Thrive Allen County has received a $100,000 year-long planning grant to help fight opioid abuse and the opioid epidemic. The grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services will be use to create a coalition covering Allen, Wilson, and Woodson counties. Those three counties were among four in Kansas named in a Politico article last year. That article placed them in the top five percent nationally of US counties at risk for an outbreak of HIV and hepatitis C virus infection among people who inject drugs. Thrive is currently seeking a Rural Health Development Planning Manager.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has rescinded a boil water advisory for Allen County RWD 16. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure. Laboratory testing samples collected indicate no evidence of contamination. All other conditions that placed the system at risk of contamination have been resolved.
A Parsons woman was killed in a head on accident yesterday morning a mile south of 90th Road on Queens Road in Neosho County. According to the highway patrol, 56 year old Carla Myers died in the crash. The driver of the other vehicle, 17 year old Michael Kichler of Walnut was taken to Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center with possible injuries. Two passengers in his vehicle, 16 year old Jacob Grady of and 18 year old Chandler Stinson both of Parsons, was also taken to a hospital.