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County, township interests intersect on rural roads

A car passes through the intersection of SE 10 Avenue and SE 20 Road south of Great Bend Wednesday afternoon. Road maintenance jurisdiction was a topic of the Barton County Commission meeting Monday morning.

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It started as a concern expressed by a rural southwest Barton County resident over the conditions of gravel roads in the area, but it evolved into a discussion of the township road system and whose responsibility it is to maintain them.
Judy Demel addressed the Barton County Commission Monday morning about Southwest 80 Avenue between West Barton County Road and U.S. 56, a stretch of gravel road west of the Great Bend Municipal Airport. Her main concern was the intersection SW 80 Avenue and SW 10 Road.
“It’s been washed out all summer,” said Demel, who lives in ...

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