Scales of Justice

All rise: Sherman County District Court

The Art Deco District Court Room   The Sherman County District Court’s courtroom on the Sherman County Courthouse second floor is full of Art Deco detail. Courtroom is through the double doors opposite the staircase and elevator. District Judge Scott Showalter calls it “the most beautiful courtroom in Western Kansas.” Furniture and decoration are mostly…

Rural Free Delivery

Rural Free Delivery, the farmers’ lifeline

As America struggled to climb out of the Great Depression, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s administration explored ways to put people to work. One of these programs, The Treasury Section for Painting and Sculpture, employed artists to produce public art, including the mural Rural Free Delivery in the Goodland Post Office, 124 E. 11th Street. Federal building…