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Commission: County treasurer should resign

Commission approves non-binding resolution calling for Wondra to step down

Barton County Treasurer Kevin Wondra addresses the County Commission Monday morning. The commission voted to ask Wondra to resign following the on-going problems in the office.

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 After somber deliberation, a unanimous Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a non-binding resolution calling for the resignation of County Treasurer Kevin Wondra.
Since the office of county treasurer is an elected position, separation of powers means the commission’s action has no force of law. However, the commission felt it had done everything else it could and had to take some sort of stand.
It was fourth-district Commissioner Ken Lebbin of Ellinwood who brought up the matter. “It is with deep regret and sobriety that I make this motion,” he said.
He cited the continuing surfacing of problems within ...

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