Fire at Glen Elder Senior Center Impacts Multiple Communities

A small fire at the Glen Elder Senior Center on Monday morning caused significant smoke damage, but no structural damage was reported. The Senior Center in Glen Elder cooks meals for many senior centers in surrounding communities and will be closed at least for the duration of this week and possibly longer. Meals will not be available at senior centers this week in Glen Elder, Beloit, Cawker City and Tipton.

Sources say a small fan caught fire and filled the senior center with smoke. The extent of the smoke damage is still being determined. All food, including canned goods, must be disposed of according to regulations due to the fire.

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Now in his third year as News Director at KD-Country 94 and Z-96.3 The Lake, Chad is a jack of not all, but many trades. He spent previous years of his working life in hotel management, event planning, security, the aviation industry, staff writing for a newspaper, and as a small business owner. He began doing play-by-play of high school sports for KDNS and KZDY in 2009 and came to work full time for the stations in July of 2015.

He is a single-father of an eight year old daughter and enjoys spending his free time with her. His favorite activities include attending live music and sporting events as well as being a singer/songwriter. A natural conversationalist, he also enjoys a good discussion/debate on a myriad of topics from current events and politics to sports and philosophy. He resides in Beloit with his daughter and continues to write sports and meeting stories for the local newspaper.