Archives for November 2012

Firey Collision Closes US169 for Hours

A head-on collision between two semis ended with one of them on fire and US 169 closed in Neosho county for several hours yesterday. Troopers report the crash happened about 1:45am Thursday just north of the K-47 junction. A southbound semi driven by David Thompson of Princeton, Minnesota drifted into the north bound lanes and hit a semi driven by a man from Waterloo, Iowa. The south bound truck continued across the entire lane and into the ditch, where it caught fire after coming to a stop. Both men were taken by ambulance to Neosho Memorial Regional Hospital for treatment of their injuries. Troopers do not indicate whether it was a medical problem or simply falling asleep that led to Thompson drifting into the oncoming lane. Highway 169 was opened to single-lane traffic about mid-morning.

Election Resuts

Allen County voters have selected the next sheriff, with current Undersheriff Bryan Murphy winning the seat being opened by Tom Williams’ retirement. Final tally was Murphy 3,283 votes, or 64%, to Skyler Clark’s 1,834 votes, or 36%.

In races of regional interest:
Lynn Jenkins will go to Washington for two more years, beating Democrat challenger Tobias Schlingensiepen 57% to 39%
In Allen county: Jenkins . . . . . . . . . 69% Schlingensiepen . . . . . . 27%

Democrat Bob Grant wins the Kansas House District 2 seat, which includes the eastern part of Allen County. He beat Jeff Locke in district-wide voting 54% to 44%. Allen county results were the opposite. Locke. . . . . . 55% Grant . . . . . . . 40%

In State Sen Dist 12, Caryn Tyson goes to Topeka, beating Democrat Denise Cassells 65% to 35%. Allen county results mirrored the district: Caryn Tyson. . . . . . . . . . 64% Denise Cassells . . . . . . . . 36%

Did You Remember Smoke Detector Batteries?

Don’t forget… this is the weekend where you change clocks… you officially turn your clocks back one hour at 2 a-m Sunday. It’s also typically the time where you check the battery in your smoke detectors… It is also time to maintenance your smoke detector by removing dust and dirt that could cause your smoke detector to malfunction. Statistics show working smoke detectors reduce the chance of dying in a fire by 50%.