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County to help Ellinwood with ditch cleaning

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It is a job beyond the resources of the City of Ellinwood. Now, the community will have some help.
The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved working with Ellinwood to clean a ditch in the southeast part of the community. The ditch has become choked with weeds and other debris, causing some flooding in that part of town.
The project will take two to three weeks and the estimated cost is $21,000, which will be paid by Ellinwood. Since city and county crews are busy through the summer, the work won’t likely begin until early fall.
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