More Businesses Running Again In Kan. Tornado Town

By: Associated Press - Posted by Suzie Gilbert
By: Associated Press - Posted by Suzie Gilbert

READING, Kan. (AP) _ Residents of an east-central Kansas town
hit hard by a tornado last year are seeing more signs of recovery.
More than half of the 101 homes and almost all of the businesses
in Reading (REHD'-ing) were destroyed May 21 when the EF-3 tornado
smashed parts of Lyon County. One person was killed.
KVOE-AM reports ( ) that residents held
ribbon-cuttings this week for three businesses. The Miracle CafDe
and Citizens State Bank and Trust had both been closed by the
tornado. The third business _ the Head, Hands and Feet Salon _ is
new to the town.
Two churches are also being repaired. Reading's Methodist Church
plans a rededication Feb. 19, and the Baptist church is getting new

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