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Reno County Sheriff Randy Henderson says officers with the Hutchinson Police Department are involved in an active standoff near the state fairgrounds.
Hutchinson is a fairly town in Central KS. It is the site of several salt mines. The State stores many records in the mines, and in other areas the natural gas is stored under ground.
It is also the site of old soft red brick from which many building here in South Central were built in the 1800’s. A farm center. Some very large silo’s grace the skyline. And an electrical power producer.
One night, while flying mail, I flew directly over the electrical stacks and went from five thousand feet through thirteen thousand before I reacted. Some experience. I hadn’t the foggiest the check pilot was directing me over the area. I was on instruments (hooded).
Good Luck to the police up there.
From the reaches,