PARSONS, Ks. — A public land auction in Parsons that included a tract of land that once belonged to the notorious Bender family, brings in a total of $2.2 million.
Schrader Auction of Indiana held the auction on Tuesday at the Cardinal Event Center.
The land was divided into 15 tracts.
Tract 9 included 162 acres, which is part of the Bender’s land.
It sold for more than $418,000, along with two other tracts on the property.
The total cost was nearly $494,000.
The auction had 41 bidders, but no word yet on who purchased the former Bender land.