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Commission nixes road closure

The Barton County Commission Monday morning declined to take action vacating a half-mile portion of a dirt road in the far northwestern part of the county, effectively leaving the stretch open.
“This is a little bit of an unusual situation,” said County Administrator Richard Boeckman. The road, Northwest 140 Avenue in Fairview Township, runs along the dividing line between Barton and Rush counties, and in order for the vacation to take place, commissions in both counties would have to approve the closure.
The portion in question runs from NW 190 Road north for about a half mile and is about ...


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