Parade organizer injured by spooked mules

STERLING, Kan. (AP) A central Kansas woman who organized a college homecoming parade is hospitalized after being hit by mules apparently spooked by a train horn.

Sterling Police Chief Ed Truelove told The Hutchinson News the injured woman, Millie Casey, has been involved for years as a volunteer in various parades. Casey organized the Sterling College homecoming parade on Saturday.

Truelove says police had stopped traffic for the parade as it wound from the campus through downtown Sterling. When a passing train sounded its horn, the chief says, the startled mules darted into Casey. She was taken to a hospital in Hutchinson.

Truelove says he doesn’t believe Casey’s injuries were life-threatening.