Argonia school opening delayed by storm damage

Argonia Schools Damaged

ARGONIA, Kansas (AP) — Recent storms in south central Kansas will mean two extra weeks of summer vacation in one town.

Officials in the Sumner County town of Argonia say consecutive storms blew off roofs and soaked classrooms in two school buildings.

School was scheduled to start Aug. 22, but will now be delayed until Sept. 3.

Superintendent Julie Dolley says the storms caused an estimated $886,000 in damage.

Restoration crews say it takes about 10 days for buildings to dry out after heavy rain. The process has had to be restarted in Argonia because the storms have been constant over the past two weeks. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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