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Revenue Department Seizes Convenience Mart

Posted 6/9/2016

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

MOUNDRIDGE – Agents for the Kansas Department of Revenue seized Convenience Mart, located at 100 S. Christian, in Moundridge, and closed the business for non-payment of state sales and corporate taxes.

The state agents, along with officers of Moundridge Police Department, served four warrants to the business at 7 a.m., Monday, June 6.

Cardboard boxes were broken down and placed in all the windows at the front of the store. A closed sign was placed on the door, along with a sign stating the store had been seized by the state.

Jeannine Koranda, director of communications for the revenue department, said agents have reach a payment arrangement with Convenience Mart owner Ishika Wjeyesekera, of Wichita, that allowed the store to re-open.

Koranda said the seizure was the final step in a long process where the state attempts to work with the business owner to get the taxes paid.

The business received three warrants for non-payment of sales taxes and one warrant involved corporate taxes.

One warrant, for $26,528.61, covered October 2014 to July 2015. The second warrant was for $13,613.57 and went from August 2015 to October 2015. The final sales tax warrant was for $22,252.15 and covered November 2015 to February 2016.

The corporate taxes warrant covered March through December 2012 and January through December 2013 for $8,458.15.

The total for the four warrants was $70,852.48.

The land at 100 S. Christian is valued at $11,550 and the building has a value of $215,840. The values for the property were updated this year.

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Newton Boy Dies In Accident

Posted 6/9/2016

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

MOUNDRIDGE – Maddox Crabtree, age 9, of Newton, died from injuries he suffered in a two-vehicle accident that occurred around 8 a.m., Wednesday, June 1, at Arrowhead Road and Old Highway 81, McPherson County Sheriff’s Capt. Doug Anderson said.

According to the sheriff’s report, James Potts, 40, of Moundridge, was northbound on Old 81 in a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze. Nancy Mueller, 34, was eastbound on Arrowhead in a 2002 Saturn. Crabtree was a passenger with his mother, Mueller.

Anderson said Mueller did not stop at the stop sign and continued into the intersection.

Potts’ vehicle struck the right front side of the Mueller vehicle, Anderson said.

Moundridge firefighters had to extricate Mueller and Crabtree from the Saturn, using the Jaws of Life, Anderson said.

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Grocery DashInman’s Brown Takes Run Through Store

Posted 6/9/2016

The Ledger Staff

INMAN – Amber Brown, of Inman, said one of her sons reminded her to grab some oatmeal during her two-minute grocery dash Saturday, June 4, at the Hometown Food Store, in Inman.

She noted her son has oatmeal for breakfast most mornings. Brown was able to grab a box of the son’s favorite.

Brown’s ticket was drawn as the winner of the raffle during the Inman Community Foundation’s (ICF) annual banquet and fundraiser Wednesday, May 25, in Hutchinson.

As the winner, Brown received a $100 gift certificate to the meat counter. During her dash through the store, off-limit areas were the meat counter, the pharmaceutical area and tool shelves.

“I come here two or three times a week,” Brown said. “I know where everything is at here.

“I was excited to do it,” she continued. “It was fun to do.”

During the dash, Brown was required to go down all three aisles in the store. She completely filled the shopping cart she used.

The groceries she grabbed totaled $337.68.

“It’s not what I will usually spend on a trip to the grocery store,” Brown said.

She noted she picked up extra laundry soap and dish soap.

“Those things will stay good forever,” Brown said.

She noted she and her husband, Jon, have five children.

The Browns bought 10 raffle tickets.

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