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Downtown landmark damaged by fire

Fire units from several area communities came together to control a fire at Diggers, a bar in the 1300 block of Kansas.

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For a long time, it was the Great Bend Petroleum Club.
In the mid-’80s, it was the Five Oaks Supper Club.
Most recently it has been Diggers, a downtown bar at 1318 Kansas, and late Wednesday night it sustained more than $100,000 in fire damage, according to Fire Chief Mike Napolitano.
Fire departments from seven area communities responded to the downtown fire, in part, Napolitano explained, because at one point it appeared that the fire could move into several more of the older buildings in the 1300 block of Kansas.
The fire chief said that just after 11 ...

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