I do not have another medium to use to convey my thoughts because I am not a social media user. Besides, your newspaper probably will reach more people than what I could anyway.
Friday, Jan. 20, a friend and I were driving home to eastern Kansas from an elk hunting trip to Raton, N.M. At the west edge of Great Bend we had vehicle trouble. I called AAA and they sent a local tow company to help. To shorten the story, the tow driver, Larry, called a local mechanic who agreed to repair my truck. We were towed to his shop, the problem identified, and repair could be done with the correct part. Auto Zone had the part, but it was already their closing time. A clerk stayed at the store until Larry drove us there. New part in hand, Larry returned us to the mechanic’s shop. Part delivered, Larry then drove us to a local burger joint where we were able to get some dinner.
We were delivered back to the shop where the mechanic had just completed the repair. This was all completed in less than two hours - in the rain!
I do not know the name of the tow company, but probably most of you know Larry. Great guy, treated me like a brother. The mechanic’s name is Darin Johnson.
Your community should be proud that you have people of this caliber representing you. If my truck had to break down, I am glad it was in Great Bend.