired Maj. Craig Allan Stewart, who resided near Charleston, Arkansas, died Jan. 9, 2021, at his home. He was born Dec. 11, 1960, in Fort Benning, Georgia, to Earl Joseph Stewart and Shirley May (Hawkins) Stewart. He was 60 years old. He was preceded in death by his father, Earl Joseph Stewart; and a brother, Charles “Chuck” Joseph Stewart. Craig …

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Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Robert G. Johnson

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Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Robert G. Johnson, age 90, of Manhattan, died Jan. 7, 2021, at the Good Shepherd Homecare and Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born June 15, 1930, in Randolph, Kansas, the son of Carl John and Carrie Rosalie (Pultz) Johnson. On March 18, 1951, in Riley County, he was married to Marilyn F. Dettmer. Bob served …

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