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September 13, 2018
Harvey County IndependentSeptember 13, 2018 Harvey County Independent

Quilt To Be Raffled During Fall Fest

Posted 9/13/2018

THIS colorful quilt will be raffled off Sunday afternoon during the Sedgwick Fall Festival, as will the afghan resting on top of it. THIS colorful quilt will be raffled off Sunday afternoon during the Sedgwick Fall Festival, as will the afghan resting on top of it. By Jared Janzen

SEDGWICK—As the weather starts to turn cooler this fall, locals could have the chance to win a colorful, queen-sized quilt to keep themselves warm. The quilt will be raffled off during the Sedgwick Fall Festival on Sunday afternoon.

It was made by a group of ladies who meet at the Sedgwick Senior Center every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to quilt.

It was designed and pieced by Cheryl McCart, with each lady contributing fabric to the project.

“We all brought fabrics from home from out stash, or we bought them if we didn’t have a stash,” Tessa Albert said.

The ladies estimated they spent two months on the quilt, beginning early in January.

“In years past, it seems like we’ve waited to start on the fall festival quilt, and then we’d start rushing and panicking because it’s getting closer, so we decided to start at the beginning of the year so we’d have it done,” McCart said.

They finished the quilt in March in time for Sedgwick’s quilt show. It’s been displayed at the senior center since then, first in the quilting room and more recently in the main room.

Other items that will be raffled off are an afghan made by Joyce Fonseca, knitted lace made by Betty Fry, and a basket of home and garden items that should appeal to both men and women.

Raffle tickets may be purchased at the senior center or during fall festival prior to the raffle. They sell for $1 each or six for $5. Proceeds benefit the senior center.

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Mark's eXpert Auto Care Is Back In Business

Posted 9/13/2018

By Jared JanzenMARK Cyre has reopened Mark’s eXpert Auto Care at its original location on First Street in Halstead after having closed in December 2016. MARK Cyre has reopened Mark’s eXpert Auto Care at its original location on First Street in Halstead after having closed in December 2016.

HALSTEAD–After more than a year-and-a-half absence from Halstead, Mark’s eXpert Auto Care is back in business. Owner Mark Cyre said he had wanted to return to Halstead ever since the shop closed down in December 2016.

“We certainly missed it, so when the opportunity came up to move back here in Halstead, we took it,” he said.

Cyre originally opened his shop at 117 E. First St. in August 2014 and ran it part-time through April 2016, at which time he moved to full-time. This lasted for about eight months until he closed the shop in December 2016.

Since then, Cyre has worked for a mechanic shop in Wichita, and his former Halstead location turned into Omega Auto Clinic. But when Omega moved out in June, Cyre immediately knew he wanted to get back into business there.

Past clients have welcomed Cyre back in these first couple weeks since he reopened.

“I’ve had a lot of people tell me they’re glad to see me back, and I had a couple people, as soon as they knew [Omega] was moving on, ask me if I was coming back,” Cyre said.

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Dollar General Construction Held Up By KDOT

Posted 9/13/2018

By Casey Jacob

BURRTON—At its meeting on Tuesday, the Burrton City Council learned that the proposed access point to the Dollar General property is under review. Council President Craig Lang read a letter from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) that indicated that approval could be received as early as mid-October.

Lang responded to public concern regarding the long timeline by noting that the planned access point was “off a major highway and near to another intersection (Colorado).” KDOT “would want to make sure trucks have plenty of room to turn,” he suggested.

Also in the meeting, the council considered an inquiry from Terri Glass to acquire the four lots of vacant land the city has been offering for free.

“We were wondering if the whole land could be given to build a house and then possibly open a motorcycle shop on the Burmac side,” Glass said.

The council expressed interest in granting two free lots to Glass for residential use. Lang suggested the council could negotiate the reduced sale of the two additional lots for commercial use, provided proper rezoning could be obtained.

The council planned to continue the discussion after Glass provides sketches of how the lots might be used. City Superintendent Jon Roberts pointed out that only the two southern lots presently have access to utilities. Glass hoped to build within six to 12 months.

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