The beer could be stronger in April

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Ellsworth City Council also approves resolution of support for housing

In April, near beer — often referred to as 3.2 beer — could turn into the real thing, according to a new state law discussed by Ellsworth City Council members at their Dec. 26 meeting.

Acting city attorney Patrick Hoffman said the Kansas Legislature approved a bill that allows for an “enhanced” cereal malt beverage license in communities that revise their ordinances to accommodate the change.

His comments came as the council considered licenses for: National Drovers Hall of Fame, American Legion Post 174, Ellsworth Municipal Golf Course, El-Kan Western Riders, Coach & Four Bowling Lanes, Pizza Hut, Gene’s Heartland Foods, Kwik Shop, Ampride and Casey’s General Store.

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