Today's power outage affected the entire city, plus at least an area north of town, and the city of Belvue. Shortly before the power was restored I was advised that Westar was estimating the power would be back on at 2:00 p.m. The power was restored at approximately 12:23 p.m.
I sent out two nixles regarding the electrical outage - I was 'victimized' by the autocorrect function on my tablet...Westar was changed to Westward...which I corrected, but then it was changed again...to Westwar...autocorrect tried to get me on the second nixle too, but, the ... saved me...
There was also a report that the outage only affected 1,o00 Westar customers - keep in mind that Westar considers the entire city as one (1) of its customers.
They started this morning at 6:45 a.m. and should be doing the patching work today. As of yesterday, the crew wasn't sure if they would have to finish up on Saturday...
Les Gordon reported that 1.19 inches was recorded at the fire station, but that 1.32 inches fell at his house.
The pool repair should start today - as does the inspection of the power lines.
On Wednesday and Thursday of this week the Kansas Power Pool will be in town to inspect the city's electrical distribution system. This is a service that the KPP offers to its members for free - and that the city has requested. The purpose of the inspection is to find problems. The two individuals pictured below will be the inspectors. (This is a repost from an earlier version.)
The new bathrooms in Riverside Park are open. However, this Fall the floors will get an epoxy coating (if that is the correct way to describe the process).
Also, the pool repair company just called to confirm the contact person that will let them into the swimming pool tomorrow, etc.
On Wednesday and Thursday of this week a couple people from the Kansas Power Pool will be in town to inspect the city's electrical distribution system. This is a service that the KPP offers to its members for free - and that the city has requested. The purpose of the inspection is to find problems. I believe the two individuals pictured below will be the inspectors.
While writing a history of Riverside Park a few years ago...I learned that for a number of years there was a St. Marys Summer Track Festival held in Riverside Park. Below is an article about the festival written by Alex Pappas.
Mid-America Pool will not be in town until Wednesday, May 30th...one day later than earlier stated.
The historic Pottawatomie County Fair Pavilion was built in 1921, and is located at the county fairgrounds in Onaga.
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