Glenna Borho is the first woman to serve on the commission.

Borho is first woman to serve on Commission

After surviving two elections, Glenna Borho has been sworn in as Pratt County Commissioner. She is the first female to serve in that capacity in Pratt County.

Initially, Borho won the Republican primary election over District # 2 incumbent Dwight Adams by eight votes. Adams filed against her in the general election as a write-in candidate and lost by 381 votes, according to Pratt County election records.

Borho has previously served on the Pratt City Commission (21 years) and as mayor for five years of her tenure on the commission. Additionally, she has been a business owner (Gentlemen's Corner in Pratt) and a financial manager and accountant for several other businesses.

District Judge Frank Meisenheimer swore in all recently elected county officials during a joint swearing in ceremony at the beginning of the meeting.

Pratt County Clerk Sherry Kruse, Pratt County Commissioners Joe Reynolds and Glenna Borho, Pratt County Register of Deeds Sherry Wenrich, Pratt County Attorney Ken Van Blaricum, and Pratt County Sheriff Vernon Chinn were given their oaths of office by Meisenheimer.

Commissioners reorganized themselves after the swearing in ceremony with Reynolds appointed as chairman. Reynolds will be serving his fourth consecutive term on the county commission.

Commissioners appointed The Pratt Tribune as the county's official newspaper, and First National Bank in Pratt and The Peoples Bank as county depositories.

In other matters, commissioners:

• Approved accepting $50,000 from the owners of Parkwood Village to support their tax-free status if the details can be worked out.

• Approved a contract with Allied Environmental for testing and other services at the landfill for a total not to exceed $7,050.

• Approved a resolution presented by Zoning Administrator Tim Branscom, relating to amending the Pratt County Zoning Regulations referring to "crew camps".

• Received an inventory list from Pratt County Extension Agents Mark Ploger and Jodi Drake, showing a total of $62,000 in assets and having an insurance value of only $26,000. Ploger noted they have received a $1,000 grant from Kansas Wildlife and Parks, besides a grant from Pratt Community Foundation for their 4-H shooting sports program.