by Karl Man
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
7:12 PM CDT, November 2, 2011
The social media giant Facebook helped bring Eyewitness News to Atwood Kansas, population 1,200. But more importantly, it was the stories people told that proved their town was One of a Kind'.
One of those stories was about a Chris Sramek. He's the jack of all trades around Atwood, president of the Chamber of Commerce, an active member of the local Rotary Club and he runs his own storm tracking business. "What drives me is the young people," Sramek said.
Sramek was involved in a car accident while in high school and gets around with the help of an electric wheelchair. His journey is unique. At one time, he was out doing what he loves working in radio in Kansas City. Then one day he realized his home needed him and he needed Atwood. So he moved back to take on any and all projects, setting an example for others in his age group. "That's what it takes, capturing the talent that left and bringing them back, " he said.
Those around town say Sramek's positive outlook and interest in technology helped moved Atwood forward. Sramek says his goal remains simple, help Atwood grow each day while at the same time making sure it never loses its originality.
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