The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 13, 1996 · Page 41
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 41

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, October 13, 1996
Page 41
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coming North of Harlah on U.S. 281 in Smith County, a replica of the Statue of Liberty welcomes those who are moving Kalbflelsch and his family. INSIDE JAMESTOWN: It's down but not out 4 TIPTON: Strong community spirit drives town •' ' 5 STRONGER: Rural Kansas m§kes gains 7 The " * ^U^f T*^ p P p p ^*W, ^Hf ™Q& '^^P *•* ^ -^ ^^t _P he 1980s were the worst of times for north-central and northwest Kansas. Farmers went broke faster than at any time since the Great Depression, banks and small businesses closed, and many residents left their rural roots for jobs in Wichita, Kansas City and beyond. The 1990s have been better. At mid-decade, rural Kansas is DAVIS TURNER / The Salina Journal into the small towns of rural Kansas. The statue was donated by C.A. undergoing dramatic changes, and there is an atmosphere of hope that seemed absent 10 years ago. Agriculture has improved, and the population appears to be stabilizing as more residents discover the advantages of rural living. For many, the 1990s will be remembered as the time that people rediscovered small towns. GREAT PLAINS EDITION 1996 S'ijB ' , , ^,, A •", •> *

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