Commissioners Voted To Re-Open Greenwood County Effective Immediately

In a special meeting held on Tuesday, May, 26 commissioners (apart from Robert Joe Morgan, who was unable to attend) gathered to discuss orders released by Kansas Governor Laura Kelly. Earlier that afternoon, Kelly opted to remove orders that placed control of the reopening process in the State’s hands. On midnight Tuesday, May 26, local governing bodies, alongside public health officials, were given the authority to regulate the local reopening process. Health Department Director Vicki Lindsey-Ross voiced concerns regarding an immediate reopening, stating that maintaining the county’s current position in phase two until June 8, would be advantageous in light of the recent Memorial Day weekend and its possible impact on local numbers. When discussion concluded, commissioners approved Resolution 20-09, 3-1, Commissioner Paul Hodge voting against remaining in phase two. Greenwood County was then slated to remain in stage two until June 8, when reopening would then be reconsidered.

Local Game Warden Becomes K-9 Handler

Local Game Warden Becomes K-9 Handler

After nearly three years of serving as a game warden for Greenwood and Elk Counties, Brooks VanDerBeek added a partner. Earlier this year, VanDerBeek accepted a K-9 position with the Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism (KDWPT). Since February, VanDerBeek and Osky, his twoyear old lab mix, have attended a total of nine weeks of training at the Indiana DNR’s Resource Protection K-9 school.


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