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Editor's Notebook


February 17, 2022

A recent story in/ the Council Grove Republican newspaper by Marcus Hernandez and Diane Wolfe reminded me of a nearly forgotten chapter in local history that involved the Ground Observer Corps. I suspect this area’s proximity to the Naval Ammunition Depot at Hastings, the SAC base near Omaha and Wichita’s aircraft manufacturing facilities all influenced the location of the Ground Observer Corps facility. It was here about the same time that a field hospital was stored in the city auditorium and local buildings were surveyed to determine which ones could be used as bomb shelters.

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