September 16, 2017
State legislators, from left, Rep. Jim Karleskint, R-Tonganoxie, Rep. Willie Dove, R-Bonner Springs and Sen. Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City.
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Residents pressed local legislators repeatedly about their stances on a proposed $320 million Tyson chicken processing plant during a town hall meeting Friday in Tonganoxie. Sen. Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City, and Reps. Jim Karleskint, R-Tonganoxie and Willie Dove, R-Bonner Springs, all said during the meeting at Chieftain Park that they had numerous concerns about the proposed project, but they wanted more information before landing on either side of the issue.