September 22, 2022
Shortly before I left work Saturday evening, this newspaper’s weather alert radio warned Republic County residents of thunderstorm possibilities. Neither Jewell nor Nuckolls counties were included in the alert and I dismissed it as something I need not be concerned with.
It was past most people’s supper time, when I decided to head home and complete preparations for a Sunday School class I had agreed to teach the next day.
As I left the newspaper office, I was surprised to see cotton candy thunderheads that had formed in the southeastern sky were in the setting sun’s spotlight. I...