(ATWOOD, Kan.) — The offer to build a grain auger was something our crew couldn't pass up. It's one of many reasons Atwood was chosen for day three of our 'One of a Kind' road trip.
Close to 100 people got onto our Facebook wall and raved about their town. "Visit Atwood Kansas and you will find a young generation that have decided to live in our small town where lots of good things are happening. What a small town needs most are young families, come and see why so many want to call Atwood home," Pattie Wolters posted.
Michael Schwanke, Jenn Bates and Merril Teller have quickly learned why people like to call Atwood home. It's a town of close to 1,200 with several successful businesses, including Beaver Valley Supply. That's where Michael learned about grain augers. The group also visited the Rawlins County Health Center. The facility is undergoing a $7 million renovation. Anyone living in a small town knows the value of having access to health care.
As you know, the weather didn't exactly cooperate with our road trip. But our crew wasn't going to let a little winter weather keep them from finding what's 'One of a Kind'. "We want our viewers, in all corners of Kansas, to know we appreciate their loyalty. The people of Atwood sent us a very warm invitation. We knew we wanted to visit them, even with bad weather in their area. Towns in extreme western Kansas are a high priority as we plan weather coverage. We know when severe weather rolls into the state, they are often the ones who are confronted with it first. Wednesday's winter weather in Atwood is the perfect example. We appreciate Atwood welcoming our crew and keeping them warm during our stay there," said news director Chad Cross.
To learn more about Atwood and what our crew found while visiting, tune into all of our newscasts on KWCH 12 and the Kansas CW. And it's still not too late to get involved. There are still more places to visit. If you want us to come to your town, head to our Facebook page and tell us what makes your town 'One of a Kind'.