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College sticks with local dealerships

 

 

Barton Community College’s Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to buy from local car dealerships, even though a Topeka dealership submitted lower bids on replacement vehicles. The total cost will be $116,786.10 for one three-quarter ton 4 x4 Chevrolet truck and two Chevy Impalas from Dove Chevrolet Buick Cadillac, and three Ford Fusions from Marmie Ford.

The same vehicles could have been purchased for $110,357 by buying the truck and Impalas from Ed Bozarth Chevrolet in Topeka and the Fusions from Shawnee Mission Ford. Earlier this month, when the board studied the bids, Barton President Dr. Carl ...


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