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Commission backs Hoisington’s Labor Day activities

It wasn’t part of its regular agenda, but the Barton County Commission was glad to take up the matter.
Hoisington Chamber of Commerce Board President Brian Wilborn approached commissioners Monday morning advising them of the Kansas State Fair organizers to move the statewide event to include Labor Day weekend. He and others in Hoisington fear this will hurt the city’s annual Labor Day festivities.
He said they realize the fair’s importance. “But, this could hurt our 117-year-long party.”
The Hoisington activities are an economic boon to the entire county, he said.
Wilborn said fair officials are conducting ...

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