Cass Supervisors approve installation of large ammonia tank


July 10th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Board of Supervisors today (Wednesday) approved a request by Steinbeck and Sons, to install an additional 30,000 gallon anhydrous tank on their property located about six-miles southeast of Griswold. Tim Steinbeck said the request is based on increased demand for anhydrous ammonia used as fertilizer.

Steinbeck said they currently have 12,000, 18,000 and 30,000 gallon tanks on their property. He said also that in order to abide by rules set forth by the Department of Agriculture, he’s required to seek approval from the County before the new tank can be installed.

In other business, the Board was informed a rededication of the Cass County Civil War Monument will take place this Saturday, beginning at 2-p.m. Steve Livengood explained what the public can expect to see during the event. He told the Board the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War will be on hand, along with a static displays, rifle shooting, a large canon, or Livengood’s own smaller, yet equally loud cannon.

Livengood quipped that they may shoot the cannon toward the park shelter from the southeast corner of the park, “So if it’s raining, and you’re under the shelter, the good news is you’ll be dry…the bad news is you’ll be down-range.” He said he’d rather be wet, than be down range from the canon fire.)

Of course, they don’t really shoot anything out of the canon. Dave Hancock will be the Master of Ceremonies for the event. Board Chair Mark Wedemeyer said Hancock’s great-grandfather’s name is on the monument. He said also that there will likely be some civil war re-enactors on-hand for the event, including a chaplain.