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May 3, 2018
Harvey County IndependentMay 3, 2018 Harvey County Independent

Dollar General Coming To Burrton

Posted 5/3/2018

THIS will be the site of Burrton’s new Dollar General, currently a tree-covered vacant lot on the south side of Highway 50 (Dean Street) on the west edge of town.THIS will be the site of Burrton’s new Dollar General, currently a tree-covered vacant lot on the south side of Highway 50 (Dean Street) on the west edge of town.By Jared Janzen

BURRTON—Just weeks after Dollar General announced it would be building a new store in Sedgwick, Burrton City Council also signed a contract with the company to build a store in Burrton along Highway 50.

The council approved the contract during a special meeting Monday evening to sell Dollar General a piece of city property on the west side of town for $32,000.

Mayor Rodney Redinger said there would be a lot of benefits to bringing in a Dollar General since the city does not have a grocery store.

“I’m excited about the potential, and quite frankly, a grocery store in the community is long-overdue,” Redinger said.  “I think I can speak for the city in saying that it’ll be a positive for the community. I’m very confident in that.”

The store’s location will be half a block west of Colorado Avenue on the south side of the highway, facing north. The city has owned half a block of land at this location since the railroad was abandoned 15-20 years ago.

As part of the project, Dollar General will pave a portion of what will become Howard Street to use as an approach to the parking lot. Howard Street is platted where railroad tracks used to run north/south through town.

Burrton’s governing body also expressed a desire to extend Washington Street and connect it to Howard so that Burrton residents would be able to get to Dollar General without driving onto the highway.

“We’re going to explore those options so that people in town do not have to get on the highway to go there,” Redinger said. 

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Cops Hold Off Seniors In Basketball Showdown, 71-53

Posted 5/3/2018

GRACIE Mabry and Hailey Hill couldn’t quite figure out how to seriously guard officer Jerrod Anderson.GRACIE Mabry and Hailey Hill couldn’t quite figure out how to seriously guard officer Jerrod Anderson.By Pilar Martin

SEDGWICK—If the Harlem Globetrotters are looking for new talent, they need to look no further than Harvey County Law Enforcement. Last Wednesday, members of Harvey County Law Enforcement took to the court at Sedgwick High School in a game against the 2018 senior class.

A game is usually held annually with the seniors against the faculty, but this year the seniors squared off against a new team.

“This year the Sedgwick Police Department called and offered to play the seniors,” senior Derrick Rowley said.

A few seniors, Bailey Zerger, Sydney Hilliard, Caleb Carson and Kylie Charles, switched up sides and played for the law enforcement team to help make it co-ed.

When asked for a prediction prior to the game, Zerger and Charles both said law enforcement would win.

The game had 15-minute quarters, with teams switching out players at the intervals.

Brilan Marks from Sedgwick’s police force scored the first points of the game, easily hitting a three-pointer. The law enforcement team stayed in the lead most of the game and went on to win it, 71-53.

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Bentley, Eagle Township Formalize Agreement

Posted 5/3/2018

BSIGNING the township agreement, from left, were Mike Carmichael, Jim Roberts, Rex Satterthwaite and Steve Carmichael. SIGNING the township agreement, from left, were Mike Carmichael, Jim Roberts, Rex Satterthwaite and Steve Carmichael. ENTLEY—The agreement between the City of Bentley and Eagle Township was signed during a city council meeting last Thursday. Mike Carmichael, Jim Roberts and Steve Carmichael with Eagle Township were present.

"I’d like to thank the township," Mayor Rex Satterthwaite said, adding that “all will benefit” from this agreement.

The agreement is a trade agreement between the township board and Bentley city council allowing the lease of a piece of Bentley's land in return for the maintenance of Bentley's dirt roads.

“I just want to say to the citizens (of Bentley), you are a part of the township,” Satterthwaite. added.

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