MEDICINE LODGE The south-central Kansas town where the late anti-liquor crusader Carry Nation lived has eliminated one of its last remaining restrictions on alcohol sales.
Under a measure approved Tuesday, residents of the Barber County town of Medicine Lodge will be able to purchase alcohol on all Sundays except Easter. The Hutchinson News reported that the unofficial vote tally was 157-142. An election official says only five provision votes were cast. That's not enough to change the outcome when the votes are canvassed and made official on Friday.
Liquor by the drink had been banned in Barber County bars and restaurants until last November when voters overwhelmingly voted to legalize such sales.
Nation began her anti-liquor crusade in Medicine Lodge in the late 1800s.