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High wind causes some local damage

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By Jim Misunas

 High wind blew over 22 poles and caused property damage in central and western Kansas Wednesday night. A peak wind of 91 mph was reported at 9:02 p.m. 10 miles southwest of Ness City in Ness County.

Midwest Energy had 22 power poles blown over Wednesday night, according to spokesman Mike Morley. Repairs were underway Thursday.

Morley said Nekoma, in Rush County, had 13 poles blown down north of town. In the Great Bend District, three poles were down in Ness County and three in Pawnee County. Two poles were down in ...

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