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Posted on: January 12, 2023

Commissioner Corner

The Morton County Commissioners wish to recognize individuals and organizations that achieve notable successes at the State or National level and bring a positive spotlight to Morton County, Kansas.

Darrin and Jerry Simmons -- Simmons Road formally County Road 10

On behalf of the accomplishments of Darrin Simmons and Jerry Simmons in the NFL, the Morton County Commissioners have named the road to the farmstead where they were raised in rural Morton County, Kansas, Simmons Drive.  Darrin and Jerry have coached teams in the NFL including the Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers, and the Cincinnati Bengals for a combined 49 years.  Darrin and Jerry proudly call Elkhart, Kansas home.


Simmons Family Kids


Left to right Jerry Simmons, Eric Simmons, Laurie Simmons, Darrin Simmons 

IMG_3290Left to right Gina Shores, Laurie Simmons, Darin Simmons, Jerry Simmons, Jim Tucker, JW Finn

Bob Boaldin -- Bob Boaldin Event Hall

On behalf of the accomplishments and years of service that Bob Boaldin served as a Commissioner in Morton County, the Commissioners have named the event hall at the Morton County Civic Center, The Bob Boaldin Event Hall.  Bob was a farmer, rancher, Morton County Commissioner for 27 years and a pioneer of telecommunication infrastructure and service to Morton County and surrounding communities.  His companies, Elkhart Telephone and Epic Touch Company provided and continue to provide many of the services that are utilized by every industry and entity within Morton County, Kansas.


EMS picture webiteMorton County Commissioners recognized Kim Hull, EMT for providing aid and assistance to those affected by the June 16 Perryton, Texas tornado and hurricane Idalia on August 31st in Florida.  Kim is employed by Eagle Med in Liberal and Morton County EMS.  Thank you, Kim for representing the people of Morton and Seward counties as a rescue and recovery worker.EMS crew from left to right; back row Dusty Brillhart, Julie Talbert, Melinda Rankin, Stephanie Fink, Ed Anderson, Front row Kim Hull and Derek Foust.

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