Green, Greener, Greensburg - Part I
By Kim L. Fritzemeier
KFRM Central Kansas Reporter
Farm Wife along the Stafford/Reno County Line
Currently, the well is full of debris from the tornado, but there are plans to clean it out and build a new gift shop and museum. For now, the new modern water tower replaced the old metal tower I remember as a child.
Resurrecting this site where more than 3 million people have visited since 1888 is on the to-do list. But in four years, it's amazing how many of the "to-dos" have been crossed off.
Nobody would ever believe that a natural disaster that caused death and destruction is a good thing. But it has given Greensburg a unique opportunity.
During this week of Easter, a time when we celebrate resurrection and rebirth, I'd like to give you an outsider's glimpse of Greensburg. In one day, I certainly didn't see all I'd like to see. But the progress is truly amazing.
One of the most impressive stops on the tour was the new school.
One of the things that is most striking is all the natural light that pours into the facility. Here's a link to a student-produced video at Kiowa County Schools that features an interview with Superintendent Darin Headrick, and shows more than I can with still photos.
Interview with Superintendent Darin Headrick.
Tomorrow ... more from Greensburg. And for more of my observations and photos today, click on this link.
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