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40 years ago: Blizzard delays return of football fans from Colorado game

November 10, 2010

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Drivers returning home after a recent football game against Colorado in Boulder had run into severe blizzard conditions, including strong north winds and heavy snowdrifts, in Colorado and western Kansas. The conditions had persisted over nearly 150 miles, with the heaviest snowfall of eight inches or more occurring in a 30-mile stretch east of Limon. Drivers who took the more southerly Highway 40 route also reported some difficulty driving, but not as bad as that on the Limon to Goodland route.

The Journal-World announced that, in keeping with a policy of the past four years, the paper would be publishing a Christmas Remembrance List of names and addresses of local area military men and women serving in the Vietnam War. Previous printings of such lists had “resulted in many remembrances that [had] left deep impressions on those serving in the Southeast Asia region at holiday-time.”

Atty. Gen. Kent Frizzell, who had recently lost his bid for Kansas governor, said that he would retire from politics when his current term ended in January. He also said that he did not think there was any danger of the Republican party in Kansas collapsing, but that on the contrary, it was about to get stronger.

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