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Officers carry a torch for Special Olympics

Members of local Special Olympics team The Storm join Barton County law enforcement and employees of the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility to carry the Special Olympics Torch from Brit Spagh Park to the Barton County Courthouse, Wednesday morning. LCMHF employees brought the torch from L...

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Employees from the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility carried the “Flame of Hope” from Larned to Great Bend on Wednesday in anticipation of the Special Olympics Summer Games. After reaching the edge of town, the LCMHF crew caught a ride to Brit Spaugh Park, where they joined members of The Storm Special Olympics team and Barton County law enforcement for a parade down Main Street to the courthouse.
It is expected that 950 officers from over 95 agencies will carry the torch through 30 Kansas counties as they travel some 1,500 miles, according to information from the Law Enforcement ...

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