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Bill Jones, left, spoke during Thursday's Leavenworth County Commission meeting. Jones lives near the proposed Tyson chicken facility.

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Tyson plant opponents pack Leavenworth County Commission meeting

Bill Jones took to the podium, his voice cracking. The longtime Leavenworth County resident told the Leavenworth County Commission on Thursday that he has placed a “For Sale” sign on his property. He lives on land near an acreage south of Tonganoxie where Tyson Foods, Inc., plans to build a chicken production plant. Jones and others opposing the plant took their fight Thursday to the commissioners, less than 48 hours after the Arkansas-based company and Gov. Sam Brownback announced a planned $320 million project during an event Tuesday in downtown Tonganoxie.


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