September 7, 2011
Dust hangs in the air after a truck drives by on Metro Avenue in front of Don Smith's residence west of Bonner Springs. Smith has refused to donate an additional 20 feet of easement to Leavenworth County in order to have the gravel road chip-sealed, largely because he does not want to risk losing his cedar trees.
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A group of residents in southeast Leavenworth County stands to receive something for which other neighborhoods have paid thousands of dollars: a paved road. They wouldn't have to pay a dime.