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KCC extends emergency order suspending utility disconnects until May 15

KCC extends emergency order suspending utility disconnects until May 15

Citing the continued threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kansas Corporation Commission used its emergency powers to extend a previous order suspending utility disconnects for nonpayment until May 15.   The action, taken during a Commission business meeting this morning, will offer continued relief to those experiencing hardship from the COVID-19 virus. The previous order, issued March 16, was set to expire tomorrow.

The directive covers all electrical, natural gas, water and telecommunications utilities under the KCC’s jurisdiction, several of which have already voluntarily suspended disconnects. The Commission also encourages those utilities not under its jurisdiction to enact similar practices.

“The difficulties associated with COVID-19 are far from over. As Kansans continue to face both health and financial challenges, it is critical that they have continued access to utility services in their homes to ensure public safety,” said Commission Chair Susan Duffy.

The Commission may elect to extend the suspension order in a subsequent order if conditions warrant.

Today’s order can be viewed at:


How Do You Use Your Bullet Journal?

The Bullet Journal is a new trend this year- and for a good reason! The possibilities are endless with pages about cleaning, daily routines, mood trackers, work productivity and more available. The Bullet Journal, according to Ryder Carroll, the inventor, started out as a way "to help you track the past, organize the present, and plan for the future." With all of those doors open, it's easy to get overwhelmed.

Blood Drive in the Atwood Community

Blood Drive
Atwood Community
Knights of Columbus on Lake Road

Wednesday, April 22nd 
12:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Emergency Food Pick-up on Monday

Food packages from the Federal Emergency Relief Fund have arrived and are available for pick up form 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 20th at the Atwood Senior Center. Come to the south door to pick up your allotment. The food is available to everyone, there are no income restrictions.


Food Pantry Open in Rawlins County

The Rawlins County Food Pantry is open from the alley at 510 Main on Thursdays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Anyone who finds these hours difficult to meet should call one of the Atwood Pastors who are members of the Ministerial Alliance.

The pantry supplies are getting low, please consider a monetary donation.
Please make checks to:
Rawlins County Food Pantry
c/o the Farmers Bank & Trust
PO Box 279 Atwood, KS 67730