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By Amy Bickel
The Hutchison News 

Greensburg celebrates recovery 10 years after tornado


GREENSBURG, Kan. (AP) — A decade ago, the claim to fame in Greensburg, Kansas, was a really big hole in the ground.

But these days, the little town that refused to vanish after an EF5 tornado is more than just a stop to see the world's largest hand-dug well. The 2007 tornado that destroyed 95 percent of the town and killed 11 people.

Not that The Big Well — which has come a long way in 130 years — isn't a good reason to tour Greensburg, said Stacy Barnes, the city's convention and tourism director.

Barnes, who grew up in Greensburg and moved back after the tornado, works to help attra...

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