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County to get more funds to cover flood damage costs

Agreement with state brings federal dollars to county

Pictured is flood water crossing West Barton County Road in the spring of 2015. The county will receive more federal money to help pay for damages to flood-damaged roads and bridges.

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 It was a bit of good news.

Barton County is eligible to receive more federal dollars to cover damage to roads and bridges following the flooding two years ago this spring, County Engineer Barry McManaman told the County Commission Monday morning.

“I think it’s a good deal for the county,” he said. The roughly $8,400 is federal money funneled through the Kansas Department of Transportation.

“We can’t say no to more money,” commission Chairwoman Jennifer Schartz said.

Barton County experienced damage to various roads and bridges after flooding in May and June, 2015, totalling an estimated $133 ...

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