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Variety program offered Tuesday

Variety program offered Tuesday

"The Half Fast Singers" will present a musical variety program at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St.

The group consists of Dr. Mark Neuman, director, guitar accompanist and vocalist. Other vocalists are David Miller, Wendel Wurst and Richard Taylor.

The public is encouraged to attend at no charge.

For more information, call 275-5036.

Jetmore man injured in two-vehicle crash

By The Telegram

A Jetmore man was seriously injured in a two-vehicle accident Saturday evening in Hodgeman County.

Francisco J. Erives-Maldanado, 24, Jetmore, was taken to Wesley

Medical Center in Wichita, where he reportedly was being treated for his

injuries. He was listed in critical condition Sunday night.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the accident occurred about

6:17 p.m. Saturday on U.S. Highway 283, approximately four miles south

of Jetmore.

The KHP reported that Erives-Maldanado was traveling northbound on

U.S. Highway 283 in a 2007 Chevrolet pickup when he crossed the center

line. Jimmy G. McGuire, 54, Glen Elder, was traveling southbound in a

2006 Freightliner semi and attempted to avoid the crash.

Erives-Maldanado's vehicle struck McGuire's semi in the passenger side,

causing it to catch fire.

McGuire was transported to Jetmore Hospital, where he was treated and released.

Several counties receive soaking

By The Telegram

Rainfall in a southerly line from Scott County to Grant County Saturday yielded several inches of moisture in some areas.

According to Marc Russell, meteorologist at the National Weather

Service in Dodge City, a storm that started in southwest Scott County

Saturday evening brought with it an inch of rain to that area.

"The storms started in southwestern Scott County and then it spread straight south down into Kearny," he said.

In Kearny County, Deerfield received 1.85 inches. Russell said that

an observer reported 1.03 inches about nine miles south of Lakin.

"The biggest rain we had was in eastern Grant County," Russell said.

Becky Norton, charge nurse at High Plains Retirement Village in

Lakin, said it rained and blew hard Saturday evening and then sprinkled

off and on. A tree was also uprooted near the assisted living portion of

the village, she said, but no damage was done.

Russell said the NWS radar Saturday indicated that the area would receive from two to three and a half inches.

"Our radar does a pretty good job of estimating. It estimated 0.90 in Lakin," Russell said.

Rain fell in Garden City Sunday evening, and as of just before 7 p.m., there was 0.03 of an inch of rain, Russell said.

On Thursday evening, Russell said there was a lot of moisture content

in the atmosphere, which created some "efficient rain producers." Scott

City got 2.2 inches, Russell said, citing data from a weather observer


That same evening, Garden City got 0.56 of an inch.

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