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Taking their seats
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New Barton County Operations Director Matt Patzner, left, works with new County Clerk Bev Schmeidler before the start of the County Commission meeting Tuesday morning. This marked the first meeting the two took their seats during a meeting. Patzner was hired to the job, taking over for Interim County Administrator Barry McManaman who is also the county engineer, and Schmeidler took over for longtime County Clerk Donna Zimmerman, who retired at the end of 2021.