Horton hopes for hospital's return

HORTON, Kan. (WIBW) -- Horton leaders sat they're optimistic medical services will return to the small Kansas community.

It will be a couple weeks before new ownership for Horton's hospital is finalized.

A hearing was scheduled for January 2nd in North Carolina bankruptcy court, but was delayed to January 16th.

The Atchison Hospital Organization bid $270,000 for the property at a December 19th auction; the court must approve the bid.

Horton's hospital closed last March, and the city hopes to bring some medical services back to the community.