The Wichita Eagle
Westar awards grants for solar projects to 4 local entities
Four local organizations have won grants to install solar energy projects as part of Westar Energy's Solar Photovoltaic Project.
Potawatomi summer program teaching job skills to youth
Jay Bowen, field safety and training coordinator for Westar Energy, demonstrates techniques used by linemen to climb poles to high school students from the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation participating in a summer employment and learning program.
Lawrence man electrocuted while working
The Lawrence Journal-World reports the man, who has not been identified, was repairing guttering at the historic Turnhalle building Friday morning when a co-worker found him on the ground.
1,094 without power for 2 hours
Power to 1,094 Marion County residences and businesses failed for two hours Friday because of equipment failure on one of several transmission lines serving the area, a Westar Energy spokesman said Tuesday.
Strong winds cause power outages across northeast Kansas
Strong winds that blew through central and northeast Kansas late Monday and early Tuesday downed trees and created power outages that affected several thousand residents.
Marion County Record
446 without power for two hours
Power to 446 Marion County residences and businesses failed for two hours Friday because of equipment failure on one of several transmission lines serving the area, a Westar Energy spokesman said.