This summer, scientists saw the most rapid reduction in sea ice in nearly 30 years. (CBS)
ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) _ Not too many people can say they've been to Antarctica.
But the world's coldest and loneliest continent seems to have a connection to Crowley County in southern Kansas.
Several county residents have been attracted Antarctica over the years, including Arkansas City mayor Dotty Smith, who recently returned from a cruise that had to change course because of bad weather.
Several other residents have made it all the way to the southernmost continent.
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