The Dierks area will have a new representative on the Howard County Quorum Court heading into 2018. At Monday’s December meeting, Justice of the Peace Gary Welch resigned his position. Welch said he had purchased property outside of his district and would be moving.
He has completed his first year on the quorum court. Governor Asa Hutchinson will appoint someone to fill out the remaining portion of Welch’s term. That individual will not be eligible to run for the position next spring.