A military plane stands in front of the hangar during a fly-in.

Historic hangar preserved by determined sisters

The historic hangar barely escapes demolition Renner Field’s barrel hangar was a 1934 Works Progress Administration (WPA) project and it was nearly demolished. In 2006, then-Goodland City Manager Wayne Hill estimated restoration costs at $150,000 to $200,000. He said it wasn’t “historic enough” to save. Watson Hevner’s daughters stepped in. Hevner managed the airport from…

Interstate 70

Interstate 70: The final stretch

Riding the concrete ribbon Interstate 70 through Sherman County was the final Kansas piece of I-70. The first section of I-70 in Kansas opened west of Topeka Nov. 14, 1956. The highway didn’t reach Goodland until June 1970. At the time, the 424-mile stretch of I-70 in Kansas was the longest continuous segment of Interstate…