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Hardtner's Fourth of July tradition is changing; NO celebration this year

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If your Fourth of July tradition is to go to Hardtner, Kansas, for the parade to enjoy the swimming pool have a pit BBQ sandwich and watch the fireworks extravaganza explode over the old Achenbach hospital lawn, it's time to make other plans.

For 62 years, the tiny town of Hardtner has held a day-long Fourth of July celebration. At a Chamber of Commerce meeting Friday, they voted 14-6 to stop having the event. Hardtner's City Council met Wednesday. Friends of the Pool, a group that wants to try and reopen the nearly Olympic-size swimming pool, attended. The council has said no for multiple...

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