Franklin News &
& Other News Media
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List of newsmaking events and
May 4, 2004: Senator Sam
Brownback has requested that
an American flag be flown over the United States Capitol on May 4,
the first anniversary of the tornado that destroyed much of Franklin,
Kansas. The flag will then be presented to the community of
Franklin with grateful appreciation for its true Kansas spirit and all
efforts and determination to see Franklin grow and prosper. The
community of Franklin would like to thank Sen. Brownback for his
continued support of our rebuilding efforts.
Kansas City Star will publish a story about the recovery
in their May 3 issue.
KOAM-TV's special will be May 4 at 6:30 pm. Watch Channel
Pittsburg/Joplin at 6:30 for a report by Dowe Quick.
KODE's special will be May 3. Watch Channel 12 Joplin at
6 and 10 for a report by Jimmy Siedlecki. KODE will also be
attending the May 4 Remembrance Ceremony so watch for a report on that
KOAM & KODE will be televising specials which will include
stories about Franklin. Will update as to the airing dates and
April 22, 2004: USDA Rural Development presented a check
$1,658,800.00 to Crawford County Sewer District #3. Read more
about it and see pictures of the presentation by following the above
link to "sewer project".
April 22, 2004: USDA Rural Development celebrates Earth Day with
presentations of projects they have funded to help improve and
maintain the quality of life for cities and communities in Kansas. Rural
development will be at the old site of the Franklin Community Hall on
Thursday, April 22nd for their Earth Day presentation
April 15, 2004: Interview with Joplin Globe
April 14, 2004: Interview with Kansas City Star. The
Kansas City Star will be publishing a special section regarding the
tornado recovery for Franklin, Pierce City and Sedalia. The issue
be published May 2 or May 3.
April 13, 2004: Combined meeting of Planning and Land Use
Committee and Advisory Board to finalize plans for Arbor Day Tree
April 12, 2004: Interview with KKOW.
April 4, 2004: Met with Tim McDonnell, District Community
Forester for the Kansas Forest Service. (Go to
"Trees/Landscaping/Cleanup" link above for more information.)
March, 2004: Congressman Ryun has again sent letters to
USDA-RD on the sewer project and USPS on the postal proposal. He
has asked for updates and reiterated his desire to see positive action
to help Franklin recover for the tornado.
Many articles about Franklin appeared in the Morning Sun
Special Edition "Tornado Safety" in the March 17, 2004 paper.
A letter appeared in the national magazine "Reminesce Extra" asking for
Franklin memories, photos and stories.
(October 14, 2003)
The associated press article written by Carl Manning has begun
appearing in newspapers nationwide. Notes and donations have
been received from various areas of the country. Read the
as they appeared in
Associated Press Writer was in
Franklin September 9, 2003 to visit the tornado site and visit with
some residents. He wrote an article about
the recovery process which can be read here.
Watch the weather
channel on September 9 or October 8 for a story about the tornado
that came through Crawford County.