Horton City Administrator terminated

John Calhoon ( Credit: city of Horton)

(KNZA)--Horton City Administrator John Calhoon has been terminated.

According to a release from the City, Calhoon was terminated from the position of city administrator following a 4-1 vote in favor of the action at the Horton City Commission meeting Monday night.

Commissioner Carmela Boller cast the lone dissenting vote.

No reason was publicly stated for the action, which followed an executive session.

City Clerk Kim Knudson was appointed as interim city administrator.

Calhoon had served as city administrator since May 2018, initially serving in a dual role as both police chief and city administrator, before retiring as police chief at the end of 2020.

Calhoon was hired as police chief in September 2013 after serving as the longtime Atchison County Sheriff.

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