Archives for December 2012

Winter Weather Advisiory Posted

A STRONG WEATHER SYSTEM IS APPROACHING FROM THE SOUTHWEST, WHICH WILL RESULT IN WIDESPREAD WINTERY PRECIPITATION.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WICHITA HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM NOW TO 6 AM CST TUESDAY.

SNOW WILL BEGIN TO SPREAD ACROSS SOUTHERN AND SOUTHEAST KANSAS EARLY THIS MORNING…POSSIBLY MIXING WITH RAIN OR FREEZING DRIZZLE BY AFTERNOON. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…UP TO 2 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER SOUTHERN AND SOUTHEAST KANSAS…WITH LESS THAN 1 INCH OVER FAR SOUTHERN AND SOUTHEAST KANSAS.

ICE ACCUMULATIONS…WILL BE LIGHT…AND CONFINED PRIMARILY TO ELEVATED SURFACES AND GRASSY.

DUE TO MARGINAL SURFACE TEMPERATURES…MOST ROADS WILL REMAIN WET OVER SOUTHERN AND SOUTHEAST KANSAS…WITH SNOW AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS PRIMARILY CONFINED TO ELEVATED AND GRASSY SURFACES.

New Chanute Anmial Shelter Closer to Reality

A new animal shelter in Chanute is a step closer to reality. An MBA business team from K-State has accepted the challenge to help the community develop a comprehensive business plan for the shelter. Between now and next May, the team will develop a capital plan, generate a feasible operational plan, and grow partnerships with regional organizations to develop a spay/neuter program and expand the pet foster home program. City officials say $140-thousand is already available for the shelter, generated by pet license fees the past three years. Donations are also being accepted.

Crash Injures Kincaid Teen

A crash yesterday morning in Anderson County injured a Kincaid teen. Kansas Highway Patrol troopers report Kyle Scott Riblett was westbound on US 59 near Norton Road about 7:30 yesterday morning when he left the roadway for an unknown reason. Troopers say he over corrected, rolling the car in the north ditch. The 2000 Pontiac Grand Am he was driving had extensive damage. Riblett was taken by ambulance to Anderson County Hospital for relatively minor injuries. Troopers say he was wearing a seat belt.