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  1. Weather officials: Rare December tornado 100 yards wide, touched down near HarperRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | The Wichita Eagle

    The rare December tornado that touched down southwest of Wichita late Sunday afternoon has been rated an EF-0 by the National Weather Service. The tornado touched down at 5:38 p.m. a little more than a mile northeast of Harper in Harper County.

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  2. December tornadoes rare in KansasRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | The Wichita Eagle

    ... in Kansas. The Sunflower State has logged tornadoes in every month of the year, after all. Sunday's tornado in Harper County is the first time since Dec. 18, 2002, that the Wichita branch of the National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning ...

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  3. Rare December tornado surprises Harper County residentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | KAKE

    ... but not unheard of. There have been 6 reported since records started being kept 58 years ago. Some people in Harper County didn't think tornadoes were possible in December. "We usually see it during the summer months around here," Kunz said. "It's ...

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  4. Tornado touches down in Harper CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | KAKE

    A tornado in December! Yes, storms in south-central Kansas on sunday evening spawned a tornado that touched down in Harper County.

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  5. Low oil prices could slow Kansas productionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | KAKE

    ... the price is not there they will probably slow it down." Lanie says this doesn't mean an oil bust is near for Harper County. He says two electric companies are in Anthony now to install new utility poles and lines to serve more electricity to oil ...

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  6. South-Central Kansas Rattled by More QuakesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2014 | Insurance Journal West

    The U.S. Geological Survey says the largest quake was a 3.8-magnitude earthquake that was centered northwest of Anthony in Harper County early on Nov. 15. Two 3.1-magnitude quakes hit just northeast of Antony the following day, one about 3 a.m. and the other about 8:30 p.m. The state has recorded more than 90 earthquakes this year, most in the south-central region.

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  7. Earthquake Damages Harper, Kansas, ChurchRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | WIBW-TV Topeka

    New apparent earthquake damage continues to show up after several recent earthquakes in Harper County including four this past weekend. St. Patrick's Catholic Church was already having some brick work done on its 50 year old bell tower in front of the church.

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  8. Four more earthquakes rattle south-central Kansas over the weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | The Wichita Eagle

    The U.S. Geological Survey says the largest quake was a 3.8-magnitude earthquake that was centered northwest of Anthony in Harper County early Saturday. Two 3.1-magnitude quakes hit just northeast of Anthony on Sunday, one about 3 a.m. and the other about 8:30 p.m. The state has recorded more than 90 earthquakes this year, most in the south-central region.

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  9. 4 more quakes rattle south-central KansasRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | The Capital-Journal

    The U.S. Geological Survey says the largest quake was a 3.8-magnitude earthquake that was centered northwest of Anthony in Harper County early Saturday. Two 3.1-magnitude quakes hit just northeast of Antony on Sunday, one about 3 a.m. and the other about 8:30 p.m. The state has recorded more than 90 earthquakes this year, most in the south-central region.

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  10. Fourth Quakes Strikes Kansas This WeekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2014 | WIBW-TV Topeka

    A magnitude 3.1 earthquake rattled Harper County. KAKE reports that the quake occurred around 8:20 p.m. three and half miles north of Anthony.

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  11. 3.1 quake hits in Harper County, fourth of the weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2014 | KAKE

    The most recent quake occurred at 8:20 p.m., about three and a half miles north of Anthony in Harper County, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It had a depth of just over five miles.

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  12. 4.2 earthquake reported in Harper CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2014 | KAKE

    A series of systems will bring snow to KAKEland this weekend. The heaviest snow is expected across the central portion of Kansas.

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  13. Treasurer Wins Re-election In Quiet RaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | WIBW-TV Topeka

    ... appearing in or having their names used in public service announcements within 60 days of an election. She was Harper County treasurer before serving as the Department of Revenue's director of vehicles for seven years, starting in 2003.

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  14. Anthony man gets 21 1/2 years for rape, meth distributionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2014 | The Wichita Eagle

    A 29-year-old Harper County man was sentenced Friday to 21.5 years in prison on rape and meth distribution convictions, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. Reese Adam Young of Anthony was given the 258-month term by District Judge Larry T. Solomon. 2 comments

  15. Fracking, open government draw contrasts in N.C. Senate raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2014 | Richmond County Daily Journal

    Wichita Eagle/MCTDeckhands on a Sandridge Energy oil rig change out a drill pipe in a fracking operation on the Oklahoma border in Harper County, Kansas, in February 2012. Wichita Eagle/MCTDeckhands on a Sandridge Energy oil rig change out a drill pipe in a fracking operation on the Oklahoma border in Harper County, Kansas, in February 2012.

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  16. Fire Extinguished At South Kansas RefineryRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2014 | WIBW-TV Topeka

    TV reports flames were shooting out of the roof of the Mag-Plant in Harper County on Tuesday after the fire started in a cooling tower. Emergency Manager Thomas Winter says the area was cleared in about a mile radius until the flames were put out.

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  17. Fire contained at Kansas plant: local mediaRead the original story

    Oct 28, 2014 | Reuters

    A large fire was contained after it broke out on a cooling tower at a plant in Harper County, Kansas, on Tuesday afternoon, local television station KWCH reported on its website. Firefighters were called to the Mag-Plant just after 4 p.m. local time and found thick, black smoke and large flames showing from the roof of the building, the report said.

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  18. Police investigating death in Harper CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2014 | KAKE

    The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is expected to release more information on Monday. An autopsy has also been scheduled for that day.

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  19. Kansas receives grants for fruits and vegetablesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2014 | The Capital-Journal

    ... grain commodities, such as fruits and vegetables. KDA announced the $303,812 grant on Thursday. a- $61,858 to Harper County Community Educational Center to develop sustainable practices for growing and preparing fruits and vegetables for local ...

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  20. Give us Kansas twisters; earthquakes don't belongRead the original story

    Oct 3, 2014 | OttawaHerald.com

    ... to deal with the power of a tornado - is experiencing more and more earthquakes, most of which are centered in Harper County in the southern part of the state. It looked this week as if Kansas might be dealing with several days of fall tornadoes, ...

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