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Jordan thanks those who helped with new facility
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To the editor:


Now that we have our drive-through facility up and running at 2223 Broadway, I would like to take the time to thank a few people for their work and willingness to help in this time of unknown. Amy Miller emergency management, Aaron Andrews with Mpire Reality, Norbert Schneider with J-KACT and ILS for their quick turnaround on our lease to get this facility opened. Paul Snapp at First Kansas Bank for loaning us the microphone system for the drive-through lanes to communicate. The Road and Bridge department for getting signage made and put up by Friday. The Barton County Commissioners for getting the lease signed so we could move forward. Paige Volkel our Motor Vehicle Manager, Stacy, Goldie and Mary for jumping in and moving computers and every other item needed to get this facility up and running. My staff in our office for keeping things running smooth in the office with all the distractions as we came and went with computers and supplies and our IT Department, Derek, Susan and John for working tirelessly to get us connected and running.

From the time we signed the lease to up and running it was about 72 hours. It takes a community working together to get things done. We’re so fortunate to live in Barton County with all the great people here. 


James E. Jordan 

Barton County Treasurer