The Liberal City Commission chose the Southwest Times
Newspaper as the city's official newspaper. The commission voted
3-2 to make the three day a week paper the city's official newspaper.
The Southwest Times bid was 2.25 per column inch for the three
day a week paper while the High Plains Daily Leader bid was 2.90
per column inch for the six day a week newspaper. The Times
will be the city's official newspaper from June 1 to May 31 2011
unless the city chooses another paper during that time. The Daily
Leader is Seward County's official newspaper. In other action, the Commission
approved the 5 year plan with KDOT, approved change orders dealind with drainage
on the Western Avenue Project, and approved the purchase of a Bobcat Excavator for
the cemetary. The next meeting of the Liberal City Commission is set for May 25.