Auction of late state Rep.’s antiques Saturday

File Photo (KSN)
File Photo (KSN)

ALDEN, Kansas (AP) – The late state Rep. Bob Bethell had a passion for finding antiques and built a large collection during his lifetime.

Bethell accumulated so many antiques that he built a large garage near his home in Alden and planned an adjoining room to hold more. But Bethell died in a car accident in May 2012 before the project was done.

His wife, Lorene, has decided to part with some of his beloved antique cars and some other items during an auction Saturday.

Seven cars will be sold, along with Volkswagen bodies for parts. Other items up for auction include several tractors, a Pepsi machine, a traffic light and several fire hydrants. The auction starts at 10 a.m. Saturday in Alden. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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