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Flooding gives family a 'fishy' story

Staff writer

After a big overnight rain last Wednesday, Centre school was canceled. Later that day, Andrea Klenda of rural Lincolnville bundled her five children into the family car to take a tour of the area.

They spotted a large carp near the edge of their road.

Most of the flooding along 290th Rd. had subsided, she said, but ditches and creeks were running full.

When they returned home, the fish had been washed into the middle of the road. KWCH, in Wichita, was asking people to send pictures of the flooding, so she took a picture of the children standing behind the fish.

The photo was aired on the news at 6 that evening. Meteorologist Ross Janssen also posted it on his social media page.

“We didn’t see it,” Andrea said. “We were working cows.”

That morning, her husband, Dale, whose family lives one-half mile south of 290th and Quail Creek Rds., had taken his tractor out to see if he could get to work. The water was deep, he said. It was up to the axles at the intersection.

A few hours later, he was able to drive through the water to his job at the Agri Trails elevator in Lincolnville.

Last modified May 16, 2019