Kansas Highway Patrol closes Interstate 70 from Salina to Hays both east and west bound lanes
2013 MODIFIED KSHSAA STATE WRESTLING SCHEDULE-ALL SITES
Friday, February 22
Gates open at 2:00 pm
- 2:00-3:30 pm: Weigh-ins
1 pound growth allowance
- 3:45 pm: Parade of Champions
- 4:00 pm: 1st Round Matches
- 2nd Round Matches, immediately following 1st round matches:
Championship Quarterfinals – 2 mats/class
1st Round Consolation matches – 2 mats/class
- Weigh-ins for Saturday will take place at the conclusion of the 2nd round
1 additional pound growth allowance
Saturday, February 23
Gates open at 7:00 am
- 9:00 am: Championship Semifinals – 2 mats/class
Consolation Quarterfinals – 2 mats/class
- 12:30 pm: Consolation Semifinals – 4 mats/class
- 2:30 pm: Finals (wrestled on 3 mats, simultaneously)
Championship: 1 mat/class
3rd Place: 1 mat/class
5th Place: 1 mat/class
The Dickinson County Courthouse closed on Thursday
Library and Museum
closed till 10 a.m. Friday
Reflector-Chronicle may be delayed
American Legion Soup Supper
cancelled on Thursday
Abilene parent/teacher conferences
rescheduled for Feb. 27, March 1
City of Abilene in Snow Emergency
emergency snow routes should be clear
Brown Bag on Suez Crisis cancelled
DK Gardeners Guild postponed to March 4
KSHS Wrestling 2 hour delay
By TIM HORAN
In anticipation of up to 15 inches of snow to fall in this area starting tonight and continue Thursday, several procedures and cancellations have already been put into place.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter warning for this area from 6 p.m. tonight through 6 p.m. Thursday.
Abilene Public Works Director Lon Schrader said that Abilene received 17 inches of snow in February of 1983. Which paralyzed the area.
“If we get what they are predicting, people will remember it,” he said adding, “We have better equipment now than we had back then.
“We have to plan for the worst and hope for the best,” he said.
Associate Publisher Janelle Gantenbein said Reflector-Chronicle is planning to be published as scheduled. However, she said there might be delays in delivery due to the weather. Should subscribers not who do not receive Thursday’s paper it will be delivered on Friday.
“We don’t want to put our delivery personnel or our carriers at risk,” she said.
Updates will be available at Abilene-RC.com.
The City of Abilene has declared a snow emergency.
All vehicles parked on emergency snow routes are required to be removed from the public right-a-way within two hours of the declaration, which was issued at 2 p.m. today.
Parking of vehicles on emergency snow routes during a declared snow emergency shall be prohibited until such time as the declaration is in effect, the city declaration said.
There is no school Thursday and Friday at USD 435 as teacher conferences were scheduled for this evening and Thursday but those have been canceled.
Superintendent Denise Guy said said conferences have been cancelled for both days. Guy said that conferences have been rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 27, and Friday, March 1.
The Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum has cancelled the Brown Bag on the 1956 Suez Crisis by Scott Parker.
The Kansas State High School Activities Association said that due to the current and expected weather conditions throughout the state, all state wrestling will be put on a 2 hour delay for Friday Feb. 22. Weigh in
will begin at 9 a.m. and first round competition will begin at noon. The second round will begin 15 minutes after the conclusion of the first round.
Westar Energy is watching the weather closely as meteorologists are predicting sleet, snow and windy conditions Wednesday and Thursday for most of the areas it serves. Ice accumulation on power lines and tree limbs accompanied by wind can cause widespread, extended power outages. Customers are encouraged to have their storm kits prepared.
According to Westar, people can make waiting out a storm easier with some preparation: assembling a storm kit; deciding if they should seek shelter elsewhere; knowing how to report a power outage; and understanding how to safely operate a generator if they are using one.
When facing prolonged power outages, customers should have the following items on hand:
• emergency phone numbers;
• flashlights and fresh batteries;
• battery or wind up alarm clock
• bottled water (a gallon per person per day);
• nonperishable foods that don’t require heating;
• non-electric can opener ;
• blankets, bedding and sleeping bags;
• first-aid kit and medications ;
• tool kit, including a wrench to turn off gas or water lines;
• clean clothes;
• pet supplies.
If members of your household are very young, elderly or have special needs, they may need to seek shelter at a location with electricity and heat, Westar advised.
If you have a generator, safety is a top concern for your family and for our workers. Do not connect a generator to your home’s electrical panel or directly into a wall outlet. A generator should be connected using a power transfer switch that was installed by a certified electrician. Familiarize yourself with the instructions for operation and never use a generator indoors or in partially enclosed areas.
Reporting an outage
Power outages may be reported to 1-800-LIGHT-KS (1-800-544-4857). This automated line will accept thousands of calls an hour and enter outage reports directly into our work order system. Outages may also be reported online or via a mobile phone at www.WestarEnergy.com if you have registered your account. As reports are received, the work order system analyzes information to help us better pinpoint where the problem might be.