The only race for any of the Comanche County offices in Tuesday’s primary election was for the Comanche County Commission District #3 seat. Incumbent Commissioner Larry Harvey won the Republican nomination for that office with a two-vote margin, 59-57, ahead of challenger Jack Loesch.
Pratt County Commission District #3 incumbent Joe Reynolds and Commission District #2 challenger Glenna Borho won their Republican primaries Tuesday. Reynolds received 403 votes to 372 for his opponent in the primary, Darrell Stoda. Borho received 386 votes to oust incumbent Dwight Adams, who received 382. Both Reynolds and Borho will run unopposed in the November general election unless a write-in campaign is attempted.
–The Pratt Tribune
At a delinquent tax sale at the Kingman County Courthouse on Monday, August 6, Sheriff Randy Hill served as auctioneer for 17 properties and raised $58,975. The highest sale price was $26,000 for a property in Cunningham and the lowest sale price of the day was $25 for a vacant lot in Cunningham.
Five Cunningham properties were sold, seven properties were sold in Kingman, two in Nashville, and one each in Zenda, Spivey, and Norwich.
The Garden Plain City Council voted unanimously to approve a new animal ordinance requiring every animal owner to take responsibility for the removal of excrement deposited on any public right-of-way, public property or private property. An owner will be responsible for any animal running at large, as well.
The 144-acre Kingman State Fishing Lake will be drained in a bid to improve future fish populations. The goal is for all fish within the lake to die, including high populations of common carp, gizzard shad, and invasive white perch.
The Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital renovation project is moving forward with groundbreaking taking place at 9:30 a.m., August 14th. Included in the project is bringing the entire facility up to current fire codes, updating the oxygen system, and nurse call system. The emergency room will be on the hospital’s upper floor and will be increased in size. New patient rooms will be added and existing rooms will be renovated.
–Gyp Hill Premiere
The 125th Annual Yoder Heritage Day celebration will take place on Saturday, August 25. The day begins with a pancake breakfast at 6:00 a.m. Hand-crafted Market, Bake Sale, and Food Booths open at 8:00 with the parade starting at 10:30. The day’s events include buggy races, horse events, an antique tractor pull, kid pedal tractor pull, and a Quilt and Craft Auction, which begins at 1:00 p.m. The finale will be at dusk with fireworks.
The annual Glendale Reunion was celebrated with a potluck dinner August 3rd at the Pratt Area 4-H Center. Attending were 54 people who had attended school or church at Glendale or lived in the community, plus friends and family.
–The Pratt Tribune