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A difficult decision

Commission votes to shed Hoisington annex

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After much deliberation and soul searching, the Barton County Commission Monday morning voted to sell or somehow dispose of the County Annex in Hoisington.
“I have conflicting feelings on this issue,” Commissioner Jennifer Schartz said. She, along with Commissioner Kenny Schremmer were on the commission when the county took possession of the building located at 353 West 12th, which was formerly a church.
“We were given that building in good faith,” she said, adding they wanted to be good stewards. “We tried.”
But now, “it just doesn’t make financial sense,” Schartz said. “We’ve done everything we could to ...

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