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City of Ellinwood does the right thing

There is a ditch in the southeast corner of Ellinwood that falls under the jurisdiction of the city. It has also, over the years, become choked with weeds and other debris.
Ellinwood City Administrator Bob Peter told the Barton County Commission Monday morning that it would cost the community around $100,000 to hire a contractor to clean the ditch. The city itself doesn’t have the resources to handle such a job on its own.
A number of heavy rains recently have shown the need for the cleaning, Peter said. The ditch channels water that falls within the city ...

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