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Someone damaged the gate to the county sandpit over the weekend. This was one of several acts of vandalism.

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Replacing missing or damaged signs on county roads is a regular chore for the Barton County Road and Bridge Department. On Monday, county employees were busier than usual, Department Director Dale Phillips said.

"We seem to have had a rash of vandalism over the weekend," Phillips said. "It’s costing a lot of dollars — taxpayer dollars."

The weekend damage inventory included a gate to the county sandpit at 80 South Washington Ave. Phillips reported Monday that someone drove a vehicle into the gate and broke the lock. Nothing was missing from the property, however.

Later in the morning, a Barton ...


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