Kevin Hardy

Kevin Hardy

Kevin Hardy covers business, labor and rural issues for Stateline from the Midwest.

Extreme drought rendered a boat dock and ramp useless at Quivira Scout Ranch outside of Sedan

‘It’s an emergency.’ Midwest towns scramble as drought threatens drinking water.

By: - September 17, 2023

SEDAN — James Rainbolt typically can tackle most problems at his rural water plant with some extra time or money. But he can’t fix this. “I just can’t make it rain,” he said. Like others across southeast Kansas, Rainbolt remains helpless as he watches a persistent drought dry up the local water supply. He runs […]