Guide Rock fire assistance


December 30, 2021

Guide Rock W\rrior 4-H Club members unload a trailer full of items for people affected by wildfires in northern Kansas where thousand of acres burned. Pictured (from left) are Olivia Ord, Josie Rust, Jase Duffy, Patsy Ord and Laynee Rust. Fire victims are in desperate need of 6 foot T-posts and 12 gauge 4-point barb wire as well as hay.

Wildfires scorched more than 400,000 acres of North Central Kansas in mid-December as a fierce wind storm roared through the area. Houses and outbuildings were destroyed, pasture and crop land scorched and cattle perished by the hundreds. The devastation came not long before Christmas. In this time of trouble, communities across the area demonstrated what the spirit and meaning of community and Christmas truly are.

Residents of the Guide Rock community had a close brush with a similar situation less than a year earlier. An out-of-control fire left miles of land blackened. Fortunately no b...

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